Under the Circuit: Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone Most Known For: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “A Fistful of Dollars,” “Once Upon a Time in the West,” Snubbed For: “The...

Top Ten Tuesday: Scenes of Tom Cruise Running

Tom Cruise may not be the last movie star as some have said, but he’s certainly one of the last big names who can...

The Overdue: Hugh Grant Tries for a Career Nomination with ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

The romantic comedy genre has always had its female stars that would hop from film to film and grow a rabid fanbase. Even still,...

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy...
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OSCARS: Celebrating 9 Years of Awards Circuit With New Predictions for the Academy Awards...

Awards Circuit turns 9 years old today. As always, we thank all the readers for your continued engagement with us over the years. We...

Digging Into: Joey Magidson

To know Joey Magidson is to know you have a friend. The loyal readers of The Awards Circuit have read Joey’s work for years...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (10/02/12)

This week, a rather wide variety of titles are hitting Blu-Ray and DVD, but just how many of them are worth your time? Well,...

Are we six weeks away from seeing ‘Argo’ make history?

Well, here we are. The Golden Globes only managed to confuse us more about the Oscar race, something I wasn't sure was actually possible....

2017 Awards Profile: Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ From Fox Searchlight Pictures

FILM: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" PRODUCERS: Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent and Peter Czemin DISTRIBUTOR: Fox Searchlight Pictures DIRECTOR: Martin McDonagh WRITERS: Martin MCDonagh CAST: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell,...

Bond Week: The Evolution of 007 from Connery to Craig

Hey all you super spy fans out there...hopefully you're enjoying Bond Week. For this newest piece, I'd like to focus on the character and...

Best and Worst Batman Actors

Much like Mark Johnson felt about the directors who have helmed Batman flicks, this list of the best actors in the role of Batman really...

Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher...

‘The Voice’ Recap: The Finals

The end is near, my brain is about to explode and my tears might flow freely once more as another undeserving winner of The...

Top 10: Who are the most Dastardly Superhero Villain of All Time?

A superhero movie is only as good as its villain is bad. This directly proportional relationship is something that has yielded some of the...

TIFF: The Paperboy (**)

As many of you are aware before I became a film critic, before I started writing criticism twenty five years ago I had a...

Emmy Episode Analysis: Can Donald Glover Halt Jeffrey Tambor’s Streak?

The emergence of “The Sopranos” ushered in a whole era of anti-heroes as male protagonists. The remnants of that era persists in the drama...

Women in Cinema: The Future for Men Only

How long can information stay relevant before we move on to the next thing?  I ask because seeing as how it’s Friday, my topic...

Kelly Reilly chats about “Flight”

Sometimes the very first moment where you meet the person you're about to interview really sets the tone for the talk to come. In...

Under the Circuit: Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller always has a spot at the Oscars as a presenter, but will he ever get there as a nominee

Age of Cinema – The Power That’s ‘Stranger than Fiction’

I'm a sucker for a good cerebral experience at the movies where its writer manages to shine in a vivid and imaginative way.  When...

Box Office Results (02.24.13)

And the Oscars are done! With a few more awards, festivals, and competitions for awards, the scariest moments are, for the most part, over....

Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie AwardsWinners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January...

Six Spot #8: Best Actor 2013

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 1997 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, I...

Box Office Results (11.24.13)

This week, as 'Thor: The Dark World' (BV) trickled down the money, 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (LG) exploded out on Friday at $70.5 million...

Chit-Chat with Jason Clarke!

Today I'm bringing you my chat with 'Zero Dark Thirty' co-star Jason Clarke. I had the pleasure of speaking in person with him a...

WonderCon: Warner Bros. previews The Conjuring and Pacific Rim

With a slate that includes The Hangover Part 3, Man of Steel, The Great Gatsby, The Conjuring and 300: Rise of an Empire, Warner...

Contemplating Potential Cannes Film Festival Showings

With the first domino of the Cannes Film Festival having just fallen and The Great Gatsby debuting, why not ponder what else could play...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (11/15/2011)

This week, one of my very favorite films of the year so far comes to Blu-Ray and DVD, along with an excellent flick I...

Oscar 2012 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Braverman)

Oh boy, where do I even begin. All of us at The Awards Circuit had many of our predictions thrown back in our faces...

Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actress 2015

Continuing on with the Sizing Up series, this one is a look at the slate of Best Supporting Actress contenders. As always with this...

2014 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

The day before the Academy Awards each year, the Independent Spirit Awards are held, obstensibly to give a moment in the sun to the...

Previewing the People’s Choice Awards

The first major awards show of the season officially kicks off tonight with the 38th Annual People's Choice Awards! For viewers watching at...

Box Office Results (09.08.13)

This week, 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' (Wein.) was #1 until the Friday release of 'Riddick' (Uni.) took the #1 spot by a great margin,...

Under the Circuit: Sean Bobbitt

Under the Circuit goes below the line and looks at frequent Steve McQueen collaborator, Sean Bobbit

Top Ten Tuesday: Shocking TV Deaths of the Past 15 Years

With two of my favorite shows, The Good Wife and Teen Wolf, recently dispatching of beloved characters, it seemed like a good time to...