Oppenhiemer (R) ★★★★

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite filmmakers; his attention to detail, tone, acting, production sets, and sound is always a delight. “Inception” (2010), “The Dark Knight”(2008), “Dunkirk” (2017), and “The Dark Knight Rises”(2012) come … Read more

David Grann Interview Author “Killers of the Flower Moon” Posted to RogerEbert.com

As the film world ardently awaits the opening of Martin Scorsese‘s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which screened at the Cannes Film Festival, my anticipation is sky-high, as I’ve been following the film’s … Read more

The Beanie Beanie Bubble ★★★

Kristin Gore and Damian Kulash co-wrote and co-directed the Apple TV movie based on the book,The Beanie Bubble: The Amazing Story of How America Lost Its Mind Over a Plush Toy—and the Eccentric Genius Behind … Read more

Barbie (PG-13) ★★★★

Margot Robbie stars as Mattel’s fashion doll Barbie, and Ryan Gosling is the Ken doll in director Greta Gerwig’s excellent and creative film. The fantasy comedy movie is based on the dolls from the Mattel … Read more

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (PG-13) ★★★

Harrison Ford stars as Indiana Jones, the multi persona hero—a world-traveler explorer who is also a nerdy archeologist professor in the final movie of the series, which premiered in 1981 with “Raiders of the Lost … Read more

The Flash (PG-13) ★★★

In “The Flash,” Barry Allen, played by Ezra Miller, is a member of the Justice League. He’s the fastest guy around and can travel at warp speed through time. He’s saddened by the murder of … Read more

Elemental (PG) ★★★½

Director Peter Sohn creates a new world in “Element City,” where earth, fire, water, and wind are elements similar to the elements table we all learned in school. Sohn has been with PIXAR for many … Read more

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (PG-13) ★★★

If you’re wondering which number in this series, I’ve got you covered as I’ve seen them all, ‘Rise of the Beasts’ is number seven. The movie is based on the Hasbro Transformers toys with influence … Read more

Spider-Man Across the Universe (PG) ★★★★

“Spider-Man: Across the Universe” is the sequel to the first movie, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the film is both animated and live-action. Seventeen-year-old Miles Morales is Spider-Man, and Shameik Moore voices him; the story also … Read more

The Little Mermaid (PG) ★★★

Disney’s remake of the classic animated 1989 movie “The Little Mermaid” is here with live-action characters and Ariel, Halle Bailey as the star. She carries the film despite the overlong runtime as her sweet, strong … Read more

Interview Jane Lynch the Voice of Apple’s Health App Commercial

I recently talked with Jane Lynch, the voice of Apple’s new commercial, about protecting your health data using Apple’s health app. The commercial has an essential message for everyone garnering 3 million views since it … Read more

“Killers of the Flower Moon” Cannes Premiere

“Killers of the Flower Moon” finally premiered on Saturday evening at the Cannes Film Festival in France to an astounding 9-minute standing ovation. Martin Scorsese spoke to the audience and thanked the Osage Nation for … Read more

Fast X”(PG-13) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Fast X,” rated PG-13, is the tenth movie of the series. The fast cars and crazy stunts are all back, along with a new villain, Jason Momoa! Vin Diesel, and Michelle Rodriguez, star. With flashbacks … Read more

Interview Wendi McLendon-Covey PIXAR movie “Elemental”

Wendi McLendon-Covey and I chatted a few years ago on the Red Carpet during the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles; speaking with her in my part of the world, Chicago, was a treat. She … Read more

Succession TV Series (R) ★★★½

“Succession” season one aired in 2018 on HBO to rave reviews. It’s based on the famous, wealthy Murdock family. It stars Brian Cox (Logan Roy), the family’s patriarch; Jeremy Strong (Kendall), his son; Kieran Calkin … Read more

Book Club: The Next Chapter (PG-13) ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Yes, they’re back, those wise-cracking, wine-drinking, Hollywood award-winning ladies—Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, and Diane Keaton for their follow-up to “Book Club” (2018). In this sequel, the girls decide to take a trip to … Read more

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Do you remember the 1982 TV show ‘Family Ties’ with Michael J Fox or the classic movie “Back to the Future?” “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” is a documentary about his very successful career, … Read more

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant (R) ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” is based on the true story of US Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim) in 2018 during the Afghanistan War. After being ambushed, Ahmed risks … Read more

Interview with Donald Mowat Makeup Artist “Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant”

Donald Mowat, a renowned makeup artist, is from Canada; I recently conducted a Zoom interview with him for “Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” film. He has a long list of credits on many successful films, The … Read more

BlackBerry ★★★½

Can you remember a time before your iPhone or hand-held phone? Going back to 2002, the first BlackBerry phone was launched. I didn’t have one, but my husband did. He used it mainly for texting; … Read more

BlackBerry Interview Matt Johnson, Director and Co-writer

The year is 1996, in Waterloo, Ontario, a city in Canada. Mike Lazaridis (Jay Baruchel) and his business partner and best friend Douglas Fregin (Matt Johnson) are close to creating the world’s first smartphone. Struggling … Read more

Peter Pan and Wendy (PG) ★★★½ H360 Radio Podcast

The latest movie about Peter Pan is now playing in theaters everywhere. “Peter Pan and Wendy” is based on the original story of the “Peter Pan” book by Sir James Matthew Barrie, written in 1904, … Read more

Roger Ebert’s Ebertfest Film Festival 2023

Ebertfest Film Festival 2023, Focuses on Empathy

The Ebertfest film festival began on Wednesday, April 19, and ended Saturday evening, April 22, with all screenings at the majestic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, IL. Ebertfest … Read more

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG) ★★½

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is now playing in theaters to packed audiences. It’s animation and based on the popular 80s video game of two brothers, Mario, voiced by (Chris Pratt) and Luige (Charlie Day), … Read more