Anthony Francis

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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

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 Harder They Fall’ Review: A Unique, Alive, Western

The Harder They Fall takes the Western on a wild and exciting ride through rich characterizations, inventive filmmaking and one helluva cast

‘Repossession’ Review: A Horror Drama Of Past Sins

The dark past becomes present, catching up to a fragile soul in this eerie, unnerving, and moving tale of horror

‘Zeros and Ones’: An Abstract Vision Of A Broken World

Unique cinematic auteur Abel Ferrara’s dark and philosophical head trip of a world engulfed in separation and dangerous distrust

‘Flag Day’: Dylan Penn Shines In Her Father’s Powerful Film

The broken bond of father and daughter and the desire to overcome the failings of our family gives potency to Sean Penn’s powerful new film.

‘Red Pill’: Tonya Pinkins’ Real World Warning Of Horror

Tonya Pinkins’ new Horror film stands as a warning and sociopolitical cautionary tale for a divided America