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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 […]
Thanks, as always, to my pal Nick Digilio, who had me on his WGN radio show last weekend to talk about what’s going on in movie theaters.
Many thanks to Sam Fragoso and his colleagues at Movie Mezzanine for including me in their round-up of the best films of the 1960’s. I really enjoyed reading through all the different selections. Check it out and add your own […]
I had a lot of fun taking this quiz from Politix — and it got even more fun when I found out that one of the answers came from one of my reviews. (P.S. I got a perfect score.)
In honor of Mother’s Day, my ebook 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers will be free on Amazon through Sunday. No relationship is more primal, more fraught, more influential, more worried over, more nourishing when good and more devastating when bad that […]
Many thanks to Roger Ebert’s favorite reporter covering Ebertfest, Melissa Merli, for a wonderful interview. This is her third year at Ebertfest, where she handled the onstage Q-and-A after “Short Term 12” was shown Thursday afternoon. That movie made her […]
Many thanks to Kevin Sampson for including me in the Picture Lock Women’s History Month special, a panel discussion about the state of women in film, on and off screen. And many thanks to my fellow panelists, casting director Kimberly Skyrme, […]
This weekend only: the Kindle version of my book, 50 Must-See Movies: Weddings is free! What’s your favorite movie wedding scene?