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 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.
I began blogging about film in 2001 at LiveJournal where I also started a horror film community called “Mondo Macabro” (inspired by the DVD company & Pete Tombs’s book of the same name) and in 2006 I left LiveJournal and created Cinebeats.
I currently write for Turner Classic Movies, Publishers Weekly, and FilmStruck where I regularly contribute to their official Streamline Blog (previously called The Movie Morlocks) in association with The Criterion Collection. 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, The Cultural Gutter, Paracinema, Fashion Doll Quarterly, Morbid Outlook, Propaganda 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 have many film related interests but I’m particularly fond of horror films, British and Japanese cinema, as well as cult, genre and arthouse films made between 1960-1979 and my writing reflects this. In 2015 I compiled all my writing on horror films and thrillers for a subsite called The Phantom Playhouse.
I created Cinebeats because I like writing about movies 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 regularly do.
– Kimberly Lindbergs
MORE ABOUT KIMBERLY:
Writer & mixed media artist. Film and music lover, avid book reader, collector of vintage dolls, discarded ephemera, comics 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.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MY WRITING:
• 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
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 Guardian
• Time Out New York
OTHER PLACES YOU CAN FIND ME ONLINE:
• If Charlie Parker was a gunslinger there’s be a whole lot of dead copycats
• The Horror Blog Roundtable
This site is a nonprofit review site and claims no ownership over the images used to promote the films discussed here. All original blog content is copyright ©2006-2016 by Kimberly Lindbergs and can not be directly copied or distributed in full without her permission.