Reviews

Made in Italy ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Made in Italy” is a beautiful sun-quenched film that washes over you like a lovely summer breeze—filmed in the quaint, colorful village of Montecheelio in the Tuscany region of Italy. Micheál Richardson stars in the … Read more

Micheál Richardson Interview “Made in Italy”

“Made in Italy” is a beautiful sun-quenched film that washes over you like a lovely summer breeze—filmed in the quaint, colorful village of Montecheelio in the Tuscany region of Italy. Micheál Richardson stars in the … Read more

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (★★★) H360 Podcast

“Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” is Will Ferrell’s latest comedy, and it’s streaming now on Netflix.

The movie follows two friends that have grown up together in a small village in Iceland—Lars, … Read more

Udo Kier Interview “The Painted Bird”

Udo Kier, the incredible German-born actor, who has lived in Palm Springs, CA since 1991—finds joy in tending his garden, and collecting art, yet, he has made a living playing dark monsters and lowlife brutes. … Read more

Radioactive (PG-13) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Network Podcast

Hi Carl, Sarah Knight Adamson here, as a reminder I’ve been in the film critique business for over 14 years and a member of Critics Choice Awards in LA.

This week’s movie is Radioactive; it’s … Read more

The Rental (R) ★★★

Dave Franco’s writing and directing debut “The Rental” is a psychological horror-thriller that will keep you guessing. You’ll also think twice about renting a home on VRBO or any other apps, especially if the house … Read more

Dave Franco Video Interview “The Rental”

Dave Franco, the actor in classic comedies “Superbad” and “Neighbors,” has transitioned to writing and directing in his first feature film, “The Rental.” I interviewed Franco in 2013 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago for … Read more

Faith Ba$ed (NR) ★★★½

Luke Barnett and Tanner Thomason of “Funny or Die” fame have great on-screen chemistry, perhaps it’s because they have a history of collaboration or maybe it’s because they actually are friends. Needless to say, the … Read more

Greyhound (PG-13) ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

This week’s movie is Greyhound streaming on AppleTV+. It’s rated (PG-13) by Sony Pictures. It’s a fast-paced World War II military film written by and starring Tom Hanks!

The Greyhound is a US destroyer Naval … Read more

Jury Member of Indy Shorts International Film Festival is Delighted with Venue Choices

The Midwest’s largest short film festival has made the decision—the show must go on, July 21-26. Congratulations to all filmmakers who represent the best in the industry—more than 3,000 short films were submitted, with 128 … Read more

Palm Springs (R) ★★★½

Palm Springs: A Perfect Flick for Dealing with COVID19 Monotony

Sometimes a movie comes along that aligns with the times perfectly. A few months ago, The Atlantic published an article on how Groundhog DayRead more

The Old Guard (R) ★★★½

Superhero Withdrawal?  Charlize Theron is Here to Help

Superhero movies coupled with summertime have been a constant in our lives for almost two decades, so it’s been a strange summer without a Marvel Universe, Star … Read more

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Interviews

Micheál Richardson Interview “Made in Italy”

“Made in Italy” is a beautiful sun-quenched film that washes over you like a lovely summer breeze—filmed in the quaint, colorful village of Montecheelio in the Tuscany region of Italy. Micheál Richardson stars in the … Read more

Udo Kier Interview “The Painted Bird”

Udo Kier, the incredible German-born actor, who has lived in Palm Springs, CA since 1991—finds joy in tending his garden, and collecting art, yet, he has made a living playing dark monsters and lowlife brutes. … Read more

Dave Franco Video Interview “The Rental”

Dave Franco, the actor in classic comedies “Superbad” and “Neighbors,” has transitioned to writing and directing in his first feature film, “The Rental.” I interviewed Franco in 2013 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago for … Read more

Interview with Jhod Cardinal Producer of “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo.”

Jhod Cardinal, a producer of “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo,” spoke with me about the making of Danny Trejo’s bio-doc film. As President and Founder of Upstream Flix, he agreed to produce and … Read more

Adam Scorgie Interview, Filmmaker “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo”

Adam Scorgie is a seasoned filmmaker; he has produced several award-winning documentary films. Originally from Canada, he started his career in New York City, where he worked in and studied the film industry. After returning … Read more

Interview with Rod Lurie – Director “The Outpost”

Happy July 4, 2020, “The Outpost” is a military thriller film, of a small unit of U.S. soldiers, who fought in the Battle of Kamdesh, during the Afghan War in 2009. Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV … Read more

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Film Festivals and Events

Jury Member of Indy Shorts International Film Festival is Delighted with Venue Choices

The Midwest’s largest short film festival has made the decision—the show must go on, July 21-26. Congratulations to all filmmakers who represent the best in the industry—more than 3,000 short films were submitted, with 128 … Read more

“Inside the Rain’ ★★★½

The experience of attending college, moving onto campus, and living away from home, without a safety net can be an unsettling event. Imagine what that experience would be like if your son or daughter has … Read more

“Just Keep Swimming” Events, Sarah Interviews Hayden Rolence the Voice of Nemo

Hayden Rolence and Sarah Knight Adamson answer your questions!

Hi everybody, thanks for sending in your questions to Hayden Rolence, the voice of Nemo for our “Just Keep Swimming Event.”

Also, thanks for sending in … Read more

RogerEbert.com ‘Womens Writers Week’ Film Fest 919 Women Hold Key Positions

Meet the women writers of women writers week 2020.

I was truly honored to be part of Roger.Ebert.com’s Women Writers Week, March 9-March 13, 2020. My article highlighted a new Film Festival helmed my… Read more

Critics’ Choice Awards 25th H360 Radio Podcast

As a voting member of the Critics’ Choice Association for the past six years the Red Carpet always has a high anticipation to celebrate the stars who we haven’t seen in a while, reconnect with … Read more

25th Critics’ Choice Awards

Reporting for RogerEbert.com from the Critics’ Choice Awards

My report from the live show on the CW Network is posted to RogerEbert.com. Here’s an excerpt along with a backstage conversation with Renée Zellweger the Best Read more

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Radio Podcasts

Made in Italy ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Made in Italy” is a beautiful sun-quenched film that washes over you like a lovely summer breeze—filmed in the quaint, colorful village of Montecheelio in the Tuscany region of Italy. Micheál Richardson stars in the … Read more

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (★★★) H360 Podcast

“Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” is Will Ferrell’s latest comedy, and it’s streaming now on Netflix.

The movie follows two friends that have grown up together in a small village in Iceland—Lars, … Read more

Radioactive (PG-13) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Network Podcast

Hi Carl, Sarah Knight Adamson here, as a reminder I’ve been in the film critique business for over 14 years and a member of Critics Choice Awards in LA.

This week’s movie is Radioactive; it’s … Read more

Greyhound (PG-13) ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

This week’s movie is Greyhound streaming on AppleTV+. It’s rated (PG-13) by Sony Pictures. It’s a fast-paced World War II military film written by and starring Tom Hanks!

The Greyhound is a US destroyer Naval … Read more

My Spy ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“My Spy” is an action-comedy movie starring Dave Bautista known for his work in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies playing Drax. Here he plays CIA agent JJ, who is surveilling a 9-year-old (Sophie) played … Read more

The Outpost (★★★★) H360 Radio Network

Director Rod Lurie’s excellent, riveting film, “The Outpost,” a military thriller, is based on the bestselling book by Jake Tapper. In 2009, a relatively small group of US soldiers at American COP, (Camp Outpost Keating) … Read more

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Entertainment News

Couchella Zoom Party? No Problem, Zoom 101 by Alexi Rabin

Couchella Zoom Party? I’m Ready! Here’s How You Can Get Ready Too.

While the impacts of COVID-19 are extremely devastating and far-reaching, there is a silver lining: Zoom. While human interaction is now gone, Zoom … Read more

RogerEbert.com ‘Womens Writers Week’ Film Fest 919 Women Hold Key Positions

Meet the women writers of women writers week 2020.

I was truly honored to be part of Roger.Ebert.com’s Women Writers Week, March 9-March 13, 2020. My article highlighted a new Film Festival helmed my… Read more

25th Critics’ Choice Awards

Reporting for RogerEbert.com from the Critics’ Choice Awards

My report from the live show on the CW Network is posted to RogerEbert.com. Here’s an excerpt along with a backstage conversation with Renée Zellweger the Best Read more

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