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Circuit 3: Best of the Decade… So Far

It’s hard to believe, but we are already halfway through the decade. It seems like just yesterday I was naming The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003), No...

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Circuit 3: The Best Films Since 2008

Back in 2000, I put together my very first top 100 films of all time list after a rather exhausting and extensive two year period of watching just over 1000 films to...

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Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

Welcome back to the Six Spot!  In case you’re new to the Six Spot, this is a column where I look at the cold hard facts to determine who or what would have been...

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Any Films Left for NYFF’s Secret Screening?

For the past two years now, the New York Film Festival has unveiled a previously unseen Oscar contender towards the end of the fest in their Secret Screening slot. Two...

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Rick Carter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Art Directors Guild Awards

Academy Award-winning Production Designer, Rick Carter, has been selected by the Art Directors Guild to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 18th annual Art...

Winners of the ‘Lincoln’ Blu-Ray Contest!

Sorry it took so long.  The winners of our Blu-Ray/DVD contest of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is down below.  Please send your address information to the...

Circuit 3: Daniel Day-Lewis

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the finest actor working today, and that by the time his career comes to an end, could be...

CONTEST: Win a Copy of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack!

How there any lovers of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln that are still bummed it lost Best Picture at last year’s Oscars?  We have a chance to make this time a...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 3/31)

Hello again, Awards Circuit readers! I hope you all had an enjoyable week, be it celebrating Easter, Passover, or appreciating the simple joys derived from moviegoing....

Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and...

Oscar Circuit: Best Director

And the nominees are: Amour – Michael Haneke Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi – Ang Lee Lincoln – Steven Spielberg Silver Linings Playbook...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

(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...

Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

Years from now when I think back on 2012 and what it had to offer, I’m sure the cinematic landscape that was presented will surely stick out as many directors and...

Circuit 3: Oscar Wishes

This week’s Circuit 3 is simple enough. I am the Oscar Genie, here to grant you three wishes! If you had the power to stuff the envelopes for three categories...

Oscar 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Mike)

(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...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Melkonian)

(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...

Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actor

And the Nominees are… Alan Arkin – Argo Oscar Scene: “Argo fuck yourself” Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook Oscar Scene: “When life...

Oscar Circuit: Best Costume Design

It is the costume designer’s job to properly design a wardrobe of costumes that symbolize the characters in a film and to set the right mood for every scene. The...

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...

International Film Music Award Nominations highlight ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Life of Pi’

2012 has been a great year for movie music, therefore it would be no surprise that the nominees for the International Film Music Awards would be pretty good. Lincoln and...

2013 Writers Guild of America Preview

The Writers Guild of America will be announcing their winners tomorrow, Sunday, February 17.  All season long there have been many instances, which I’m just as...

Oscar Predictions – State of the Race and Peaking at Oscar Ballots

The Oscars are less than two weeks away. It seems everyone and his mother is choosing Argo to take it all in the end, which is perfectly sound since the film did pick up...

Oscar Circuit: Sound Mixing

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Argo – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia Les Miserables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes Life...

Oscar Circuit: Original Score

Original Score is one of the most interesting categories year in and year out, with the list of films that were disqualified being almost as good of a list as the...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

The Walt Disney Studios publicity team has issued a birthday card of sorts to honor our greatest president, while at the same time throwing in some last minute...