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Thanks to Indiewire for including me in their survey of critics about how important it is to watch a movie as it was filmed. If it was made on film stock, is it unfair to the artists’ vision to watch […]

Thanks, as always, to my pal Nick DiGilio for having me on the show at WGN to talk about “Boxtrolls,” “Gone Girl,” and some of the best movie teachers.

Many thanks to Dana Stevens and the Slate Spoiler Special podcast for inviting me to talk about “The Boxtrolls.”

Many thanks to Criticwire for inviting me to participate in an intriguing survey: what films would you give to aliens to explain life on earth?  Here’s what I wrote: I’d have to include a silent comedy, something that would be […]

Many thanks to Betty Jo Tucker for inviting me to talk about the movies I am most looking forward to this fall, along with my fellow critics Mack Bates and A.J. Hakari!

I got to visit my pals at the Jeff and Jer show when I was in San Diego last week!

It seems like yesterday, but it was 19 years ago this week that I first began writing reviews online as The Movie Mom®.  Anyone remember Prodigy?  The first appearance of my website was via the Sears-owned online service, so long […]

Many thanks to Betty Jo Tucker for including me in her anniversary special and for all the fun I’ve had on the show over the years.  

Many thanks to Betty Jo Tucker for inviting me on her podcast to talk about the best and worst movie teachers along with her guest co-host, Mack Bates. It was a lot of fun to share some thoughts about the […]

Many thanks to Rogerebert.com for interviewing me in their series on movie critics. Where did you grow up, and what was it like? I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. But when I was in 4th-5th grade, we lived […]