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Kristen Stewart might co-star in Ang Lee’s upcoming ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

It really looks like Kristen Stewart is really gunning for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, pretty much as soon as possible. With her excellent turn in Clouds of...

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Ang Lee is circling ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ as his next film

Even if I wasn’t amazingly enamored with Life of Pi, I did like Ang Lee‘s Oscar winning direction quite a bit (though he has Ben Affleck‘s Academy...

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Ten Best Studio Films – Sony Pictures Classics

Last year, the staff and I gave you a comprehensive and personal list of our 10 Greatest Films of All-Time.  Some that means more to us than just the...

Production Starts on Sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

Not sure how some are going to take this but the Weinstein Company has just announced production on the sequel to Oscar-winning hit, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...

Masters of Suburbia: How ‘American Beauty’ Weathers ‘The Ice Storm’

“I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being ordinary.”  In spite of the white picket fences, manicured lawns, and two car garages,...

Oscar Circuit: Best Director

And the nominees are: Amour – Michael Haneke Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi – Ang Lee Lincoln – Steven Spielberg Silver Linings Playbook...

2013 Oscar Scenarios – Lee Becomes Fosse

As I kicked off some juice this past Monday and started some heated discussion, we’re looking at all the possible angles for any film to get love on Oscar night....

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known...

Oscar Updates Begin – Could ‘Argo’ pull it off?

Since Oscar nominations, everyone is trying to get their heads around what each nomination means and which films are building momentum after the Critics Choice Movie...

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle Bows to ‘The Master’

After what looked like the beginning of a Zero Dark Thirty sweep with the critics, we see another critics group opting for something else. The Kansas City Film Critics...

Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST...

Oscar Predictions include more ‘Beasts,’ ‘Master,’ and Dowd!

Short Oscar Circuit this week folks! As LAFCA, NYFCO, and BSFC all proved yesterday, you can’t keep a good ol’ film when its down.  The Master resurrected...

Oscar Circuit – Music vs. History

With two (really one) contender left to be unveiled, this is the most exciting awards race I’ve covered in all my years of Oscar prognosticating.  Every category...

Previewing the New York Film Critics Circle

The precursor award season is about to kick off on Monday with the New York Film Critics naming their best of the year.  This is when all the speculation, hope, and...

Snippet Reviews: ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ and More

I had a hell of a weekend at the theatres, as one would expect with the cornucopia of films presented during the long Thanksgiving weekend. I was fortunate to not only...

Weekend Openings: (11/21-11/23)

What better way to start off the extended holiday weekend than stranded on with boat with a tiger in the visual and spiritual journey that is Life of Pi?  We can also...

AFI Film Fest 2012: Favorites of the Festival

Hello there, Awards Circuit readers! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the coverage of the 2012 AFI Film Festival, brought to you by myself, Nicole Melkonian and Tiff...

Life of Pi (****)

AFI Festival: America has long celebrated films of great adventures and beautiful new worlds in fantastical stories, so it is little surprise that Ang Lee’s Life...

Oscar Circuit: “10 Weeks to Go”

The Oscar race is beginning to formulate itself.  As it stands the Academy Awards have positioned themselves to be the wildest of wild cards of the Oscar season....

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 22: Life of Pi, Oscar-Talk, and Kristen Stewart’s Chances

We’re flying off the cuff this week discussing the race in general.  Agenda is listed below. We talk about the New York Film Festival screening of “Life of...

Oscar Circuit: “If I Had a Magic Lamp…”

Attempting to keep a pulse on the season has presented some challenges as of late for the 2013 Oscars and its predictions.  It can be argued that we don’t have...

Life of Pi (***)

New York Film Festival: There are a lot of positive and admirable things about Ang Lee’s latest Life of Pi.  Cinematographer Claudio Miranda captures the most...

Sizing Up: Best Director

Sizing Up Series continues with an in-depth look at the Director candidates for this year’s Oscar ceremony.  As was the case last year, there are a few things to...

New International Trailer has dropped for ‘Life of Pi’!

We’re now less than a week away from Friday’s initial screening of Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’. Clayton and I will be there at the New York Film...

NYFF Begins Today!

Myself and Joey will be attending the New York Film Festival for the next few weeks.  As Toronto Film Festival comes to end, another one begins. There are many films...