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  • Oscar Circuit
    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...

  • Article
    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections(Terence)

    (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...

  • News
    National Society of Film Critics awards Haneke, Riva, and ‘Amour’

    The Full Winners Are: Best Picture: “Amour” (28) Runners-up: “The Master” (25); “Zero Dark Thirty” (18) Best Director: Michael Haneke, “Amour” (27) Runners-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master” (24); Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty” (24) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” (59) Runners-up: Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors” (49); Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” (49) Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva,...

  • Weekend Openings
    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 release in January.  It’s a pretty strong week in terms of variety, with Judd Apatow’s latest, This Is 40, foreign drama powerhouse, Amour,and Walter Salles’ adaptation...

  • Article
    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 after being nearly shut out thus far and won Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress with the prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics. Normally,...

  • Precursors
    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 victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the...

  • Precursors
    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 Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced...

  • Editor
    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’ The Artist last year chose the brilliant Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow.  The film won a total of three awards from the coveted...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit – Music vs. History

    With two (really one) contender left to be unveiled, this is the most exciting awards race I’ve covered in all my years of Oscar prognosticating.  Every category is competitive and with races like this, anything can happen.  Along with updating the official Oscar Predictions, I’ve updated the major precursors such as the Golden...

  • News
    Sight and Sound critics name ‘The Master’ Best Film of 2012

    Tis the season for critics groups to begin announcing their “Best of 2012″ lists and one of the earliest announcements come from the Sight and Sound critics. Comprised of about 100 international critics, it’s one of the more influential voting bodies, and this year their top spot went to Paul Thomas Anderson’s...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit – “Master” of Networking?

    As the awards season is underway, multiple scenarios are playing out in my mind suggesting what can occur for the remainder of the year.  Films like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Zero Dark Thirty are still sight unseen with Django Unchained and Promised Land about to get their first set of...

  • Festivals
    AFI Fest: Amour (**½)

    As saddened as I am by this, I must report that Canne’s recent Palme d’Or recipient, Michael Haneke’s Amour, is one of the most disappointing efforts of the year, especially considering all the hype surrounding its greatness. I realize I am alone here — Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis and staff writer/film historian John H....

  • News
    ‘Amour’ leads European Film Awards with 6 nominations

    With six nominations, Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winning film, Amour, leads the recently announced nominees for the European Film Awards. Receiving noms in all the major categories, including two acting nominations, it’s certainly got widespread appeal, could this translate to Oscar? Amour isn’t the only Oscar contender, past or present, included in...

  • Article
    Wrapping up the 50th New York Film Festival!

    The 2012 New York Film Festival is now in the books ladies and gentleman, so there’s no better time to double back and take a look at what the 50th installment of the festival was actually like. This was my first time covering a festival of any sort. I saw some fantastic...

  • Film Reviews
    BFI London Film Festival – DAY 1 (Part 2)

    Following screenings of The Sessions and Frankenweenie come two foreign language offerings that both know how to make an impression… Amour (***) After seizing the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes, everyone wants to know whether Michael Haneke’s emotionally charged Amour can go all the way to the Oscars. It follows Georges...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 23: NYFF Closing, Seth MacFarlane, Original Song category

    The Awards Circuit staff puts together a packed agenda for your listening pleasure.  If this is your first time listening, The Awards Circuit Power Hour encompasses many of the writers getting together to speak about the current affairs of either the Oscar race or films opening by the week.  It’s not always...

  • Article
    Top 100 Horror Films: #50-41

    Welcome back to the top 100 horror film countdown! We got things kicked off in earnest earlier in the week with #100-51. But now it’s time to get serious and delve into what I believe are the top 50 horror films of all time. To recount, I used a three prong ranking...

  • Article
    NYFF: ‘Not Fade Away’ disappoints, ‘Amour’ shines as the best of the festival!

    Not Fade Away (★★) David Chase’s anticipated Not Fade Away not only jumbles itself into an indulgent story, constantly keeping the audience at an arm’s length but it’s overly stretched and uneven not utilizing the strong talents in the film like James Gandolfini, Jack Huston, and John Magaro. A natural comparison to...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “If I Had a Magic Lamp…”

    Attempting to keep a pulse on the season has presented some challenges as of late for the 2013 Oscars and its predictions.  It can be argued that we don’t have a front runner in any category despite some films having strong showings at festivals. Best Picture has presented real challenges.  Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln finally...

  • Article
    Sizing Up: Best Director

    Sizing Up Series continues with an in-depth look at the Director candidates for this year’s Oscar ceremony.  As was the case last year, there are a few things to keep an eye for this particular category. One obviously is that a lot will have to do with which films get nominated for...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 20: TIFF Wrap-Up, Spots in the Oscar Race, Emmy Predix, ACCA Winners

    It’s our 20th episode!!! We’re diving a bit deeper into the Oscar race and trying to sift out the contenders from the pretenders.  Accompaning myself is Terence, Joey, and Mark as we dish on the race and what we could or could not see happening at this juncture.  We’re talking to following:...

  • Editor
    The Master (***½)

    The Master is absolutely magnetic, orchestrated brilliantly by writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson and helmed by the commanding turns of Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Anderson has never been a director that makes a film for everyone to enjoy.  In the vein of auteur directors like Terrence Malick, David Lynch, and Michael...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Resistance is Futile

    As Telluride and Venice ended and we sit in the heat that is the Toronto Film Festival, I’m updating Oscar Predictions slowly but surely.  Screenings are happening daily and the race could change in a matter of seconds.  My solution is to update one category per day for the next 20 days....

  • Article
    TIFF: Haneke Speaks Volumes, Polley’s Third is a Home Run

    Toronto Film Festival: Something extraordinary happened while screening Amour, the new film from Michael Haneke, something that has never happened to me before in a theater. Partway through this deeply emotional film, by far the most gut wrenching of the directors career, I could my eyes filling with tears. Memory merged with...

  • News
    Main Slate for the 50th New York Film Festival is announced!

    After a little bit of pondering on my part, the question of what will be playing this year at the New York Film Festival has now been answered. 32 films will comprise the main section of the fest, according to the NYFF website (here), and besides the movies already known about, we’ll...