James Plath

James Plath teaches film, journalism, creative writing and American literature at Illinois Wesleyan University. A book reviewer turned film critic, he is a longtime member of the Online Film Critics Society.

Reviews // 11 Articles
//Reviews

'Band Aid' Serves as a Plaster for What Ails the Jaded Movie Lover | 18 Sep 2017 // 3:30 AM

This winning indie comedy-drama splits those two genres as neatly as an atom but gets the most energy out of the comedy side.

Bond on Valium? This Game of 'Hopscotch' Is a Low-key but Entertaining Affair | 7 Sep 2017 // 3:29 AM

A slow first act can't keep Walter Matthau from soaring as an opera-loving agent with no more license to kill.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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