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 Top 25: Best Actor Winners

Welcome back to this series, ladies and gentlemen! This time around I’ll be tackling one of the biggest of the big eight categories in an effort not to save them all for very last, much like with last time around with Director. This one is arguably the second or third[...]

“Born To Play” Is A Groundbreaking Sports Documentary

Sports documentaries are, when they work, able to stir up something strong within you. The joy of victory and the agony of defeat are always cinematic, so when they can be depicted in a non-fiction format, focused on real competition, there’s strong potential on display. This weekend, a sports doc[...]

Updated Academy Award Predictions For The Middle Of July!

Here in the middle of July, one has the sense that the Oscars are a lifetime away. They may or may not be, depending on how the industry deals with the continuation of the Coronavirus pandemic, but if COVID-19 doesn’t have a say, we’re going to have an Academy Award[...]

“The Sunlit Night” Is Too Covered By Quirk

Quirky dramedies can be an absolute delight. Especially when the actor or actress in the lead role can react properly to the quirk on display, the possibilities for quality cinema are strong. Independent cinema is littered with examples of this. Unfortunately, the indie film world is also filled with efforts[...]

Publicist Lisa Goldberg Discusses Living And Working In New York City During COVID

Over the past several months, life has changed for literally every single American (and most citizens of the world). In particular, ever since COVID-19’s outbreak led to a lockdown being instituted in major cities, the way you live, work, and play (or used to play) was drastically altered. Living in[...]

Jeff Daniels Crafts One Of His Best Characters To Date In “Guest Artist”

It’s a real crime that Jeff Daniels doesn’t have more awards on his mantle. To date, he’s never won an Academy Award, or even been nominated for one. Throughout his career, he’s done Oscar-worthy work on multiple occasions, but the Academy has repeatedly snubbed him. Now, showcasing his talents in[...]

The 2020 Telluride Film Festival Has Been Canceled

Another film festival has fallen. Moments ago, the decision makers for the Telluride Film Festival have announced that the 2020 incarnation of the fest has been canceled. Obviously, this is due to COVID-19 and the complications that the pandemic has brought about. Seeing how a number of states have struggled[...]

Revisiting Our Conversation With “First Cow” Star John Magaro

With the acclaimed A24 title First Cow coming to VOD next week (July 21st, to be exact), now seems like a perfect time to re-post the chat I had with star John Magaro. We talked plenty about the movie, to be sure, but also just about what interests him as[...]

Talking “Disconnected” With Creators Matthew Leutwyler And Anton Laines

During the extended COVID-19 quarantine we’ve all been dealing with, there’s no right or wrong way to handle things. Some people have been less productive (myself included) than others, but there are a handful of folks who are really taking their creativity to the next level while in isolation. Matthew[...]

Be Sure To Check Out All Of Our Emmy Contender Episodes Of The Hollywood News® Podcast!

LISTEN TO ALL OUR HOLLYWOOD NEWS PODCASTS A friendly reminder to you all…make sure you listen to the recent episodes of the Hollywood News Podcast, which have largely focused on Emmy contenders. Most are composers, but keep in mind, we also have an episode with director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, as well[...]