The Second Annual Awards Radar Awards (Part One): The Best Performances of 2021
Welcome to the end of the year! With only a few days left in 2021, it’s time to start giving out some prizes. Today, we kick off the Second Annual Awards Radar Awards, also known as the Joey Awards (because, as mentioned last year, when you own a site, you get to name a prize […] More
Awards Radar Community: What Are Your Favorite Movie Scenes of the Year?
First of all, I hope everyone had a nice day yesterday. Those of you who saw friends and/or family, hopefully you were safe and smart about it. As for those who were alone, I do sincerely wish for better days ahead. Fingers crossed we’re all healthy. Now, on to this week’s Awards Radar Community question. […] More
Interview: Wakana Yoshihara Discusses the Hair and Makeup of ‘Spencer’ Going Beyond Mere History
When she was considered for the job of Makeup and Hair Designer for Spencer, Wakana Yoshihara set out to prepare and study and make an airtight case for herself as the top person for the job to director Pablo Larraín: “I started with the script. After reading it and what kind of story [Steven Knight] […] More
Awards Radar Community: Have You Gone to See ‘Belfast’ or ‘Spencer’ Last/This Weekend? We Want to Know Your Thoughts!
Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached an important time in the season for film fans. Yes, we’re now at the point where the movies folks like me have been pegging as Oscar fare are being released. The prior weekend saw Pablo Larraín‘s Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, hit screens. Yesterday, it was time for Kenneth Branagh‘s Belfast. […] More
Box Office Report for the Week of November 7th
It’s November, and that means the Winter movie season is about to be unleashed upon us, and it just so happens that one of the new release movies this weekend is a new installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao. The space epic was originally expected to make a staggering $100 […] More
Kristen Stewart Honored with Spotlight Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival
The Palm Springs International Film Awards have announced that Kristen Stewart will receive the Spotlight Award for her performance in Spencer as Princess Diana. Directed by Pablo Larraín, Spencer follows the life of Princess Diana and Prince Charles as their marriage grows cold. The movie is a reimagining of the days that transpired over the […] More
Interview: ‘Spencer’ Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas on Pablo Larraín, Cassettes and Diana’s Old Home
Already nominated for two Academy Awards with Inception and Passengers, Guy Hendrix Dyas has already made a name for himself. Now, the production designer finds himself reflecting on the past and telling the story of Princess Diana in his latest project, Spencer (our rave review from Joey is here on the site). Having been born […] More
On the Radar… (November Edition)
Happy November, everyone! Like the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we’re about to get stuffed with a full smorgasbord, a seven-course meal with plenty of leftovers, if you will, of Marvel movies, wide releases, streaming releases, major Oscar contenders for pretty much all categories (including the arguable Best Picture frontrunner and inarguable Best Lead Actress and Best […] More
Chris Bergoch, Diane Warren, and Some of 2021’s Best Movies: A Film Fest 919 Wrap-Up
As good as the movies are at Film Fest 919, the memories you make and the people you encounter are the true highlights. Over the course of my time, not just this year, but previously at the festival, the friendships generated are ones I believe will carry well beyond the one week a year confines […] More
Cinema Down in Chapel Hill: Movies to Look Out For at Film Fest 919
You may not initially think of North Carolina as a hub for prestige cinema, but a festival is working hard to change that. Specifically, Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill (where I’ll be this week). This fourth installment of the fest has a diverse lineup of 2021’s most eclectic fare, ranging from major Oscar hopefuls […] More
Film Fest 919 Lineup and Program Announced!
One of the more exciting and underrated film festivals out there is Film Fest 919 down in North Carolina. With the fourth edition of the fest getting set to launch next month, today brought the announcement of what’s playing in Chapel Hill. Alongside some huge films like King Richard and Spencer, there are honors planned […] More
Montclair Film Festival Announces Complete 2021 Program
The New Jersey set film festival is set to show off Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s The Lost Daughter. This film is set to receive a Breakthrough Director & Writer award for her debut. Alongside her film, the festival showcases a stacked lineup including: Memoria, Souvenir Part 2, The Worst Person in the World, Spencer, Belfast, among others. […] More