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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Split: a thrilling return to form for M. Night Shyamalan

Remember “The Happening”? What a stinker. Remember “Unbreakable”? What a classic. For a little over 10 years, director M. Night Shyamalan has been putting out nothing but heaps of garbage like “The Happening,” forcing...

Silence is a stunning and subtle examination of faith

You know him, I know him. Martin Scorsese needs no introduction. “Silence” is the product of a 25 year-long production period — a passion project if there ever was one — based on the...

Space, race and space race

“Hidden Figures” tells an untold yet, remarkable true story of three intelligent African-American women who contributed to the many firsts of NASA’s historic space launches. Though, in a segregated Virginia of 1961, the ingenious...

What’s on our RADAR for 2017

As 2017 opens before us, and the potential for so many new possibilities begin, we here at Radar wanted to highlight some of the projects we are excited about in the upcoming year. From...

“20th Century Women” is a compelling film

“20th Century Women” is a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama directed by Mike Mills about a single mother, Dorothea (Annette Bening), struggling to raise her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) during the summer of 1979. With...

A flawed, promising entry into the Star Wars story

In 1977, George Lucas revolutionized pop culture with the release of “Star Wars,” a sci-fi epic unlike anything before it. It had charismatic characters and a simple enough plot that left plenty of room...

“La La Land” is a beautiful meditation on classic Hollywood

Hollywood musicals fell out of favor a long time ago — gone are the days of Fred Astaire, or Ginger Roots. From the ‘80s to now, musicals as a genre leaned toward a kitschy...

“The Edge of Seventeen” will put you on the edge with a non-existent plotline

Millennials and admirers of both visually stunning cinematography and physically alluring actors were lovestruck by the enchanting trailer for “The Edge of Seventeen” that aired throughout social media outlets as well as movie theatres....

“Nocturnal Animals” displays mastery of craft by Tom Ford

Tom Ford made a toughie. The fashion designer-turned-filmmaker’s second cinematic feature, “Nocturnal Animals” starts just about as confusingly as it ends, and we can talk about interpretations all day but there remains a layer...

“Moonlight” is the best film of 2016

“What’s a faggot? Am I a faggot? How do I know?” Berry Jenkin’s “Moonlight,” based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” is a beautiful contemplation on the excruciating and...