I’m Jay Antani and CinemaWriter.com is my movie review site, started in 2009. CinemaWriter is all film reviews all the time. This is where you go if you want my latest reviews. You’ll also find links to my reviews written for other outlets, most often for Moving Pictures Magazine, Filmcritic.com and Slant Magazine.
A bit about me: I’ve been a film critic and feature writer since 2002 when I began writing for the short-lived, little-known but very plucky Los Angeles Alternative newsweekly. A year or so later, I also started writing for Slant, Filmcritic, and, later, for Boxoffice Magazine and the world-cinema site Jaman.com. I began contributing to Moving Pictures Magazine in 2010.
The majority of my film coverage has been in the areas of independent, international, classic and non-mainstream cinema because that’s where I think the most rewarding discoveries are to be made. Still, I love all kinds of movies — from classic and current Hollywood and World Cinema to documentaries and experimentals. If it’s good, what does it matter what genre it is or where/how it got made made?
I try to update Cinema Writer as often as I can, but, as this is a labor of love, a professional hobby if you will, I can’t devote as much time to it as I’d like. Oh, and feel free to leave comments. Feedback is always awesome.