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.

Penultimate Academy Award Predictions As Ballots Are Due

We’re less than a week out from the Oscars, folks. Ballots are due this evening. This is truly the eleventh hour. I was actually planning on making today my final predictions, but one thing is stopping me. What might it be? Well, I can’t quite settle on what film is[...]

“Birds Of Prey” And “Buffaloed”: Films To See In February

Folks, we’re knee deep now in the month of February, if you can believe it! With the Academy Awards only a few short days away, we’re soon going to have to fully focus in on the non Oscar contending titles. For some, it’ll be a relief. For others? Tragedy. In[...]

BAFTA Results Largely Favor “1917”

It’s a huge Sunday in the entertainment world. Shortly, the Super Bowl will start, pitting the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers. However, this afternoon also saw the 73rd British Academy Film Awards being held. Better known as BAFTA, this group often can hold some major sway over[...]

Box Office Report For January 31-February 2

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report, on a Super Bowl Sunday today! 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.[...]

WGA Awards Give Boost To “Parasite” And “Jojo Rabbit”

Moments ago, the 2020 Writers Guild Awards began their show. Interestingly, the ceremony kicked off by announcing both of the big Film prizes, Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay. The former was seen as a race between Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story and Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won for[...]

Breaking Down The Races In The Three Short Form Oscar Categories

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend an event for the Academy Award nominated short films. Mingling among the talented men and women up for Oscars in Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, and Best Live Action Short was an absolute pleasure. Moreover, it’s a[...]

Review Round-Up: “Coda” And “Incitement”

Happy Saturday, ladies and gentlemen. Today, we once again bring the review round-up to you fine folks. Today we’re catching up on a pair of films that I simply wasn’t able to get around to and put reviews up of until now. The two movies getting this particular treatment here[...]

Taylor Swift Finds Her Voice In The Documentary “Miss Americana”

Country music artists are often taught young to not have any opinions, especially ones that could be deemed controversial. To do that is to risk losing a portion of your fanbase. Early on in the documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, and on more than one other occasion throughout, we hear[...]

Updated Academy Award Predictions As Voting Begins

As of today, ballots are officially being cast for the Academy Awards. Simply put, decisions are being made by voters. Some might cast their votes today and be done with it. Others might wait until the deadline next week. Either way, members of the Academy are deciding on who and[...]

“The Rhythm Section” Can’t Consistently Keep The Beat

Reed Morano and Blake Lively are a potent combination of filmmaker and star. Pairing them for an emotional mix of action and drama, based on a series of popular thriller novels? Well, that should be a recipe for great success. Well, it’s not quite that simple. Parts of The Rhythm[...]