Middleburg Film Review: ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is the Darkly Rich Movie We...

2017 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: It's always nice to have a film blend the genres of black comedy and a hard-hitting drama successfully. You expect...

Final Oscar Predictions – Will ‘La La Land’ Tie or Break the 11 Win...

ENTER OUR OSCARS CONTEST via our CIRCUIT CENTER HERE! The Academy Awards ballots were handed in this past Tuesday, Feb. 21. We have stewed on...

Ten Favorite Films About Independence

Happy 4th of July to all our fellow Americans here on the Awards Circuit.  As our readership is full of international men and women...

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: 15 Most Anticipated Films to Watch

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will be underway this Wednesday, April 15 with some of the best and talented filmmakers in independent cinema will...

Oscar’s Best Actor – Tightest Race Outside of Best Picture

We are talking a lot of the Oscars on a daily basis with some very interesting perspectives on how the race will shape up...

Welcome to the Brand New Awards Circuit!

To all our Faithful Readers, The Awards Circuit, in all its infinite glory has been a fantastic site in the making since May 2008.  Obviously...

OSCARS: Charlize Theron’s Multiple Producing Projects and the “Double Troubles”

Over the past few days, the WAY TOO EARLY Oscar Predictions for 2018 have been updated category by category. In case you missed it, the...

Writers Guild of America Predictions

While many notable contenders are ineligible for a citation from the Writers Guild of America, many films that are not in serious contention will...

Film Review: ‘Hidden Figures’ Is Pure Goodness Featuring a Stellar Cast

There's much to admire in Theodore Melfi's newest uplifting venture "Hidden Figures." His ability to tap into the human condition and spirit has been...

Captain Phillips (★★★★)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Hours after the World Premiere of Paul Greengrass' newest psychological thriller "Captain Phillips," my heart is still racing at a...

TV Review – “The X Factor” (***½)

Season 1 - Auditions #1 and Auditions #2 The highly anticipated U.S. version of the popular UK show from American Idol’s ex-judge Simon Cowell had...

Golden Globes Preview: Star-Studded Affair with Surprises to Come

With the Screen Actors Guild nominations announcing earlier today, we move on to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association tomorrow morning.  While many love to...

Best of 2015: Who and What SHOULD Be Given Oscars for the Year!

The 2015 Year-in-Review continues as I've already weighed in with the Top 10 films of the year along my personal ballot.  It's now time...

Bluebird (★★½)

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Debut writer/director Lance Edmands puts an admirable touch on his film Bluebird starring John Slattery and Amy Morton.  The story and...

Film Review: Tomorrowland (★★)

There are several instances when Brad Bird's latest film "Tomorrowland" comes off the hinges like a door desperately trying to say attached to a house...

‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Picture, Talking Big Moments of the Night

After a very long and late night, the 88th Academy Awards are officially behind us.  Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" came on top to win Best...

Best of 2016 Series Begins Jan. 2 w/ ACCA, Community FYC Gallery, and 1st...

With the holiday weekend in front of us, Academy voters are buckling down to watch their screeners. General audiences will finally be able to...

Nebraska (★★★★)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: There is a magical and profound power that is exuded from Alexander Payne's film "Nebraska."  I loved just about every...

Oscar Circuit: “Nice Guys (or Gals) Finish Last”

Oscar Predictions have been updated! I've come, I saw, well, I didn't conquer but I feel comfortable with the picks thus far. I've spent hours...

Film Review: Mojave (★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: William Monahan won an Academy Award for penning the adaptation for Martin Scorsese's "The Departed."  With the film winning Best...

Screen Actors Guild Nominations Reactions

Below are the reactions for this year's Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations. It was quite interesting with surprises coming from Janet McTeer nominated for...

Final Predictions for 2018 Golden Globes and Producers Guild of America

The Golden Globes have an interesting influence on the Oscar race and this Sunday, they will have an opportunity to shine a light on...

Film Review: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Flawless Execution from Sofia Coppola

Touted with suspense and riveting performances from its cast, Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled" stands alone as the single best film of 2017 so far,...

Oscars: Best Actor Comparisons, and Loading the Awards Season Gun

As pundits and fans of the awards season, we are constantly looking back to past races to see the similarities, and try to predict...

Editor: National Board of Review Predictions

National Board of Review names their winners for 2011 tomorrow and I could not be more excited. In past years, they have kicked off...

SAG Awards: Eddie Redmayne Upsets and Is ‘Birdman’ the New Oscar Frontrunner?

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out on Sunday night, while the Producers Guild of America unveiled their winners on Saturday.  Needless to...

Promo for the Critics Choice Movie Awards!

Make sure to watch the Critics Choice Movie Awards on January 10, 2013 and vote for "Favorite Film Franchise" where audiences have the power....

‘Lone Survivor’ Gaining Academy Awards Heat? – New Featurette – “Look Inside”

As the buzz continues to build for Peter Berg's war film Lone Survivor, Universal Pictures is beginning to capitalize and may be in store...

Circuit Madness Kicks Off to Determine the “Best” Best Picture Winner!

It has officially begun! Circuit Madness has kicked off today and we have quite a few games happening as we speak, so make sure...

Oscar Prediction Updates Begin…

...with what I'm calling "starter" predictions.  They're not in the typical format I've had before like the "FOR IT-AGAINST IT" type.  I have simple...

Film Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Brings the Fun But Forgot the Story

The spinoff series of the "Star Wars" saga began with moral and emotionally complex "Rogue One" which brought stakes and sorrow to a beloved...

Film Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ Resonates in Our Charged Climate of Injustice

In an era where police shootings involving unarmed black men are plastered all over our television screens, director George Tillman Jr. seizes on the...

Oscar Question of the Day

It can get lonely out there for an Oscar lover.  You often can find yourself running around trying to have a conversation with anyone...

Oscars: 10 Actors and Actresses Still Searching for their Second Nomination

Oscar week continues with a look at some of the best actors and actresses who are desperately seeking their second Oscar nomination after being...

Oscar Circuit: Going Home for the Holidays with Screeners

Many members of the Academy will be venturing off on holiday this week, some as soon as Monday.  Over the next week and a...