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.

“The World To Come” Trailer Highlights Some Strong Acting

A good period drama, with terrific acting, is a longtime staple of cinema. Last year, on the festival circuit, one such movie made the rounds in The World to Come. Featuring top notch work from Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck, and especially Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston, this romantic drama has[...]

SAG Awards To Be Rescheduled

When the Grammy Awards decided last week to change their show’s date, picking March 14th, it was only a matter of time until the other shoe dropped. Of course, that date was also held by the Screen Actors Guild Awards, so a corresponding move was inevitable. Well, that happened today,[...]

Gotham Awards Go To “Nomadland” And More

Yesterday, the 30th Annual Gotham Awards were held, marking yet another notable moment in the awards and precursor season. Unsurprisingly, Best Feature went to Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, while Breakthrough Series (Long Form) went to Watchmen. Aside from that, there were some low level surprises throughout. Riz Ahmed took Best Actor[...]

Critics Choice Super Awards Led By “Palm Springs” And “Soul”

Sunday evening, the Critics Choice Association held the first ever Critics Choice Super Awards. As a member of CCA, I voted for the Super Awards, helping to craft the inaugural slate of winners. Clearly designed to highlight genre contenders, it was an awards show hosted by Kevin Smith and Dani[...]

National Society Of Film Critics Give Their Top Prize To “Nomadland”

Another precursor chimed in yesterday, with the National Society of Film Critics awarding their annual citations. This time around, they went for Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland in Best Picture, also giving Zhao the Best Director prize, while star Frances McDormand took home the Best Actress award. Nomadland did well, while the[...]

Tom Holland Goes To Some Dark Places In The First Look At “Cherry”

Last night, Apple TV+ debuted their awards player Cherry, as well as released a Teaser Trailer. The former represented its attempt to capture some Oscar buzz, while the latter is their move to alert audiences to the film’s existence. After all, the movie features Tom Holland reuniting with his Avengers:[...]

“Malcolm & Marie” Trailer Highlights Zendaya And John David Washington

Today, Netflix released a first Trailer for Malcolm & Marie, another movie they hope will be an Academy Award contender for them. Starring Zendaya and John Davis Washington, this film from Sam Levinson is going to be one of the final potential awards season X factors. Will it be an[...]

Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” Looks Towards A 2022 Release

One of the films most anticipated for this year was always going to be Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to the Oscar winning La La Land. The flick in question is Babylon, a look at Old Hollywood that initially was going to reunite Chazelle with Emma Stone, who won an Academy Award[...]

Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) To Rebrand As The Gotham Film & Media Institute (Or The Gotham)

As of earlier today, get ready to refer to the Independent Film Project by a new name. Usually known as IFP, they are now going to be rebranding themselves. IFP will now be known as The Gotham Film & Media Institute, aka The Gotham. Tying into the 30th anniversary of[...]

Trailer Drops For “Locked Down” With Chiwetel Ejiofor And Anne Hathaway

Not all films complete stopped shooting last year when the Coronavirus pandemic hit. In fact, one particular flick managed to actually get produced during this pause in Hollywood. The movie in question? Locked Down (formerly known as Lockdown). Shot back in October under obviously strict COVID protocols, Doug Liman and[...]