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 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 attended college in the late ’80s I concentrated on film studies. I started blogging about film in 2001 at Livejournal and in 2006 I created Cinebeats. I currently write for Turner Classic Movies and regularly contribute to their Movie Morlocks blog. 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 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. As a member of AWFJ I was 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. Thanks for visiting and I hope you will enjoy my random ramblings about the movies I love and the people who make them.
– Kimberly Lindbergs, Film Journalist
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 @ Letterboxd
• Cinebeats @ MUBI
• Cinebeats @ Last.fm
• If Charlie Parker was a gunslinger there’s be a whole lot of dead copycats
• The Horror Blog Roundtable
This site is a review site and claims no ownership over the images used to promote the films discussed here. All original blog content is copyright ©2006-2015 by Kimberly Lindbergs and can not be directly copied or distributed in full without her permission.