Barb Bretz

Film & Book Reviewer

Friday Film Reviewer & Monthly Book Reviewer

Noah Hawley's suspenseful novel BEFORE THE FALL keeps you on the edge of your seat. Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for a bumpy ride. Here's Barb Bretz with this month's book review.

The popularity of this dystopian novel raged across the county this past fast as the pandemic that changed the world the book describes for us. Here's Barb Bretz with this month's book review of STATION ELEVEN.

In MA MA, Penelope Cruz stars as a young woman experiencing a sequence of tragedies and miracles that change her life and the lives of all around her. Here's Barb Bretz with this week's Friday Film Review. 

Laura McBride's debut novel, We Are Called to Rise, is a powerful story weaving together the lives of four very different characters and their families to experience events that will change the lives of them all. Barb Bretz has this month's book review.

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher continues The Sundance Reel today, with guest co-host, and Friday Film Reviewer Barbara Bretz.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman is a book filled with curious people, places and things - united together in another unique and unusual Alice Hoffman tale. Barbara Bretz has this month's KPCW Book Review.

Is it possible to get a laugh out of watching the events of the 2008 global financial crisis? If you see director Adam McKay's The Big Short -  it is. Here's Barbara Bretz with this week's Friday Film Review.


Fall Film Roundtable - September 19, 2015

Sep 19, 2015

Join KPCW's pop culture savant Rick Brough, as well as Friday Film Reviewers Barb Bretz, Mark Harrington and Linda Jager as they tackle the list of movies to catch on DVD, which Sundance films made it to the linelight and, of course, anticipation of the next Star Wars mvoie.

Meryl Streep proves she can become just about anyone doing anything in her latest role of agingrock 'n' roller Ricki Rendazzo in Ricki and the Flash. Here's Barb Bretz with this week's Friday Film Review.

Comedian, impressionist, actor  - and now director - Kevin Pollack made his debut at Sundance 2015 with the documentary Misery Loves Comedy. Here is Barbara Bretz with today's Friday Film Review.