American Sniper proves the dictum “never count an auteur out” by proving itself as Eastwood’s strongest directorial effort since 2009's underrated Invictus pretty much right…
A native of Chicago, Sam lives and works in San Francisco as a journalist and student at San Francisco State University. He's the founder of Movie Mezzanine, residential film critic for SF Bay and member of the OFCS. He also happens to be (consistently) illogically idealistic about everything (save for politics).
An oral history of RoboCop; Sid Ceasar passes away; Shia LaBeouf has a new artistic endeavor; Social media sites as the front pages of the Internet; Roeper on Leno.
Director Alex Ross Perry ("Impolex", "The Color Wheel") discusses cinephilia, cynicism, artistic betrayal and the death of film.
Sam Fragoso ranks all 22 films he saw at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Sam Fragoso seeks out comedy on his last day at Sundance.
Sam Fragoso on two films at the Sundance Film Festival.
Different as these two features may be, "Listen Up Philip" and "The Better Angels" both manage to respectfully pay homage without stripping themselves of their own voices.
"Imperial Dreams" paints a harrowingly acute picture of life in Watts where the only pertinent question is whether you’ll be killed before you’re incarcerated or vice versa.
Chaz Ebert sat down with Sam Fragoso to talk about the premiere of "Life Itself" at the Sundance Film Festival
Sam Fragoso talks to Lynn Shelton about improvisation, her first time directing a script written by someone else
Sam Fragoso battles mix-ups and traffic, but does get to see "Infinitely Polar Bear".