Circuit Rewind: Dancer in the Dark (2000)

The 2015 edition of the Cannes Film Fest is underway, so let's take a look back at one of its past winners in its 15th anniversary

Historical Circuit: The Fantasticks (★★★½)

Reviewing director Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks - the longest running show in Broadway history - would have been better suited to last...

Historical Circuit: Mommie Dearest (★★★) – MOTHERS DAY EDITION

This Mother's Day we should all hug our moms...for fear they decide to beat us with a wire hanger! Mommie Dearest, the movie that's...

Circuit Rewind: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

It's been ten years since our last 'Star Wars' outing, so in celebration of May the fourth, lets revisit "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"

Historical Circuit: Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) (★★)

In honor of its remake opening this week, let's go back to 1967 when Thomas Hardy's novel first received the big-budget Hollywood treatment. Far...

Historical Circuit: U Turn (★★★★)

By 1997, Oliver Stone became the director known for railing about political conspiracies or governmental injustices in dramatic polemics like Born on the Fourth...

Historical Circuit: Star 80 (★★★)

This week's release of True Story, the eponymous "true story" of murderer Christian Longo (played by James Franco) who murdered his wife and children...

Circuit Rewind: Marty (1955)

The shortest Best Picture winner in history turns 60

Historical Circuit: The Breakfast Club (★★★)

Everyone between the ages of 15-45 has a memory associated with a John Hughes film. Seminal life experiences were defined as successes or failures based...

Circuit Rewind: Pretty Woman (1990)

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere paired up 25 years ago for the classic romantic comedy "Pretty Woman"

Historical Circuit: Gorillas in the Mist (★★★★)

WOMEN IN CINEMA BONUS: March is Women's History Month and yet cinema is hard-pressed to devote their time to telling women's stories (women's stories as...

Circuit Rewind: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python created a legend all their own with some coconuts and a little bit of french taunting

Circuit Rewind: The Sound of Music (1965)

The hills are still alive 50 years later as "The Sound of Music" remains an all-time classic

The Top 20 Most Seductive Scenes in Classic Film

When talking about the differences between films of today and films of the studio era one that's always brought up is how studios conveyed...

GREY GARDENS Restoration From Janus Films – Opens in Select Theaters March 6th!

Janus Films will release a new 2K restoration of GREY GARDENS made by the Criterion Collection in partnership with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy...

Historical Circuit: The Purple Rose of Cairo (★★★)

Every true cinema fan can name the movies that have caused them to feel transported, the ones elevating their life outside its often dire...

Circuit Rewind: The Breakfast Club (1985)

The nerd, the jock, the princess, the basket case and the criminal turn 30

Historical Circuit: The Picture of Dorian Gray (★★½)

Oscar Wilde's tale of immortal youth and blinding excess, The Picture of Dorian Gray, has been recounted in several adaptations throughout the decades, none...

Circuit Rewind: Before Sunrise (1995)

"Before Sunrise," the film that started the most unlikeliest of trilogies turns 20

Historical Circuit: Working Girl (★★★) by Mike Nichols

After the revolution that was second-wave feminism in the 1970s, the 1980s was considered a time of complacency. Women achieved what they wanted, right?...

Circuit Rewind: Crash (2005)

Award Circuit's newest column kicks things off with "Crash," celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2015

Historical Circuit: Annie (★½)

Oh boy.  I really have to control my anger and frustration for today's review in honor of the upcoming remake of Annie starring Quvenzhane Wallis and...

Historical Circuit: Bunny Lake is Missing (★★★)

Director Otto Preminger created some legendary dramas and mysteries such as Laura, The Man With the Golden Arm, and Anatomy of a Murder. But...

Historical Circuit: Judgment at Nuremberg (★★★★)

There are certain real-world events Hollywood is quick to capitalize on (Che!) and others they take their time with (the Vietnam War wasn't depicted...

Historical Circuit: Under Fire (★★)

Communism and governmental coups dominated Latin America in the 1970s-1980s with US involvement remaining shadowy and ill-defined. Hollywood, despite not always calling on our...

Historical Circuit: The Believers (★★½)

I'm unsure what was  going on the 1980s sparking the impetus for African voodoo films, what with this and films like Angel Heart and...

Historical Circuit: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (★★★)

My admission that I've never watched any episodes in the Star Wars franchise couldn't have come at a worse time.  I'm not sure if...

Historical Circuit: Audrey Rose (★)

With the passing of each generation it's fun watching classic films to take in (and lampoon) fashions, hairstyles, or narrative ideas. In the 1970s...

Historical Circuit: The Vanishing (★★)

Director George Sluzier's 1988 Dutch-French film, Spoorloos, is considered a masterpiece with its bleak exploration of evil. When Sluzier was given the opportunity to...

Historical Halloween: Blood Feast (★)

This review is part of my Video Nasties series exploring films banned in the UK during the 1980s for various reasons ranging from excessive gore...

Historical Halloween: Evilspeak (★★★)

Evilspeak is a 1981 horror film directly inspired by Carrie, but takes a turn away from Stephen King's text by honoring the burgeoning world...

Historical Halloween: Possession (★★★½)

A brief synopsis before we begin: This review is part of my 14 Days of Video Nasties, a series exploring films banned in the UK...

Historical Halloween: The Driller Killer (★)

This review is part of my 14 Days of Video Nasties, a series exploring films banned in the UK during the 1980s for various reasons...

Historical Halloween: Night Warning (★★)

A brief synopsis before we begin: This review is part of my 14 Days of Video Nasties, a series exploring films banned in the UK...

Halloween Historical Review: The Evil Dead (1981) – (★★★)

HISTORICAL HALLOWEEN: When I started scouting for Halloween themes I was given the suggestion of doing “video nasties.” I had little concept of what...

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