TV Review: “The Americans” Season 5 Continues the Family Drama

Perhaps no show in 2016 had a bigger year than FX’s “The Americans.” Not only did the show finally break through at the Emmys and receive 5 nominations, but stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell were omnipresent in the Best Actor and Actress category at every awards show. They each picked up Critics Choice nominations […]

Film Review: The Driftless Area (★★½)

2015 Tribeca Film Festival: Well acted and occasionally beautiful looking but far too meandering for its own good, The Driftless Area is doomed at the Tribeca Film Festival by its own title. Yes, it’s probably an unoriginal statement, but the film is just too aimless to really work. Co-writer/director Zachary Sluser organizes a really strong cast […]

Draft Day (★★★½)

I’m a real sucker for the NFL Draft. The annual event has to be boring as all hell for anyone not obsessed with it, but for someone like me (and I suspect my colleague Mark Johnson feels similarly), it’s a must watch. So, I went into Draft Day with a mix of anticipation and trepidation. […]

Noah (★★★)

If there’s two things out there that I really don’t enjoy, it’s stories from the bible and fantasy epics in the vein of The Lord of the Rings franchise. So, it’s with some manner of surprise that I can report that Darren Aronofsky has been able to capture my appreciation with Noah, a presumably very […]

Poster Round Up Includes ‘Rush’ and ‘Prisoners’

Trying to keep up with all the marketing that will be dropping over the next few weeks/months will be a daunting task.  Studios will be unveiling their materials and giving us glimpses of the faces behind their films.  Good thing we have the great minds behind that keeps track of everything smoothly and efficiently. […]

Robot & Frank (***)

Though you can pretty much tell exactly where the film is going from early on in the proceedings, ‘Robot & Frank’ still manages to come off as a relatively clever and very enjoyable sci-fi dramedy. The biggest asset that this flick has going for it is the lead performance of Frank Langella, along with his […]

Los Angeles Film Festival Diaries: Day Seven

Day Seven of the Los Angeles Film Festival™ offered a little something extra aside from my usual screening adventures. For the first time since Clayton, Anna, and Robert all had lunch together earlier this year before the commencing of the 84th Annual Academy Awards, two Award Circuit staff members were able to meet yesterday for […]

Tony Nominations Announced!

Who would have though that adaptations of a movie musical flop, an indie movie set in Dublin and a re-imagining of the greatest American opera would be in line for Broadway’s biggest award? The Tony Awards announced their nominees today with Once, an adaptation of the movie musical which won an Oscar for Best Original song, leading the way […]