WATCH: New ‘AMERICAN HONEY’ trailer from A24, featuring Bruce Springsteen anthem “Dream Baby Dream”

The anthemic Bruce Springsteen ballad sets the tone for the new AMERICAN HONEY trailer. Overflowing with electric, primal energy, AMERICAN HONEY is an immersive, exhilarating odyssey of heartbreaking beauty—a generation-defining movie that celebrates the defiant resilience of young people looking for a place they belong, chasing their own version of the American Dream. “American Honey” opens in theaters September […]

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 […]

CANNES: ‘Loving’ by Jeff Nichols Plants Itself for an Oscar Run with Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton in Tow

The Cannes Film Festival continues to march on into our unofficial look into the fall awards season with Jeff Nichols’ highly anticipated project “Loving” with Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.  Reviews have been trickling in and the terms “understated” and “subtle” seem to be a theme but there seems to be universal praise for Negga, […]

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 […]

The BFG

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 […]