James Cole Clay’s Top 18 Movies of 2016

December 29th, 2016 | Awards Season, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic People, critics, journalists have declared film is dying and the shift is moving towards television. While the water cooler talk has largely shifted towards - “What have you been binging this week?” - film is most certainly not dead, the quality just comes in on the independent circuit. Since I’ve been covering films 2016 has been the ...


The 10 Best Films of 2015 (According to James Cole Clay VII)

December 17th, 2015 | Awards Season, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic At the beginning of the year, that’s when the film schedule is at it’s absolute low point. January is called “dump month” for a reason, but it gives critics a bit of a lull from the breakneck speed of award season. But, 2015 saw an abysmal February and March as well, and it wasn't until April’s EX MACHINA was there light at the end ...


Fantastic Fest Review: ‘DESTROYER’ a flatliner of a thriller with an unrecognizable Nicole Kidman at the center

September 25th, 2018 | Fantastic Fest, Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Note: This film review was written after DESTROYER premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. James Cole Clay // Film Critic DESTROYER Not rated, 123 minutes. Director: Karyn Kusama Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Tobie Kebbel, Jade Pettyjohn and Scoot McNairy The talk leading up to director Karyn Kusama’s crime saga DESTROYER has been revolving ...