Loretta Barnard

Dial M for Murder: Hollywood’s Celebrity Victims

Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
While Hollywood digs a good murder story, it pales in comparison to the love felt when it happens for real. What a town.   Murder in the movies is a sure-fire recipe for box-office success. There’s a stack of gripping murder mystery movies out there, all made to frighten, challenge, and, dare I say, entertain us. But what about when an actor is ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

Riz Ahmed Flexes His Acting Muscles in Sound of Metal

James Jay Edwards reviews Sound of Metal, a film written and directed by Darius Marder, story by Derek Cianfrance, and starring Riz Ahmed. (Amazon Prime) 

Extremist Movie Debate: Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

In Extremist Movie Debate, a coin flip decides who loves it and who hates it. They then debate it on the fly. This episode? Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (Netflix)

Extremist Movie Debate: The Hot Chick

In Extremist Movie Debate, a coin flip decides who loves it and who hates it. They then debate it on the fly. This episode? The Hot Chick (now streaming on HBO Max)

Claire Oakley’s Make Up Unravels a Tense Little Arthouse Mystery

James Jay Edwards reviews Make Up, a drama thriller by writer/director Claire Oakley, and starring Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, and Stefanie Martini. (Mutiny Pictures)

Bryan Bertino Puts the “Dark” in The Dark and the Wicked

James Jay Edwards reviews The Dark and the Wicked, a horror film by director Bryan Bertino, starring Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., and Xander Berkeley. (Shudder) 

Sacha Baron Cohen Continues to Keep America on Its Toes with Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

James Jay Edwards reviews Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the latest movie by Sacha Baron Cohen, now streaming on Amazon Prime.