Weekend Openings: Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ and Michael Moore Shine

This weekend, “Moonlight” makes its highly anticipated theatrical bow. The weekend also features a surprise entry of a new Michael Moore film, among many other titles. It all makes for a set of new releases that really showcase how we’re now in the thick of awards season. There’s still solid popcorn entertainment to be found, but […]

Circuit Chat: Fanning v. Fanning Face-Off in Supporting Actress?

Welcome to Circuit Chat!  Each Wednesday that Circuit Chat lands, we’ll be talking about a specific category either in depth or a particular film or narrative taking place through the season.  Think of this as Clayton’s Oscar Circuit, but about one race rather than all of them!  For example: the potentially historic strength of the Best Actress […]

Beauty and the Beast

New Concept Art, Images Show First Look at Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Producer Jack Morrissey is teasing the first images from Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The images offer up the first glimpses of Cogsworth, Lumière, Gaston, the Prince, Belle and more. Morrissey, who shared the images on his Facebook page, started with concept art of the newly imagined Cogsworth and Lumière characters. Ian McKellen voices Cogsworth […]


Predictions Update! First Look at the Golden Globes and What Stars Will Rule the HFPA

With the release of the newest set of Oscar Predictions this week, along with the twenty contenders from the first half of the year, it’s a good time to predict the beat of the season with the major guilds.  Weekly, you’ll be getting updated predictions for not only the Academy Awards, but for the Golden […]


WATCH: First Trailer for ‘American Pastoral’ from director Ewan McGregor and Lionsgate

In one of the latest updates on the Oscar Prediction pages, I spoke about rumors circling Ewan McGregor‘s directorial debut “American Pastoral“.  The early buzz is HUGE, and we’re always handed a few under-the-radar surprises during the awards season. Case in point, Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” last year.  The film was looked upon as nothing more […]


NYFF: ‘Miles Ahead’ is an equally ambitious and flawed biopic

An unconventional musical biopic that works most successfully as a filmmaking calling card for actor turned writer/director Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead is the sort of ambitious, flawed, and just plain odd movie that you often see on the festival circuit. Probably best viewed as more of an indie experiment than an Oscar contender, the New […]