Oscars Film Review Catch Up: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Falls Short of Fantastic

There are a lot of things to like about “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” But, it is not quite as magical as the Harry Potter series from which it is derived. Fans of the billion dollar Potter franchise instantly recognized the film’s title as the name of a Hogwarts School textbook. The book was written […]

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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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 […]

Alicia Silverstone

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 […]

New Release Dates Announced for TWC’s ‘The Founder’ and ‘Lion’ along with A24 Moving ‘The Lobster’ out of March

Three big release date changes were announced earlier today.  Two came from the Weinstein Company as they move John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder” with Michael Keaton to August 5, 2016 and Garth Davis’ “Lion” with Dev Patel to November 25, 2016. The other comes from Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster,” which has been confirmed to no longer […]

Watch Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in the New Trailer for ‘The Lobster’ from Yorgos Lanthimos

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a […]