Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"                Rosamund Pike is a force to be reckoned with in "A Private War"                Black Panther, Incredibles 2 to Receive Hollywood Film Awards        

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.

Review: Round-Up: “At Eternity’s Gate”, “The Clovehitch Killer”, “Jonathan”, and “The Last Race”

For this week’s review round-up, it’s a foursome! The quartet of titles today are a real mixed bag, which happens. We have two misfires, one mild recommendation, and a mixed bag that I really hemmed and hawed about in terms of a thumbs up or thumbs down. You’ll see which[...]

“Green Book” is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender

They don’t make em like this anymore. Sometimes that’s a bit of a slight, as film has evolved over the years. In the case of Green Book, aside from a small complaint or two, it’s almost exclusively a compliment. This movie is an absolute crowd pleaser, one that almost defies[...]

Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make “Widows” look effortless

It shouldn’t seem this easy. To make a popcorn heist movie that also has something to say about society…that’s a thin line to walk. Luckily, filmmaker Steve McQueen is one of the best out there, and for Widows, which opens this week, he has assembled one of the year’s best[...]

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan

Brace yourself for something chilling. I, a supposedly serious film critic, run hot and cold on the Coen Brothers. Yes, despite their reputation as masters of their craft, I only occasionally fall for their work. It’s incredibly hard to predict too. I love Inside Llewyn Davis more than almost anyone,[...]

Updated Academy Award predictions for early November

Next week, the Independent Spirit Awards will announce their nominations, moving us forward in the fall precursor season. I won’t be predicting the nods this year, just since it’s an exercise in futility, but I will have more to say about them next Friday. Today, we’re focused on Oscar noms,[...]

Review Round-Up: “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”, “El Angel” “The Long Dumb Road”, and “Outlaw King”

Here’s another review round-up to share with you all! There’s four very different films to talk about today. Yes, this is going to be a thing going forward, so get used to it. On tap today are looks at a quartet of titles hitting theaters this weekend. One is the[...]

Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders

(Updated to include the official 166 Oscar contenders) Ahoy there folks! For what will be my final installment in the annual category/contender rundown, I’m going to finish things up by moving on from the big eight categories, as you might have guessed. Yes, I’m taking a look now at another one[...]

“The Front Runner” is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day

It’s Election Day folks! If you’re reading this and live in the United States, make sure you either have voted or will vote. It’s incredibly important. Speaking of politics, a movie that focuses on a moment where the political landscape changed forever is about to open. It’s The Front Runner,[...]

Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions

One of the glitziest precursors out there is the Golden Globe Awards. They may not be incredibly influential, Oscar wise, but they definitely factor into the race. It’s an interesting situation, one we’ve detailed in the past (and may very well get into again). As such, the Globes get more[...]

“The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November

I’d like to welcome you all to a little thing I like to call November. Yes, if you can believe it, we’ve entered the 11th month, ladies and gentlemen! As such, we’re well into the fourth quarter of the year now, which is still crazy to think about. It also[...]
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