Coverage of DOC NYC 2018 at @filmfesttoday and @hammertonail (Part 1)

This year’s DOC NYC (November 7-14) offered its usual terrific selection of documentary films. Here is my initial coverage of the fest for both Film Festival Today and Hammer to Nail:


“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Denise Kitashima Dutton – on “Halloween” (and Other Horror), “Boy Erased” and “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Denise Kitashima Dutton, of “Atomic Fan Girl”

Welcome to the second episode of the 2018-2019 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was the Atomic Fan Girl herself, Denise Kitashima Dutton, returning to the show once more. We discussed Halloween (and a little bit of Suspiria), as well as Denise’s other favorite recent horror films (and how the genre is not really my thing), plus Boy Erased and They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, the new Netflix documentary about Orson Welles’ last film. Enjoy? Be sure to check out our first episode of the season, or even last year’s season (Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 and Episode 5). We’ll be back in January. Until then!

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. 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. Have fun this summer at the movies! Here’s hoping there are at least a few great films!

Coverage of 2018 Middleburg Film Festival at @filmfesttoday and @hammertonail

This year’s Middleburg Film Festival (October 18-21) was a blast, as always. Here is my coverage of the fest for both Film Festival Today and Hammer to Nail:


“Roughly Speaking” on the Many Incarnations of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster in James Whale’s 1931 FRANKENSTEIN

Today – Friday, October 26, 2018 – Linda DeLibero and I joined Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” to discuss the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and its cinematic legacy. Here is the link to that episode. Enjoy!

Episode 405 of @fogoftruth Is Now Up, with Review of MR. FISH and Interview with Melissa Haizlip of MR. SOUL!

This week on The Fog of Truth, we discuss our own personal work and creative ventures and look at two doc portraits of activists doing what they love for careers in the arts: Mr Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End and Mr. Soul! As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.