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

Critics’ Choice Awards Live on CW Network Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:00 ET

Eddie Murphy To Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards and Kristen Bell to Receive 4th Annual #SeeHer Award

Check out the gala event live on the CW network Sunday, Read more

Our Staff’s Best 20 Films of 2019

Sarah Knight Adamson’s Favorite & Top 20 Award Worthy Films of 2019 Starting with Best

*1. Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood *2. The Irishman 3. Bombshell 4. Marriage Story 5. Ford v FerrariRead more

Interview: Anthony McCarten “The Two Popes”

Anthony McCarten says, “Finding a Consensus and a Common Ground is the Real Message of The Two Popes

I spoke with Anthony McCarten screenwriter of “The Two Popes,” after a screening of the film … Read more

Tracy Letts Interview “Ford v Ferrari” and “Little Women” #TIFF

Letts chats about his Chicago theater roots, his writing process, his admiration of Greta Gerwig and his thoughts on why everyone should see “Ford v Ferrari” on the big screen.

Tracy Letts is a name … Read more

The Chicago Film Critics Association Announce 2019 Awards

“Parasite” and “Little Women” Tied—Each with Four Awards 

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) annual awards dinner held Dec. 14, 2019 gave bragging rights to “Parasite,” and “Little Women.” Director Bong Joon Ho of “Paradise” … Read more

Marriage Story (R) ★★★★ Radio Podcast #FilmFest919

“Marriage Story” is a comedy-drama film or dramadey written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. We view an insightful and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and … Read more

Susan Kelechi Watson Interview, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Susan Kelechi Watson is known for portraying the ‘calming, voice of reason wife’ of Sterling K. Brown in the Emmy winning television series “This Is Us” she plays a similar role in the heartwarming film, … Read more

“The Irishman” Interviews Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino

“The Irishman” Netflix Press Conference Beverly Hills, California

Broadcast film critics gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel for a luncheon followed by a press conference with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino. When … Read more

“Dolemite is My Name” (R) ★★★★ Radio / #TIFF Exhibit

Dolemite is My Name” a Biographical Comedy Radio Review and #TIFF Exhibit

I screened “Dolemite” during the Toronto International Film Festival, and I am pleased to say, Eddie Murphy is back in a role … Read more

An Affair to Remember⎼ Attending the 71st Emmy Awards by Alexi Rabin

My original plan for Emmy night was to ‘live-tweet’ from a Beverly Hills hotel restaurant on behalf of Sarah’s Backstage Pass, just like I had done for the Critics’ Choice Awards the past five years.Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2019 Wraps

In showcasing the glamour of Hollywood and the breadth of worldwide cinema, the Toronto International Film Festival, a.k.a. TIFF welcomed hundreds of thousands of moviegoers and members of the press September 5 through September 15. … Read more

Luke Wilson, Atom Egoyan, David Thewlis and Laysla De Oliveria Interviews #TIFF “Guest of Honour”

The Canadian film, “The Guest of Honour” director and cast, shot in Hamilton, Canada, sat down with me during the Toronto International Film Festival in a round table format at the lovely Coffee Oysters Champagne … Read more

Red Carpet Interview with Director Bryce Dallas Howard and Ron Howard of “Dads” #TIFF

Director Bryce Dallas Howard and her dad, Ron Howard walked the Red Carpet and chatted with press about her directorial debut film, “Dads.”

Bryce Dallas Howard told the audience after an uproarious standing ovation preceding … Read more

Memphis Film Prize 2019- It’s a Wrap, a Juror’s View

It’s a Wrap: Memphis Film Prize 2019 August 2-4

The Memphis Film Prize is a uniquely creative showcase for emerging talent. Filmmakers from across the country submit their short film — between five and fifteen … Read more

TIFF Update: Joaquin Phoenix to Receive Tribute Actor Award

JOAQUIN PHOENIX TO RECEIVE TIFF TRIBUTE ACTOR AWARD AT INAUGURAL TRIBUTE GALA

TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that three-time Academy Award–nominatedactorJ​ oaquinPhoenix​willbehonouredwithoneoftwoT​ IFFTributeActorAwards​atthis year’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards … Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2019 Documentary Lineup

TIFF 2019 DOCUMENTARY LINEUP INCLUDES WORLD PREMIERES OF THE CAVE,​ ​AND WE GO GREEN​, ​DADS,​ ​DESERT ONE,​ ​RED PENGUINS​, ​SING ME A SONG​, T​HE CAPOTE TAPES,​ AND ​BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR

The 44th Toronto International … Read more

Looking Back on San Diego Comic Con 2019 by Erika S. Olson

Now that I’ve almost fully recovered from my 5 crazy days at San Diego Comic-Con, it’s time to recap some of the highlights.

For anyone unfamiliar with San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), it’s an annual pop-culture-centric … Read more

Mendocino Film Festival 2019: A Conversation with Claudia Puig—A Film Critic’s View as a Narrative Jury Member

Check out my Mendocino Film Festival 2019 Article on Rogerebert.com

Any successful Film Festival involves countless hours of planning, preparation, and networking; and I found the wide variety of films, special guests, panels, and events … Read more

“Framing John DeLorean” ★★★★ Special Screening Followed by Q&A

The Man, the Myth, the Legend

“Framing John DeLorean” is an exceptional across-the-board film that shows how a risk-taking addiction can lead to losing everything. The DeLorean historian authors, co-engineers and former employees all bring … Read more

Chicago Critics Film Festival Opening Night 2019 by Patty Babin

A Chicago Film Opens CCFF

Friday, May 17, 2019, was opening night for the Chicago Critics Film Festival and “Saint Frances,” played to a packed house at the Music Box Theater in Chicago and received … Read more