Articles By: Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

An updated ranking of the films in the “Star Wars” Franchise

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: Today is a big day for Star Wars fans. Not only did we get news yesterday that a Boba Fett movie is in the works, Solo: a Star Wars Story is also in theaters. So, what better time is there to go back and re-rank the films in[...]

Trailer for “Wildlife” showcases a stunning directorial debut by Paul Dano

It’s always a good sign when a film drops a Trailer almost six months in advance of its theatrical release. Having seen Wildlife, I can attest to it being one of the best movies of the year so far. The flick has played at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival as[...]

2018 Cannes Award Winners include “BlacKkKlansman” and “Shoplifters”

Over the weekend, the Cannes Film Festival marked another moment in the cinematic calendar. Their 71st fest came to a conclusion, with the annual doling out of the Palme d’Or, among other awards. Last week I presented some shot in the dark predictions, but go figure, Cannes did their own[...]

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a fun origin story set in a galaxy far far away

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: Among cinematic characters, there’s almost no one out there who matches the love that has been bestowed upon Han Solo. What Harrison Ford did with that part for George Lucas and company is the stuff of history and legend. So, having someone new take on the role[...]

Trailer for “The Happytime Murders” is unlike anything you’ve seen before

Back on Friday, a Red Band Trailer dropped for an incredibly unique looking movie. The film in question is The Happytime Murders, which has been long in development. Coming from Brian Henson (yes, the son of the legendary Jim Henson), it’s a comedy involving humans and puppets. It always sounded[...]

“BlacKkKlansman”: Oscar predictions for May

Academy Award predictions at this early juncture are still very much a complete guessing game. Unless something blows everyone away at the Sundance Film Festival or the Cannes Film Festival, you’re simply speculating. Still, speculation is the name of the game each year, so that’s never stopped anyone before. With[...]

Palme d’Or predictions for Cannes 2018

In just a few days, the awards for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival will be given out. While a number of movies and artists will be feted this weekend, the question of who and what looms large. Which film will be able to join recent winners of the prestigious Palme[...]

“Deadpool 2” is an insane amount of fun

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: The superhero genre always runs the risk of exhausting audiences with endless amounts of sequels. Characters that initially are new and compelling grow stale, just going through the motions again and again. Then, there’s Deadpool/Wade Wilson. This character, first truly seen a few years ago in his film[...]

Trailer for “BlacKkKlansman” suggests Spike Lee is back in the Oscar race

Over at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, Spike Lee’s hotly anticipated new movie BlacKkKlansman had its World Premiere. At the same time, a Trailer dropped for the flick, showing just what was blowing people away in France. Initially thought to be a drama or a thriller, this based on a[...]

Spotlight on the Stars: Ethan Hawke

If you’re a fan of cinema, chances are, you’re also a fan of Ethan Hawke. The multi-hyphenate actor/writer/director has made a career out of exploring interesting avenues. As stated once before in a look at the man, there seems to be almost nothing that Hawke can not do. He’s directed[...]
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