James Jay Edwards

Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz Team Up Again for Parallel Mothers

(Parallel Mothers, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)
James Jay Edwards reviews Parallel Mothers, a Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Penélope Cruz. (Sony Pictures Classics   Since the early 1980s, Pedro Almodóvar has been one of Spain’s most celebrated ... Read the full article

Scream Follows Its Bloody Formula Perfectly

James Jay Edwards reviews Scream, a new slasher film directed by Matt Bettenelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and the fifth installment in the Scream film series. (Paramount Pictures)

A Hero Tiptoes Through an Ethical Minefield

James Jay Edwards reviews A Hero, an Iranian film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi and starring Amir Jadidi. (Amazon Studios)

The 355 Has Ladies Taking the Lead

James Jay Edwards reviews The 355, a spy film directed by Simon Kinberg from a story by Theresa Rebeck and starring an award-winning ensemble cast. (Universal Pictures)

The 2021 Movie Scene in Review: A Return, Almost

James Jay Edwards reviews the movies of 2021. A (somewhat) return to theaters and testing of releases through at-home offerings. Edwards highlights the best, teases awards nods, and lists his Top 10.

Joel Coen Embraces His Horror Side in The Tragedy of Macbeth

James Jay Edwards reviews The Tragedy of Macbeth, a thriller film written and directed by Joel Coen and based on the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. (A24)

Sing 2 Keeps the Anthropomorphic Fun Going

James Jay Edwards reviews Sing 2, an animated musical comedy film written and directed by Garth Jennings, a sequel to the 2016 film Sing. (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures) 

Bradley Cooper Shows That Man Is the Monster In Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley

James Jay Edwards reviews Nightmare Alley, a neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Bradley Cooper. (Searchlight Pictures)