Detroit Film Critics Society

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 […]

Film Review: ‘Hell or High Water’ captures grit and anger with a powerhouse trio

There’s a fine line to be walked when a film attempts to capture the cultural, political, and societal zeitgeist while also telling a genre story. When it doesn’t work, you wind up with something that just rings completely false through and through. When it works though, you get something special, a bit of cinema that […]

Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts to Present at 87TH OSCARS®

LOS ANGELES, CA—Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Affleck, a two-time Academy […]

Film Review: Into the Woods (★★★)

Slick, lavish, and imaginatively vibrant, Rob Marshall‘s newest musical adaptation “Into the Woods” hits most of the notes as a thoroughly entertaining experience of the holiday season.  Assembling one the year’s finest casts, Marshall brings his ability to bring each actor to their utmost potential, while keeping composer Stephen Sondheim‘s brilliance intact.  In the end however, […]