Best 20 Films of 2021

In a year of attending several film festivals, either virtually or in-person (Toronto International, Cannes, SXSW, Chapel Hill’s Film Fest 919), I can say that I continue to be impressed with the storytelling and the … Read more

Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13) ★★★★

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” theater viewing is the most fun I’ve had this year since viewing “Cruella” at the drive-in. In short, the film is a nostalgic nod to its ‘Spidey’ predecessors, namely Andrew Garfield … Read more

West Side Story (PG-13) ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Tonight, I’m going to review the film “West Side Story” it’s rated PG-13 and is the remake of the 1961 movie. Steven Spielberg directs with Tony Kushner as a screenwriter; I recently watched the 1961 … Read more

The King’s Man (R) ★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Network Podcast

Next up “The King’s Man.” It stars Ralph Fiennes (Orlando) and is a prequel to “The Kingsman” films. The beginning of the London secret service group known as the Kingsman is explored. The director and … Read more

Being the Ricardos (PG-13) ★★★ 1/2 H30 Radio Podcast

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there. Tonight I’m going to review two films that are playing in theaters now.

First up, “Being the Ricardos” is a biographical drama. Written and … Read more

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (PG-13) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is a supernatural comedy film directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the original “Ghostbusters” in 1984. It is the sequel to Ghostbusters. The setting is 32 years after … Read more

4th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema and Television Awards

Oh What a Night Honoring Cinema and Television 

Upon walking into the lovely reception area in front of the gorgeous Los Angeles ballroom at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, attendees munched, mingled, and sipped while … Read more

Belfast (PG-13)★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Tonight, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite movies of the year, “Belfast.” Kenneth Branagh, the writer and director of “Belfast,” creates beautiful moments that will stay etched forever in our hearts. This … Read more

House of Gucci (R) Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“House of Gucci” is based on the outrageous true story of the family behind the Italian couture fashion empire and the non-fiction novel “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and … Read more

The Power of the Dog (R) ★★★ 1/2 H360 Podcast

“The Power of the Dog” rated R is director Jane Campion’s western based in Montana, and you won’t see a tail wagging dog in the film. What you will see are character studies of two … Read more

Sarah Talks Cannes, Oscars and more Hollywood 360

Being live in the station WINDam560 is always a treat. Carl and I talked my coverage of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France and my interview with Chaz Ebert. We also talked about the … Read more

Clifford the Big Red Dog (PG) ★★★

November 20 Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Power of the Dog Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast.

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there tonight I will review two movies with the … Read more

Highlights of the 2021 Film Fest 919 posted to

Highlights of the 2021 Film Fest 919 Include King Richard, Passing, and More

The Film Fest 919 takes place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and offers wide-ranging, buzz-worthy films along with on-site talent, discussions, events, … Read more

Mass H360 Podcast

“Mass” is playing in theaters now; it’s the story of two couples who meet face to face to discuss their sons. One of the couples has a son who died due to a mass shooting, … Read more

Film Fest 919 Wraps, Mass, Passing, Spencer H360 Podcast

Tonight, I will talk about three standout films that opened toward the end of the Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill, NC. “Mass,” “Passing,” and “Spencer,” and here’s the good news; they are all excellent.… Read more

The French Dispatch, (R) Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story, Film Fest 919– H360 Radio Podcast

Film Fest 919 Update, The French Dispatch, Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story.

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners; I spent last week in Chapel Hill, NC attending Film Fest 919. As a … Read more

Chris Bergoch Interview “Red Rocket” updated Review FF919

Screening “Red Rocket” in Cannes brings back delightful memories for me, as the audience was receptive and praised the film. It’s a gutsy film that doesn’t tread lightly on the topic of porn; we are … Read more

Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story & Joan Borsten Vidov Interview FF 919

“Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story” is a documentary based on Oleg Vidov’s life as a Russian actor (known as the Robert Redford of the USSR) who escaped at age 42 to America. The 95-minute documentary … Read more

The Last Duel (R) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Podcast

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there! Tonight, I’m going to talk about the historical drama “The Last Duel” rated R.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reunite as screenplay writers along … Read more

King Richard (PG-13) ★★★★

“King Richard” (PG-13) was shown at the Caraway Village Drive-In, in Chapel Hill, NC, as part of Film Fest 919’s lineup. The inspiring biographical story of Richard Williams, played by Will Smith, the father and … Read more

Film Fest 919 Part 1

As a member of the Advisory Board of Film Fest 919, I am personally thrilled with the film offerings and the creative events offered. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, founders Randi Emerman and Carol … Read more

Diane Warren Interview

The iconic Diane Warren is a multi award-winning songwriter, musician, and record producer— she has received 12 Academy Award nominations, is a Grammy winner, an Emmy winner, a Critics Choice winner, and a Golden Globe … Read more

Diane Warren Film Fest 919 Spotlight Award & Celebration

Diane Warren Film Fest 919 Celebration of Her Music

It was the perfect crisp, clear, twinkling-star Fall night for a gathering at Chapel Hill’s Caraway Village Drive-in. Nestled just off the highway with groves of … Read more

No Time to Die (R) ★★ 1/2 Chicago Film Festival & Film Fest 919 H360 Podcast

Hi Carl and hello to all of our listeners out there; tonight I’m going to talk about the latest James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” and two Film Festivals opening this month.

Daniel Craig … Read more