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Circuit Rewind: Before Sunrise (1995)

"Before Sunrise," the film that started the most unlikeliest of trilogies turns 20

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Top Ten Greatest Performances of All-Time (Michael Balderston)

I hate the word ‘greatest’ when it comes to making a list like this. The word is so definitive for something so imprecise and personal. I have loved reading all the...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Adapted Screenplay

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titledOscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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Forest Whitaker to Receive Joel Siegel Award from BFCA; Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy Get LOUIS XIII Genius Award

Read the Press Release: The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that it will be honoring Forest Whitaker with the Joel Siegel Award, to be presented...

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15 Best Screenwriters of 2013

Everyone has their favorite performances and their favorite films of the year but no one really gives their proper due to the writers of our beloved films that...

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FYC: Reminders and Highlights from 2013 (Part 1)

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday but beginning on Monday, we’re back to the Oscar race.  Campaigns are in full swing, luncheons are happening...

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Oscar Updates Continue with Screenplays, Animated Feature, and Production Design

Oscar Predictions continue here and with the acting categories getting the updates last week, I thought it was time to start breaking down the “non-major”...

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2014 Oscar Watch – Sony Pictures Classics Loads Up, Disney Waiting to Pounce

It’s all beginning.  The studios are on their marks, publicists are sending e-mails, and screenings are happening by the day.  Last week we constructed the first...

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Ten Best Studio Films – Sony Pictures Classics

Last year, the staff and I gave you a comprehensive and personal list of our 10 Greatest Films of All-Time.  Some that means more to us than just the...

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Highs and Lows of the First Half of 2013

One of my annual traditions, this is my rundown of the best and worst things that I’ve seen during the first six months of 2013. As it stands, I’ve seen more...

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Oscar Circuit – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

We are a few days away from the close of the second quarter and the first half of the 2013.  I think it’s safe to say, it’s been an uneventful stretch of...

Oscar Circuit – The Studio Assessment Part 1

It’s time to dive, dive in deep…well, at least as deep as you can in May.  As I attempted to unveil the newest set of Oscar Predictions, I realized how many...

New Clip from ‘Before Midnight’ – Helium

As Sony Pictures Classics gears up for the release of Richard Linklater’s beautifully crafted and poignant Before Midnight, the studio has released a clip for your...

Best of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival!

Better late than never right…The festival has officially come to a close and the jury announced their winners for various categories.  Many films made their world...

First Quarter Round-Up – Are There Any Oscar Contenders?

As April has completely come out of nowhere and become fully present, I’ve updated the new Oscar Tracker to keep in mind everything that has already been released...

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Before Midnight (★★★★)

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last Thursday with Pre-Festival screenings giving press and industry personnel the opportunity to see the...

First Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Midnight’

Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Richard Linklater’s third film in the Before series. Before Midnight reunites Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and...

SUNDANCE: Before Midnight (***½)

It’s hard for lightning to strike twice, let alone three times, but somehow the team of Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater have done just that with...

Sizing Up: Best Actress

I’m back once again ladies and gentlemen to do some more Sizing Up! This time around I’m going to be tackling the somewhat slight Best Actress field. For many,...

Richard Linklater has shot ‘Before Midnight’ with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke!

Over the last few months or so, there was a juicy rumor floating around that the planned second sequel to the indie favorite ‘Before Sunrise’ was already...

2 Days in New York (***)

Julie Delpy has a low-key charmer here in the comedy of manners ‘2 Days in New York’. A sequel to ‘2 Days in Paris’, Delpy has substituted her...

Sequel to ‘Before Sunrise’ and ‘Before Sunset’ is about to start shooting

I’m not sure that the trio of co-writer/director Richard Linklater and co-writers/stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy get enough credit for the films ‘Before...

Another sequel to “Before Sunrise” is in the works?

Before Sunrise is one of my favorite romantic films of all time, and somehow its sequel Before Sunset managed to be just about as good.  The chemistry between...