Projections - Movie Reviews

About Projections

Projections began in 1982 with Frank and Chris producing a monthly half hour television film review show. In the mid-eighties Frank and Chris began writing the Projections column for weekly newspapers in Massachusetts.

In May of 1999, was started. All the reviews for 1998 and 1999 were quickly added. As of November 2014, over 4000 reviews are available on the site and a significant number of older reviews are being prepared for inclusion. From the start we chose to not include advertisements. We're not trying to make money; we just enjoy movies.

Our Reviewers

Francis C. Lapointe

Frank Lapointe has reviewed film for the past 40 years both written and on television and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. He has been seen weekly on Friday mornings on abc40 and has been heard on WMAS radio 94.7FM and 1450AM in the Hartford/Western Massachusetts market. He has held many professional positions including teaching at both secondary and college levels, an elected member of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts, labor relations specialist and an assistant director in a public agency. He can be contacted at:

Francis C. Lapointe

Christine Krastin

Christine Krastin has provided film reviews for Projections both written and on television for the past 30 years. She is an accountant and an office manager.

Christine Krastin

Jim Sabatini

Jim is an Environmental Consultant who has written many articles on film, music, and sports for a number of Connecticut publications.

Jim Sabatini

Dave Barsalou

Dave is new to Projections. He is former teacher and an independent artist. His background includes: Hartford Art School / University of Hartford  MFA
Visual Artist / Musician / Educator
Staff Writer/ Photographer - Classic Drummer Magazine 
Chicopee, Massachusetts - School Committee Member


Claudette O'Sullivan

Claudette was a very successful public manager for nearly forty years. Through out her life she has followed her father's love of movies.


Gerry Cove

Gerry is an experienced, very successful educator with a masters degree from the University of Connecticut. He also has been an elected member of the School Committee and the City Council. He has two children and four grand children and finds movies and reading as his most favored past times.


Audralee Morin


Nina Murphy

Nina Murphy, a 25-year West Hartford resident, enjoys movies, reading and sewing/quilting and she is an active volunteer with the Bushnell Theater in Hartford.

Nina Murphy

Matt Hastings

Matt's love of movies began at an early age and encompasses a wide variety of genres. He works in the retail environment and in addition to his love of movies, enjoys to read and write short stories.


Jennifer Martin

Jennifer resides in Los Angeles. She is an enthusiastic movie goer who enjoys the action adventure and science fiction genre. In addition to watching performances, Jennifer has seventeen years of stage work to her credit.

Kathleen Ciavarro

Kathleen Ciavarro has been an avid reader and an enthusiastic movie goer her entire life. She is the proud parent of two boys and lives in the Boston area with her husband, two cats and a cherished golden retriever.

Sam Hatch

Sam Hatch has been a multi-media film critic since 2002. He reviews film and video for the radio program Culture Dogs, airing Sundays at 8pm on 9 1.3 FM WWUH. He is a writer for the online magazine and often posts reviews and commentary at Culture Dogs Online. He is also the film and video critic for The Damon Scott Show on 96.5 TIC FM, and is a culture correspondent for WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show.

Sam Hatch

Howard Steven Frydman

Howard is General Manager and Executive Director of BATV Channels 5, 21 & 22 in Connecticut. He has worked in the field of television, radio and print media for over 20 years and has coordinated many local and statewide public events. His movie reviews have been a television staple for numerous years on Channel 5's "Movie of the Week" series. His reviews are also syndicated in several newspapers in Connecticut including: "The Airport News" the official newspaper for Connecticut's Bradley International Airport and The North Central News. Mr. Frydman has also served politically in various elected positions including: Selectman, Registrar of Voters and Justice of the Peace. He is the recipient of the Connecticut "Hometown Hero" Award, Connecticut Jaycee Outstanding Citizen Award and the National Army Citizen Service Award.

Anthony C. Morris

Tony resides in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Naturally movies are a big part of his interests, but also close to Tony's heart are fishing, basketball, science fiction and reading. Tony provides film reviews for radio station WBEC 105.5 on the FM dial.

Anthony C. Morris

Linda Kennedy-Auwn

Linda Kennedy-Auwn has contributed to Projections since 1993. Linda is very fond of foreign films and all films romantic and inspirational in nature; she spent a year in Paris and the "city of lights" remains dear to her heart. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston.

Linda Kennedy-Auwn

Our Staff

GenPoint Productions was given the opportunity to create its first website with Projections. Projections and GenPoint now have a part-time staff of thirteen - adding new reviews weekly, scanning and placing old reviews into HTML, and developing enhancements.

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