Circuit Breaker Episode 7: Fall Festival Preview, New Trailers, and ACCA 1994 Winners


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On the agenda:

  • We are naming the winners of the Awards Circuit Community Awards for 1994.  Which films have the readers chosen as the best of that given year that includes “Ed Wood,” “Forrest Gump,” “The Lion King,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “The Shawshank Redemption?”
  • We are looking at news and new trailers of the week that includes “La La Land,” “Lion,” “A United Kingdom,” and “Manchester by the Sea.”
  • Looking at the film festival previews for the Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival.  What can any of these films do in the race?

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  • Joey Magidson

    Happy listening!

  • Terence Johnson

    If I had to rank the ACCA BP noms: Lion King>Forrest Gump>The Shawshank Redemption>Pulp Fiction>Ed Wood

    I think the best moment from any of those films is when Forrest Gump meets his son for the first time and wonders if he’s like him. Devastating.

    • Joey Magidson

      My ranking would be as follows:

      1. The Shawshank Redemption
      2. Pulp Fiction
      3. The Lion King
      4. Forrest Gump
      5. Ed Wood

  • Tee

    I’m very disappointed that Forrest Gump didn’t win BP and Frank Darabont didn’t win Director. As much as I love Pulp Fiction, Gump is a stronger film overall while Darabont creates cinematic gold in each frame of Shawshank. Also, Samuel L. Jackson winning Best Supporting is pretty sweet and I cussed out loud that Diane West won over all the other nominees.

  • Ryan

    Look, I’m upset enough as it is that Shawshank lost Picture, but Thomas Newman’s masterpiece losing Original Score is simply tragic. Hans Zimmer already has 2 ACCAs, people! At least Deakins and Darabont got their due, but for a film which is ranked #1 of all time on IMDB (and deservedly so), you’d think it would do a lot better on the internet.

  • Luke McGowan

    Question: What is your favourite performance from the first half of the year in the supporting categories? Mine are Glen Powell in Everybody Wants Some!! and Ashley Jensen in The Lobster (Biscuit Woman).

    Cinephile Showdown:
    Jack Lemmon or Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross
    Mia Farrow or Barbara Hershey in Hannah and Her Sisters
    Michael Biehn or Bill Paxton in Aliens
    Dustin Hoffman or Robert Redford in All the President’s Men
    Burt Young, Carl Weathers or Burgess Meredith in Rocky

    Choose the Gold: Ed Harris’ Oscar Nominations
    The Hours
    Apollo 13
    The Truman Show