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. When I was just a kid my dad and I spent many weekends together watching movies on our old black and white television and and while he was alive he would take my mom and myself to the local drive-in to see a double feature every Saturday night.
Growing up on a steady diet of horror films, spaghetti westerns, James Bond movies, American musicals and Japanese monster flicks gave me the ability to appreciate movies 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 and the French, British & Japanese New Wave. I’ve always had a particular fondness for films made during the ’60s and ’70s so my home is filled with books, soundtrack recordings and film posters from those wonderful movie-making eras.
I wrote my first film review for my high-school newspaper and when I started attending college in the late ’80s I concentrated on film studies. For the last 6 years I’ve been writing about film regularly at Cinebeats.com and I currently write for Turner Classic Movies and TCM’s Classic Movie Blog, the Movie Morlocks. Some of my other writing accomplishments include contributing liner notes to the CD release of John Barry’s soundtrack for the Joseph Losey film 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 sites such as Cineaste, Fandor and Paracinema.
In 2009 Cinebeats was nominated for a Rondo Award and in 2010 Film Comment called Cinebeats one of “The Top Film Criticism Sites” online. In 2011 the British film magazine, Total Film nominated Cinebeats for their “Best Film Fan Blog Award” and in 2012 I was asked to join the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.
I created Cinebeats because I like writing about film and I enjoy sharing my passion for cinema with others. Thanks for visiting and I hope you will enjoy my random ramblings about the movies I love and the people who make them.
Please feel free to contact me about work proposals or job offers at anytime. I’m always interested in new freelance projects.
- Kimberly Lindbergs (Freelance Writer & Site Designer)
This site is a review site and claims no ownership over the images used to promote the films reviewed here. All original blog content is copyright ©2006-2012 by Kimberly Lindbergs and can not be directly copied or distributed in full without her permission.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MY WRITING:
• The Movie Morlocks (TCM’s Official Blog) – Atlanta, US
• TCM.com (Turner Classic Movies) – Atlanta, US
• Cineste, New York, US
• Fandor’s Keyframe – San Francisco, US
• Screening the Past Victoria, Australia
• Paracinema – New York, US
• Cinedelica – Lancashire, UK
• Fashion Doll Quarterly – New York, US
• Morbid Outlook – New York, US
• Comic Culture – Kentucky, US
• Propaganda Magazine – Los Angeles, US
CINEBEATS HAS BEEN MENTIONED IN:
• American Movie Classics Blog
• The Auteurs Notebook
• The Boston Globe
• Bright Lights Film Journal Blog
• Cinema Retro
• Daily Greencine
• Film Comment
• The Gaurdian
• Time Out New York
OTHER PLACES YOU CAN FIND ME ONLINE:
• Cinebeats @ MUBI
• Cinebeats @ Last.fm
• If Charlie Parker was a gunslinger there’s be a whole lot of dead copycats
• The Horror Blog Roundtable