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.

Taking A Look Back On Year In Advance Predictions As Awards Season Heads Into The Final Stretch

Once again friends, here’s an opportunity for me to embarrass myself. Back at the start of last March, I posted my year in advance predictions for this Oscar season. As is always the case, these picks are never even close to accurate. One year, I managed to get about half[...]

Best Picture Is Now A Race Between “1917,” “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood,” And “Parasite”

Something has become pretty clear over the past week or so. Well, a number of things, in relation to the Academy Awards, but today we’re focusing on one thing in particular, which is the Best Picture race. Specifically, it’s the fact that the Oscar category is now down to three[...]

26th Screen Actors Guild Awards Highlight The Oscar Frontrunners

Seconds ago, the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards came to an end. SAG voters had the option to confirm the frontrunners or upend the race. Unsurprisingly, they went almost entirely with the former, though an argument can be made that they did something pretty interesting with the latter. While[...]

Tonight Brings The SAG Awards!

Later this evening, the Screen Actors Guild will chime in with their annual SAG Awards ceremony. This will mark one more pivotal point in the season, as Academy Award voters will shortly be making their final decisions. As such, the Guild will again be a powerful indicator for Oscar, or[...]

Box Office Report For January 17-19

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Will Smith and Martin[...]

Producers Guild Award Goes To “1917”

Moments ago, the Producers Guild of America finished up their annual awards show, highlighted by the Darryl F. Zanuck Award, their version of Best Picture. The PGA top prize is a reliable indicator of future Oscar success, since eight of the last ten winners here have gone on to take[...]

Review Round-Up: “Troop Zero,” “VHYes,” And “The Wave”

For the first time in 2020, we bring the review round-up to you fine folks. Yes, today we’re catching up on a trio of movies that I just wasn’t able to put reviews up of until now. The three films getting the treatment here are independent titles that couldn’t be[...]

ACE Eddie Prizes Go To “Jojo Rabbit” And “Parasite”

A couple of small surprises went down last night at the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards. The editing Guild is a noteworthy one because of how Best Film Editing ties into Best Pictures at the Academy Awards, so plenty of eyes were on this one last night. Interestingly, neither of[...]

How Will PGA And SAG Impact The Oscar Race?

This weekend, the Guilds begin to chime in. Namely, the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild will be holding their awards ceremonies. By the time Sunday night is concluded, the Academy Award race will look potentially different. Or, a number of Oscar categories will be closer to[...]

Updated Academy Award Predictions After The Nominations

Today, we’re moving on from analysis of the Oscar nomination announcement to an initial look at my new predictions. This is a perfect time to post too, as next week brings some of the Guild results into the fold, which will evolve the race once more. This morning, we’re just[...]