Film

At the Movies: Phantom Thread

Feb 16, 2018

"Phantom Thread" is based on director John Paul Anderson's original screenplay about a 1950s' fictional London couturier, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), who treats people like so many mannequins upon which to drape his designs. "Phantom Thread" is an Academy Award contender with six Oscar nominations: Picture, director (Anderson), actor ( Day-Lewis), supporting actress (Lesley Manville), original score (Jonny Greenwood), and costume design (Mark Bridges). The National Board of Review chose "Phantom Thread" as one of the Top 10 films of 2017.

At the Movies: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Feb 7, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the crime drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

"Three Billboards" is a difficult movie. Uncomfortable as it is, it's a film that should be seen, especially because it has received seven Oscar nominations, including: picture, screenplay (Martin McDonagh, who directed), lead actress (Frances McDormand) and supporting actors (Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson). The film received the People's Choice Award at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and is an American Film Institute Top 10 film of 2017.

At the Movies: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jan 29, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," the fantasy action adventure movie.

At the Movies: Darkest Hour

Jan 18, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the war drama, "Darkest Hour" from director Joe Wright.

In "Darkest Hour," Prime Minister Winston Churchill (an almost unrecognizable Gary Oldman, a Screen Actors Guild actor nominee, Golden Globe actor recipient and a deserved Oscar actor nominee for the role) rallies the Parliament and the British people as Great Britain hovers on the brink of World War II.

At the Movies: Wonder

Jan 4, 2018

“Wonder” is a wonderful film that is not presented as an anti-bullying film per se. “Wonder” is about August “Auggie” Pullman, born with mandibulofacial dystosis, known as Treacher Collins Syndrome.

Stephen Chbosky (director, screenwriter, author, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”; screenwriter, “Beauty and the Beast”) directs “Wonder” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Steven Conrad (screenwriter, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”) and Jack Thorne (screenwriter, “War Book”) based on the novel by R.J. Palacio.

14th Annual SouthSide Film Festival on LV Arts Salon

Jun 8, 2017
Paul Willistein

The 14th annual SouthSide Film Festival (SSFF), June 13-17, in Bethlehem is the topic for this week's edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

Host Paul Willistein welcomes guests Jeff Vaclavik, SSFF Board President, and Glenn Koehler, SSFF Director.

(Original air-date: 5/29/17)

19th St. Theatre's Suzanne Baltzar on LV Arts Salon

Mar 18, 2016

Suzanne Baltzar, Movie Manager at Allentown's 19th St. Theatre, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about the theater's film program, especially their Irish Film Festival.

(Original air-date: 3/14/2016)

@MichaelLerman

Host Charles James welcomes Philadelphia Film Festival’s Artistic Director Michael Lerman to discuss highlights from the 24th annual festival, which runs October 22nd - November 1st.

(Original air-date: 10/19/2015)

Movies at the Mill Easton

Sep 12, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with filmmaker and festival director Gershon Hinkson about Movies at the Mill Easton (MME), a film festival created to aid in the redevelopment of the city of Easton.

Movies at the Mill will be held this Saturday, September 13 at The State Theatre in downtown Easton,  543 Northampton Street.  Film screenings begin at 5PM.  Tickets, directions, and more information are available at MoviesAtTheMill.com.

Host Paul Willistein discusses the 11th annual Southside Film Festival (SSFF) running from June 10-14th in Bethlehem. Joining him in the studio is Jeff Vaclavik (SSFF board president), Glenn Koehler (SSFF director), and Ben Bertalan (SSFF film wrangler). (Original air-date 6/2/2014)