‘Jockey’ Review

Reflective in nature and reflexive in action, Clint Bentley’s Jockey expands this weekend in theaters, having premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Clifton Collins Jr (2009’s Star Trek) has the makings of a star; Jockey proves this. His rugged,

‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Review: Animated Sequel Charms, Reflects On Real World Situation

Sing 2 appeals to families in the dysfunctional theatrical circuit. Hotel Transylvania: Transformia, the fourth film in Sony’s animated film series, is now Amazon Prime. Suppose it feels like I’m unfairly maligning the current state of box office performance. In

The Year In Revue Part Five: Anthony’s Top 20 of 2021

Since the days of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, I have been making “Top Ten” lists of my favorite films from each year. I used to love reading their “Best of the year” articles in their respective home-based newspapers and

‘Parallel Mothers’ Review: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit Stand Out In Almodóvar’s Look At Motherhood

Bear with me as I indulge for a few minutes in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar. His camerawork, his characters, the locations. These aspects and more inform the dynamic realism that his films portray. Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers) continues that

Lest We Forget: In Defense of Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is one of the most adventurous actors to ever grace the screen. Anthony takes a look at the wildman thespian of his time.

The Year In Revue Part Four: Anthony’s Under Seen Gems of 2021

As my top films of 2021 are on the way, I felt the need to bring attention to some very good films that just missed my “10 Best” but are worthy of mention and exist as important marks in 2021

The Year In Revue Part Three: Anthony’s 5 Best Documentaries of 2021

Documentaries never get enough love. Their releases are marginalized causing fewer people to see them. Even the best-reviewed docs sometimes struggle to find their place amongst the studio films. Occasionally a filmmaker will come along who breaks the mold and

The Year In Revue Part Two: Anthony’s Top Ten Horror Films of 2021

With an originality that was absent for a few years, Horror films thrived with creativity in 2021. Anthony names his 10 best of the year.

The Year in Revue Part One: Ben’s Ten (no, Twelve!) Top (and Honorably Mentioned) Films

The end of a year is flooded with lists. Lists are a way of engaging an audience. Whether the list identifies achievements, or in this case, favored movies, there’s no right way to stipulate ten preferred items in a given

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Review: Solo Coen Effort Defines Striking, Tragic Beauty, Washington And McDormand Radiate

The Tragedy of Macbeth, from Joel Coen tells the story of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand dazzle. In theaters December 25 and on Apple TV+ January 14th.