Critic’s Notebook: 2018’s HALLOWEEN and the curse of the annoyed fan

January 17th, 2019 | Opinion, Reviews | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic Full disclosure: I did see and review this film at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September (which you can read here), and I stand by the words I wrote and the feelings I felt. But one can’t help but recognize the gripes that may accompany subsequent viewings. It’s a tough headspace to navigate once the rose-colored glasses of film festivals are removed.  For genre fans, Michael Myers belongs on the ...


Fresh on Blu-Ray: ‘HALLOWEEN’ a fun ride that doesn’t carve out enough special features

January 15th, 2019 | Blu-ray Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic The year 2018 brought us another installment of HALLOWEEN. This time, bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis and ushering in a new generation to the Shape that is Michael Myers. And, to be honest, aside from the series having 11 entries, newbies to the series can jump right into this film and have a good time all the same. I wouldn’t advise that, but you can do it!  Three months and a quarter of a billion (with a capital B) ...


Movie Review: ‘GLASS’ shatters and leaves the pieces everywhere

January 14th, 2019 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic GLASS Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Here’s what you came for: M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS isn’t very good. You will hear how disappointing the outing it is for the director who —to be generous— has come in and out of favor with critics and fans throughout his career. His latest promised an epic battle that concludes the ...