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As a journalist, educator, and member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, I review films, interview celebrities, authors, musicians and critique food and restaurants.  I also share this and other information as a weekly radio personality on the talk show, Hollywood 360… on WIND am 560.  A proud Naperville resident for over 30 years, I travel extensively nationally and abroad.

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Johnny Depp stars in "Dark Shadows" Photo Credit: Warner Brothers

“Dark Shadows” Film Review (PG-13) ★★½ Stars out of 4

Film’s Potential Overshadowed By Dull Script and Lackluster Acting If ever a film lacked focus and uniformity, “Dark Shadows” fits the bill. It also may … Read more ›

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“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (PG-13) Film Review ★★★½ out of 4

Check In to Marigold, You’ll Want an Extended Stay Some say, “Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum … Read more ›

Ad Art for "Marvel's The Avengers" Photo Credit: Paramount, Disney and Marvel Comics

"Marvel’s The Avengers" Film Review (PG-13) 3 ½ Stars out of 4

Comic Book Heroes are Marvelous! “Marvel’s The Avengers” is a comic book lover’s ultimate fantasy: witnessing several favorite superheroes together, fighting evil and of course, … Read more ›

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Film Review The Five Year Engagement R ★★½

Remember the popular 90s film “Four Weddings and a Funeral?” In the “Five Year Engagement,” we are presented with four funerals and a wedding − … Read more ›

Think Like a Man Photo Credit:Raintree Studios

"Think Like a Man" Film Review (PG-13) ★ ★ ★ out of 4

This One’s a No-Brainer, It Screams Date Night Finally, a romantic comedy with a large, talented, star-studded cast that not only delivers laughs from start … Read more ›

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