meI’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 other areas such as Italian Neorealism as well as the British, French and Japanese New Wave.

My first film reviews were published in my junior high school newspaper when I was 14-years-old and when I was attending college I concentrated on film studies. In 1997 I created the first English language website devoted to the French actor Alain Delon, which allowed me to become more immersed in international film culture. The following year Anchor Bay asked me to contribute research materials to their VHS & DVD release of Jack Cardiff’s GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE (1968) starring Delon and Marianne Faithfull.

10968367_1041678215858937_973288364939469230_nI began blogging about film in 2001 at LiveJournal where I also started a horror film community called “Mondo Macabro” (inspired by the DVD company & book of the same name) and in 2006 I left LiveJournal and created Cinebeats.

I currently write for Publishers Weekly and Turner Classic Movies where I regularly contribute to their official blog, The Movie Morlocks. Some of my other writing accomplishments include contributing liner notes to the CD release of John Barry’s soundtrack for BOOM! (1968), providing an overview of Lee Marvin’s performance in POINT BLANK (1967) to the 2008 Woodstock Film Festival guide and being asked to contribute my essay on LITTLE BIG MAN (1970) to the Library of Congress website. My writing has also appeared in various film, music and hobby related magazines and websites including Cineaste, Cinedelica, Fandor, Paracinema, The Cultural Gutter, Fashion Doll Quarterly, Propaganda, Morbid Outlook and Comic Culture.

In 2009 I was nominated for a Rondo Award and in 2010 Film Comment called Cinebeats one of “The Top Film Criticism Sites” online. In 2011 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. As a member of AWFJ I was proud to be part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival jury panel that awarded the Best Female-Directed Documentary to MANAKMANA (2013) in 2014.

I created Cinebeats because I like writing about film and I enjoy sharing my passion for cinema with others. I also wanted to shine some much needed light on neglected films and overlooked performances, which I continue to do.

Kimberly Lindbergs

Writer & mixed media artist. Film and music lover, avid book reader, collector of vintage dolls, discarded ephemera and old poetry books. Anglophile with a passion for Japanese pop culture. Chronic daydreamer and would-be world traveler. Obsessed with the macabre, history’s many mysteries, ghost stories and mid-century America.


The Phantom Playhouse (horror focused offshoot of Cinebeats)
The Movie Morlocks (TCM’s Official Blog) – Atlanta, US
TCM.com (Turner Classic Movies) – Atlanta, US
Cineste, New York, US
The Cultural Gutter
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

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

Interviewed by Film In Focus
Interviewed by Detour Magazine
Interviewed by DVD Panache

If Charlie Parker was a gunslinger there’s be a whole lot of dead copycats
The Horror Blog Roundtable

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