James Jay Edwards

The Beach House Uses Creepy Atmosphere to Cover Its Narrative Flaws

(The Beach House, Shudder)
James Jay Edwards reviews The Beach House, an atmospheric horror film written and directed by Jeffrey A. Brown, his directorial debut.   Nothing is scarier than a packed beach at the height of a global pandemic. Nothing, except maybe for a completely empty one. Or, at least, that’s what the new Shudder original movie The ... Read the full article

The Political Satire of Irresistible Hits a Little Too Close to Home

James Jay Edwards reviews Irresistible, a political satire film written and directed by Jon Stewart and starring Steve Carell and Rose Byrne. 

Becky Delivers the Gory Grindhouse Goods

James Jay Edwards reviews Becky, a fun romp of grindhouse cinema, starring Lulu Wilson and Kevin James, directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion.

The Trip to Greece Is Dad Jokes, Bad Impressions, and Food Porn … and Nothing Else

James Jay Edwards reviews The Trip to Greece, the latest installment in The Trip series, with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, and directed by Michael Winterbottom.

How to Build a Girl Is a Rare Misfire for Beanie Feldstein

James Jay Edwards reviews How to Build a Girl, a coming-of-age movie starring Beanie Feldstein, written by Caitlin Moran, and directed by Coky Giedroyc.

The Wretched Touches Upon Brilliance Before Being Completely Forgotten

James Jay Edwards reviews The Wretched, a new horror movie written and directed by brothers Brett and Drew T. Pierce.

True History of the Kelly Gang Makes Folk Heroes Out of Villains

James Jay Edwards reviews True History of the Kelly Gang, a new movie about the Australian outlaw, bushranger, and gang leader Ned Kelly.

Street Fighter: Rewatching JCVD’s White-Washing, Snow-Blowing Tour De Farce

After it was announced that Jean-Claude Van Damme was high for the duration of Street Fighter, I decided to rewatch with modern eyes. I’m disappointed all over again … for reasons I didn’t predict.