SXSW Review: ‘VILLAINS’ – Bill Skarsgard and Maika Monroe star in this zippy home invasion comedy

March 17th, 2019 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews, SXSW, Uncategorized | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic VILLAINS Not rated, 88 minutes.Director: Dan Berk , Robert OlsenCast: Bill Skarsgård , Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan, Kyra Sedgwick Before you read any further, VILLAINS is a darkly comic blast. This home invasion thriller has some twists and turns, but its predictability doesn’t get in the way of the comedy, the performances and the filmmaking craft of directing duo Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (BODY) are ...


Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘CREED II’ and ‘INSTANT FAMILY’ rely on formula, but go ahead and bring the tissues

March 6th, 2019 | 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Review, Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic CREED II Rated PG-13, 130 minutes.Director: Steven Caple Jr.Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu,  The ROCKY franchise still lives on. It’s an irresistible formula that takes the shape of a sports drama that solely relies on heart. Each of these films take on a different aspect of the human experience, and it ...


Movie Review: ‘APOLLO 11’ launches 2019 to a new platform of cinema

March 2nd, 2019 | Movie Review, Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic APOLLO 11 Rated G, 93 minutes.Director: Todd Douglas MillerCast: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins This critic was not alive during the July 1969 moon landing that took the world by storm. It has always been in the back of my mind as an event that was ubiquitous with American pride and being the greatest accomplishment in human history, even though there are some conspiracy truthers out there to this day. ...