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Moviediva provides thoughtful film writing, with reviews containing biographical and production details, critical opinion from old and new sources, photos from out-of-print sources and a collection of vintage movie-star scrapbooks and the Moviediva’s own definite point of view.

You can search the Index for reviews of hundreds of great films, and check for recent updates in What’s New Or, if you must know about me, try About Moviediva (but remember, it’s all about the movies).

My essays on Swashbuckling Women, Corridor of Mirrors and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes are published on rogerebert.com.  I’m pretty excited about it!

I introduce films at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, NC, every other Wednesday.  Here is the link to the schedule.

After 7 years, “Movies on the Radio” with Frank Stasio and Marsha Gordon on WUNC’s “The State of Things” has come to a close. Here is an archive of past shows.

If you have a question or comment, you may Ask the Moviediva. Here is a Movie Quote of the Month archive.


“The darkness that settles over a movie theater is equivalent to the act of closing the eyes. Then, on screen, as within the human being, the nocturnal voyage into the unconscious begins.” –Luis Bunuel