Anthony Francis

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‘There Are No Saints’- Film Review

“Written by Paul Schrader” is one of my favorite sentences in the American cinematic language. The new film, “There Are No Saints” is based on an older Schrader script the filmmaker was slated to direct in 2010 under the title,

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” Film Review: One Of The Funniest Films In Years

Immensely enjoyable and one of the funniest comedies to hit theaters in years, “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” does right by its characters and its audience. When television shows make the leap to the big screen, they fall prey to the

‘Firestarter’ Film Review: Second Attempt At Adapting King’s Novel Fails Again

Stephen King’s original novel “Firestarter” was a rich story full of interesting characters and nail-biting terror and suspense. The same cannot be said about 2022’s updated “Firestarter”, a film that completely drains the life out of the author’s unique work.

‘Minamata’- Film Review: Important Johnny Depp Films Finally Sees The Light Of Day

Andrew Levitas’s “Minamata” is an important film about a serious subject and stands as another shining example that Johnny Depp is one of cinema’s finest character actors. Inventive and unique, his versatility and ability to disappear into a character is

‘The Northman’ Film Review: A Viking Tale Of Steel, Blood, And Revenge

With the stunning artistic achievement of his latest work “The Northman”, Robert Eggers earns his place as one of the most consistently interesting filmmakers working today. Eggers excels in creating uneasy environments filled with characters confronting their dark fates. Both

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Film Review: Excellence In Every Moment

When I left the screening of the new film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, I held two truths to be self-evident. One was that Michelle Yeoh will always be an absolute a legend as an actress and Martial Artist. Every

‘X’ Film Review: A Crafty Drive-In Horror Movie Throwback

Writer-director Ti West’s “X” is his best film since the excellent 2009 throwback Satanic cult horror, “House of the Devil”. From his very first feature length film (2005’s “The Roost”), West has proven himself a student of 1970’s genre filmmaking

Raise A Pint To Terror!: 5 Irish Horror Films To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

It would be safe to say that practically no one thinks “Horror films” when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. As a lifelong connoisseur of the genre, this critic most certainly does. Over the years, there have been many

‘In Search Of Tomorrow’: The Definitive ’80s Sci-Fi Documentary

“In Search of Tomorrow: The Definitve ’80s Sci-Fi Documentary” is the latest proof that director David A. Weiner is THE man to document the genre films of the 1980s. Weiner’s first two documentaries “In Search of Darkness” parts 1&2 (with

‘No Exit’ Review: A Tight And Entertaining Snowbound Thriller

The new film “No Exit” is the kind of snowbound claustrophobic thriller that works very well due to a small and committed cast and the filmmaker’s sharp attention to an ever-building intensity, from which the audience will be allowed no