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Cannes Film Festival Winners Include Xavier Dolan, Olivier Assayas, and Asghar Farhadi

The Cannes Film Festival handed out their awards this weekend.  We’ll be having a follow-up piece to assess the Oscar chances.  Look for that later today. Palme d’Or I, Daniel Blake, dir: Ken Loach Grand Prize Xavier Dolan, It’s Only The End Of The World Best Director TIE Cristian Mungiu, Graduation Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 194: Separation of Life from Art, Video Games Turned Movies, and Circuit Madness Final 2

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: New trailers of the week that include “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “The Accountant,” and “Indignation.” We talk about some our favorite love stories and future video games we want […]

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FIRST LOOK: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Braces the World for a Big Spectacle

We have our first look at Ang Lee’s highly anticipated “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” with newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Steve Martin.  This could be another spectacle that the Academy just eats up. The film is due out November 11, 2016 and will be distributed by Sony Pictures. Check out the […]

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Café Society’ Proves Another Hit for Woody Allen and Kristen Stewart

Legendary filmmaker Woody Allen is often cited, both positively and negatively, for cribbing liberally from his own back catalogue. With his latest outing Café Society, which just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, he’s instead opted to utilize the feel of his prior works, with fantastic results. Not only is this just a supremely entertaining […]

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Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ to Open 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Woody Allen’s latest, “Café Society,” will open the 69th Festival International du Film de Cannes on May 11, it was announced today. The move marks the third time one of Allen’s films has opened the famous French film fest, a festival record. It is also Allen’s fourteenth film to show at Cannes in the Out […]

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2016: 25 Actresses In Line for an Oscar Nomination

The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers.  Often times, they don’t know that they’re peaking, and in other instances, just plain poor timing.  Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called “In Line,” a collection of actors and actress that […]

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WATCH: New Trailer for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” with Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt

The latest trailer for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is here and provides a more in-depth look at the Huntsman’s (Chris Hemsworth) backstory. The film is a prequel to the events of 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” which starred Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan directed the film, which will be released in […]

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Criterion Collection Announces June Titles – Include ‘Dr. Strangelove’, ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’, and More

This June, The Criterion Collection will welcome one of Stanley Kubrick’s greatest films: the still shocking and hilarious Dr. Strangelove, starring Peter Sellers in a triple-role tour de force. But that’s just scratching the surface of a month jam-packed with remarkable titles, including two early, influential dramas by titans of cinema: Jean Renoir’s violent love triangle story La chienne and Michelangelo […]

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IFC Acquires Kristen Stewart Film, “Certain Women”

The company that handled Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood through a turbulent 2014 awards season has just picked up Kelly Reichardt’s new film, Certain Women, starring 3-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, 2-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern, and Cesar winner Kristen Stewart. The film premiered to positive reviews out of Sundance and is slated for a 2016 theatrical release, further […]

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‘Carol’ Wins Top Honors from Intl. Cinephile Society

Todd Haynes’ “Carol” cleaned up big on Sunday, winning five awards from the Intl. Cinephile Society. The group consists of industry professionals, journalists, films scholars and historians. The film beat 10 other films (several of which are foreign language films) to take home the top honors for best picture. Rooney Mara also won best actress […]