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 recents 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:


4 Reviews + 1 Interview @filmfesttoday & @hammertonail: “Annihilation,” “Entanglement,” “Game Night” and “MexMan” + “Quest”

This past week, Film Festival Today ran two reviews of mine – of Annihilation and Game Night – and Hammer to Nail ran two, of Entanglement and one last Slamdance film, MexMan, plus an interview with the director and primary subject of the documentary Quest. Here are links to all 5 pieces:


5 Reviews @filmfesttoday & @hammertonail: “Black Panther” and “A Fantastic Woman” + the Slamdance/Sundance Films “Ingrid,” “Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End” and “Sunnyside”

This past week, Film Festival Today ran one review of mine – of Black Panther– and Hammer to Nail ran four, of A Fantastic Woman and three more Slamdance films: IngridMr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End and Sunnyside. Here are links to all 5 pieces:


4 Reviews @filmfesttoday & @hammertonail: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” + the Slamdance/Sundance Films “Fish Bones,” “Instant Dreams” + “The Oslo Diaries”

Over the past week, Film Festival Today ran one review of mine – of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – and Hammer to Nail ran three, all of which were from this year’s Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals (I did not travel to Park City, Utah, but covered both festivals remotely): Fish BonesInstant Dreams and The Oslo Diaries. Here are links to all 4 pieces: