Circuit Breaker Interview: Greta Gerwig, Scott Cooper, Maggie Betts, and Daniela Vega from MFF

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER INTERVIEWS,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis. We discuss movies, television and all the...

Oscar-Nominee Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, and More talk ‘Still Alice’

Last week (the day of the DGA nominations announcement, actually), I was invited to participate in the Press Day for the now Academy Award...

Interview: Emmy Nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Lawson Deming on ‘Man in the High Castle’

Not many shows find their way into a visual effects race at the Emmys. With lower budgets on television and only 5 nominations, it's...

TV: “Master of None” Music Supervisor Zach Cowie Loves Italo Disco

As a TV critic, I'm often a sucker for strong music cues. For the first time ever, the Emmys have opened up a new...

Interview: Rima Das Talks the Making of ‘Village Rockstars’

As you gaze upon the sophisticated direction of "Village Rockstars", you wouldn't guess that its helmer Rima Das had no formal training in film....

Composers Corner: Porter, Sorota and Zuckerman (Part I)

It's no secret that one of the unsung elements of a TV show is it's music. Because of the content consumed and the amount...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 32: FYC Telethon and Interview with Ann Dowd

We had our first LIVE show this past Sunday at 6:00 pm on the Power Hour.  For the most part, it was a success...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lost City of Z’ Director James Gray Talks Classic Filmmaking, Influences and Making...

2017 San Francisco International Film Festival: Director James Gray has made his most masterful film yet in "Lost City of Z," seamlessly blending classic...

INTERVIEW: Emmy-Nominated Cindy O’Connor Talks ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’

A show that often went unrewarded for its spectacular work was "Once Upon a Time," a fantasy series that aired on ABC until this...

A Talk with Mary Elizabeth Winstead About ‘Alex of Venice’

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: About a week ago, I sat down during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival with actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Oddly enough, due to...

Interview: Costume Designer Erin Hirsch Crafts the Looks for ‘The Voice’

As reality competition shows have risen to popularity in the past two decades, much of the crews of these shows remains underappreciated. One of...

Talking ‘The Better Angels’ with writer/director A.J. Edwards

I'm sure just about every writer in the film journalism business would bend over backwards for a chance to interview Terrence Malick. Well, that's...

Interview: David Trueba talks ‘Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed’, Spain’s Oscar Submission

This week I got the chance to have a Skype interview with one of Spain's top directors David Trueba, whose latest film Living Is...

Interview: A Chat with ‘Concrete Night’ director Pirjo Honkasalo

Pirjo Honkasalo is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable filmmakers working today. As a cinematographer, director, screenwriter, editor, actress and producer, she has...

Interview: Derek Cianfrance talks ‘Valentines’ and ‘Pines’

Late last month, I was lucky enough to be given the very cool opportunity to speak with filmmaker Derek Cianfrance, the co-writer and director...

Interview: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski talk ‘Big Eyes’ and their writing process

A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in the New York Press Day for Tim Burton's latest film Big Eyes, highlighted by...

Finding out ‘What Maisie Knew’ with Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard!

Last week, right before the opening of the new film What Maisie Knew, I was invited to participate in a series of roundtable interviews...

INTERVIEW: Dito Montiel talks his filmmaking interests and working with Robin Williams on ‘Boulevard’

Ever since his impressive debut A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, it's been pretty clear that Dito Montiel is a filmmaker fascinated by male...

‘The Voice’ Exit Interview: Monique Benabou

I recently caught up with one of the newly departed contestants from The Voice, the lovely and talented Monique Benabou, who was unjustly eliminated...

INTERVIEW: James Gray talks ‘The Immigrant’ and his Next Film

One thing becomes very apparent when you talk to filmmaker James Gray...the man is willing to talk about pretty much anything. Even when it...

Cast and Crew of ‘Dark Tourist’ talk violence, grief tourism, and independent filmmaking

Trying to find the humanity in dark material is something the cast and crew of Dark Tourist had to deal with in creating this...

INTERVIEW: Brendan Gleeson Discusses His Latest Film, ‘Calvary’

Brendan Gleeson has appeared in so many of the films we know and love. In his latest film, Calvary, he plays Irish priest, Father James,...

Interview: Vincent Lambe On Examining the Shocking True Story of ‘Detainment’

It's never easy to depict a highly sensitive topic on screen, especially when it's a horrific murder of a child by two other children....

Talking ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ with the Returning Talent

Last month, I was given the opportunity to sit down and talk to just about everyone involved in the horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 2....

INTERVIEW: Talking ‘Goodnight Mommy’ with Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz

Among the main contenders for Best Foreign Language Feature, there really isn't anything else like Goodnight Mommy. A genre film that hues closer horror...

CIRCUIT BREAKER INTERVIEW: Jennifer Lopez, Simon Cowell and More NBC Stars Talk TV, Social...

As Emmy season is upon us, the attention shifts from the big screen to the small screen. With so much to see on television, cable,...

Morning spent with the cast and crew of ‘Hitchcock’

Press junkets are a strange animal, to say the least. Sometimes they're a lot of fun, but sometimes they can frankly be a mess....

Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan talk ‘Fruitvale Station’

Back at the beginning of December (which technically is last year...crazy), I was invited to participate in a roundtable interview with Fruitvale Station writer/director...

Interview: Cinematographer Mark Schwartzbard on Italian Cinema and ‘Master of None’

Few shows that showcase strong cinematography in their first season make a jump in their second season. However, "Master of None" took a huge...

Talking ‘A Single Shot’ and Sam Rockwell with David Rosenthal

A month or so ago, I was invited to sit down with the filmmaker behind A Single Shot, David M. Rosenthal. The man was...

Interview: ‘Begin Again’s songwriter Gregg Alexander poises the question ‘Can A Song Save Your...

Former New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander, famous for the recognizable anthem “You Get What You Give,” co-wrote the songs for John Carney’s Begin Again....

INTERVIEW: TIFF Documentary Programmer Thom Powers Talks 2018 Festival

Few stages are bigger than the Toronto International Film Festival. One of the largest festivals in the world, a single TIFF program can eclipse...

INTERVIEW: A ‘Disobedient’ Man: Sebastián Lelio’s Female-Led Dramas Defy the Status Quo

It feels like every few months we get an article decrying the paltry numbers of speaking roles for women in contemporary cinema. With his...

INTERVIEW: ‘The Favourite’ Sound Designer and Mixer Johnnie Burn Discusses Winds, Period Sound, and...

"The Favourite" quickly marked itself as one of the best films of the year as soon as it debuted. The absurdist comedy/period piece stands...

Interview: Barnaby Blackburn Discusses the Inspirations behind Oscar contender ‘Wale’

Featuring a suspenseful storyline filled with surprising twists, Barnaby Blackburn's "Wale" is easily one of the most thrilling films in the Oscar shortlist for...

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