James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater County series

Review (Theatrical): DJANGO UNCHAINED

DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012) Dir-Scr: Quentin Tarantino A Weinstein Company Release A malformed pastiche comprised of equal parts loving movie homage and barbarous, bloody commentary on the dark violence in the American past and sometimes present, movie geek hero Quentin Tarantino’s latest work is a piece of flawed cinematic art that nonetheless demands attention and critical scrutiny.

Review (Theatrical): HITCHCOCK (2012)

In stark contrast to Psycho, the making of which inspired both a book and this feature film adaptation, Sasha Gervasi’s Hitchcock provides breezy, bright, and brief glimpses into Hitch’s marriage and voyeuristic relationship with the young women he sought to shape into his personal vision of feminine beauty, actresses he wished to keep close at hand […]


ANTICHRIST (dir-scr. Lars Von Trier, 2009) Dutch provocateur Lars Von Trier’s ANTICHRIST is a mature work of art from a filmmaker, by his own admission, in the bleak throes of major depression, one who has produced a motion picture to be reckoned with, albeit one destined to be perceived as perhaps profoundly silly as well […]