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Venice 2015: Instant reactions to ‘Spotlight’

After the less than positive reception (and that’s putting it incredibly delicately) that Tom McCarthy was given with his last film The Cobbler, it might have been...

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Venice 2015: Instant reactions to ‘Everest’

Of late, the opening spot at the Venice Film Festival has been a mark of quality, so perhaps it’s no surprise that Everest this week has continued that trend over...

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Film Review #2: Grandma (★★★½)

Read Clayton’s take on “Grandma” here. In a lot of ways, Grandma is a film that manages to sneak up on you. For about two thirds of its brisk running...

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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio Reunite for ‘The Devil in the White City’

Am I alone in having long thought that eventually Leonardo DiCaprio would get Martin Scorsese to direct him in the film version of The Devil in the White City? Ever...

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ gets moved into 2017

For some reason, Warner Brothers and Ben Affleck just can’t figure out exactly when to get going with Live By Night. Originally assumed to have been a 2015 awards...

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Film Review: Ricki and the Flash (★★★)

For a fair bit of the running time of Ricki and the Flash, I wasn’t sure I cared too much for the film. Then, I began to enjoy it more and more, with the climax...

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‘The Martian’ wants you to #JourneyToMars in a NEW Ares 3 Video!

Back before the impressive first Trailer hit for Ridley Scott‘s upcoming science fiction film The Martian, folks were introduced to Matt Damon‘s astronaut...

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Film Review: The End of the Tour (★★★½)

Wow. As much as I’ve come to expect strong work from filmmaker James Ponsoldt and actor Jesse Eisenberg, I was absolutely blown away by Jason Segel‘s...

Film Review: Southpaw (★★★)

The right casting can often make all the difference when it comes to a slightly generic film. In the case of Southpaw, while you can tell that this was initially...

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David Gordon Green to direct the Boston Marathon bombing film ‘Stronger’

I’m always on the lookout for what David Gordon Green is planning to do next. Consistently one of the more interesting filmmakers out there, he moves between...

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Jean Marc Vallee’s ‘Demolition’ Moves to 2016 – Adjust Oscar Predictions Accordingly

Here’s some unexpected news. Fox Searchlight Pictures has opted to move the Jake Gyllenhaal Oscar bait Demolition from the 2015 awards season entirely. Yes,...

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Film Review: The Stanford Prison Experiment (★★★½)

One of the most captivating experiences I’ve had in a theater so far this year, The Stanford Prison Experiment is absolutely riveting. Uncomfortable by design but...

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Film Review: The Look of Silence (★★★)

Though it might not be of particularly strong interest to anyone who hasn’t seen director Joshua Oppenheimer‘s award winning and Academy Award nominated prior...

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INTERVIEW: Laura Linney talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and being a veteran actress

By and large, Laura Linney tends to make her way quietly through the industry. She consistently does strong work, but you rarely hear much from her outside of letting...

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INTERVIEW: Kyle MacLachlan talks ‘Inside Out’, Returning to ‘Twin Peaks’, and more

Depending on your age, Kyle MacLachlan is either someone you know from Blue Velvet, Showgirls, or Twin Peaks. Over the past few weeks, a whole new generation will now...

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J.K. Simmons will team up with Damien Chazelle in the musical ‘La La Land’

After how amazing Whiplash was, I was always going to be down for whatever filmmaker Damien Chazelle chose to do next. In some ways, a full on musical makes perfect...

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‘Everest’ will open the 2015 Venice Film Festival

Slowly but surely, the fall festival season is beginning to take shape. We already know that The Walk will be the Opening Night selection of the latest incarnation of...

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New Trailer drops for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’

If you’re conservatively making early Academy Award predictions, it’s hard not to have Steven Spielberg‘s Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies pretty high...

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Film Review: Stray Dog (★★★)

After the fairly substantial and at least partially unexpected success of Winter’s Bone a few years ago (including a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards), I...

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Don’t Look for Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’ until 2016

Folks, we basically have our first bump from 2015 to 2016, and I have to say that it’s less than surprising to find it involves Terrence Malick. Yes, reports have...

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INTERVIEW: Billy Crudup talks about his acting choices and ‘Glass Chin’

For well over a decade now, Billy Crudup has been consistently putting forth really interesting performances that are never quite what you expect. I’ve noticed his...

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INTERVIEW: Michael Kelly talks ‘House of Cards’

For the last decade or so, Michael Kelly has slow but surely been building his resume as an underrated character actor. Especially with House of Cards, Kelly has...

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Watch Lily Tomlin shine in the First Trailer for ‘Grandma’

Like a few other staff members here at The Awards Circuit, I’ve seen Grandma and been blown away by Lily Tomlin‘s performance. Personally, I also think that...

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Emily Blunt Guns for Awards Attention in the First Trailer for ‘Sicario’

Every single new thing I see from Denis Villenueve’s upcoming thriller Sicario just makes me want to see it worse and worse. As such, the release of a Trailer for the...

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Tom Hanks is Clint Eastwood’s choice to play Captain Sully for His Next Film

Could the man who played Captain Richard Phillips be our Captain Sully Sullenberger? Well, if reports are to be believed, Tom Hanks is in fact who director Clint...