James Jay Edwards

Halloween Kills Relies Too Heavily on Goofy Fan Service

(Halloween Kills, courtesy of Universal Pictures)
James Jay Edwards reviews Halloween Kills, the newest film in the Halloween franchise, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis. (Universal Pictures   The original Halloween is the gold standard of slasher movies. ... Read the full article

You’re Not Ready for the Weirdness of Lamb, but See It Anyway

James Jay Edwards reviews Lamb, an Icelandic supernatural horror film directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson, co-written with Sjón, and starring Noomi Rapace. (A24) 

V/H/S/94 Shows the Fatigue of a Fourth Installment

James Jay Edwards reviews V/H/S/94, a found footage anthology horror film and the fourth installment in the V/H/S series, screenplay by David Bruckner. (Shudder) 

The Addams Family 2 Takes the Creepy Family on a Kooky Vacation

James Jay Edwards reviews The Addams Family 2, a new animated film about the iconic Addams family first created by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938. (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures) 

The Many Saints of Newark Imitates The Sopranos Instead of Adding to It

James Jay Edwards reviews The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film to the beloved HBO crime drama series The Sopranos by David Chase. (Warner Bros.) 

Dear Evan Hansen Doesn’t Quite Translate to the Big Screen

James Jay Edwards reviews Dear Evan Hansen, an adaptation of the 2015 stage musical, directed by Stephen Chbosky and starring Ben Platt. (Universal Pictures) 

James Wan Has Gory Fun With Malignant

James Jay Edwards reviews Malignant, a horror film directed by James Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, and starring Annabelle Wallis. (Warner Bros.) 

Martyrs Lane Creeps Its Way Through a Slow Burn Mystery

James Jay Edwards reviews Martyrs Lane, a slow-burn horror mystery film, written and directed by Ruth Platt, and starring Kiera Thompson and Sienna Sayer. (Shudder) 

The Madness Inside Me Is Technically Stunning, but Stumbles Over Its Story

James Jay Edwards reviews The Madness Inside Me, a horror-thriller film written and directed by Matthew Berkowitz. (Gravitas Ventures) 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Ushers in the Next Phase of Marvel with Fist-Flinging Style

James Jay Edwards reviews Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a Marvel superhero film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. (Marvel Studios) 

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