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Beloved Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus Dies at Age 81

Michael Ballhaus, the three-time Oscar nominated cinematographer of “Broadcast News,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and “Gangs of New York” has passed away at age 81, according to IndieWire. Ballhaus was a frequent collaborator of Martin Scorsese and Mike Nichols. Born in Germany in 1935, he spent his early career making films in the German market. […]

Topic, First Look Media’s Studio, Teams Up With Oscar Nominee Rodrigo Prieto for His Directorial Debut ‘BASTARD’

Martin Scorsese & Emma Tillinger Koskoff to Executive Produce with La La Land’s Jordan Horowitz Set to Produce Read the Press Release: New York, NY (March 23, 2017) – Topic, First Look Media’s entertainment studio, announced today that they will finance Academy Award-nominated cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto’s (Silence), directorial debut of BASTARD, with an original script penned […]

Weekend Openings: Oscar Hopefuls Litter the Holiday Weekend

This weekend, a ton of Oscar contenders are finally hitting screens. The new releases are supported by expansions, including for Denzel Washington‘s film “Fences.” Technically, Sunday also brings the release of “20th Century Women,” “Hidden Figures,” “Live by Night” and “Toni Erdmann,” but they’ll be handled in next week’s column. In addition, “La La Land” […]


Top 10: Best Martin Scorsese Films

Martin Scorsese is one of the few directors to have a lifelong pass. The legendary director has worked for over 40 years, turning out classics in each decade. His latest venture, “Silence,” has already earned praise and Oscar buzz. The film, which opens on Friday, chronicles two Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) as […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 21: First Wave of Precursors Recap w/ Guest Jenelle Riley

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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WATCH: First Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

  “I pray but I’m lost, am I just praying to silence?”     Watch the new trailer for Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson Trailer Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing […]

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‘Silence’ WILL Screen for Key Critics Circles Despite Earlier Reports

Martin Scorsese is hard at work finishing his passion project, “Silence.” Reports earlier today claimed the film would also not be done in time to screen for key critics groups. However, Paramount sources have now confirmed that the film will screen for groups in advance of its December release. A source for the studio said […]

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UPDATED: ‘Silence’ Won’t Be Screened for Critics or Awards Voters Until December

UPDATE: Paramount sources have confirmed the original reports were incorrect. The film will screen for key critics groups in the coming weeks. See more in our latest update here. Martin Scorsese is hard at work finishing his passion project, “Silence.” As such, no trailer is available for the film. And according to new reports, the […]


Initial Reactions to First ‘Silence’ Footage, New ‘Fences’ Clip

Martin Scorsese is hard at work finishing his passion project, “Silence.” As such, no trailer is available for the film. However, at a special preview of Paramount’s upcoming films on Thursday, the first footage from the film debuted. Studio chief Brad Grey, who was on hand to discuss several of the studio’s future projects, also […]