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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

‘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...

‘Harold and Maude’: breaking ageism in romance

The 70s classic film, “Harold and Maude,” explored a romantic relationship between an 18-year-old man, Harold, and a 79-year-old woman, Maude. Since its release, film critics have had varying responses to this film. Some...

Radar Replay: ‘Shrek 2’ is a cultural landmark in animation

Courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures “Shrek 2”’s cult following didn’t start recently — the film made more than five times their budget at the box office, became the highest-grossing...

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...

‘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: ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ a true modern classic

Courtesy of Nintendo Every year, players make choices on what games they want to play and it’s hard for many niche titles to stand out amongst the sea...

‘The West Wing’ brilliantly shows us how the presidency should be run

Debuting in 1999, NBC’s “The West Wing” placed audiences right in the middle of the day-to-day operations of the White House staff. Featuring breathtaking writing from series creator Aaron Sorkin, “The West Wing” crafts...

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: Escaping into the silly but sweet world of ‘Space Jam’

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Let’s get one thing straight: the live-action and animation mashup film, “Space Jam,” is not the pinnacle of animation, nor the pinnacle of acting...

Radar Replay: Cleverly written, ‘Inception’ remains one of Hollywood’s best films 

  Ever wanted to go back to finish that dream you had? Maybe it's the one where you became a millionaire or one where you were reunited with a lost loved one. But consider the...