Reviews

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (R)★★★

A Worthy Next Chapter to “Breaking Bad” Ending a beloved TV show in a way that satisfies die-hard fans and critics is a difficult feat.  Some of the best-made shows have tried, but fell short in their final seasons with at least part of their fan base. “Breaking Bad” (2008-2013) appeared to be a notable […]

Joker (R) ★★½ by Sarah Knight Adamson

“Joker” Boasts an Oscar-worthy Performance for Joaquin Phoenix, Despite an Implausible Script Joaquin Phoenix, the exceptionally talented actor, three-time Oscar nominee (“The Master,” “Walk the Line,” “Gladiator”) stars in the dark, depressing origin role of 1940s comic book character the Joker, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “The Godfather: Part II”). Director and […]

“National Theater Live: Fleabag” ★★★½

Talented Writer and Star Solo Stage Performance is Phenomenal Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) has currently gained the attention of television viewers as her critically acclaimed BBC comedy series, now in its third season, garnered her the Best Actress in a Comedy Emmy Award along with eleven nominations for the series and an additional three wins. Now, […]

Joker (R) ★★★½ by Jessica DeLong

Todd Phillips’ Joker – Incredibly Well Done, Equally Disturbing… In 1939, the character Batman was introduced to the world for the first time. Batman has since been the star of nine major movies and is set to be part of a franchise reboot in 2021. What people may not realize is that Batman’s most iconic enemy, […]

Toronto International Film Festival Part 2 H360 Radio

Three films that I really enjoyed at #TIFF are discussed on Hollywood 360 Radio Network. Click here for the Radio Podcast Link: http://www.hollywood360radio.com/toronto-international-film-festival-2019-report-2/ Ford vs Ferrari ” it stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon. The film take’s place in 1966 during the 24 hour Le Mans race in which the Ford team wins. The director […]

Toronto International Film Festival Report 1-H360 Radio

Toronto International Film Festival Coverage on Hollywood 360 Radio Network: Checkout my Radio Podcast on Hollywood 360 Radio Network: http://www.hollywood360radio.com/toronto-international-film-festival-report-1/    

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (R) ★★★★ Radio Podcast

The film is a drama based on the true story of actor and former San Francisco resident Jimmy Fails. It’s about his dream of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Jimmy Fails has said in interviews, “I know this sounds weird, but the movie is about a love story […]

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (R) ★★★½

Quentin Tarantino’s Film is a 60s Soundtrack Cinematic Masterpiece “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.” is writer and director Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to Hollywood filmmaking in the late 60s, along with his intense love of LA (which I share)—a bromance at heart between Pitt and DiCaprio, who garner Oscar-worthy performances—truly a spectacular enchanting, imaginative film! […]

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (R) ★★★

DiCaprio and Pitt Team Up For a Wild Trip through Tarantino’s Old Hollywood Since Reservoir Dogs debuted nearly three decades ago, the release of a new Quentin Tarantino film has been a marquee event for movie fanatics, and for good reason. The acclaimed writer-director only releases a new movie every three years. These films routinely […]

David Crosby: Remember My Name (R) ★★★

David Crosby Speaks from the Heart Talk about up close and personal! David Crosby, the songwriter, singer, and guitar player of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young at 76 years old talks openly reflects. Cosby narrates the film and is brutally honest on his regrets, cocaine and heroin drug use, his fears, his […]

The Lion King (PG) ★★★

The Return of the King For those who have never seen the 1994 Disney animated masterpiece The Lion King, they are most certainly living under, let’s say, Pride Rock. The film remains one of the top most memorable in Disney’s lineup and some have even claimed it’s the best animated film of all time. That […]

“The Farewell” (PG) ★★★★ Radio Podcast

A Heartfelt Look at Culture and Family Traditions “The Farewell is based on writer and director Lulu Wang’s profoundly personal experience. At the age of 6, she and her family left China & settled in NY. Years later, as an adult, her Grandmother is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Lulu and her Grandmother have a […]

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Interviews

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

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 the world premiere of her new documentary film “Dads” at the Toronto International Film Festival—”The film is a celebration of […]

“For Sama” Interviews with Directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts and Dr. Hamza al-Kateab

Directors Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts and Dr. Hamza al-Kateab Discuss the Making of “For Sama” “For Sama” has been championed as, “One of the most important films you’ll ever see in your life.” At the age of 21, Wadd al-Khateab, a college student in Aleppo, began filming the uprising in Syria. She continued filming for […]

Interview with Lulu Wang “The Farewell”

Lulu Wang screenwriter and director of “The Farewell” interview touches on her gratefulness to Roger and Chaz Ebert for being chosen for a Directing Fellowship, the qualities of a strong grandparent role model, and the Chinese culture definition of love in terms of ‘conditional vs. unconditional.” Lulu Wang and I met for an interview on […]

