Comic-Con Interview: Storyboard Artists and Art Directors of Film and TV

It's not often that you get to sit down with Tim Burton's art director, the storyboard artist who worked on the Jurassic Park series, or...

Interview: Laura Dern talks ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘Wild’

When it comes to maternal supporting performances, no one has had quite the 2014 like Laura Dern has. She turned in something terrifically touching...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘Kill Your Darlings’ star Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall is having a bit of a film breakout. Sure we all recognize him from Six Feet Under and Dexter, but his...

Talking ‘Chimpanzee’ with the film’s directors and Jane Goodall

This week I was invited and lucky enough to be able to sit down for a couple of brief chats with renowned primatologist Jane...

Interview: Chiwetel Ejiofor Discusses His Journey to the Director’s Chair with ‘The Boy Who...

Six years after his Oscar-nominated performance in "12 Years a Slave," Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his directorial debut with "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind." Based...

AFI Fest: Interview with ‘Charlie Victor Romeo’ directors Robert Berger and Patrick Daniels

Getting to talk shop with the creatives is one of the best parts of going to a film festival. Sure it's nice to see...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Justin Hartley Discusses His Work on NBC’s ‘This Is Us’

NBC's "This Is Us" is one of the most popular dramas on network television. The series tells the story of the Pearson family in a...

Ben Foster and David Lowery talk ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

It took me longer than I expected to get to see Ain't Them Bodies Saints. When Terence and I were at Sundance earlier this...

Talking ‘Some Velvet Morning’ with Neil LaBute

Last month I was given the chance to sit down and talk with filmmaker/playwright Neil LaBute. As you might imagine given his work, that...

Jon Stewart talks ‘Rosewater’

Last week, I was invited to take part in a small press conference with comedian/political satirist/fake newsman turned filmmaker Jon Stewart in order to...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 41: Oscar Post-Mortem, 2014 Preview, American Idol Interview w/...

The Awards Circuit Power Hour is focusing on the Oscars 2013 Post Mortem. What were our big gripes with the show? How did Seth...

Interview: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Share Their Experiences Writing the Music of ‘Mary...

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have been writing music for film and stage for years. They have worked together on projects like the TV...

World Circuit: Inside Jamaica’s Growing Film Industry

Though it may not be making major headlines, Jamaica's film industry is currently having a significant moment in the spotlight. This month's release of...

Chatting with Penn, Teller, and Tim about ‘Tim’s Vermeer’

Yes folks, I've heard Teller talk, and to me, no less. If you're a fan of the act that is Penn and Teller (which...

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...

Composers Corner: Porter, Sorota and Zuckerman (Part 2)

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...

Kevin Sorbo Interview: “Enough is Enough”

While not an overwhelmingly frequent complaint, sometimes we at Awards Circuit are accused of having a bias against conservative beliefs, whether on politics, social...

INTERVIEW: Jason Segel talks his phenomenal work in ‘The End of the Tour’

For a good portion of the year, I've been raving about Jason Segel's transformative performance in The End of the Tour, doing my part...

INTERVIEW: Diane Lane and Jay Roach talk ‘Trumbo’

About a week or so ago, I participated in the Press Day for the delightfully entertaining biopic Trumbo. Opportunities to sit down and interview...

Interview: ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’s’ Finn Wittrock Talks Singing with Lady Gaga and Loving...

After his breakout turn as Dandy on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," it would be tough to think that Finn Wittrock could match the...

Talking ‘The First Time’ with Jonathan Kasdan!

Last week I had the pleasure of talking with writer/director Jonathan Kasdan, son of the legendary Lawrence Kasdan.  Jon's latest film 'The First Time'...

A “Spectacular” Chat with Director James Ponsoldt!

Social Media is a funny thing. You never can quite tell who you're dealing with on Facebook and Twitter (as "Catfish" can attest to),...

Going full walrus and talking ‘Tusk’ with Justin Long and Haley Joel Osment

As much as any movie I've seen this year, Tusk is the sort of thing that demands to be experienced and then discussed. On...

INTERVIEW: Peter Sarsgaard talks acting choices and ‘Experimenter’

It's always nice to see a character actor or frequent supporting player get a chance to take over a leading role. One such actor...

Interview: Afia Nathaniel discusses ‘Dukhtar’ and Pakistani Cinema

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of conducting a Skype interview with writer-director Afia Nathaniel, whose debut feature Dukhtar was selected as Pakistan's...

Sundance Interview: Composer Garth Stevenson Discusses Creating the Music of ‘Them That Follow’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: One of the more unique entries at this year's festival was the religious-themed drama, "Them That Follow." Directed by Britt Poulton...

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: Ian McKellen talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Being an Academy Member

The word "sir" can do a lot in terms of expectations. For example, getting the chance to interview Ian McKellen is a very cool...

INTERVIEW: Anton Yelchin talks ‘5 to 7’

Year in and year out, Anton Yelchin continues to make interesting choices as an actor. He's one of the more underrated young performers out...

INTERVIEW: Graham Moore talks ‘The Imitation Game’

Last week, right after he won the Writers Guild of America prize for Best Adapted Screenplay, Graham Moore took some time out of his...

INTERVIEW: Nat Wolff talks ‘Ashby’ and how he picks a project

One of the young actors in the business who I think is really going places is Nat Wolff. He's one of those up and...

From ‘Wreck-It-Ralph’ to ‘The Simpsons’: A Chat with director Rich Moore

Growing up, there were few things I liked to watch more than 'The Simpsons'. It was absolute genius to me, especially those first classic...

TIFF Interview: Director Ruben Östlund and Actor Terry Notary Talk ‘The Square’

On the basis of his first 4 features, writer-director Ruben Östlund has established himself as one of the most exciting voices of world cinema....

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: Costume Designer Karyn Wagner on ‘Waco,’ David Koresh, and the 90’s Period Piece

While the 1990's don't seem very long ago to most of us, most events in the decade occurred more than 20 years ago. In...

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