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    Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

    Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot,...

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    Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

    Welcome back to the Six Spot!  In case you’re new to the Six Spot, this is a...

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    Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

    I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and significant achievement of my life – Surface Warfare Officer Qualification, and finally perform the mission that my ship and I...

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    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 – David O. Russell Ah, the film director: the man or woman behind the curtain. The director is the person responsible for the...

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    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

    (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 on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

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    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 on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

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    Oscar Circuit: Best Actress

    This year we don’t have the fortune of knowing exactly who will win Best Actress. We have five nominees that include two frontrunners, one possible upset and two actresses who should be honored to receive recognition for their work. And the nominees are: Jessica Chastain- Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence- Silver Linings Playbook...

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    Editor Top Films of 2012 – The Year of the Film

    2012 went in the blink of an eye.  By July of last year, I was fearful of how the year would turn out for film.  At that point my top two films, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Moonrise Kingdom were very good but nothing that I wanted to be in the...

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    Women in Cinema- The “Oscarettes”: Who will be nominated for Best Actress?

    With the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow morning and all other nominations revealed, it’s that time folks where we all wonder and debate who will be honored with a nomination Oscar morning. This year I find myself struggling to decide which actresses will be nominated for Best Actress in a leading role....

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    Zero Dark Thirty, Middle of Nowhere win big with African-American Film Critics Association

    Add another tally to the impressive amount of critics awards Zero Dark Thirty has won. The African-American Film Critics Association has named the Bigelow film the best film of 2012. However, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, proved to be the big winner taking home four prizes including Best Actress, Screenplay, Independent Film...

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    Houston Film Critics Society announces nominations, Lincoln leads with 8

    Contrary to popular belief, I am not a member of the Houston Film Critics Society. But you’ll be hard pressed to see me arguing with the nominations they’ve released. Lincoln leads the diverse groups of chosen films with 8 nominations, with Les Miserables and The Master behind it with 6. They also threw...

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    Writers Guild of America Disqualifies Several Films for their Awards!

    Via Kris Tapley over at HitFix/In Contention, he took a look at the ballot for the Writers Guild of America upcoming awards and took note of several omissions that include Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Michael Haneke’s Amour.  He counted fifteen...

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    American Film Institute (AFI) names Top Ten Films and Television Shows for 2012!

    The prestigious American Film Institute has released their top 10 films and television programs for 2012. The American Film Institute’s annual awards are selected by scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees. This year’s juries were chaired by producers and AFI Board of Trustees Vice Chairs Tom Pollock for movies and...

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    Satellite Awards nominations announced, ‘Les Miserables’ leads with 10

    It’s an awards bonanza here at the Awards Circuit today, with the latest entry coming courtesy of  the International Press Academy. The Satellite Awards, which cover 31 film and TV categories, were announced today with Les Miserables leading the pack with 10 nominations. The awards will be presented at a dinner Dec. 16 at...

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    Sight and Sound critics name ‘The Master’ Best Film of 2012

    Tis the season for critics groups to begin announcing their “Best of 2012″ lists and one of the earliest announcements come from the Sight and Sound critics. Comprised of about 100 international critics, it’s one of the more influential voting bodies, and this year their top spot went to Paul Thomas Anderson’s...

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    Why ‘Argo’ is still in the driver’s seat for Best Picture

    Now that the Presidential election and race for the White House is thankfully behind us (at least for another 4 years that is), even more speculation and analysis can be applied to the race for Oscars and mainly Best Picture! We’re at a critical juncture, in my opinion, as only a very...

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    ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ leads diverse selection of British Independent Film Awards nominations

    Nominating films from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to The Imposter, the British Independent Film Awards cast a wide net with their nominations announced this morning. The aforementioned Best Exotic manage to nab 5 nods including Best British Independent Film, and acting notices for Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Tom Wilkinson. Also showing up in...

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    2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards nominees led by “Beasts” and “Moonrise”

    The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers announced today the nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Moonrise Kingdom and The Master picked up nominations for Best Feature, along with The Loneliest Planet, Jack Black starring Bernie and Ava DuVernay’s well-regarded Middle of Nowhere. Other...

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    BFI London Film Festival – DAY 3

    Laurence Anyways (****) I can count on one hand the amount of times in my life when I’ve left a cinema buzzing from what I’d just watched; exhilarated by the cinematic journey that had unfolded before me and once more head-over-heels in love with those too often insignificant things we call movies....

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    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 a front runner in any category despite some films having strong showings at festivals. Best Picture has presented real challenges.  Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln finally...

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    Ten Contenders from the First Half of 2012

    Most years, at least a few films from the first half of the year manage to get the attention of the Academy in one way or another. The end result is usually a few Best Picture contenders (even if they’re in the minority overall), but this year there seems to be a...

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    Beasts of the Southern Wild (***½)

    In the grand scheme of film criticism and the notion that groundbreaking directors can be born right out of their first feature, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild is a perfect blend of emotional rapture and glorious narrative.  The film tells the story of young Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis), a girl living...

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    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 11: Superhero Talk, Beasts of the Southern Wild, ACCA 2000 Nominees

    Box Office The Amazing Spider-Man – Needed? or just a money-maker? The Dark Knight Rises – First words, casting choices, and more Superhero films (What’s your favorite made thus far?) Beasts of the Southern Wild – Is it an official contender?  or over-hyped? Where are they Now? – Batman Edition Reader Questions ACCA...

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    Watch ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ director’s first short film ‘Glory at Sea’!

    Beasts of the Southern Wild has slowly but surely been working its way into critics’ hearts (and Oscar charts). After winning the Camera d’Or at Cannes and the Grand Jury award at Sundance, Beasts has made quite an impression, leading many to search for creator Benh Zeitlin’s other works. Thanks to the...

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    Oscar Circuit: “Let’s dance…”

    It’s the first of the month.  Not only that, it’s the first day of the second half of the year.  Anybody else feel like that was fast?  Yet, here we are. It’s time to start getting serious, Oscar-wise.  Not many things have come out, and not many films are looking like Best...