James Jay Edwards

Sam Mendes Immerses His Audience in the Frontlines of War With 1917

(Photo by Francois Duhamel, Universal Pictures)
James Jay Edwards reviews 1917 by Sam Mendes, a film inspired by the actions of his grandfather during World War I.   As a boy, filmmaker Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) was wowed by the stories of World War I told to him by his grandfather, a soldier who, because of his small stature and quick speed, was made a messenger ... Read the full article

Cats Is a Fever Dream That Is Destined to Become a Cult Classic

James Jay Edwards reviews Cats, a film adaptation of the stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which itself was an adaptation of T.S. Eliot poems. (Universal Pictures)

That Funky Cold Medina: An Interview with Tony Medina

“Poet-Sheriff” and Howard University Professor Tony Medina’s craft is getting more potent by the decade. Look out, Trump, the Poet-Sheriff is right there in D.C.