“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

How to Build a Girl (R) ★★★ H360 Radio Podcast

“How to Build a Girl,” (R) is a movie streaming now. Beanie Feldstein stars as a 16-year-old gifted writer and outcast, living in England in the 90s.  She longs for acceptance by her peers. It’s … Read more

Spaceship Earth (★★★½) H360 Radio Podcast

“Spaceship Earth,” is a true documentary film that follows the journey of eight conservationists, who spent two years quarantined inside of a replica of the Earth’s ecosystem, called BIOSPHERE 2. The year was 1991 and … Read more

Virgin River (★★★) H360 Radio Podcast

“Virgin River,” is a romantic comedy and drama series with 10 episodes in Season 1 and is streaming on Netflix. It’s based on the book of the same name by Robyn Carr. We meet Mel, … Read more

Bad Education (★★★½) H360 Podcast

“Bad Education,” is a movie drama based on a true story and streaming on Hulu, HBO, and Amazon Prime, Hugh Jackman plays Dr. Frank Tassone the disgraced superintendent of Roslyn Schools in Long Island, NY. … Read more

Selah and The Spades (R) ★★★½ H360 Radio Podcast

“Selah and the Spades” is a High School drama with anti-hero Selah who claims her throne. Five factions run a Pennsylvania boarding school’s student body. Selah Summers, played by Lovie Simone, runs the most powerful … Read more

Abe (NR) ★★★ H30 Radio Podcast

The setting is Brooklyn, NY, where 12-year-old Abe, played by Noah Schnapp, (best known as Will Byers in “Stranger Things”), lives with endless family conflict. His father, (Arian Moayed) is Muslim, and atheist and his … Read more

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

Onward (PG) ★★★ H360 Radio Podcast

Disney/Pixar” s animation and fantasy film “Onward” takes place in a suburban fantasy world. Two teenage elf brothers Ian, aged 16 voiced by Tom Holland of “Spiderman” fame, and his older brother Barley voiced by … Read more

The Invisible Man (R) ★★★★ H630 Radio Podcast

The film is based on the H. G. Wells book, published as a series in 1897; it presents a modern, science fiction horror tale. Elizabeth Moss stars as Cecilia trapped in an abusive relationship with … Read more

Trolls World Tour (PG) ★★★½

The effervescent glitter sprays, catchy songs, and continued visual neon kaleidoscope of trolls are a smidgeon overwhelming, yet the heart of “Troll World Tour” has a weighty underlying message. Against this backdrop, ‘being different and … Read more

The Way Back (PG-13) ★★★ H360 Radio Podcast

Ben Affleck in a sports drama by Warner Bros. Pictures. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the closing of movie theaters the film is now streaming online.

Affleck, plays Jack an alcoholic construction worker who’s … Read more

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (NR) ★★★½

Broadening a lens into the dilemma of a teen’s unintended pregnancy, “Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always,” garners a quiet tone and limited dialogue—although it gifts an ear-splitting voice to teens’ choices. In particular, what ought a … Read more

Emma (PG) ★★★ H360 Radio Podcast

“Emma,” by Focus Features, is based on Jane Austen’s beloved comedic books about finding your equal in life—as well as your happy ending. Anya Taylor-Joy portrays Emma Woodhouse. Emma Woodhouse is an attractive young woman … 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

Sonic: The Hedgehog (PG) ★ ★★ H360 Radio Podcast

It is an action and adventure comedy film based on the video game, by Paramount Pictures, Ben Schwartz voices Sonic, and Jim Carrey voices the villain Dr. Robotnik.

Sonic, a lightning-fast blue hedgehog, is having … Read more

The Photograph (PG-13) ★★★ H360 Radio Podcast

The film is a romantic comedy by Universal Pictures starring Mae Morton as Issa Rae, a photographer whose estranged mother is a famous photographer. Upon finding a photograph in a safe-deposit box of her mother, … Read more

The Assistant (R) ★★★ ½ H360 Radio Podcast

The genre is drama and follows a day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer. She has landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a … Read more

Bad Boys for Life (R) ★★★ Radio Podcast H360

The “Bad Boys” series that started in 1995, along with catchy “Bad Boys” song–this is the third movie in the series.

(Will Smith) Mike Lowrey and (Martin Lawrence) Marcus Burnett are back together for one … Read more

Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog ★★★★ #FilmFest919

Kaleb, a German shepherd dog, shares the spotlight with Joshua (August Maturo), his 10-year-old owner in a 1930s tale, set in Germany as the Nazis gain power. This outstanding heartfelt movie demonstrates the strong connections … Read more

The Gentlemen (R) ★★★

Guy Ritchie’s return to his signature British crime caper movies—provides Hugh Grant with a terrific role—while Charlie Hunnam shines in the spotlight. The addition of Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Strong, and Henry Goulding creates … Read more

Dolittle (PG) ★

Unfortunately, “Dolittle” is a prime example of an ill-advised notion that a filmmaker, in this case writer/director Stephen Gaghan, known for his intensely violent films “Traffic,” and “Syriana,” can effectively cross over into the genre … Read more

Just Mercy (PG-13) ★★★½ Radio Podcast #FF919

Michael B. Jordan stars as Bryan Stevenson in a true story as a determined Alabama lawyer that decides to defend death row prisoners. The year is 1987, and Walter McMillian (Jamie Fox) is sentenced to … Read more

Bombshell (R) ★★★½ Radio Review H360

“Bombshell” by Lionsgate is based on the real events of the 2016 scandal at Fox News television station that lead to the downfall of the creator Roger Ailes.

“Bombshell” features a loaded cast: actress/producer Charlize … Read more