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Radar Replay: ‘Transistor’ exemplifies the introspective nature of science fiction

Supergiant Games were coming in hot after their successful debut action role-playing title “Bastion” had won numerous awards and accolades. The pressure of attempting to catch lightning in a bottle again in an artistic...

Radar Replay: ‘A Cinderella Story’ is a quotable blast from the past

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures “A Cinderella Story” (2004) combines the timeless plot of the classic fairy tale with all of the drama of high school. Although there...

Radar Replay: “Dragon Ball” the underappreciated beginnings of a cult classic

“Dragon Ball” is possibly one of the most recognizable and beloved anime of all time. Many think of the sequel, “Dragon Ball Z” (DBZ), when referring to the series overall. It’s fast paced action,...

Radar Replay: ‘Saw’ offers compelling storytelling in the slasher film genre with a realistically...

“Saw” stands out above all other horror films for one simple reason alone: Jigsaw. Unlike most horror movie villains, he has no elements of science fiction or fantasy. He cannot die again and again...

‘The Believer’ teaches us that we can defeat our enemies through love

Ryan Gosling stars in 2001’s “The Believer” as Daniel Balint who, after rebelling against his ultraconservative Jewish upbringing, becomes a neo-Nazi in contemporary New York City. The character is based on the 1960s real-life...

Radar Replay: ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ is as relevant today as it was...

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons If there is any important album known for being a complete failure when it was initially released, it’s The Velvet Underground’s debut album. When...

Radar Replay: ‘High Anxiety’: an overlooked gem in Mel Brooks’ iconic filmography

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox To many, Mel Brooks is the king of parody and satire. His library of work contains some of cinema’s most famous comedies that...

Radar Replay: Decades after its release, ‘Ghostbusters’ remains a Halloween classic

With Halloween coming this week, it's important to look back and relive the thrills and chills of ghostly movies that make the season so special. Most often, audiences turn toward horrors and thrillers, but...

Radar Replay: Titanfall 2 – Regenerating a stagnant genre

The “Titanfall'' series, developed by Respawn Entertainment, was warmly received by the public upon its announcement in 2013 at E3. Genuine hype and excitement built to a fever pitch as the release date approached...

Radar Replay: Shaking up the formula: ‘Six of Crows’

“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo is the first book in a stand-alone, young adult duology set in Bardugo’s Grisha Verse. Following the tale of a group of gangsters, “Six of Crows” sees the...