Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 158: Telluride Preview, Studio Rosters, and YOUR Questions


PowerHourLogo_BlackWelcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment.

On the agenda:

  • Telluride Film Festival is this weekend.  We discuss possible films that will screen there.
  • We look at what the studios have on their rosters this year and what’s coming ahead.
  • Cinephile Showdowns and your questions.

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  • Joey Magidson


  • Kevin

    Cinephile Showdown:
    -In Bruges or The Wolf of Wall Street
    -Iron Man or Captain America: Winter Soldier
    -The Town or Collateral

    And for fun, some terrible Cinephile Showdowns:
    -The prequel Star Wars Trilogy or The Hobbit Trilogy
    -Batman & Robin or Spider-Man 3
    -Pearl Harbor or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

  • Casey Chapman

    Cinephile showdown!


    Mo’Nique – Precious VS
    Jackie Weaver – animal kingdom

    Faye Dunaway – Mommie Dearest VS
    Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin


    Cher – Moonstruck VS
    Bette Midler – The Rose

    Dolly Parton – 9 to 5 VS
    Madonna – Evita

    David Bowie – the man who fell to earth VS
    Mick Jagger – the performance

    Janet Jackson – Poetic Justice VS
    Prince – Purple Rain

    Bjork – Dancer in the Dark VS
    Diana Ross – mahogany

    Meat Loaf – Fight Club VS
    Harry Connick Jr – Copycat


    Halloween Series VS Nightmare on Elm Street Series

    Friday the 13th Series VS Saw Series

    Paranormal Activity Series VS Insidious series

  • Josh Parham

    Cinephile Showdown (Directors Swap Vol. 2)

    Slumdog Millionaire directed by Steven Soderbergh or Magic Mike directed by Danny Boyle
    Lincoln directed by Sam Mendes or Road to Perdition directed by Steven Spielberg
    Zero Dark Thirty directed by J.C. Chandor or A Most Violent Year directed by Kathryn Bigelow
    Midnight in Paris directed by Richard Linklater or A Scanner Darkly directed by Woody Allen
    Big Fish directed by the Coen Brothers or A Serious Man directed by Tim Burton
    The Counselor directed by Lee Daniels or The Paperboy directed by Ridley Scott
    Cloud Atlas directed by Wes Anderson or The Grand Budapest Hotel directed by The Wachowskis

  • Iso Ns

    Cinephile Showdown:
    Drive OR Nightcrawler

    IDA OR The White Ribbon

    The Thing OR The Fly

    Winter Sleep OR Leviathan

    Persona OR Mulholland Drive

    Under the skin OR Ex Machina

    Also I want to comment about sea of trees. After horrible reactions in Cannes, they haven’t announced a release date and they haven’t released a trailer yet. It is like hiding the movie…

  • André Ribeiro

    Hello again, thank you for the answer on the podcast (that was great fun).
    I just wanted to say that if you insist on dividing film directors into categories, then I really think you should try and include all kinds of people. On the podcast two weeks ago, you almost exclusively talked about film directors who happen to be African Americans or women; but what about Asian Americans, Latino Americans and Native Americans?
    I have to say I’m so glad I live here in Europe, where we’re not as sensitive or conscious about these things. I am black myself, but I think I would be offended (or at least, saddened) if someone called me ‘a black director’. What does that even mean?

    • Kristen Lopez

      Without splitting hairs, Hollywood is still a white, male driven society and that’s what we’re emphasizing. If not even women can get a chance at directing, and they’re half the population, there’s no chance for Latinos, Asian Americans, etc. to break in. Once the glass ceiling is shattered in any direction, you’ll see more diversity in casting, directing, screenwriting, etc.

  • travis larson

    Cinephile Showdown:

    (Choose the best performance)
    Williem Dafoe- Shadow of the vampire OR Platoon
    Kevin Kline- The Ice Storm OR A Fish Called Wanda
    James Franco- Milk OR 127 Hours
    Viggo Mortensen- Eastern Promises OR The Road
    Liam Neeson- Kinsey OR Schindler’s List

  • Ryan

    Cinephile Showdown:
    Batman OR Superman
    The French Connection OR The Sting
    The Descendants OR Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
    Batman Begins OR The Dark Knight Rises
    The Town OR Argo

  • Ryan

    Power Hour Question:
    In the past ten years, has there been a movie quote that you think would be considered iconic enough to make it onto the AFI 101 Greatest Movie Quotes List? (To clarify, this isn’t about personal opinion, but rather about what quote may go down in movie history. Therefore, something like “Argo f**k yourself!” probably wouldn’t make it.)