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Weekend Openings: Double Kristen Stewart and a new quartet busting ghosts

Welcome back to Weekend Openings everybody! This week, we have a pair of Kristen Stewart movies for you to choose from, along with one very high-profile and surprisingly entertaining remake. I’ve previously reviewed all three titles that I’m mainly interested in running down today, so you’ll know how I feel about those, though they’re hardly […]

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INTERVIEW: Kristen Stewart talks ‘Cafe Society’ and a Directorial Project

Whenever you sit down to talk with a big movie star, there’s some degree of preconceived notions that come along with the territory. Rightly or wrongly, you have in your head the personalities you’ve seen put forward on-screen and in the media, so there’s a person already somewhat formed before the conversation even begins. In […]

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“Spotlight” dominates the Spirit Awards

As is the tradition, the day before the Oscars, Film Independent gave our their Independent Spirit Awards. In what was perhaps a bit of a surprise, Tom McCarthy‘s Spotlight was the night’s big victor. The movie took home every prize it was nominated for, including Best Feature, beating back Todd Haynes‘ Carol, among others. The […]

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If the AC Had an Oscar Ballot – Winners Edition

The staff has spoken! Yes, after unveiling our personal nominations last week, both on the Power Hour and in an article, we at The Awards Circuit have voted and now present our winners for the year that was. If you’ve listened to the newest episode of the podcast, you might already know the outcome, but […]

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If the AC Staff Had an Oscar Ballot

If you’ve listened to the latest episode of the Power Hour already, you’ll know this by now, but for everyone else…the nominations for the Awards Circuit Staff Awards are out! Yes, we the staff have voted and cited a ton of different 2015 releases, including all eight Best Picture nominees at the Oscars (in various […]

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The Annual Alternate Oscar Nominations

Just like they consistently manage to do, the Academy offered up a mix of good and bad with their most recent Oscar nominations announcement last week. As always, I’m going to be making my annual list here of nominations from the announcement that didn’t happen. For those who don’t follow or don’t remember this piece from […]

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‘Bridge of Spies’ and ‘Carol’ lead the BAFTA nominations

Late last night (or technically early this morning), the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced their British Academy Film Awards, with Steven Spielberg‘s Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes‘ Carol leading the way with nine nominations apiece. Next in line was Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant with eight, while George Miller‘s Mad Max: […]

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Sizing Up: Best Adapted Screenplay 2015

We’re coming to the end of the Sizing Up series for 2015 folks. This penultimate time around, we’re moving on from the acting categories and tackling the Adapted Screenplay race. I willingly admit that my success rate is still to be determined with this year’s crop of articles, but that kind of comes with the […]

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Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actress 2015

Continuing on with the Sizing Up series, this one is a look at the slate of Best Supporting Actress contenders. As always with this annual tradition of mine, this is as large a grouping of the hopefuls as is possible, categorizing them by their assumed likelihood of a nomination come the big morning. Oftentimes, more […]

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Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actor 2015

Happy post Turkey Day folks. By now, you know what this is…my series of articles that deal with how to rank the chances of the various categories of Oscar contenders. This one is as large a scale grouping of the hopefuls for Best Supporting Actor as possible/prudent this year, excluding of course some no shot […]

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Sizing Up: Best Actress 2015

We’re back now ladies and gentlemen for part four of this annual Sizing Up series of articles. This time around I’m going to be tackling the rather top-heavy Best Actress field. Unlike last year, for many this won’t be one of the more boring categories out of the majors or potentially the easiest to figure […]

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Sizing Up: Best Director 2015

Welcome back again to the Sizing Up Series folks. It’s time to continue this 2015 incarnation with an in-depth look at the Director candidates competing for a spot in this year’s Oscar lineup. As was the case last year (and the many years before it, for that matter), there are a few things to keep […]