Anthony Niduaza

Anthony Niduaza

"What we professional liars hope to serve is truth. I'm afraid the pompous word for that is `art'." -Orson W.

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  • Yes Day

    Yes Day

    ★★

    I don’t care enough to think about this one in any depth (I doubt the filmmakers did). Instant Family did this better and Jennifer Gardner was much more fun in 2018’s Peppermint.

  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★★

    Never doubt James Wan. The man took an absolutely silly character, upped the camp factor and made something really worthwhile. I felt immediately comfortable with the garish palette and tone which felt appropriate for this comic book Poseidon. Though this Ocean God’s tale differs wildly from the Greek version, it’s reflection of modern sensibility carries strong currents under what is generally a fun, action oriented ride on the surface.

    At various points in this movie Jason Momoa, whom is in…

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  • Straight Up

    Straight Up

    ★★★★★

    This is how you do a great romantic comedy, a novel twist on the genre backed up by a well-written script. Not to mention the incredible chemistry between the two leads. Looking forward to whatever this filmmaker does next.

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★

    While it’s not the worst example I have ever seen, I did find the Magical Negro Trope in the last episode the only eye-rolling moment throughout this 7-hour endeavor. Otherwise, the series is excellent across the board, one of the best that Netflix has put out.

    I’m a big fan of both Walter Tevis as a novelist and Scott Frank as a writer/director so when the review popped up on rogerebert.com, I knew my weekend would consist of a dedicated…