2016 Oscar Circuit Guide: Award Hopefuls Debuting at Venice, TIFF, and NYFF

The Oscar season will officially be underway this week with the start of the biggest festivals of the fall. Over the next four weeks we will venture off into the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and New York Film Festival. This is a preview of the fall festivals and what […]


Jeff Nichols’ ‘Loving’ to Open Austin Film Festival; ‘Lion’ Also Screening at Fest

The Austin Film Festival has announced its second wave of films, and some major awards contenders are making an appearance at the annual Texas fest. The festival announced writer/director (and Texas native) Jeff Nichols‘ interracial marriage drama, “Loving,” will open the festival, which runs from Oct. 13 through 20. Nichols will attend the event as […]


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: Official Trailer for the Oscar Hopeful ‘Loving’ with Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went […]


CANNES: ‘Loving’ by Jeff Nichols Plants Itself for an Oscar Run with Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton in Tow

The Cannes Film Festival continues to march on into our unofficial look into the fall awards season with Jeff Nichols’ highly anticipated project “Loving” with Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.  Reviews have been trickling in and the terms “understated” and “subtle” seem to be a theme but there seems to be universal praise for Negga, […]

SXSW 2017

SXSW Announces New Films for 2016 Lineup including New Pee Wee Herman Film and Seth Rogen Directed Feature

South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced six more films that will have their premiere at its film fest in March, including: Paul Reubens’ “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru,” “Beware the Slenderman” and the Seth Rogen-directed “Preacher.” Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi drama “Midnight Special,” which stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten […]


Oscar Circuit: Much Support for the “Supporting” Players

A little less than a year ago, we examined one of the most competitive Oscar races we’ve seen in some time.  Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” entered Phase 1 as the critical favorite, many declaring it the one to beat.  “Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” came as a serious threat after bowing at Telluride, Venice, […]