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, and the crowning jewel of the director’s career.  The film is packed with stunning imagery, an engaging story, and a skillful eye to capture emotions and complex ideas from its themes. […]

The ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel Has a Title

We’re now a year out from the sequel to “Jurassic World” being released into theaters. Up until now, it was presumed that “Jurassic World 2” could wind up being the eventual official title. However, we now know that it won’t be that at all. In fact, it will instead be called “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom“. […]

Ron Howard Joins Tumultuous Untitled Han Solo Film

Uh oh, it sounds like things on the “Star Wars” set aren’t going well. Academy Award winner Ron Howard will finish directing the untitled Han Solo film, which has been filming for over 4 months.   In a shocking twist, original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go after a stunning upset between the […]

WATCH: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ “Time to Live” Featurette

Watch the just released “Time To Live” Featurette from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ “Blade Runner 2049”! The sci fi triller is a sequel to the 1982 “Blade Runner,” and features Ryan Gosling as Officer K, a new blade runner searching for Rick Deckard. Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard, a former LAPD […]

WATCH: First Trailer for ‘Marshall’ with Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad

The official trailer for “Marshall” is here! Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War”) stars as Thurgood Marshall in the legal drama and biopic focused on the 1941 trial of Joseph Spell. Spell, played by Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us”) is a black chauffeur accused of the rape and attempted murder of socialite boss Eleanor […]

LA Film Festival: ‘Moss’ Remains Consistently Inert

Films such as “Mud” or “Winter’s Bone” in recent years have provided a unique look into rural America. Andrea Arnold’s opus “American Honey” also depicts a journey of rebellious youth unleashed as they journey through the flyover states. “Moss,” a Southern coming-of-age tale, hopes to channel the same aloof energy in bringing life to its […]

WATCH: First Trailer for Boston Drama ‘Stronger’ with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany

  Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release STRONGER in theaters September 22, 2017 Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class […]

WATCH: New Cast Announcement for Hulu’s ‘Freakish’

Meet the newcomers to the apocalypse. Hulu just announced some new cast additions to its show “Freakish,” which is gearing up for its second season.  Hulu’s added seven (yes, seven) new castmates to the teen apocalyptic horror show, which still features its series regulars from Season 1. Hulu’s casting announcement doubles as the official trailer […]

WATCH: New Trailer for Season 7 of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Spoilers ahead. HBO just released a new trailer for the long awaited Season 7 of its smash hit “Game of Thrones.” The trailer backs up last month’s trailer for the new season. Unlike the first trailer, where all three monarchs are featured walking to their thrones, we get another glimpse of the battle royale beginning […]

LA Film Festival Review: ‘And Then There Was Eve’ Introduces Strong New Talent

Missing person dramas work because they incite theories, the sense of discovery, and lay out a puzzle the audience needs to solve. Modern TV recognizes this, illustrated by the glut of procedurals that line the network schedule. However, what happens when the mystery takes away from the story unfolding in front of our eyes? “And […]

WATCH: ‘Thank You for Your Service’ Trailer

The official trailer for Dreamworks and Universal Studios’ “Thank You for Your Service” has been released. The film, starring Haley Bennet and Miles Teller, tells the story of servicemen who return home and struggle to reintegrate into civilian life. “Thank You for Your Service” focuses upon the returning soldiers’ PTSD and the difficulties of life […]

Film Review: ‘Get Me Roger Stone’ Delivers a Compelling Diagnosis to the 2016 Election

Perhaps no subject is more fitting to any style of film than politics to the documentary. After all, documentaries seek to perpetuate a claim about their subject in hopes the public will change their opinion on the topic. For decades, political documentaries from “The War Room” to “Weiner” have followed candidates to reveal a different […]

44th Telluride Film Festival Announces 2017 Guest Director JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER

As Awards Circuit is gearing up for our annual trip to the Telluride Film Festival, they are already making exciting announcements.  Congratulations to Joshua Oppenheimer, the Oscar-nominated director of “The Act of Killing” and “The Look of Silence.” Read the Press Release from the Telluride Film Festival down below: BERKELEY, CA – Telluride Film Festival, […]

