Cannes Film Festival Winners Include Xavier Dolan, Olivier Assayas, and Asghar Farhadi

The Cannes Film Festival handed out their awards this weekend.  We’ll be having a follow-up piece to assess the Oscar chances.  Look for that later today. Palme d’Or I, Daniel Blake, dir: Ken Loach Grand Prize Xavier Dolan, It’s Only The End Of The World Best Director TIE Cristian Mungiu, Graduation Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper […]


Sony Pictures Classics Soars on the Croisette with ‘Toni Erdmann’, ‘Julieta’ and More

NEW YORK – Sony Pictures Classics has once again been a prevalent force in Cannes with their four highly critically acclaimed films, topped off by winning two awards last night.  This kicks off what promises to be an exciting year ahead for the company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. TONI ERDMANN won the Fipresci Competition Award, the […]


Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 194: Separation of Life from Art, Video Games Turned Movies, and Circuit Madness Final 2

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: New trailers of the week that include “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “The Accountant,” and “Indignation.” We talk about some our favorite love stories and future video games we want […]


Cannes Review Round-Up: ‘The BFG’ Lands But Not With the Big Thud It Intended

At the Cannes Film Festival today, Steven Spielberg‘s highly anticipated “The BFG” premiered, and the early word seems to be mixed. From an awards standpoint, we were looking for this to possibly run the gauntlet in some of the technical races like Visual Effects, Cinematography, and even perhaps Score by 50-time nominee John Williams.  With […]


Cannes Film Review: ‘Café Society’ Proves Another Hit for Woody Allen and Kristen Stewart

Legendary filmmaker Woody Allen is often cited, both positively and negatively, for cribbing liberally from his own back catalogue. With his latest outing Café Society, which just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, he’s instead opted to utilize the feel of his prior works, with fantastic results. Not only is this just a supremely entertaining […]


Interview: “Rams” director Grímur Hákonarson talks Iceland and winning at Cannes

Grímur Hákonarson’s sophomore film Rams, about two brothers who haven’t spoken to each other in 40 years but live in neighbouring farms in the countryside of Iceland that have to band together to save their beloved sheep, won the Un Certain Regard award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film has now been submitted for the […]


Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 145: Tomorrowland, Cannes Winners, Critics Choice Television Awards

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Here’s today’s agenda: Talk about Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland” and all its problems. Cannes Film Festival winners – What films emerged from France? Critics Choice Television Awards are this weekend.  We predict the top categories. […]


Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 144: Mad Max: Fury Road, Cannes Surprises, and ACCA 1996 Winners

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Our packed agenda is covering the following: The opening and reception to George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” With terrific reviews, are we in store for an Oscar contender in some major categories or […]


Teaser Trailer and Images Released for ‘MacBeth’ with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

One of the most anticipated films of the year is Justin Kurzel‘s take on William Shakespeare’s “MacBeth” due out later this year.  Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival later this month, the film stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard.  Today, we have a little teaser for you and it looks […]


Two New Clips and Images Released for Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’ with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

One of the most anticipated films of this year is Todd Haynes‘ “Carol” starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, and Kyle Chandler.  Based on the novel “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith, the film tells the story of a young woman Therese (Mara) who meets Carol (Blanchett) while working in […]


2015 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced!

There’s no other festival in the world quite like the Cannes Film Festival. Each and every single year, pundits gather in France to celebrate the finest that the film industry worldwide has to offer. This year should be no exception, with tons of interesting movies slated to bow at Cannes, beginning with the Opening Night […]


‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ to Premiere at 68th Cannes Film Festival

In exactly three weeks, the 68th Cannes Film Festival will unveil their official lineup.  Major Oscar players have began their journey there including Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s “Two Days, One Night.” Some official (and unofficial) words on what films will be having their debut at the festival this year in France have […]