Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (10/18/2011)

This week, one of the best films of the year comes to Blu-Ray and DVD, along with a host of other, less worthy fare....

Best Actress: Make Sure They See You Suffer

This weekend sees the release of the highly anticipated thriller (and possible Oscar contender) Martha Marcy May Marlene.  Many pundits, including our own Anna,...

Best Oscar Season in a Long Time?

I know that a lot of people are already chalking up 2011 as a "down" year in film, and by extension...the forthcoming slate of...

Oscar Circuit – Newbies & Oldies: Male Edition

Oscar season is nearly in full swing.  The screeners and invitations have already started.  PR companies, studios, and other industry analysts are fighting hard...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (10/11/2011)

This week we have one of the more expansive DVD release offerings in recent memory.  With 9 different films coming out for your purchasing...

Ryan Gosling: The Past, The Present, and The Future

To those who have been dedicated followers of The Awards Circuit for a while now, it's no secret that Ryan Gosling is my favorite...

Best Movie Presidents of All Time…

Inspired by George Clooney as Presidential candidate Mike Morris in his just released political thriller 'The Ides of March', I decided to write up...

Sizing Up the Best Actress Race…

As you all no doubt are aware of by now, an annual tradition for me here at The Awards Circuit is to make an...

Directors of the 70’s: Still Showing ‘Em How It’s Done

One can easily imagine Paul Thomas Anderson, the Brothers Coen, Kathryn Bigelow, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky or Alexander Payne sitting in theatres in the...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (10/4/2011)

This week is a busy one for the DVD/Blu-Ray market, and one market by a nice bunch of quality new titles, and one older...

The REAL Trouble With “Locks”

I try not to participate in Twitter spats, or even comment on them, for that matter.  99% of regular arguments are stupid enough, let...

Sizing Up the Best Actor Field

We come now to part 3 of an annual tradition for me here at The Awards Circuit...my series of articles that deal with how...

Digging Into: Clayton Davis

After attending an early and advanced screening of the then-unfinished 2006 film “Bobby”, Clayton Davis, the respected and esteemed Awards Circuit editor was then...

Digging Into: Anna Belickis

In an industry dominated by testosterone, explosions, and hot-tempered men who think they know everything, Anna Belickis, one of the newest writers to The...

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...

High Heels and Tumbler Wheels

I’m pretty sure that, by the time Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises actually hits theaters on July 20th, the internet will have leaked...

Digging Into: John Foote

Few names in the film community unite actors, filmmakers, bloggers, Oscar prognosticators, publicists, and the general media in respect like John Foote does.  Yes,...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (9/27/2011)

It's a bit of a light week on DVD for me here at The Awards Circuit, especially considering my distaste for the major release...

Digging Into: Michael Ward

To the average observer, Michael Ward is the definition of the American everyman.  An unassuming, workaday family man, it wouldn’t be immediately obvious that...

Pitt’s Year?

After seeing the new film 'Moneyball' and thinking a lot about Brad Pitt this year, I came to a decision.  Instead of simply writing...

Digging Into: Robert Hamer

Who the hell does this kid think he is?! I remember thinking that the very first time one of my articles was challenged by a...

Poll Results – Jessica Chastain

Which film do you think Jessica Chastain will get an Oscar nomination for? Answer Votes Percent The Tree of Life 90 34% None. Too many films. Vote split inevitable 86 32% The Help 52 20% Take Shelter 23 9% Coriolanus 6 2% The...

Baseball and the Oscars…

Does America’s Pastime have any Correlation with Hollywood’s Biggest Night? When it comes to movies about baseball, it seems that the Academy has a love/hate...

In Defense of “Elitism,” In Film and Elsewhere

The culture of film criticism has an odd tendency to turn pejoratives out of things that really shouldn’t be considered insulting.  Words like “artsy,”...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (9/20/2011)

This week, one of the funniest movies of the year (as well as just plain old being one of the top 10 movies of...

John’s TIFF Diary: Final Entry

As it seems to do every year, TIFF ended with a whimper and not a bang.  The first week is teeming with activity, be...

The “Double” Possibilities

11 times in the Academy’s history, an actor or actress has been nominated twice in the same year.  With the notable exception of Barry...

John’s TIFF Diary: Day Seven

Little by little the crowds are diminishing, the press screenings are less packed, and the general population milling through the fantastic Lightbox is thinning...

Sizing Up the Best Director Field

Continuing an annual tradition for me here at The Awards Circuit, this is part two in my series of articles that deal with how...

John’s TIFF Diary: Day Six

There is cancer in my house, the bad kind: brain cancer.  It is incurable.  This cancer just sits, ever growing, hiding in the recesses...

John’s TIFF Diary: Day Five

An early rise allowed me to see one film everyone is talking about, or, more specifically, one of the performances everyone is talking about. ...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (9/13/2011)

This week, I'm going to do something a bit rare with my column and highlight two older releases.  One actually is my top selection,...

John’s TIFF Diary: Day Four

Sunday was a day of disappointments at the festival.  I mean serious letdowns, folks: one from a promising young lady experiencing a sophomore slump,...

John’s TIFF Diary: Day Three

Keeping the press and industry folks waiting in a sweltering theatre for more than an hour is not one’s idea of a good time...

John’s TIFF Diary: Day Two

Two films today that should garner some awards buzz, though if the other major pictures are as strong as I suspect they are going...

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