Circuit 3: Best of the Decade… So Far

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 Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007) my three best films of the aughts. Obviously, there is a lot to choose from. Looking […]

Circuit 3: The Best Films Since 2008

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 bulk up my already solid film base. I started from A and worked my way to Z, watching films spanning from 1915 to the […]

Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

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 the sixth nominee of any given category in any given year.  Feel free to catch up on the heated discussion in […]

Any Films Left for NYFF’s Secret Screening?

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 years ago it was Martin Scorsese impressing the masses with Hugo and last year it was Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln managing to live up to the […]

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

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 Directors Guild Awards on February 8. Carter has been nominated four times, winning for his outstanding work in both Avatar (2009) and Lincoln (2012).  Here is the official release from […]

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 editor’s e-mail.  Go to the “About Us” section in the menu and select CONTACT EDITOR. Winners Are: Stephen Nettles (chosen by Terence) CW (chosen by Clayton) missionstatement1224 (chosen at random)

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 the greatest actor to ever grace the silver screen. Born April 29, 1957 in London, England, Day-Lewis is notoriously known for being an incredibly […]

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 bit more managable for you.  We are giving away a few copies of the film that racked up 47 wins, 108 total nominations, and won two […]

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. As usual, there was plenty to hunt for at the site this week, though we aren’t in the business of hiding anything worth entertainment value. We began the festivities […]

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 significant achievement of my life – Surface Warfare Officer Qualification, and finally perform the mission that my ship and I have been training […]

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 – David O. Russell Ah, the film director: the man or woman behind the curtain. The director is the person responsible for the entire production – […]

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 on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your 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 filmmakers pushed the thematic narrative with breathtaking visuals, stupendous performances, and uniquely driven story structures.  One thing that will be near the top was […]

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 this weekend, what categories would you control the fate of and who would you hand the Oscar to in each? My Circuit 3 Oscar Wishes: Lincoln – Best […]

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 on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts be known […]

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