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 Halloween Kills (2021) Joey Magidson Halloween Kills is a gory Michael Myers sequel through and through, offering up exactly what you'd expect from a new installment. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2021
3/4 The Last Duel (2021) Joey Magidson Mixing a critique of toxic masculinity with period-set action may have been a risky high-wire act, but The Last Duel manages to pull it off. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2021
3.5/4 Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) Joey Magidson Ghostbusters: Afterlife is everything you want it to be. Several moments legitimately gave me chills. Jason Reitman honors what came before while blazing a new trail forward. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2021
3/4 Parallel Mothers (2021) Joey Magidson Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit are splendid here, with Cruz again upping her game for Pedro Almodóvar, EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2021
3/4 V/H/S/94 (2021) Joey Magidson This is a return to form for the anthology franchise, albeit with a slight twist or two. It won't convert those who hate horror, but gorehounds are in for a bloody treat. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2021
3.5/4 C'mon C'mon (2021) Joey Magidson C'mon C'mon is another deeply emotional and tender effort from Mike Mills. Joaquin Phoenix is reliably great, while young Woody Norman is a revelation. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2021
3/4 Fauci (2021) Joey Magidson Fauci is a rock-solid documentary about noted scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has become both a rock star and a lightning rod. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2021
4/4 Red Rocket (2021) Joey Magidson Red Rocket is a brilliant depiction of human beings at the fringes of society. Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch are absolute savants when it comes to telling this type of story. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2021
2.5/4 The French Dispatch (2021) Joey Magidson The French Dispatch is further evidence that Wes Anderson's powers remain ineffective on me. The film is almost impeccably made and well acted, but I felt almost nothing. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2021
2/4 Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Joey Magidson Venom: Let There Be Carnage has much more success making you laugh than it does thrilling you. It's not good, but it is a decent amount of fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2021
3.5/4 No Time to Die (2021) Joey Magidson No Time to Die ends Daniel Craig's time as James Bond in epic style. It's everything you want out of 007, including a bit of emotion. It's long, but it earns your time. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2021
3.5/4 Titane (2021) Joey Magidson Audacious originality and brazen genius always deserves to be commended. Titane is unlike anything you've seen before and demands to be seen. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2021
3/4 Old Henry (2021) Joey Magidson Old Henry is a wonderful showcase for Tim Blake Nelson, who has rarely been better. He commands the screen here. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2021
2.5/4 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) Joey Magidson Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn is a challenging satire that just goes a little too far off the deep end to recommend. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2021
3.5/4 Red State (2011) Joey Magidson Red State is one of Kevin Smith's best and smartest films, as well as his most nihilistic. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2021
3/4 The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021) Joey Magidson Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth is austere in its presentation, yet is brimming with intensity. The stark black and white cinematography is something to behold. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2021
3/4 Benedetta (2021) Joey Magidson Benedetta is funny, ridiculous, sarcastic, sexy, and consistently compelling. That's the secret sauce here. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2021
3/4 I'm Your Man (2021) Shane Slater Schrader instead uses her perceptive screenplay to make resonant observations on human behavior and romantic traditions. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2021
3/4 Attica (2021) Shane Slater Attica is at once a time capsule of Nixon-era oppression and a timeless indictment of the foundational racism and injustice of American society. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2021
3.5/4 The Rescue (2021) Shane Slater The Rescue will likely make you cry, cheer and teeter on the edge of your seat to very end. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2021
3/4 Blue Bayou (2021) Joey Magidson Blue Bayou is a baity melodrama that sometimes goes over the top with emotions, but it's all in service of an important issue. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2021
4/4 Spencer (2021) Joey Magidson Spencer is Kristen Stewart's finest hour and an hypnotically immersive experience. Stewart deserves to win the Oscar for Best Actress, full stop. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2021
3.5/4 Belfast (2021) Joey Magidson Belfast is a beautiful love letter from Kenneth Branagh. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
2/4 Lakewood (2021) Joey Magidson No one moment does it, but the final product is off in some real notable ways. The way it approaches an all too real tragedy leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
