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J.C. Chandor Likely Signing On to Direct Tom Hanks and Will Smith in ‘Triple Frontier’

If the name Triple Frontier sounds familiar, that’s probably because this was originally supposed to be a Kathryn Bigelow/Mark Boal production, going back to...

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Good Reads: “The Hurt Locker” & “Precious”

Welcome to Good Reads, where we look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy – every detail the writer leaves feeds into the drama. The 2010s are done...

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SAM #4: Actresses Turned Producers & Best Picture

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of...

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Warner Brothers wants a female filmmaker for ‘Wonder Woman’

Beyond the fact that Warner Brothers is actually going to finally mount a Wonder Woman movie, the most interesting part of this likely 2017 release is that the hunt is...

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Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, and Todd Field are planning rival Bowe Bergdahl projects

It seems the new film project du jour these days are biopic about former POW Bowe Bergdahl. Earlier today the duo of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal were announced as...

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Kathryn Bigelow to direct post 9/11 drama ‘True American’ with Tom Hardy

If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering a bit what director Kathryn Bigelow would choose as her next film to make after Zero Dark Thirty. Well, it’s...

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Where Have All the Cowgirls Gone? Female Directors Scarce in Hollywood

WOMEN IN CINEMA: There hasn’t been a banner year for female directors since 2010 when Kathryn Bigelow received the Oscar for Best Directing for her pessimistic war...

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Megan Ellison: Financial Hero of Indie Film

Most audiences probably aren’t familiar with her name or her production company, but the film industry has quickly taken notice to producer Megan Ellison. At just 28...

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You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted out loud, that I do fall into the consensus crowd more...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known...

Kathryn Bigelow Gets the Cover of TIME Magazine

Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) has sparked a lot of controversy and debate around her latest film, Zero Dark Thirty. This week, she graces the...

Weekend Openings: 1/11/2013

With the New Year’s hangover slowly wearing off and few new stimulants entering circulation, there’s now ample time to catch up on the overload of...

Weekend Openings: (12/19-12/21)

Having emerged as somewhat of the frontrunner in the awards race in recent weeks, Zero Dark Thirty opens to special limited engagements this week before nationwide...

Chicago Film Critics Association Honors ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

The Chicago Film Critics Association has bestowed five awards upon Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, including Best Picture and Director of 2012. Paul Thomas...

San Francisco Film Critics Circle cites ‘The Master’ as 2012’s Best Film

San Francisco Film Critics Circle has named The Master the best film of 2012, along with bestowing Joaquin Phoenix their Best Actor prize. Zero Dark Thirty also did...

Historical Circuit: Near Dark (****)

The first time I became aware of Kathryn Bigelow was in 1987 when I went to see a new vampire film entitled Near Dark (1987). There was little else out that interested...

Luncheon with Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Jessica Chastain, and Jason Clarke!

Though already scheduled, the people behind ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ had amazing timing in assembling a group of industry insiders and Oscar pundits to break bread...

Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST...

Oscar Predictions include more ‘Beasts,’ ‘Master,’ and Dowd!

Short Oscar Circuit this week folks! As LAFCA, NYFCO, and BSFC all proved yesterday, you can’t keep a good ol’ film when its down.  The Master resurrected...

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged...

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn...

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Preview

New York, National Board of Review, and Boston have all pounced on the awards and rewarded Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty both Best Picture and Best Director....

The Boston Online Film Critics Assn Honors ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Just as the NYFCC and the NBR did before it, the Boston Online Film Critics Association has bestowed top honors to Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. I think...

Why ‘Lincoln’ Can Still Win Picture…

While Zero Dark Thirty, admittedly a brilliant, troubling film, has taken two of the major Best Picture and Best Director Awards, I am still a firm believer that Lincoln...

McConaughey and Weisz Surprise with NYFCC, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln take 3 awards

The New York Film Critics have announced their winners for the best in cinema for 2012.  The East Coast group that awarded Best Picture to Michel Hazanavicius’...