Taking Questions for Power Hour


Today the staff and I will be recording “Power Hour” for your listening entertainment.  We’ll also be reading questions galore and playing the ones you send in via Speakpipe, which you can send on the right sidebar or our Facebook page.

We’ll be talking about the festivals, our old favorite movies, and of course, a little Oscar talk.

Send your questions in below or e-mail them to ClaytonDavis@Awardscircuit.com

Ask away.

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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He’s also an active member of New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.
  • Eoin Daly

    With the nomination of Melissa McCarthy last year and maybe Matthew McCounaghey this year do you think that the oscars are coming around of nominating actors from more big budget films?

  • Robert Hamer

    Since I won’t be able to make this podcast, I’d like to throw out a little question of my own:

    To celebrate my eyes finally recovering, I decided to watch William Friedkin’s infamous 1977 flop Sorcerer last night and was blown away by the film’s nightmarish jungle imagery and gut-grinding suspense. Not only is it Friedkin’s artistic peak to me, but I would also declare Sorcerer every bit the equal of The Wages of Fear, and have found the critics’ unfavorable comparisons between it and Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic rather puzzling, especially considering the dearth of truly inferior remakes we get seemingly every year.

    So I turn over the issue of film remakes to my colleagues. What do you think is the best approach to reinterpreting older films, what are the common mistakes you see made that lead to the most egregiously botched attempts (Planet of the Apes, The Stepford Wives, etc.), and what are some of your favorite movie remakes?

  • Steve

    I have asked this twice already, but was never answered. Who do you think are the best living directors who have not received an Oscar nomination for Best Director?

  • Kevin

    Do you think there’s any chance at all for Tom Cruise to get nominated for Rock of Ages?

  • Robert Hamer

    @ Steve: Are you sure? I could’ve sworn going off on a David Cronenberg/Todd Haynes rant in response to this very question in a previous podcast…

  • Steve

    I haven’t heard anything, Robert, and I listen all the time.