The beautiful alienation of Paul Thomas Anderson films

January 29th, 2018 | Film Stories, Opinion | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic When staring at the list of Paul Thomas Anderson’s lead characters, you can't help but notice that these people have isolated themselves in one way or another. Anderson doesn’t create misanthropes outright. They’re looking for a higher plain of existence. Anderson alienates his characters who attempting to play a part in conventional society. It's the work of a mad genius, but you don’t necessarily have to get mad before ...


‘HAPPY DEATH DAY’, and other sugary sweet horror films

October 13th, 2017 | Film Stories | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic HAPPY DEATH DAY is simple: It's GROUNDHOG DAY with a slasher-film twist. It's just the kind of movie that has enough sugar to skate by on an entertaining trip to the movies. It's the type of horror PG-13 films dream of, not too risqué for the teens, but not silly enough to chase the adults away. The Universal horror film is out today in theaters nationwide and had a really fabulous trailer that had all the gimmicks and none of ...


Tide for Netflix’s original films is beginning to change for the better

October 4th, 2017 | Film Stories, Opinion | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic Netflix before 2017 Keeping up with Netflix is impossible. There is simply too much to delve into, and that has always rendered me paralyzed with choice. This isn’t a good problem to have. Despite the streaming conglomerate giving a diverse array of filmmakers and creatives a chance, the quality seems to be lacking in some spaces, mainly in the their original film department. Sure, STRANGER THINGS and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, ...