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Village People’ Is Fun, But Not Much Else

There’s a whole subgenre of films built around raunchy comedies where tropical vacations go wrong. Who doesn’t like to relax and laugh at some bawdy humor all set against a picturesque tropical locale. “Village People” thinks having both these elements will satisfy audiences enough. However, it fails to achieve its early promise, falling apart near […]

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Catching Feelings’ a Unique But Uneven Dark Romantic Comedy

What’s worse, knowing your spouse is cheating on you or suspecting inappropriate conduct, but having no concrete evidence of wrongdoing? This is the central conflict of “Catching Feelings,” a new darkly funny romantic comedy set in present day South Africa. The film opens with a refreshingly candid old folklore story about the shame of being […]

Next Installment of ‘Godzilla’ Begins Production

WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ AND LEGENDARY PICTURES’ MONSTERVERSE KICKS INTO GEAR AS THE NEXT GODZILLA FEATURE GETS UNDERWAY Director Michael Dougherty helms the film in which stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi take on the King of the Monsters… and more! BURBANK, CA, June 19, 2017 – Following the global success […]

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Dalya’s Other Country’ Presents Powerful Immigrant Story

The immigrant narrative is one that is familiar throughout film culture. However, in light of the current climate, these powerful stories are being shared more and more. With Syria under attack, there are many people seeking refuge in countries like our own. The documentary “Dalya’s Other Country” charts the journey of a young Syrian girl […]

LA Film Festival Review: Curious George Documentary is a Fascinating Bit of ‘Monkey Business’

It’s fascinating to learn the surprising origin stories behind certain childhood icons. Curious George has been a wholesome staple in children’s literature for 75 years and shows no signs of going away. What’s interesting is the story of the authors of Curious George. The married authors of the children’s series were German Jewish refugees who […]

TV Review: ‘Batman & Bill’ Features a Compelling Narrative But Falls Short

Some of the most enjoyable documentaries about the comic world are those about authors who are either unknown or rarely heard from. Documentaries like “Dear Mr. Waterson” or “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’” are able to tell intricate narratives while being extremely informative about their subject matter. This is the space “Batman & Bill” should […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 46: First Half Oscar Contenders, Emmy Races, and Festival Guesses

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 45: Aging Performers, Weak Oscar Lineups, and ‘The Beguiled’

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at […]

‘Cars 3’ Races to a Box Office Victory

“Cars 3” lapped the field to take the top spot at the box office this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The Pixar sequel “Cars 3” opened to an estimated $53.5 million at the box office, marking a successful yet low cume for the company. This is the lowest summer opening for Pixar outside of […]

LA Film Festival Review: ‘And Then I Go’ Haunting Look at Tough Subject

Few topics are as troubling to address as a school shooting. Since the Columbine massacre in 1999, the topic has been stitched in the public consciousness. With gun violence on the rise, these occurrences are only more prevalent. We’ve seen portrayals of victims and their families struggling with the aftermath of violence. However, the perspective […]

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Becks’ Provides a Fresh, Lesbian Romance

The genre of LGBTQ+ films seems predominantly concerned with gay men stories. This makes a film like “Becks” so refreshing. A lesbian romantic drama, the film wears its identity on its sleeve without making it the sole focus of the feature. Instead, the film acts as a lovely and complicated portrait of arrested development. Becks […]

Kevin Smith Has Turned His Aborted Krampus Film into ‘KillRoy Was Here’

After a small self imposed retirement from filmmaking, Kevin Smith has found himself in perhaps the most productive period of his career. Currently on an experimental horror movie kick with “Tusk” and “Yoga Hosers,” Smith was set to return to his View Askew cinematic universe. Then, “Clerks 3” didn’t happen. Following that, a “Mallrats” sequel […]

New Poster for ‘Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators’ Debuts!

The Orchard has released the official poster for Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators! Featuring a narrow escape from the Nazis on makeshift bicycles, Monkey Business explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books. Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators will be available on demand and digital August […]