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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...

‘Pleasantville,’ a deep philosophical take on the fantasy genre

The trapped in TV land trope is one that has been explored many times over in film and television like “Stay Tuned,” “DramaWorld,” “Last Action Hero,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Truman Show,” “Space...

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: ‘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: ‘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: ‘Luigi’s Mansion,’ the spookiest underrated classic!

With Halloween and “Luigi’s Mansion 3” quickly approaching, it’s important to understand where Luigi started his frightening series. Releasing alongside the Gamecube, “Luigi’s Mansion” introduced players to a unique and eerie mansion full of...

Radar Replay: ‘Low Roar’: the brilliance of Iceland’s folk rock self-titled album

Courtesy of @thor._.nike via Instagram In early 2002, Ryan Karazija would start the formation of indie rock group, Audrye Sessions, performing around coffeehouses in Livermore, Calif. For the...

‘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...