World Circuit: Inside Jamaica’s Growing Film Industry

Though it may not be making major headlines, Jamaica's film industry is currently having a significant moment in the spotlight. This month's release of...

Top 10: Marvel Cast-Directed Films

As actors within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, our favorite celebrities star in different projects. Some have even directed a film or two of their...

Top 10: Best Oscar-Snubbed MCU Aspects

Until the 91st Academy Awards were held, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had yet to receive a coveted Oscar. There had been a handful of...

Superhero Fix: How We Think ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Will Play Out

The premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" is here! With the Internet buzzing about all the possible ways the film could play out (and effect the...

Six Spot: Which 2016 Best Original Screenplay Hopeful Got Lost At ‘Sea’

It's time for episode number fifteen in our Six Spot series! The year is 2016. "La La Land" fever has swept the Academy on Oscar...

Genre Geeks: Analyzing the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser Trailer

Last week, Disney and Lucasfilm provided fans their first look at the highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode IX," now officially titled "Star Wars: The Rise...

Women in Film: Criterion Channel Introduces Viewers to the Works of Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda, one of the essential voices of French New Wave Cinema, is memorialized in the Criterion Channel's first month. Many of the director's...

Top 10: Best Rooney Mara Performances

Two-time Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara celebrated her birthday yesterday! One could describe her performances to be quietly powerful, and they wouldn’t be wrong....

Top 10: Best James Franco Performances

Actor, director, producer, and writer James Franco is an enigma. When he's trying to be funny, you'll often wonder whether he is being serious...

Top 10: Best Horror/Fantasy Movies About Grief

Both grief and loss are very dangerous monsters. In addition, the horror genre has illustrated how villainous they are in exaggerated yet terrifying ways....

Top 10: Anticipated Tribeca Film Festival Titles

Each year, the Tribeca Film Festival ushers in the spring with a unique variety of movies. Just last year, two of 2018's best in...

Awards Profile 2019: Joon-Ho Bong’s ‘Parasite’ from NEON

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...

Six Spot: Which Film Did Oscar Not Call By Name For 2017 Best Adapted...

Welcome to the fourteenth entry in our Six Spot series! Call us by your name and we'll call you by ours. James Ivory became the...

TV Top 10: The Best Episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’

On April 14, 2019,  "Game of Thrones" will begin its final season. The series has become the landmark series on television, easily finding itself...

Top 10: Best Kat Dennings Performances

This is a Kat Dennings appreciation post. The hilarious and gregarious actress started in the industry young, playing a teen on “Sex and the...

Genre Geeks: Ranking the Laika Films in Preparing for ‘Missing Link’

Since 2005, Laika has been the leading force of stop-motion animation in Hollywood. An Oscar "Best Animated Feature" lineup is never complete without Laika's...

Top 10: Best Sophomore Features Post-Millennium

As we spoke about last time, the sophomore slump can be a real thing. However, that isn’t always the case. Many filmmakers have made...

Top 10: Best Stop Motion Animation Films

This weekend marks the release of Laika's Missing Link. This is the studio's fifth feature-length film and each of the previous efforts was nominated for...

Top 10: Best Charlie Hunnam Performances

Charlie Hunnam celebrates his birthday today and it’s a good enough reason as any to reflect on his top ten performances here at AwardsCircuit....

Decoding the Punk Look of Rashid Johnson’s ‘Native Son’ with Elizabeth Birkett

CRAFT CIRCUIT: Richard Wright's "Native Son" has been an American literary staple since the 1930s, and has been adapted multiple times for the stage...

Genre Geeks: The Power of Humor in Genre Films

“A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Sometimes in life it's the only weapon we have.” Roger Rabbit made this salient point about...

Top 10: Best Comedic Performances From Supporting Actresses

In honor of the release of "Little" starring Regina Hall and Issa Rae, this list is all about celebrating women in comedy. Particularly, comedic...

Six Spot: Who Didn’t Make it to Mordor in the 2003 Best Picture Race?

Our Six Spot series has officially reached the terrible teens with our 13th entry! Few wins were as unanimously beloved as "Lord of the Rings:...

Awards Profile 2019: Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Laundromat’ from Netflix

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...

Top 10: Best April Releases of All-Time

April is an interesting time for movies. If January and February are months that never get respect, while March is caught in no man’s...

Awards Profile 2019: Bill Condon’s ‘The Good Liar’ from Warner Bros.

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...

Superhero Fix: Analyzing the ‘Joker’ Trailer

Almost a week ago, director Todd Phillips dropped a creeper of a show. DC comic book fans around the world became transfixed by Joaquin...

Top 10: Funniest Moments in The ‘PEN15’ Debut Season

Middle school is a time of what can only be described as extreme awkwardness. Awkward for the ways that the body may begin to...

Awards Profile 2019: Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ from Walt Disney Studios

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...

Top 10: Best English Language Debuts From Foreign Directors

When foreign filmmakers transition to English language cinema, there are often mixed results. Some of them land right out of the gate but others...

Superhero Fix: The Next Marvel Characters to Follow the Legacy of ‘Spider-Man: Into the...

As the first Marvel property to win a feature film Oscar, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" defied all skeptics by revolutionizing the superhero genre playing...

Top 10: Best Stephen King Adaptations

Some wells of inspiration never dry up. Stephen King's writings have been the source for countless movies and TV shows over the past four...

Pop Circuit: Can ‘Dumbo’ Bring Tim Burton Back to the Oscars? It Seems Unlikely

This past weekend marked the return of Tim Burton to theaters. He has not been gone for long, but his latest Disney live-action remake did not...

Six Spot: Which Director Missed Out on the 2009 ‘Battle of the Exes’ Director...

We've reached a dozen entries in our Six Spot series! Few narratives have been as juicy and satisfying as the 2009 Battle of the Exes....

Top 10: Best Disney Live-Action Remakes

It may seem like we've been inundated with remakes of Disney animated classics, but believe it or not, there's only been ten so far....

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