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Radar Oscar picks

Best Picture: “1917” By: Colin Carney   Fresh off its win for Best Picture and Best Director at the recent Golden Globes, “1917” stands poised to claim this year's top honors at the 92nd Academy Awards. The acclaim...

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...

The 2020 Grammys and the traditional conundrum of turning art into a competitive sport

When it comes to award shows, three names rule over everything else in terms of what the world considers prestigious: The Oscars, The Emmys and The Grammys. For a quarter of a century, all...

Radar Replay: ‘Comet’ is a nuanced, experimental take on the typical rom-com

Romantic comedies are abundant in Hollywood — unfortunately, so much so that they’ve begun to rely on tried-and-true cliches. The typical boy-meets-girl story is so recognizable that in 2019, “Isn’t It Romantic” was dedicated...

NAMM 2020: A brief glimpse into the global music industry

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the world’s largest music technology convention in the world. Held in Anaheim, California one January weekend every year, thousands of major and minor names in various...

Bombay Bicycle Club attempts to bring indie music back together with ‘Everything Else Has...

  There was a period of time in which radio-friendly indie music had its Golden Age, when every song sounded slightly similar to one another. Every hit single had a self-reflective theme of youth or...

‘Sex Education’ season two: sexy, scintillating and sometimes serious

The second season of “Sex Education” begins in a way that encapsulates the show: nearly uncomfortable, honest and hilarious. Our protagonist, Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), is back — and, apparently, is now a convert...

‘Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’: a satisfying retelling of Goku’s timeless adventures and battles

For 30 years, “Dragon Ball Z” (DBZ) video games have tried to capture the experience of playing through the events of the series. While these titles would capture the fighting and story aspect of...

‘The Grudge’ is another horrifying Hollywood remake

“The Grudge” is out … again. This new adaptation of Takashi Shimizu’s “Ju-On: The Grudge,” written and directed by Nicolas Pesces, creator of “The Eyes of My Mother” and “Piercing,” tries to give a...

Tame Impala’s dive into the ‘20s: a look into the legacy and future of...

Tame Impala might have been the biggest band of the previous decade. The band’s debut album “Innerspeaker” came out in 2010 and played a huge role in ushering in a new era of psychedelic...