Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘FIRST MAN’ a must-see (even on the small screen)

January 22nd, 2019 | Awards Season, Blu-ray Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic FIRST MAN Rated PG-13, 142 minutesDirector: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Cory Stoll , Ethan Embry Film and art are totally subjective, but when the dust settles from 2018 and we get some distance from the film year that was, I believe Damien Chazelle’s FIRST MAN will be looked at as a modern classic and one of the best films of the decade. However, not ...


Movie Review: ‘BEN IS BACK’ and he can stay

James C. Clay  // Film Critic BEN IS BACK Rated R, 103 minutesDirector: Peter HedgesStarring: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton BEN IS BACK is a much more layered addiction drama than what is promised. So many times we get straightforward after school special on the dangers of drug use, but times have progressed since the D.A.R.E. ages of the ‘90s; instead of blaming the children, videogames and music, we ...


Review: ‘Dumplin’ Brings Glitter, Glitz, and Aniston to Netflix

December 10th, 2018 | Awards Season, Movie Review, Netflix Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

By Gwen Reyes // Critic Netflix’s newest YA novel adaptation, DUMPLIN, brings to life the glitzy world of Texas beauty pageants, but through the eyes of a young woman who sees absolutely no value in such things. That is, until she chooses to enter the beauty pageant as a way to prove her worth, while upsetting the status quo. Willowdean “Dumplin’” Dickson (Danielle Macdonald) begins her story as a young, chubby child. In the film’s early ...