Nicolas Winding Refn from The Neon Demon

INTERVIEW: Nicolas Winding Refn talks style and ‘The Neon Demon’

It’s both a disarming and strangely twisty an experience to interview a director like Nicolas Winding Refn, who knows and is at ease with the fact that they’re work is divisive. The eccentric filmmaker is well aware that some people hate his movies, something he’s very comfortable talking about, as I learned a few days […]

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Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we discuss one of the more interesting pre-nomination races of the last decade, the 2011 Best Director race.  Unlike the four previous Six Spots, where we had a ton of non-nominees […]


Top 10 Great Unnamed Characters in Cinema

It’s becoming a norm from a film about once or twice a year, an artistic director and screenwriter brings forth a character of enigmatic aura and mystery and has him or her go through a series events without the audience ever learning his name.  J.C. Chandor’s “All is Lost” is a brilliant execution of this […]

Sequel to ‘Drive’ in the works

‘Drive’ author James Sallis has been making the rounds on his new book, a sequel called ‘Driven’, and apparently he’s been talking about a new film potentially coming to pass. Collider reports here that Sallis is saying that ‘Driven’ is in the earliest stages of development and that Nicolas Winding Refn is open to directing […]

The Italian Online Movie Awards Honor ‘Drive’ with Best Picture!

To be sure, an online award voted on solely by the Italian public isn’t exactly a high profile precursor or anything (more than partly due to coming a few months after the Oscars…among other things), but any award that recognizes ‘Drive’ as its Best Picture and Nicolas Winding Refn as its Best Director is good […]

Academy Idol Winner is…Shame

In case you missed the announcement during the LIVE Blog last night, Steve McQueen’s emotionally resonate film, “Shame” won the fifth season of the Awards Circuit’s Academy Idol. The film starring Michael Fassbender and Academy Award Nominee Carey Mulligan beat presumed early frontrunner, “Drive.” Both films had never been in the Bottom Three or Two […]

2011 ACCA Winners Announced!

The 2011 Awards Circuit Community Awards was one of the most diverse and hottest choices this side of the internet.  This is the only site that gives its readership a voice to name his/her favorite films and performances of the year.  With a wide open Oscar race, the ACCA race followed suit as you will […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Sound Editing

And the Nominees Are: Drive The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hugo Transformers: Dark of the Moon War Horse Just as my colleague and friend Mike Ward detailed the Best Sound Mixing race (the excellent write up can be found here), I’m diving right in and tackling the Best Sound Editing race. I know that […]

Which Films Can Stand the Test of Time?

Every year, even though the vast majority of movie releases are all but instantly forgettable, we have some films come out that you just know will be still remembered fondly 25 years later. 2011 was no exception. It’s a bit early to know which will survive the test of time, but I’m willing to bet […]