Episode 303 of @fogoftruth: “Filmworker” and “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

Our third episode of Season 3 (#303) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. In it, we review Filmworker, a fascinating portrait of director Stanley Kubrick’s long-suffering (and very loyal) helpmate Leon Vitali, and interview Sam Pollard, director of the equally interesting Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me. Enjoy!

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Chris Kaltenbach – on “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Leave No Trace” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Chris Kaltenbach, of “The Baltimore Sun”

Welcome to the fifth and final episode of the 2017-2018 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Chris Kaltenbach, arts and entertainment reporter for The Baltimore Sun. We discussed three recent films: Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomLeave No Trace and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (in that order). Like what you see? Be sure to check out the firstsecondthird and fourth episodes of this current season, as well. We’ll be back in September to kick off a new, full six-episode season. See you 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. 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. Have fun this summer at the movies! Here’s hoping there are at least a few great films!

4 Reviews – of “Moko Jumbie,” “United We Fan,” “Witkin and Witkin” and “Yours in Sisterhood” – plus 1 Interview – for “This Is Home” – @hammertonail

Hammer to Nail ran five pieces of mine last week: 3 additional reviews from the  2018 AFI DOCS festival, 1 more interview from the 2018 Maryland Film Festival, plus 1 review of a film playing around the film at other festivals. Here are the links::


AFI DOCS 2018 Coverage @filmfesttoday, @fogoftruth and @hammertonail

The 2018 AFI DOCS festival ran June 13-17, and here is my coverage, so far:


4 Reviews and 1 Interview @hammertonail: “Coming to My Senses,” “The Dark,” “Genderbende,” “The Island” and “Love Means Zero”

Hammer to Nail ran 5 more pieces of mine in the past few weeks, including an interview of a filmmaker whose film I saw at the Annapolis Film Festival, 2 reviews of films I saw at the Maryland Film Festival, 1 review of a film I saw at the Tribeca Film Festival, plus 1 film out in the world right now. See below for links:


9 Pieces @hammertonail: 5 Reviews and 4 Interviews

Hammer to Nail ran 9 more pieces of mine in the last week, including an interview of a filmmaker whose film I saw at the SXSW Film Festival, but which I conducted back here in Baltimore. There were 3 more interviews, of which two were from the Maryland Film Festival, plus 5 reviews. See below for links: