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SELMA comes to Blu-ray on May 5th, Digital HD on April 21st

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  –-  Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott,...

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Paramount Pictures to Distribute “Captive” Starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara

Paramount Pictures announced today that it has secured the worldwide distribution rights to “CAPTIVE,” starring David Oyelowo (“SELMA”) and Kate Mara...

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Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Cristina Lule)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015....

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JENNIFER ANISTON, SIENNA MILLER, DAVID OYELOWO, CHRIS PRATT, JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KERRY WASHINGTON TO PRESENT AT 87TH OSCARS®

LOS ANGELES, CA—Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta and Kerry Washington will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show...

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Awards Circuit Community Awards 2014 Nominations – ‘Birdman’ Leads the Way

One of the staples of Awards Circuit is our very own awards, decided on by our 250,000+ readership.  For years, we give the readers a voice.  When the Awards Circuit...

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Under the Circuit: David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo's snub by the Academy last Thursday may be the most recent, but it isn't his first

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Film Review #2: Selma (★★★½)

With the overabundance of fervent platitudes of love for director Ava DuVernay’s Selma, anything I say will reek of copycatting and rehashing what my betters have...

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Best of 2014: Final Plea to AMPAS Voters and Editor’s Personal Winners of the Year

Ballots are due in just over 24 hours.  AMPAS may be doing some last-minute scrambling to ensure they see the things “they’re suppose to see.”  The...

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Film Review: Selma (★★★★)

Passionate, informative, and tenderly told, Ava DuVernay‘s vision of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for voters’ rights is fully realized in her newest...

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Black Reel Nominations – Double Mentions for David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Black Reel Nominations announced and not surprising that Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” leading the pack with Justin Simien’s “Dear White...

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SAG Thoughts: What Today Means to the Oscar Race?

    The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced earlier today with a few surprises and a few shocks to this year’s race to the Oscars.  Leading...

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Oscars: The Good, Bad, and Ugly from the Big Precursors Weekend

Los Angeles Film Critics, New York Film Critics Online, and Boston Film Critics handed out their awards with multiple films making an appearance along the way.  It was...

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Film Review: A Most Violent Year (★★★★)

At the Museum of Modern Art, New York audiences were treated to the “New York Premiere” of J.C. Chandor‘s “A Most Violent Year,” as a part...

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AFI Fest Film Review: Selma (★★★)

AFI Film Festival: Like Martin Luther King, Jr. before her, director Ava DuVernay is a trailblazer for people of color everywhere. Her films are about transcending the...

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‘A Most Violent Year’ Joins Original Song Race with “America for Me” by Composer Alex Ebert

AFI Film Fest is currently underway and kicking things off last Thursday was J.C. Chandor‘s “A Most Violent Year” starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica...

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Oscar Circuit: Confidence Going Into Phase 1 of Awards Season

We are one week away from the kick off for Phase 1 of awards season.  Lots of studios and contenders and gearing up for a lengthy 2-month wine and dine to get their...

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First Trailer and Poster for Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Debuts!

Can you pass a voting literacy test?  www.SelmaMovie.com/SelmaLiteracyTest Voting is a topic at the forefront of culture. Whether debating the effects of voter ID laws...

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Film Review #2: Interstellar (★★★★)

Even with extraordinarily high expectations, I was blown away by Interstellar. What Christopher Nolan has given us is nothing short of a work of cinematic art. This is...

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Oscar Circuit: Is ‘A Most Violent Year’ About to Crash the Party?

There’s a storm coming, and it’s called the AFI Film Festival which kicks off on Thursday with the World Premiere of J.C. Chandor’s “A Most...

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Stat Awards Monday #1 – Making sense of the fresh faces in Best Actor

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, SAM, for short—see what I did there?—I know, but just go with me here). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards...

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A MOST VIOLENT YEAR has a most beautiful poster

“The result is never in question.  Just the path you take to get there.”  The final poster for J.C. Chandor‘s A Most Violent Year has been revealed...

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Oscars: Best Actor Comparisons, and Loading the Awards Season Gun

As pundits and fans of the awards season, we are constantly looking back to past races to see the similarities, and try to predict the possible outcome.  Last year,...

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OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly”...

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Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

OSCAR CIRCUIT: A few changes have occurred in the 2014 Oscar Predictions.  Rumors of Saul Dibb‘s Suite Francaise, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Justin...

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New Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ has dropped

Last week at Comic-Con, Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise appearance to help promote Interstellar. The highlight was a brand new Trailer, which...