2.5/4 The Humans (2021) Joey Magidson Maybe it's just the way this take on familial anxiety and existential dread hit me, but it simply didn't land. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2021
3.5/4 Dune (2021) Joey Magidson Dune is a spectacle, through and through. Bold, serious, and dedicated to launching a whole new franchise, it's a gamble that's paid off. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2021
3/4 The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) Joey Magidson Jessica Chastain puts this one on her back and takes it across the finish line. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2021
3/4 The Starling (2021) Joey Magidson The Starling won't be the big awards push from Netflix, but it's quality entertainment for adults. It may be a little sloppy, but the emotions do feel legitimate. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2021
2/4 Last Night in Soho (2021) Joey Magidson Last Night in Soho can't help but seem like the first draft of something much better. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
4/4 The Worst Person in the World (2021) Joey Magidson I fell in love with The Worst Person in the World and you will too. This is a gloriously funny, moving, sexy, and smart romantic dramedy that subverts all expectations. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
3/4 The Guilty (2021) Joey Magidson Your thoughts on The Guilty will potentially largely hinge on whether you know it's a remake and if you've seen said remake. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2021
3.5/4 The Power of the Dog (2021) Joey Magidson The Power of the Dog packs a punch. Even beyond its across the board awards potential, it's just compelling cinema. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2021
3/4 A Hero (2021) Joey Magidson When you watch a movie by Asghar Farhadi, you know that a potentially simple story is always a vessel for more complexity and an examination of human behavior. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2021
2.5/4 Dear Evan Hansen (2021) Joey Magidson Dear Evan Hansen obviously has its heart in the right place. Despite noble intentions, however, this a film that is almost at war with itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2021
3/4 Malignant (2021) Joey Magidson Malignant is trashy, but in a fun way. It's also something you've never quite seen before, so horror fans may be in for a treat. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2021
2.5/4 The Voyeurs (2021) Joey Magidson The Voyeurs has one twist too many to work as a pure erotic thriller, but it's not a wholly unsuccessful attempt. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2021
3.5/4 The Card Counter (2020) Joey Magidson The Card Counter is a compelling and hypnotic experience, though one that clearly won't be for everyone. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2021
2/4 Cinderella (2021) Joey Magidson This take on Cinderella never once shows itself to have a reason for existence. We've seen so many better versions of this story. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2021
3.5/4 Worth (2020) Joey Magidson Instead of cheap emotions, the movie seeks to traffic in nuance, with successful results. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2021
2.5/4 Candyman (2021) Joey Magidson Frankly, it's worth seeing, but it's not a good film, per se. It's a flawed film with intriguing aspects, and you'll have to decide if that's worth venturing to theaters for. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
2/4 Together (2021) Joey Magidson Together gets better as it goes on, but it's largely a grueling experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
3/4 No Man of God (2021) Joey Magidson No Man of God isn't trying to be the definitive Ted Bundy story, but it's a narrative film that's able to capture an aspect of his appeal/terror. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2021
3.5/4 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Joey Magidson Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has equal amounts of action, heart, and humor. The result is as satisfying an outing as Marvel has had in some time. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2021
1.5/4 Demonic (2021) Joey Magidson Demonic is a nail in the coffin for Neill Blomkamp's career as a director people look forward to seeing new work from. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2021
3/4 Flag Day (2021) Joey Magidson Despite its flaws, Flag Day does evoke the early days of Sean Penn's directorial outings, making for an interesting viewing. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/4 The Night House (2020) Joey Magidson The Night House might actually appeal even more to fans of drama than those of horror. That's how effective the emotions are here. Rebecca Hall has never been better. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2021
2.5/4 Don't Breathe 2 (2021) Joey Magidson This mostly is an effective continuation of what worked before, but it's just gotten too ridiculous to recommend. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2021
3.5/4 Not Going Quietly (2021) Joey Magidson Not Going Quietly is one of the best documentaries of the year, as well as the sort of film that will inspire you to take action. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2021
3/4 Respect (2021) Joey Magidson Respect didn't need to nearly be two and a half hours long, but it'll end up winning you over. Jennifer Hudson (as well as Marc Maron) are terrific. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2021
3.5/4 Free Guy (2021) Joey Magidson Free Guy is a blast. It's so easy for high concept films like this to be a letdown, wasting the premise and promise, but this one decidedly doesn't. Pure summer entertainment. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021