Film Review: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Flawless Execution from Sofia Coppola

Touted with suspense and riveting performances from its cast, Sofia Coppola‘s “The Beguiled” stands alone as the single best film of 2017 so far, and the crowning jewel of the director’s career.  The film is packed with stunning imagery, an engaging story, and a skillful eye to capture emotions and complex ideas from its themes. […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 45: Aging Performers, Weak Oscar Lineups, and ‘The Beguiled’

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at […]

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CHECK OUT: New Poster for ‘The Beguiled’ From Sofia Coppola

Focus Features released a new poster for the highly-anticipated remake of “The Beguiled” today. Directed by Oscar winner Sofia Coppola, the film will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of its theatrical release scheduled for June. NY and LA audiences can check out the flick June 23. The film opens wide on […]

WATCH: First Trailer for Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’

Focus Features released its first trailer for the highly-anticipated remake of “The Beguiled.” Directed by Oscar winner Sofia Coppola, the film will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of its theatrical release scheduled for June. “The Beguiled” stars Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, as well as Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell, and Elle […]

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Colin Farrell in Talks for Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ With Viola Davis

Another day, another project for actor Colin Farrell. The busy star, who has recently also been tied to the upcoming “Dumbo” remake, is in talks to join newly minted Oscar winner Viola Davis in Steve McQueen‘s “Widows.” Davis was the first big name to join the cast, which now includes Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, […]

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Michael Keaton in Talks for Villainous Role in ‘Dumbo’ Live-Action Remake

“Beetlejuice” reunion, anyone? Reports claim that Michael Keaton might team up once more with his “Beetlejuice” director Tim Burton for the live-action remake of Disney’s classic, “Dumbo.” Per reports, Keaton is currently in negotiations for the film, as are Colin Farrell and Eva Green. The film is a remake of Disney’s animated 1941 treasure, which follows […]

BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 Films of […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination

Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […]

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Alicia Silverstone to Join Kidman, Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

  Alicia Silverstone is joining Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” The film, which just started filming in Cincinnati, also stars Sunny Suljic (“The Unspoken”), Raffey Cassidy (“Tomorrowland”), Barry Keoghan (“’71”) and Bill Camp (“12 Years a Slave”). Silverstone is known for playing Cher in “Clueless.” She just recently […]

‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Release Date Set with Rowling, Yates to Return

  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first in a planned trilogy, is not yet released and already its sequel is well underway. Warner Bros. announced today that the sequel, which will once again feature a script by J.K. Rowling and be directed by David Yates, will release on November 16, 2018, almost […]

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Nicole Kidman Circling Project with ‘Lobster’ Director, Colin Farrell

Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to join Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” Kidman will join Colin Farrell, who is on board to team up again with Lanthimos after the success of their film “The Lobster.” “The Lobster” wowed critics at last year’s Cannes Film Festival where it competed for the Palme d’Or […]

AFI Fest Film Review: The Lobster (★★★)

The general consensus about “The Lobster” seems to be that you either love it or hate it, but I find myself firmly in the middle. There’s a lot to like about this weird film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, but also a lot of frustration. Set in a dystopian world that looks vaguely like our time, […]

NYFF Film Review: The Lobster (★★★★)

It took some time to let Yorgos Lanthimos‘ new film “The Lobster” settle into my mind.  On the surface is a dark comedy, full of rich images, and staggering performances from its principal cast.  Deeper lays one of the most original and heart wrenching stories on modern relationships, likely the best seen in film since […]

True Detective Recap: Season 2 Finale

Compared to the first finale, season two’s closer had much more melancholic tones. The betrayal, lack of justice and depravity that mired the entire season accumulates into a bubble of moroseness in the 90-minute finale that left us all devastated – on more than one occasion. It’s a tough one to digest, for sure, but […]

True Detective Season 2 Episode 6 “Church In Ruins”

Moving into the last quarter of a season that has paled in comparison to an amazing first season, we learn to appreciate these characters a little more after this week’s episode “Church In Ruins.” We appreciate some of the characters’ taciturn qualities, their arcane motives and history before the show, and Nic Pizzolatto’s way of […]

True Detective Recap Season 4 Episode 5 “Other Lives”

Two months after the “Vinci massacre,” we find our three survivors – Ani, Ray and Paul – alive, but worse for the wear, some working odd jobs, with the uncertainty that Ledo and his Mexican gang were responsible for Caspere’s death. With no time to mourn, Attorney General Geldof announces his candidacy for Governor. Something […]

True Detective Recap Season 2 Episode 3: “Maybe Tomorrow”

Somewhere between a nightmare and a bizarro Lynch-ian dream landscape is where we see Ray pop up in the opening scene – sitting at his usual spot at the bar, talking to his father in his officer’s uniform, the scene inundated in a “Twin Peaks” vibe, with a Conway Twitty impersonator singing the country crooner’s […]

New Poster for ‘Miss Julie’ Starring Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell

Getting a theatrical run this year, Liv Ullman’s “Miss Julie” starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, and Samantha Morton, has debuted a new poster (we’ve also included the other posters courtesy of IMP Awards) Debuting at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year, the film received generally positive reviews from critics.  If anything, this offers another […]

TIFF 2014 Film Review: Miss Julie (★★★★)

Adapted from the 1888 August Strindberg play, Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie transplants the politic-heavy cat-and-mouse game from the Swedish countryside to Ireland’s (the northern county of Fermanagh, to be exact). Taking place in a near-abandoned estate during the wee hours of Midsummer’s Eve 1890, an Irish valet (Colin Farrell) winds up in close quarters with […]

Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch in talks for Season Two of ‘True Detective’

It’s been interesting to follow the casting news about True Detective as it begins loading up for Season Two. Apparently series creator Nic Pizzolatto has three or four main roles to cast, and HBO set their sights really high, first approaching Christian Bale and Jessica Chastain. Neither signed on, and now the focus is squarely […]

Awards Profile: Miss Julie

Directed By: Liv Ullmann Written By: Liv Ullmann Cast: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton Synopsis: Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father’s valet to seduce her… Why It Could Succeed: The Chastain Factor. 2014 is going to be a mammoth […]

Saving Mr. Banks (★★★)

Beautifully ambitious and eagerly constructed, the success of Walt Disney Studios’ homage to its heritage is anchored magnificently by the crowning work of Emma Thompson‘s career.   John Lee Hancock‘s Saving Mr. Banks is a tenderly affectionate tale featuring one of the year’s finest ensembles.  Following a classic three act structure, when the film begins, […]