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 a whole lot 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. Reflections of modern social concerns carry 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 real life a mixed racial man (Hawaiian, German, Irish and Native American…

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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…