Oscar Circuit: Have the Acting Winners Already Been Seen?

With three big festivals behind us, and #NYFF54 fully underway, the acting races are heating up. In the midst of the race unfolding, the Oscar-loving community is desperate for a frontrunner. When Awards Circuit writer Mark Johnson returned from Telluride a few weeks ago, he stated there’s a chance that he saw all four acting […]

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Oscar Circuit: Venice Wraps, TIFF Is Off, and King of the ‘Land’ (For Now)

When I took a look at the films that were topping the Oscar charts this morning, it was extremely interesting how many of them were littered with minority filmmakers, actors and producers. However, one year of diverse nominees doesn’t solve the problem. There’s an argument to be made that we could have all people of […]


Ben Affleck Closing in on Directing and Starring In ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ for Fox

Ben Affleck, who recently finished up shooting “Live by Night,” is looking to direct again with Fox’s “Witness for the Prosecution.” Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox and Affleck are close to nailing down a deal for the pic, which is an adaptation of a short story and play by classic mystery writer, Agatha Christie. The […]


‘Live by Night’ to Be Released in December, According to Star Elle Fanning

This year’s awards season is already chock-full of exciting potentials, and back in June it seemed Warner Bros. was potentially planning on having a horse in the race with its upcoming Ben Affleck vehicle “Live by Night.” It was announced at the time that the project, which was originally scheduled to be released Oct. 20, 2017, would […]


Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ Moved Up, Sparks Awards Season Talks

This year’s awards season is already chock-full of exciting potentials such as: Denis Villeneuve‘s “Arrival,” Ang Lee‘s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Kenneth Lonergan‘s “Manchester By The Sea,” Garth Davis‘ “Lion,” Damien Chazelle‘s “La La Land,” Morten Tyldum‘s “Passengers,” David Frankel‘s “Collateral Beauty,” Jeff Nichols’ “Loving,” and Nate Parker’s “Birth of a Nation,” just to name a few. Now […]


WATCH: First Trailer for ‘The Accountant’ Is a Dark Mystery with Ben Affleck

As Ben Affleck took on the Caped Crusader this year with “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” his next venture will teaming up with Gavin O’Connor on his latest effort “The Accountant.”  Also starring Academy Award nominees Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons, and Emmy winner Jeffrey Tambor, “The Accountant” tells the story of […]