Barb Bretz

Film & Book Reviewer

Friday Film Reviewer & Monthly Book Reviewer

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.

    

KPCW

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.

Ten years in the process, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a remarkable novel set during World War II which takes the reader into the private lives, thoughts and actions of two young people whose lives are irrevocably changed forever. Barbara Bretz has this month's KPCW Book Review.

KPCW

Film Reviewers Linda Jager, Barb Bretz and Mark Harrington join KPCW Film Guru Rick Brough for another edition of the Film Roundtable. This time they tackle the highs and lows of the 2015 Oscars from last weekend.

KPCW

Today on The Sundance Reel, Leslie Thatcher invites KPCW film and book reviewer Barb Bretz to talk movies. Barb has taken on the unenviable goal of watching 35 films this festival and has already knocked out 25. That averages more than four films a day, but keeps them straight by reviewing each one immediately on her blog.

Full podcast here:

Bonus Interview:

Pages