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Jean-Marc Valleé’s ‘Demolition’ could open this year’s Toronto Film Festival

It might seem a bit early to consider which titles might play at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, but many of us forget that these things need to be planned...

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CANNES: ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or and Rooney Mara ties for Best Actress

Well, that’s a wrap on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Earlier today, the awards for the fest were given out, with the jury (led by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) giving...

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2015 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced!

There’s no other festival in the world quite like the Cannes Film Festival. Each and every single year, pundits gather in France to celebrate the finest that the...

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Oscars 2015: Who Will Win/Should Win (Joey Magidson)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015....

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

AND THE NOMINEES ARE The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs) The Dam Keeper (Daisuke Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo) Feast (Patrick Osborne) Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) A...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actor

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories begins.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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The Annual Alternate Oscar Nominations

Last Thursday offered up a mix of good and bad with the Oscar nominations announcement.  We’re going to make an annual list of nominations from those that WERE...

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Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac talk ‘A Most Violent Year’

Anyone who’s seen the film A Most Violent Year can attest to how strong of a pair Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac make. During the Press Day for J.C....

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BAFTA Nominations highlight ‘Birdman’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and more

Late last night/earlier this morning, the BAFTAs chimed in with their nominees for this year. Leading the way were the usual Oscar suspects of Birdman, Boyhood, The...

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USC Scripter Nominees include ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Inherent Vice’

On the heels of the Writers Guild of America announcing their screenwriting nominees, the USC Scripter Awards have unveiled their nominee list as well. Given to the best...

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Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations Announced

Another precursor has come down the pike, with the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild announcing their nominations for this year. Many of the expected players are...

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Costume Designers Guild Nominations include ‘Boyhood’, ‘Interstellar’, and ‘Selma’

Somewhat in the shadow of the same day announcement of the Writers Guild of America nominations, the Costume Designers Guild also announced their awards nominations. Go...

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National Society of Film Critics crowns ‘Goodbye to Language’ Best Film

Well, here’s something a bit different. The National Society of Film Critics have named their Best of 2014 and in at least a few categories, they’ve eschewed...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Original Screenplay

All good things must come to an end. We’re at the conclusion of the 2014 Sizing Up series and closing it out with a look at the final major category…Best...

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Top Ten Scores and Soundtracks of 2014

This is my yearly look at the best scores and soundtracks that the film world had to offer. 2014 was a year that was very solid, both in terms of scores and soundtracks....

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Adapted Screenplay

We’re coming to the end of the Sizing Up series. This penultimate time around, we’re tackling the Adapted Screenplay race. I willingly admit that my success rate...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Supporting Actress

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...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Supporting Actor

Happy December 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....

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Actress

We’re back now ladies and gentlemen (Happy Belated Turkey Day to you all as well) for part four of this annual series. This time around I’m going to be tackling the...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Actor

Ahoy folks. We come now to part three of this year’s Sizing Up series, which as you know are a group of articles that deal with how to rank the chances of the...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Director

Welcome back to the Sizing Up Series. It’s time to continue this 2014 incarnation with an in-depth look at the Director candidates competing for a spot in this...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Picture

Here we go again folks. Continuing an annual fall/winter tradition at The Awards Circuit, I’m beginning the Sizing Up series. The name of the game here, for those new...

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Wrapping up the 52nd New York Film Festival

Well, the 52nd New York Film Festival is now in the books, ladies and gentlemen. Once again, it was a great fest, with nearly 30 movies that unspooled before my very...

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NYFF: Evenings with Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke

Over the past couple of weeks, the 52nd New York Film Festival has continued an annual tradition by feting a few noteworthy individuals and giving them a moment in the...

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‘Foxcatcher’, ‘Whiplash’, and more make up the 2014 NYFF Main Slate

The 52nd New York Film Festival has announced their Main Slate selections today, and boy are some of those 30 titles doozies. The big highlights are Damien...