Visual Effects Narrows Down to Ten

During the debacle of the site being down, I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on the Visual Effects that were narrowed down to ten films.  The ten films still in contention for the Visual Effects Oscar are: “The Amazing Spider-Man” “Cloud Atlas” “The Dark Knight Rises” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” “John Carter” […]

2013 PGA Nominees for Best Documentary

Ummm…first thing that comes to mind, where the hell is Amy Berg’s West of Memphis?  Don’t know what the standards are but that film and Searching for Sugar Man, stand as one of the year’s best period, in any category. Check out the full press release below: LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2012) – The […]

Barrymore (*½)

As a film reviewer, I am not really ever allowed to say that I don’t get something. But sometimes honestly, I don’t get it. Sometimes the logic escapes me. And sometimes, I am ill equipped to speak on things I am occasionally expected to know something about. With these self-deprecating disclosures out of the way, […]

Lore (***½)

Unlike the one-sided views of the tormented Holocaust victims and their suffering during Hitler’s terrifying reign, ‘Lore’ brings the audiences into the lives of a German family after the removal of Hitler from power. Winner of countless film festivals and an official selection for the 2013 Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film, […]

Around the Circuit: November 24th – November 30th

It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related. Link(s) of the week: In the wake of last weekend’s screenings for Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables […]

Hitchcock (**)

One of the more intriguing additions to the slate of Oscar contending films in 2012 is Hitchcock, a quasi-biopic which focuses on the legendary Alfred Hitchcock’s process in creating the most storied horror film of all time, Psycho. With truly little left to be said about Psycho, the idea of a look behind the curtain […]

King Kelly (**½)

In many ways a found footage flick, ‘King Kelly’ is notable not just for the first person approach, but for the fact that it was shot exclusively on iPhones. If that sounds like it could be torture, it actually isn’t, and in fact looks far better than you’d expect. Featuring a memorable turn by emerging […]

Circuit 3: Sir Ridley Scott

On Friday, November 30th, Sir Ridley Scott turns 75 years old. While he might be best known for his achievements in science fiction cinema, Scott’s films range extensively in backdrop and eras. Born in the town of South Shields, England, Scott would eventually study at the Royal College of Art and go on to work […]

Dancing with the Stars All-Stars: Winner Results

After weeks of competition, the winner of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars is… Melissa Rycroft. This season Melissa Rycroft was the only non-Olympic contestant to step outside of her comfort zone and take risks during her performances. It’s easy to do flips when you know how to, but Rycroft put it all on the table […]

Awards Circuit Upgrade in Progress

To All the Faithful Readers of the Awards Circuit, I sincerely thank you for your patience during this past week.  As you may or may not know, the Awards Circuit has become one of the premiere stops for film and Oscar coverage.  As a result of that, we have to upgrade to private server that […]

2013 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic and Documentary Competition lineups revealed!

After receiving more than 12,000 submissions, the folks behind the 2013 Sundance Film Festival have unveiled the lineup of films for the US, World and Documentary Competition. Often a proving ground for up and coming talent, there will be 27 first time directors competing alongside returning vets like Lynn Shelton, Shane Carruth and James Ponsoldt to […]