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...

Opinion: DOJ Oscars Threat Exposes Politicized Department

The recent letter from the head of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice to Academy CEO Dawn Hudson sure raised some eyebrows...

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....

TV Top 10: Best ‘Veep’ Episodes of the Series

What will we do without "Veep?" The show's seventh, and final, season premieres this Sunday, March 31st at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO. Over...

Pop Circuit: Can Jordan Peele Repeat Awards Success With ‘Us’ at the 92nd Oscars?

The history of horror at the Oscars has never been particularly strong. For every success story like "The Exorcist," there are three classics that...

Six Spot: Which Actress Sang A Sad Tune After Missing the 2007 Lead Actress...

Welcome to the eleventh entry in our Six Spot series! This week we are looking at the 2007 Best Actress race. This category was notable...

Top 10: Best Sophomore Directorial Features Pre-Millennium

The sophomore slump can be a real thing. However, that isn't always the case. Many filmmakers have made their second time out just as...

Awards Profile 2019: David Michod’s ‘The King’ 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...

SET VISIT: LAIKA Studios Showcases the Craftsmanship and Innovation of ‘Missing Link’

Like most cinephiles, my love for stop-motion animation came from three distinct pop culture touchpoints. When you're young, you watch Rankin & Bass shorts,...

Superhero Fix: How Captain Marvel Could Save The Universe in “Avengers: Endgame”

Spoiler warning now: if you haven't gotten a chance to see "Captain Marvel" or hell, even "Avengers: Infinity War" just yet, do not read...

Awards Profile 2019: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ from Universal Pictures

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 Horror Performances of All Time

The horror genre never gets the respect it deserves with Oscar. However, the genre has given us some of the most incredible performances. They...

Patricia Clarkson on Being Honored in Miami: “Awards Are Good And Anyone Who Tells...

Patricia Clarkson doesn’t like watching movies on screeners. The New Orleans-born actress, 59, prefers the pleasures of the big screen in a darkened room...

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