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Django Unchained (***)

There’s been no film more divisive or more igniting in terms of strong Oscar speculation then Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.  After months of...

Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST...

Oscar Predictions include more ‘Beasts,’ ‘Master,’ and Dowd!

Short Oscar Circuit this week folks! As LAFCA, NYFCO, and BSFC all proved yesterday, you can’t keep a good ol’ film when its down.  The Master resurrected...

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Preview

Tomorrow morning, the Critics Choice Awards will bestow their nominees for the world to see.  While it might sound biased, I very much respect the organization’s...

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged...

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn...

Weinstein Company Confirms Christoph Waltz back in SUPPORTING for ‘Django Unchained’

A representative for the Weinstein Company has just confirmed that Christoph Waltz’s role in Django Unchained will be campaigned as a Supporting role for the rest...

The Underestimation of the Lead Actor Brad Pitt in ‘Killing Them Softly’

In 2007 no one saw the Best Actor nomination for Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah (2007), it was one of those happy surprises that reminded us the acting branch...

Why ‘Lincoln’ Can Still Win Picture…

While Zero Dark Thirty, admittedly a brilliant, troubling film, has taken two of the major Best Picture and Best Director Awards, I am still a firm believer that Lincoln...

McConaughey and Weisz Surprise with NYFCC, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln take 3 awards

The New York Film Critics have announced their winners for the best in cinema for 2012.  The East Coast group that awarded Best Picture to Michel Hazanavicius’...

New York Film Critics Winners Announced!!

Will be announced shortly!  Check back for the winners as they are announced!  My predictions are here. WINNERS Best Picture – Zero Dark Thirty!!!!! Best...

Zero Dark Thirty (****)

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal take their newest effort, Zero Dark Thirty, to places I couldn’t have imagined....

Early Twitter Reactions from ‘Django Unchained’ Screening

They seem to all cite Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.  No sign of Leo.  Even praise for Don Johnson.  Many saying it’s fantastic.  My interest has just...

Visual Effects Narrows Down to Ten

During the debacle of the site being down, I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on the Visual Effects that were narrowed down to ten films.  The ten films still in...

Oscar Question of the Day – The Movie Musical

With Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables about to seen by the first set of eyes this coming Friday, many pundits predict this could be the first musical nominated for Best...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 29: Film Criticism, Lincoln’s Chances, Questions from Readers

During the Awards Circuit Power Hour this week, the staff and I focus heavily on taking your questions that range from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln to films that...

Watch New Clips from ‘Playing for Keeps’

Before it opens nationwide on December 7, catch a glimpse of Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel in their new romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps.  You can download the seven...

This is 40 (***)

Something has happened to Judd Apatow since he busted onto the scene with The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005).  Apatow has never had a real problem with entertaining and his...

Top Ten Performances in Spielberg’s Films

If there is a criticism heard over and over about Steven Spielberg’s work as a director, it might be the lack of truly great performances in his films or the fact...

AFI Day 8: Silver Linings Playbook (***)

Like other games played for the two possible outcomes of success or failure, life requires an ever-evolving collection of strategies for easier navigation.  For better...

Gold Derby Confirms Christoph Waltz being campaigned as Lead Actor

We spoke about this possibility on a podcast a few weeks back but it seems that a source as confirmed to Tom O’Neil of Gold Derby that Academy Award Winner...

21 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2012 OSCAR® RACE

The Oscars have officially announced that 21 films have been submitted for Animated Feature.  Many of the films still have not had their qualifying run but at least we...

Jodie Foster to Receive Cecil B. Demille Award from HFPA

Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster will be honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with their prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award.  Announced today by...

7 Films Oscar Shouldn’t Have Been Scared Of

Last year I made a sad observation for the comedy genre that often gets overlooked time and time again.  As Halloween is canceled on the East Coast due to the storm, I...

Oscar Circuit – The Calm Before the Storm (No Pun Intended)

Writing this LIVE in the middle of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, what’s a better time to talk about Oscar Predictions than now.  As we enter the leg of the...