James Jay Edwards

Swallow Is Hard to Believe, but Harder to Not Watch

(Swallow, IFC Films)
James Jay Edwards reviews Swallow, a psychological thriller about a unique eating disorder, written and directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis, and starring Haley Bennett.   There’s an eating disorder called “pica” in which the sufferer craves and consumes objects that are not normally thought of as food, things like dirt, hair, or cigarette ... Read the full article

Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow Revises The Revisionist Western

James Jay Edwards reviews First Cow, a new movie by Kelly Reichardt that upends the traditional western and tells a heartfelt story about a peculiar friendship set in 1800s Oregon. 

Tuscaloosa’s Disjointed Social Message Doesn’t Distract From Its Enjoyable Quirky Romance

James Jay Edwards reviews Tuscaloosa, a film directed by Philip Harder, adapted from a 1994 novel (of the same name) written by Glasgow Phillips.

James Patterson’s The Postcard Killings Rewards Patient Viewers

James Jay Edwards reviews The Postcard Killings, the latest film adaptation of work written by James Patterson, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Cush Jumbo.

Hope Gap Doesn’t Quite Nail the Emotional Side of Its Divorce Story

James Jay Edwards reviews Hope Gap, a movie about the dissolution of a marriage after 29 years, starring Annette Bening and Bill Nighy.

The Hunt Misses the Mark With Its Political Satire

James Jay Edwards reviews The Hunt, a movie scheduled for release last September, that was, until President Trump criticized it via Twitter. It’s in theaters now.

Run This Town Has Style, but Lacks Substance

James Jay Edwards reviews Run This Town, a political drama directed by Ricky Tollman, his debut feature, and starring Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev, and Mena Massoud.

The Invisible Man Reinvents a Classic for the #MeToo Generation

James Jay Edwards reviews The Invisible Man, a new film adaptation of the classic H. G. Wells novel, directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Elisabeth Moss.

The Night Clerk Turns an Interesting Premise Into a Typical Mystery

James Jay Edwards reviews The Night Clerk, a crime drama film, written and directed by Michael Cristofer and starring Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas, Helen Hunt, and John Leguizamo.

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