Kimberly Lindbergs

Kimberly Lindbergs regularly contributes to Turner Classic Movies' official blog, the Movie Morlocks and occasionally writes articles for TCM's website. She's contributes to FilmStruck, and has written for Cineaste, Fandor, Cinedelica, and Paracinema Magazine and has contributed liner notes for film scores released on Harkit Records. Her special interests include horror films, foreign films and cult movies.

 

Articles by Kimberly Lindbergs

 

THIRST (Blu-ray) – Review by Kimberly Lindbergs

Few film subjects have been as exploited, examined and scrutinized as vampires. These blood sucking monsters are a favorite topic of horror filmmakers and fans, morbid romantics and angst-ridden pubescent teens. In recent years the vampire genre has lost some of its bite thanks to a spate of predictable and tired films made for kids and undiscriminating adults. But during the 1970s, a particularly inventive and pivotal decade for vampires in cinema, audiences were treated to an abundance of creative movies and telefilms that reimagined, subverted and deconstructed vampire legend and lore. This is one such film. Read more

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SPRING BREAKERS and THE BLING RING – Review by Kimberly Lindbergs

Girls Gone Very, Very Bad: James Franco’s pitiful battle cry from Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (“Look at all my shiiiiiit!”) became a sinister mantra that echoed through many films in 2013 including Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Both Blue Jasmine and The Wolf of Wall Street are nominated for multiple Oscars, and while I appreciated some of the performances in them, I preferred the lower-budget exploits of Harmony Korine and Sophia Coppola, both of whom demonstrated insight into contemporary pop culture and social trends that their elders lacked. Read more.

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JANES DEAN: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (Blu-ray) – Review by Kimberly Lindbergs

The original rebel, the first rock star, the cultural icon of teenage disillusionment, an American legend and the Sphinx of Youth. These are just a few of the labels that have been used to describe James Dean but I like to remember him as a one of our greatest actors. Read more>>

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Top Ten 2012 – Kimberly Lindbergs

In Alphabetical Order:

Amour

Bernie

The Deep Blue Sea

The Grey

Goodbye First Love

The Imposter

Kill List

A Man Vanishes

The Master

Skyfall

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KILL LIST – Review by Kimberly Lindbergs

While most modern horror films are marketed at teenagers, Kill List is made with adults in mind, and seasoned horror fans should find the ride particularly satisfying. It’s a film that defies expectations and relishes its ambiguity by playing fast and hard with genre tropes that we’ve all become much too familiar with. Director Ben Wheatley understands that real terror stems from our fear of the unknown and unexpected, so his film asks questions of its audience instead of answering them. Read more>>.

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