Reviews

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG) ★★★★ #TIFF

🇺🇸An American Hero We All Can Be Proud Of Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers? Yep, it works—it works so well you’ll start shaking your head in utter wonderment as Tom Hanks has channeled Fred Rogers—his mannerisms, his quiet demeanor, his uncanny listening abilities, his deep curiosity into people’s lives, and his perceptive insight into a […]

“Harriet” (R) ★★★ #TIFF Radio Podcast

Cynthia Erivo in a Stellar Performance as Harriet Tubman “Harriet” is a biographical film about a runaway slave named Harriet Tubman who returned to the South time after time to free other slaves. During her 10-year span, she brought over 300 slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad. She is an American National hero! In […]

Honey Boy (R) ★★★ #FilmFest919

Shia LaBeouf in a Role of a Life-time! “Honey Boy” is an autobiographical story of actor Shia LaBeouf’s childhood relationship with his father. LaBeouf plays his father while Lucas Hedges and Noah Jupe play older and younger LeBeouf. “Honey Boy” had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019, and won […]

Parasite (R) ★★★★ #FilmFest9191

Winner of the Top Cannes Film Festival prize the Palme d’Or “Parasite” is a South Korean comedy thriller/ horror film, in sub-titles. The world premiere was at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it won the top prize the Palme d’Or. It was the first Korean film to receive the award with a unanimous […]

The Irishman (R) ★★★★

A Martin Scorsese Masterpiece Uniting De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” encapsulates the life of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman of the post-war American organized crime syndicate. Spun through decades, Al Pacino shares the spotlight as legendary Teamster union boss Jimmy Hoffa, as does […]

Ad Astra (PG-13) ★★★½

Brad Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride, who’s sent on a top-secret mission to discover what’s behind the damaging electromagnetic pulses coming from the planet Neptune. His father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, is a decorated astronaut that has been missing in space. The film is directed and co-written by James Gray–he creates a world that […]

“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 that highlights his comedic genius. The film is based on the 1970s struggling filmmaker and irreverent standup comedian Rudy Ray Moore, […]

Jojo Rabbit (PG-13) ★★★★ #TIFF H360 Radio

“Jojo Rabbit” is an anti-hate satire by writer and director Taika Waititi.  It’s the story of a lonely German boy during WWII played by Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo, he’s a member of the Hitler youth, although his parents are members of the resistance. His world view is turned upside down when he discovers his […]

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 […]

Downton Abbey (PG-13) ★★★ H360 Radio Podcast

“Downtown Abbey” Is based on the Emmy winning TV series. The year is 1927 and the King and Queen of England have decided to pay a social call to Downton Abbey! One can only imagine the hysteria that ensues, trying to accommodate the royal guests. The cast is back: Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl […]

“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, […]

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Interviews

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, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Premiering to a packed crowd in Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival, my […]

“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 the three walked into the room, it was as though Hollywood royalty took the stage. And, to witness all three […]

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, […]

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Film Festivals and Events

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, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Premiering to a packed crowd in Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival, my […]

“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 the three walked into the room, it was as though Hollywood royalty took the stage. And, to witness all three […]

“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 that highlights his comedic genius. The film is based on the 1970s struggling filmmaker and irreverent standup comedian Rudy Ray Moore, […]

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 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. Navigating as a first-timer requires pre-planning and a bit of networking—as the vast amount of films, special events, Red Carpet […]

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Radio Podcasts

“Harriet” (R) ★★★ #TIFF Radio Podcast

Cynthia Erivo in a Stellar Performance as Harriet Tubman “Harriet” is a biographical film about a runaway slave named Harriet Tubman who returned to the South time after time to free other slaves. During her 10-year span, she brought over 300 slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad. She is an American National hero! In […]

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 […]

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Entertainment News

“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 the three walked into the room, it was as though Hollywood royalty took the stage. And, to witness all three […]

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 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. Navigating as a first-timer requires pre-planning and a bit of networking—as the vast amount of films, special events, Red Carpet […]

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