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Independent Spirit Awards Go for ‘Birdman’ and Richard Linklater

Winners of the 30th annual Independent Spirit Awards have been announced and I think we may have the outcome that could be in tomorrow’s Oscar ceremony....

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Teaser Trailer for ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’ Starring Independent Spirit Nominee Rinko Kikuchi

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the...

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Independent Spirit Awards Go Crazy for ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Birdman,’ and ‘Selma’

The Independent Spirit Awards weighed in on their choices for the best in cinema for the year.  “Birdman” led the nominations with six while...

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Oscar Circuit: Independent Spirit Awards Preview

The Independent Spirit Awards will weigh in on the year of independent cinema, Tuesday, November 25.  Since Film Independent never releases an official list of the...

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Independent Spirit Awards Winners Include ’12 Years a Slave’ and Steve McQueen

The Independent Spirit Awards have been given out with Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave emerging as the winner of Best Feature.  As a matter of fact, all the...

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2014 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

The day before the Academy Awards each year, the Independent Spirit Awards are held, obstensibly to give a moment in the sun to the more indie films out there. This year...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 74: The Wolf, The Hustle, and Academy Idol Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We cover big news from...

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ nearly sweeps the Independent Spirit Awards!

Potentially previewing tomorrow night’s Oscar ceremony, Silver Linings Playbook had an excellent showing at the Independent Spirit Awards. Winning in all but one...

Previewing the Independent Spirit Awards!

I’ve often said that my favorite awards show each year usually winds up being the Independent Spirit Awards. Part of that has to do with how the nominees often...

Independent Spirit Awards will be held February 23, 2013!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…the Independent Spirit Awards are consistently my favorite of all the awards shows/precursors during the slow...

Awards Profile: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Directed By: Benh Zeitlin Written By: Lucy Alibar, Behn Zeitlin Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry Synopsis (from IMDB): Faced with her father’s fading...

‘The Artist’ dominates the Independent Spirit Awards

Definitely not the outcome that I was expecting (or predicting for that matter), but hey…that’s the name of the game. Below is full list of winners from the...

Previewing the Spirit Awards

There’s probably no awards show I like more year in and year out than the Independent Spirit Awards. It’s quirky as can be and tends to honor films the...

Pariah (***½)

“I am broken. I am broken open. Breaking is freeing. Broken is freedom.  I am not broken.  I am free.” – Alike (Adepero Oduye). Dedication and...

Seth Rogen will Host the Spirit Awards!

I’m always a big fan of the Independent Spirit Awards, especially since their host usually gets to have more fun than most.  This year should be a real treat,...

Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature: 50/50 Beginners Drive Take Shelter The Artist The Descendants Best Director category: Mike Mills (Beginners) Nicholas W Refn ( Drive) Jeff Nichols (Take...

Independent Spirit Awards Preview

The Independent Spirt Award nominations are fast approaching and they’re one of my very favorite awards of the season.  Besides being s slightly edgier show, one...

Awards Calender

Since the Awards Season is near, I am here to make sure everybody is up to speed on when nominations will be announced and when the awards will be handed out. Below is...

Sayonara, Summer!

The Big Boys By Robert Hamer And so the summer flies by, and we Oscar prognosticators can steel ourselves for the “real” contenders to roll out over the fall and...