Carnage (**½)

A violent act on a playground between two middle school boys is all that’s needed to launch into Carnage, the cinematic adaptation of a Tony Award winning play about two sets of parents who are brought together to work through a situation their children have forced them into. Directed by Oscar-winner Roman Polanski, Carnage is […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/04)

Last week saw reviews of Carnage, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse. The precursors began their runs, and to track their possible decisions Michael Ward analyzed the voting habits of the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review, while Joey Magidson previewed the Independent Spirit Awards.  Editor Clayton Davis was a […]

Carnage (***)

Roman Polanski has created some of the most heart-wrenching and prolific films of the past four decades.  In his newest film, Carnage, Polanski examines two couples as they discuss an altercation between their two children all in real time.  Alan (Christoph Waltz) and Nancy (Kate Winslet), married with their son, have a hard time communicating […]

Massive Oscar Tracker Update!

With the recent announcements of Keira Knightley from David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method being campaigned in the Lead Actress category and every actor from Roman Polanski’s Carnage being campaigned in the Supporting categories by Sony Pictures Classics, the Awards Circuit’s Oscar Tracker has been updated. What do these announcement’s mean awards-wise?  Knightley is going to […]

MPAA Ratings Bulletin No. 2191 (9/28/11)

As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA). In this edition, dated 9/28/11, two Oscar hopefuls, “Carnage” and “We Need To Talk About Kevin”, go in front of the Board and a whole host of independent and […]