The Lion King
The movie is never less interesting than when it's trying to be the original Lion King, and never more compelling than when it's carving out…
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 interview with director and adapting writer Tim Sutton about his divisive new film, Donnybrook.
A recap of last night's highlights and winners at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Day four of Ebertfest included a complex portrait of a basketball star, three films about the impact of television and much more.
A report on the first day of Ebertfest.
An interview with the director of Sundance hit "Dark Night."
A fest dispatch on three films from late in TIFF, including "Stonewall " and the closing night of Midnight Madness, "The Final Girls".
Three films from TIFF, including "Families" and "I Smile Back".
Reflecting on Ebertfest 2015.
An interview with film critic and director Godfrey Cheshire.
Awarding Jason Segel the "Spit Take" award and discussing The End of the Tour.