Awards Radar

Awards Radar is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Audrey Fox, Christopher James, Joey Magidson, Matthew Passantino, Shane Slater
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Joey Magidson Though not quite as hilarious as the last one, this is still very funny, with a few surprise appearances by real life public figures that I'd dare not spoil. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/4 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Joey Magidson The Witches isn't actively bad, but it does feel like a waste of time. Everything is met with more or less a shrug, and that's a shame. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
2.5/4 Rebecca (2020) Joey Magidson Anyone who loves the Hitchcock original is likely to end up disappointed EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 Shiva Baby (2020) Shane Slater Seligman's sharp screenplay entertains audiences with a droll sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
2.5/4 Blackbird (2019) Christopher James What starts out as a sly and effective family drama becomes overplayed by the end. Why bother establishing vivid characters if you're going to trap them in conventional conflicts midway through? EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
3.5/4 The Boys in the Band (2020) Christopher James Mart Crowley's 1968 play is dated by design, but by staying true to the original text, the latest iteration of The Boys in the Band resembles a period piece. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
3.5/4 Over the Moon (2020) Christopher James Legendary animator Glen Keane's first film as director has ambitions as big as its heart. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
3.5/4 On the Rocks (2020) Joey Magidson On the Rocks is more than a love letter to New York City, as it's also a brilliant showcase and vehicle for Bill Murray. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/4 Shithouse (2020) Matthew Passantino The movie's familiarity might make some uncomfortable, but Shithouse is worth taking a trip to on a night in. Let the sweet, awkward nostalgia wash over you. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2020
4/4 Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You (2020) Joey Magidson Between the music, Springsteen's narration, and the E Street Band at work, there's magic on display here. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 I Carry You With Me (2020) Joey Magidson I Carry You With Me simmers with bittersweet emotion. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
2.5/4 Hopper/Welles (2020) Joey Magidson Hopper/Welles is a pretty strong special feature on an awesome 4K or Blu-ray. As a standalone feature, however, it comes up a bit short. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
3.5/4 Totally Under Control (2020) Joey Magidson The harrowing Totally Under Control is an essential depiction of just how the Trump Administration dropped the ball, in the process killing the citizens it swore to protect. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
2/4 French Exit (2020) Joey Magidson French Exit is a meandering and middling misfire. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/4 The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Joey Magidson Radha Blank is going places, no doubt about it. Her acting, as well as her directing and writing, have a vibrancy that demands to be noticed. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
3.5/4 () Joey Magidson It's wildly successful, even if it turns out to be a different experience than you'd initially expect. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
3.5/4 Spontaneous (2020) Joey Magidson Spontaneous is a truly unexpected gem and one of the year's very best films. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
3/4 The Truffle Hunters (2020) Joey Magidson The Truffle Hunters isn't really about the food, but far more about those who seek it out. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/4 Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) Joey Magidson Dick Johnson is Dead will wreck a lot of you, especially if you've lost someone special. If not, it will likely make you cherish your loved ones even more. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
3/4 The Glorias (2020) Matthew Passantino "The Glorias" is a great reminder of how thankful people around the world are, and continue to be, for her fearless work. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
3/4 Time (2020) Joey Magidson Time is a portrait of how much someone has to fight when a loved one is stuck within the prison-industrial complex. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/4 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Joey Magidson The Trial of the Chicago 7 represents a brilliant example of what cinema can do. A period piece that's just as vital today. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
3.5/4 Nomadland (2020) Joey Magidson Nomadland could easily have been adapted from a Bruce Springsteen song, so true is it to the plight of the working man and woman. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/4 The Way I See It (2020) Shane Slater The film stands as a testament to the power of the still image. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/4 Night of the Kings (2020) Shane Slater When there's so much stunning creativity and imagination on display, it's almost impossible to avert your eyes from this visionary work of African art. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/4 76 Days (2020) Shane Slater For a documentary about one of the most unsettling public health crises of our lifetime, 76 Days is a surprisingly comforting portrait of humanity. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/4 The Artist's Wife (2019) Joey Magidson Bruce Dern and Lena Olin are fantastic here. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
2/4 The Calming (2020) Joey Magidson All but the most patient of viewers will struggle mightily with The Calming. That's a generous assessment, too, considering how hard a pill this is to swallow. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/4 MLK/FBI (2020) Joey Magidson Not only does MLK/FBI provide insight into what was going on with Dr. King at the time, it also probes the FBI as well. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
2.5/4 () Joey Magidson The Inheritance wants to be an avant-garde call to action. It just never quite comes together as designed. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3/4 The Boy from Medellín (2020) Joey Magidson The Boy from Medellin will work best on J Balvin fans, but that's certainly not a prerequisite here. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
3/4 The World to Come (2020) Joey Magidson The World to Come is jam-packed with solid acting, which pairs well with a haunting score that comes completely out of left field. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
2.5/4 The Devil All the Time (2020) Joey Magidson For some, this will be too miserable a cinematic experience to endure. For others, they'll be able to get on its dour wavelength and find things to appreciate. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/4 Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (2020) Joey Magidson "Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President" is not just a tribute to Carter's love of music, but an ode to back when the U.S. used soft power to lead the world. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
3/4 The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Joey Magidson If you enjoy romcoms, "The Broken Hearts Gallery" is just what the doctor ordered. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
3/4 Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (2020) Joey Magidson "Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story" is a tale of two documentaries. The one focused on just the making of the show is entertaining, thorough, and a real winner. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020