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    Awards Radar’s Spring Movie Preview!

    On the Radar… (Spring Edition) So… how about them Oscars, huh? Maybe not a good idea to build your entire ceremony on an expected outcome in case it, ya know, doesn’t happen. Probably also not a great idea to refuse an 84 year-old man’s request to give his acceptance speech over Zoom because it’s actually […] More

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    Gina Carano Is Not A Victim of Anything but Her Own Bad Decisions

    Ever heard of this thing called “At-Will Employment?” It means that, with very few exceptions, an employer can effectively fire an employee for any reason at all. It is currently the norm in all but one state. And for a long time – pretty much ever since organized labor movements were obliterated as a political […] More

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    Happy Birthday, President Lincoln! That Movie About You Is Still Great!

    Today is a special day in American history, as it is the 212th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President who took office during the most dire domestic political crisis in our nation’s history and succeeded in preserving our Union and abolishing slavery. He was also the protagonist of one of the most surprisingly terrific […] More

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    ‘Wonder Woman 1984’… I Have Questions

    In some ways, I’m a little surprised by the harsh reception to Wonder Woman 1984, relative to similarly middling superhero movies (our review is here). It has most of the flaws that have been creeping into these blockbusters for the last decade or so, and I suspect one reason why so many critics have been […] More

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    The Worst Movie Sequels (Part II)

    Note: More Spoilers, All Spoilers from Here on Out And we’re back for five more sequels that brazenly contradicted the thematic and narrative legacies of the previous films! If you missed Part One, check it out here! I should preface this conclusion by admitting that, as an older brother to much younger sisters, I very […] More

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    The Worst Movie Sequels (Part I)

    Note: This Article Contains, Like, Just So Many Spoilers, You Guys Film Twitter can be an interesting place, not only for the avalanche of “hot takes” that aren’t that hot to defiant declarations of pretty commonly held opinions to reassurances that yes, Sarah Paulson is indeed a national treasure, but also for the occasional question […] More

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    Category Fraud’s Soft Bigotry

    One of the few major awards hopefuls still on the calendar for this extended Oscar season is Supernova, a romantic drama about two lovers trying to make the most out of the remaining time they have after one of them is diagnosed with dementia. It’s had quite a rapturous reception on the film festival circuit […] More

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    Awards Radar Podcast #5: Joey, Myles, Robert, and Steve Get Political

    Welcome back to the Awards Radar Podcast. In each episode, Editor Joey Magidson (that’s me!) will be joined by some of the staff of Awards Radar to talk about the latest in film, television, and entertainment in general. The show will obviously have an awards season slant to it, but we won’t forget about other […] More

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    Do We Still Need Saturday Night Live?

    It seems like the general consensus around last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live was a bit of a bust, with much of the criticism surrounding Jim Carrey’s… less than stellar impression of Vice President Joe Biden (because I guess we’ve all just accepted that Lorne Michaels will not let go of Alec Baldwin’s lackluster […] More

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    The Good Enough Parents of ‘Babyteeth’

    In a key scene in Shannon Murphy’s debut feature Babyteeth, beleaguered parents Anna and Henry look on in the backyard of their home, seeing their terminally ill daughter Milla suggestively “play wrestling” with her delinquent and older boyfriend Moses.  “This is the worst possible parenting I can imagine,” Anna sighs.  Which begs the question… compared […] More

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