Big Implications of a Little Screen (2018 Apr 14)

Big screens, small screens - what home theater has become in 2018.

More Than a Century of Scares (2018 Mar 07)

A brief chronology of horror movies through the years - from the silent era to the PG-13 and "Found Footage" flavors.

Creature Double Feature: An Appreciation (2018 Mar 02)

Reminiscences about old monster movies and how I first saw them - the infamous (and now defunct) Saturday afternoon TV show, "Creature Double Feature."

The 90th Academy Awards Ballot, Berardinelli Edition (2018 Feb 26)

My fearless predictions for the 2018 Oscars - try not to laugh.

Dead Again (2018 Jan 31)

The lives and deaths, rises and falls, of the two longest-lived TV science fiction series: "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who".

Stars, Thumbs, and Veggies (2018 Jan 22)

Sizing up the ratings game and what it all means.

Rewinding 2017 - The 5 Most Overrated Films of the Year (2017 Dec 31)

Five 2017 films, many of which I recommend, that I feel have been overrated by many critics.

Rewinding 2017 - The Top 10 (2017 Dec 27)

The 2017 Top 10 (plus eight honorable mentions).

10 Top Performances of 2017 (2017 Dec 22)

This column offers “10 Top Performances of 2017.” It does not present the “Top 10 Performances of 2017” nor the “Best 10 Performances of 2017.” I want to highlight ten performances (without making actor/actress or lead/support distinctions) that have lodged in my memory.

By George (Lucas)! He Got It! (2017 Nov 27)

A discussion of how George Lucas' approach to making and marketing "Star Wars" contrasts with the style used by Disney.

Gobble, Gobble! The Turkeys of 2017 (2017 Nov 24)

10 of the worst 2017 had to offer...

When the Tent-Pole Sags (2017 Nov 10)

A numbers-based look at the decline in box office clout of the summer tent-poles, especially over the last two years (2016 & 2017).

Ebert's Internet (2017 Oct 17)

How Internet pioneer Roger Ebert believed on-line communication might evolve. His "vision", which was developed during the 1990s, came close in some aspects to what happened but fell short in others.

Podcasts - September 6, 2017 & October 5, 2017 (2017 Oct 06)

Fictional Frontiers/Berardinelli podcasts for September 6 & October 5, 2017.

The Exhibitors' Last Gasp (2017 Oct 02)

A look at the history of movie theaters and where the "theatrical" experience may be headed in light of the growing power of home video.

Podcasts - July 27, 2017 & August 3, 2017 Fictional Frontiers (2017 Aug 06)

Summer box office, "Star Trek: Discovery", San Diego Comic-con

Podcast - July 6, 2017 Fictional Frontiers (2017 Jul 10)

"Spider-Man: Homecoming", "Han Solo", "Transformers: The Last Knight".