Movie Review: ‘THE FLORIDA PROJECT’ – a tiny film with a big sense of wonder

October 13th, 2017 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic THE FLORIDA PROJECT Rated R, 115 min Director: Sean Baker Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Caleb Landry Jones, Mela Murder and Macon Blair THE FLORIDA PROJECT is a bright ray of sunshine with some neglect and abuse peppered throughout. Director Sean Baker’s follow up to 2015’s TANGERINE depicts the freewheeling vastness of childhood that is rarely captured on-screen with such tenderness. Baker’s films ...

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Movie Review: ‘THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)’ – arrested development

October 13th, 2017 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) Not rated, 110 min. Director: Noah Baumbach Cast: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and Elizabeth Marvel Noah Baumbach (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, MISTRESS AMERICA) is a filmmaker with intellectual taste. His films have explored family dynamics and growing up through a humorous lens. The filmmaker has been quite prolific lately making four films that have hit a ...

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‘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 ...

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