Dacre Montgomery and Cary Elwes “Stranger Things 3” Interview

Stranger Things Season 3, Dacre Montgomery and Cary Elwes, Talk 4th of July 🇺🇸, Mullet Hairstyle, Lifeguarding, Sleazy Politicians, Dark Themes and More! The 4th of July is traditionally celebrated with apple pie, BBQ’s and fireworks, along with a blockbuster summer movie; “Stranger Things” fans will no doubt be glued to the small screen July 4, […]

Tracy Edwards Interview, “Maiden”

Tracy Edwards on the Making of “Maiden” Director Alex Holmes, tells the inspirational tale of adventure on the dangerous high seas and deliberate prejudice on dry land of Tracy Edwards, the star of his new documentary “Maiden.” It’s the true story of her journey as skipper of the first all-female crew to enter the ‘Whitbread […]

Miranda Bailey Interview, Director “Being Frank”

Miranda Bailey, talks about her childhood parent’s separation, being a female in the filmmaking business, her role models and more. My interview with Miranda Bailey occurred in the beautiful Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, on June 10, 2019, she’s the director of the film “Being Frank.” This is her directing debut, in a movie that is […]

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Film Festivals and Events

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. Little did I know that I’d live out my dream and actually attend the Emmys. With 43 minutes to spare, […]

Toronto International Film Festival Part 2 H360 Radio

Three films that I really enjoyed at #TIFF are discussed on Hollywood 360 Radio Network. Click here for the Radio Podcast Link: http://www.hollywood360radio.com/toronto-international-film-festival-2019-report-2/ Ford vs Ferrari ” it stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon. The film take’s place in 1966 during the 24 hour Le Mans race in which the Ford team wins. The director […]

Toronto International Film Festival Report 1-H360 Radio

Toronto International Film Festival Coverage on Hollywood 360 Radio Network: Checkout my Radio Podcast on Hollywood 360 Radio Network: http://www.hollywood360radio.com/toronto-international-film-festival-report-1/    

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

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 the world premiere of her new documentary film “Dads” at the Toronto International Film Festival—”The film is a celebration of […]

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 minutes long — for a cash prize of $10,000. The main requirement is that the films must be shot in […]

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 event. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, the Gala is […]

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Radio Podcasts

Toronto International Film Festival Part 2 H360 Radio

Three films that I really enjoyed at #TIFF are discussed on Hollywood 360 Radio Network. Click here for the Radio Podcast Link: http://www.hollywood360radio.com/toronto-international-film-festival-2019-report-2/ Ford vs Ferrari ” it stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon. The film take’s place in 1966 during the 24 hour Le Mans race in which the Ford team wins. The director […]

Toronto International Film Festival Report 1-H360 Radio

Toronto International Film Festival Coverage on Hollywood 360 Radio Network: Checkout my Radio Podcast on Hollywood 360 Radio Network: http://www.hollywood360radio.com/toronto-international-film-festival-report-1/    

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (R) ★★★★ Radio Podcast

The film is a drama based on the true story of actor and former San Francisco resident Jimmy Fails. It’s about his dream of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Jimmy Fails has said in interviews, “I know this sounds weird, but the movie is about a love story […]

David Crosby: Remember My Name (R) ★★★

David Crosby Speaks from the Heart Talk about up close and personal! David Crosby, the songwriter, singer, and guitar player of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young at 76 years old talks openly reflects. Cosby narrates the film and is brutally honest on his regrets, cocaine and heroin drug use, his fears, his […]

“The Farewell” (PG) ★★★★ Radio Podcast

A Heartfelt Look at Culture and Family Traditions “The Farewell is based on writer and director Lulu Wang’s profoundly personal experience. At the age of 6, she and her family left China & settled in NY. Years later, as an adult, her Grandmother is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Lulu and her Grandmother have a […]

Maiden ★★★★ (PG) Documentary (Radio Podcast)

First Female Crew to Sail Around the World–Courage at High Seas “Maiden” is the true documentary story of Tracy Edwards, a skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s dream was met with male opposition, for starters they thought she would never finish the race, they even […]

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Entertainment News

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. Little did I know that I’d live out my dream and actually attend the Emmys. With 43 minutes to spare, […]

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

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 the world premiere of her new documentary film “Dads” at the Toronto International Film Festival—”The film is a celebration of […]

Dacre Montgomery and Cary Elwes “Stranger Things 3” Interview

Stranger Things Season 3, Dacre Montgomery and Cary Elwes, Talk 4th of July 🇺🇸, Mullet Hairstyle, Lifeguarding, Sleazy Politicians, Dark Themes and More! The 4th of July is traditionally celebrated with apple pie, BBQ’s and fireworks, along with a blockbuster summer movie; “Stranger Things” fans will no doubt be glued to the small screen July 4, […]

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