Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#202), on “In Pursuit of Silence” and “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Episode 202 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) went live today. This latest features a discussion of Patrick Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence and an interview with filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, as well as a robust discussion of environmental documentaries, in general. Enjoy!

SXSW2018 Coverage @hammertonail, Part 2

Part 2 of my ongoing Hammer to Nail coverage from this year’s SXSW Film Festival consists of another 8 pieces: 6 reviews and 2 interviews. Here are links to all of them:


SXSW2018 Coverage @filmfesttoday and @fogoftruth

In addition to my ongoing 2018 SXSW coverage at Hammer to Nail, I also ran two items this past week about the festival on my podcast and at Film Festival Today. In the case of the former, Episode 201 – the first of our second season – featured 4 interviews with people from the following films: A Little WisdomOn Her Shoulders, Science Fair and The World Before Your Feet. In the case of the latter, I wrote a series of capsule reviews on my favorite films, art installations and VR experiences. Here are links to both pieces:


“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Roxana Hadadi – on the 2018 Academy Awards, “Annihilation” and “A Wrinkle in Time”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Roxana Hadadi, of “Chesapeake Family” and “Pajiba”

Welcome to the third episode of the 2017-2018 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Roxana Hadadi, film critic for Chesapeake Family and Pajiba. We discussed this year’s Academy Awards and reviewed two recent films: Annihilation and A Wrinkle in Time. Like what you see? Be sure to check out the first and second episodes of this current season, as well.

In Howard County, Maryland, you can watch the show on Channel 41 (if you’re a Verizon customer) or Channel 96 (if you’re a Comcast customer), and you can watch it online from anywhere. You can also still catch all six episodes from last year (firstsecondthirdfourthfifth and sixth), plus all six from the previous year (firstsecondthirdfourthfifth and sixth), as well as the six episodes from my first season with Reel Talk (Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6). Enjoy!

The fantastic Dragon Digital Media team did their usual superlative job putting this together, especially producer Karen Vadnais and director Danielle Maloney, as well as floor manager Anthony Hoos. We’ll be back at the start of March with another episode, so stay tuned. Until then, have fun at the movies!

SXSW2018 Coverage @hammertonail, Part 1 (+ review of “Leaning into the Wind”)

8 days ago, Hammer to Nail started to run my coverage from this year’s SXSW Film Festival. For now, we have 7 reviews + one accompanying interview, as well as one non-SXSW film I reviewed last week:: Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy. There is plenty more to come. Here are links to all nine pieces:


Podcasts on #Oscars2018 (@RoughlySpeaking) and #SXSW2018 (@fogoftruth)

Yesterday, we posted another special bonus episode of my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – this past week, on the documentaries of the upcoming SXSW festival. Earlier in the week, on Monday, Linda DeLibero and I joined Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” to discuss the Academy Awards of the night before. Here is the link to that episode. Enjoy!

6 Reviews @filmfesttoday & @hammertonail: “Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine,” “Death Wish,” “Loveless,” “On Body and Soul,” “The Young Karl Marx” + all 15 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

This past week, Film Festival Today ran one review of mine – of Death Wish – and Hammer to Nail ran five: Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in UkraineLovelessOn Body and SoulThe Young Karl Marx, and a piece on all 15 Oscar-nominated short films. Here are links to all 6 articles: