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 // 6 Articles

'Groundhog Day' Meets T.S. Eliot in 'Life of Significant Soil' | 17 Jul 2017 // 4:30 AM

This indie film charts the last gasp of a relationship between two New Yorkers who need each other, but aren't sure why.

Award-winning Cinematography Enriches François Ozon's 'Frantz' | 20 Jun 2017 // 4:00 AM

Impressive camerawork draws viewers close to characters whose lives have been turned upside down by World War I.

//Mixed media

'The Female Animal' Is Better Than She Seems

// Short Ends and Leader

"Independent producer Albert Zugsmith specialized in what were regarded as trashy exploitation pictures during the '50s and '60s, yet he managed to…

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