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Top 10 of 2013 – The Editor’s Take on a Historic Year for Cinema

What a fantastic year.  Just so much to be grateful for with family, friends, good health, and so on but one thing is just an amazing year at the movies.   Creating a...

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Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

The next phase of the Best of the Year citations continue with some highlights of many actors and actresses that will likely not get too many mentions at the end of the...

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15 Best Screenwriters of 2013

Everyone has their favorite performances and their favorite films of the year but no one really gives their proper due to the writers of our beloved films that...

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Southeastern Film Critics Are Big on ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘Mud’ Gets a Mention

Southeastern Film Critics have chosen 12 Years a Slave for their best film of the year and cited it for Best Actor, Director, and Supporting Actress.  Cate Blanchett...

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Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced!

The Film Independent Spirit Awards – which recognize the finest achievements by independent filmmakers – have released their 2013 nominations. To no...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Hanks and McConaughey, the new Hunter and Thompson?

I can’t believe it’s already November.  The season has already shown a bit of itself with the Gotham Awards announcing their nominations, but that’s...

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Moving to Christmas, ‘Jack Ryan’ Pushed to 2014?

According to an exclusive from the LA Times, they are reporting that Martin Scorsese‘s long-awaited “The Wolf of Wall Street” starring Academy Award...

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‘All is Lost’ Positioned for Oscar Race, ’12 Years a Slave’ Debuts Strong

This weekend the Oscar juggernauts that are J.C. Chandor‘s “All is Lost” and Steve McQueen‘s “12 Years a Slave” opened in limited...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – New York Film Festival Wrap Up and Predictions Update

New York Film Festival wrapped up this past weekend and we have a good idea about certain films we were eager to get answered.  New Oscar Predictions have been updated...

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Best Actor Predictions – Can Hanks Become the New Day-Lewis?

For the past two years, Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis joined a very small group of actors that have won three Academy Awards.  Streep won two Oscars in Lead Actress...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – The Standout “Supporters”

The race is really heating up at the moment, infusing all the different ticks and beats that will set us up for a surprising and interesting awards season.  Many of the...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Supporting Actor Updated!

The Oscar Predictions update week continues with Best Supporting Actor. Like always, the category has unlimited possibilities from the veterans to the newcomers.  The...

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‘Mud’ and ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ will be the First Awards Screeners Sent!

Oh boy, the awards season is starting earlier than ever, at least in terms of the beginning of an Oscar campaign. Usually, we’re in the fall before screeners begin...

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Awards Season Shuffle – Where Will Actors Be Campaigned?

Moving in on these later summer days, the season is gearing  up for a loud and hopefully entertaining start with Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festival all...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Lucky Seven Performances To Look Forward To

We’re ankle-deep in the summer.  There are lots to look forward to on the horizon.  Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity was announced as the opening film for the...

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Oscar Circuit – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

We are a few days away from the close of the second quarter and the first half of the 2013.  I think it’s safe to say, it’s been an uneventful stretch of...

Oscar Circuit – The Studio Assessment Part 1

It’s time to dive, dive in deep…well, at least as deep as you can in May.  As I attempted to unveil the newest set of Oscar Predictions, I realized how many...

Weekend Openings: 4/26/3013

Whether it’s of the bombastic, Hollywood lifestyle sort or the daring, seafaring variety, adventure is out there!  This weekend brings us the raucous thrills of a...

First Quarter Round-Up – Are There Any Oscar Contenders?

As April has completely come out of nowhere and become fully present, I’ve updated the new Oscar Tracker to keep in mind everything that has already been released...

Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of SXSW

SXSW is right around the corner so I’ve decided to give you all a Tuesday Top 10 treat from Terence (oh the alliteration!). Unlike Sundance, this film festival...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/20)

Immediately following the Golden Globes telecast and LIVE Blog, The Awards Circuit diverted its attention to the premiere film film festival of every year: Sundance....

Park City Dispatch – Episode 2: Exploding Fire Extinguishers, Kill Your Darlings and McConaughey

Terence Johnson and Joey Magdison The Park City Dispatch is back, reporting all of the day’s events and shenanigans. Joey and I had our first multiple film...

SUNDANCE: Mud (***½)

A close backwoods cousin to Stand By Me (1986), Jeff Nichols’ Mud is an often moving and unpredictable coming of age story that benefits from some striking visuals...

Matthew McConaughey Impresses in First Trailer for Jeff Nichols’ ‘Mud’

The first trailer for Jeff Nichols’ (Take Shelter) Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, dropped Wednesday, and it looks like the actor is picking up in 2013 right...

“Mud” moves to 2013, “Not Fade Away” gets NY Film Fest Premiere

I spoke briefly this week about Matthew McConaughey and his chances for Oscar attention in the Supporting Actor category for Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike.  With...