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‘Mad Men:’ a brutally honest rendition of of 1960s America

When discussing America in the 1960s, there is a certain element of unending fascination that is always present in those conversations. It was a time of rapid change and recurring turmoil, the historical events...

‘The Plugs I Met 2’ finds Benny the Butcher in great shape

Buffalo native and co-founder of Griselda Records Benny the Butcher has returned with his new extended play, “The Plugs I Met 2.” This is a follow-up to his 2019 EP “The Plugs I Met,”...

Zack Snyder returns with his definitive vision for “Justice League”

After stepping down as director in the wake of a family tragedy, Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” was given to Joss Whedon (the director of “The Avengers”) to finish. The end result was a lackluster...

Radar Replay: ‘Salt’ aligns with the James Bond series in this mind-bending story that...

 Several films make being a government spy or a witty CIA agent seem like an exciting job that includes performing cool stunts, keeping top secrets and constantly living on the brink of death. The...

Rock and Roll is evolving — and it’s here to stay

As music evolves, there will always be critics who claim that rock and roll is “dead” because it’s too commercialized or it doesn’t sound like how it used to. But people should be rest...

‘Superman and Lois:’ Arrowverse’s unique spinoff sets the bar high

After brief glimpses of Clark Kent in “Supergirl,” Superman fans are in for a treat with Arrowverse’s new show, “Superman and Lois.” The Arrowverse crossover episode, “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” paved the path for...

‘Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell’ humanizes the legendary rapper but ignores much...

Netflix has released a documentary focusing on the life of the Notorious B.I.G., likely connected to the 24th anniversary of the rapper’s March 9, 1997 death. The documentary consists mainly of interviews by the...

The long awaited ‘Coming 2 America’ is a lackluster sequel to the original 1988...

“Coming 2 America,” an Amazon Prime exclusive and the recently released sequel to the legendary 1988 Eddie Murphy film, “Coming to America,” is unfortunately a 33-year let-down. The original director, John Landis, doesn’t make...

‘Killing Is Easy’ illustrates the volatile nature of authenticity 

It is no secret that Patrice O’Neal was not exactly a universally beloved comedian, like George Carlin or Dave Chappelle. In fact, during a roundtable discussion about the public reaction to his untimely death...

Disney’s ‘Flora and Ulysses’ is a directionless tale that fails its superhero

Superheros are often revered by audiences for providing a beacon of hope when the entire universe seems to be engulfed in darkness. The DC and Marvel universes are well known for their myriad of...