Kimberly Lindbergs (aka cinebeats)
Kimberly Lindbergs

I've been a movie lover for as long as I can remember. My father loved movies and he passed his deep affection for them on to me. I grew up on a steady diet of horror cinema, spaghetti westerns, American musicals, espionage adventures and Japanese monster movies that gave me the ability to appreciate films that were often marginalized by other film fans and overlooked by many critics. As I got older my interest in cinema expanded into areas like Italian Neorealism as well as the French, British and Japanese New Wave.

My first film reviews were published in my junior high school newspaper and when I started attending college in the late ’80s I concentrated on film studies. For the last 7 years I’ve been writing about film regularly at Cinebeats.com and I currently write for Turner Classic Movies. Some of my other writing accomplishments include contributing liner notes to the CD release of John Barry’s soundtrack for BOOM! (1968) and providing an overview of Lee Marvin’s performance in POINT BLANK (1967) to the 2008 Woodstock Film Festival guide. I’ve also contributed to various film related magazines and websites including Cineaste, Fandor and Paracinema.

In 2010 I was honored to be nominated for a Rondo Award and in 2012 I was asked to join the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Besides my blog, you can also find me on Twitter @cinebeats.

Posts by Kimberly Lindbergs

“Something mighty there is inside a man that takes him from being the youngest of 15 children raised in Kansas poverty, something that lets him clear the cruel hurdles implanted by a racist society, something that permits not merely survival but mastery of all that he embraced. A poet, and a pianist, a classical music […]

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You can currently stream THE SNIPER online at Watch TCM A few weeks ago I finally caught up with THE SNIPER (1952) on TCM, which tracks the brutal crimes of a gun-wielding maniac stalking women on the streets of San Francisco. The film boasts an impressive pedigree that includes director Edward Dmytryk, producer Stanley Kramer, […]

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I’m afraid I’m going to have to finally play my “Get Out of Blogging Free” card today. Still dealing with the damage caused by the recent earthquake in Napa, which made a mess of my computer. Also wrestling with some kind of stomach flu bug, which is making my life miserable at the moment but […]

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Imagine if you will (spoken in my best Rod Serling voice), it’s 3:20am on a Sunday morning in the small city of Napa. You’d gone to bed a few hours earlier after enjoying a few glasses of home grown wine while catching up with the latest offering from Hammer Films (THE QUIET ONES; 2014) but […]

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Last week this blog started to resemble the obituary section of my local newspaper and while I hate to continue that trend I couldn’t let Brian G. Hutton’s demise go unmentioned. The New York born director and actor is best remembered today for his work on two popular big-budget WW2 films, WHERE EAGLES DARE (1968) […]

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Film fans have endured a rough summer. We’ve lost many talented people who have brought us immeasurable joy. Today I’d like to celebrate the late great Lauren ‘Betty’ Bacall who mesmerized audiences with her incredible beauty, quick wit, smoky voice and sultry style. She was a beloved stage and screen actress but she was also […]

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Carole Lombard will be headlining TCM’s Summer Under the Stars line-up on Sunday, August 11th. While pursuing my personal interest in local history here in Napa I was pleasantly surprised to discover how one of my favorite funny ladies, the brassy blonde bombshell Carole Lombard, had made a lasting impression on the area when she […]

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This week marks the 100th birthday of Mario Bava who was born on July 30th (according to leading Bava researcher Tim Lucas and author of the essential Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark) or 31st (if you want to believe IMDB.com and Wikipedia). The brilliant Italian director, cinematographer, special effects artist and screenwriter […]

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It’s about a society on its way down. And as it falls, it keeps telling itself: “So far so good… So far so good… So far so good.” It’s not how you fall that matters. It’s how you land. – LA HAINE (1995) In light of recent events at home and abroad it seems strangely […]

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On December 3, 1926 the popular mystery author Agatha Christie vanished following an argument with her husband who was demanding a divorce. Agatha was devastated by his decision but he responded to her distress by leaving the lavish home they shared together with their young daughter to meet up with his mistress. No one knows […]

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