Articles By: Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Are Changes Coming To How Oscar Winners Can Accept Their Awards?

Earlier this month, Oscar producers Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins put out a letter to all of the Academy Award nominees. The letter detailed some of what the Oscars this year would be like, including the lack of an option to take part via Zoom, essentially proclaiming that[...]

“The Suicide Squad” Drops A Red-Band Trailer

One of the year’s biggest entertainment X factors is James Gunn’s take on Suicide Squad. Of course, the first film, from David Ayer, was met with a tepid at best reaction, but Gunn coming aboard to the follow-up piqued most folks’ curiosity. Titled The Suicide Squad, it’s a funnier and[...]

“Nomadland” Wins The Producers Guild Of America Award!

A few minutes ago, the Producers Guild Awards concluded, and with that, we can now say with a fair amount of certainty that Nomadland is in the driver’s seat for Best Picture. The Academy Awards could still potentially throw a curveball, but the odds don’t favor that. Rather, it sure[...]

Disney Opts To Make “Black Widow” Partly Available On Disney+

Earlier today, Disney revealed that their upcoming slate of film releases has been substantially tinkered with. The big news from their announcement is that Black Widow is going to be available not just in theaters, but on Disney+ through an added fee, much like with Mulan. Disney is also doing[...]

WGA Winners Include “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” And “Promising Young Woman”

Another guild award is in the books, ladies and gentlemen. The Writers Guild Awards are in the rearview mirror now, with some definite Oscar implications. For one thing, it does really now seem like Emerald Fennell is headed towards an Academy Award for her Promising Young Woman screenplay. She’s almost[...]

“The Falcon And The Winter Soldier” Launches As Another Strong MCU Propety On Disney+

Today, the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanded on the small screen yet again, with the debut of Marvel Studios’ second Disney+ limited series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Coming hot on the heels of the success of WandaVision, these are big shoes to fill, but so far, the MCU is[...]

Don’t Expect Any Zoom At The Oscars

If you’ve been wondering just what the Academy Award ceremony will look like this year, well…some details are beginning to emerge. We already know that the Oscar telecast will be split between two locations, but now, more is coming out. Specifically, in a letter sent to nominees by producers Jesse[...]

Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” Gets A Release Date

As we begin to slowly transition back to a slightly more normal version of the cinematic world, it’s not too crazy to start thinking about late 2021 releases. After all, by then, most of us should be comfortable being back in movie theaters, so of course one might wonder what[...]

A Guide To Watching The Oscar Nominees Before The Big Night

Now that the Academy Award nominations have been announced, for many, the task becomes checking the films themselves out. Only some of us are Oscar buffs who see everything well in advance. Hell, plenty of folks don’t even have access to most of the movies until around now. So, it’s[...]

Academy Award Nominations Finally Announced!

It was longer than usually, but at long last, the Oscar nominations are here. The field was led this year by Mank, scoring ten citations, with a number of films next in line. More to come, but for now, why not just get right to the good stuff, no? The[...]