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Wrapping Up the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival is in the books! 27 movies later, I can begin to wrap up this fest and see what’s what. Frankly, I think the overall slate, in terms...

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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...

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Oscars 2016: Will Win/Should Win (Joey Magidson)

One of many annual traditions here at The Awards Circuit, I humbly present my picks for who/what Will Win as well as who/what Should Win at the impending Academy Awards....

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Sizing Up: Best Original Screenplay 2015

Alas, 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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sizing Up: Best Actor 2015

Ahoy there 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: 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...

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Sizing Up: Best Picture 2015

Folks, here we go again. Continuing a fairly long standing annual fall tradition at The Awards Circuit, I’m beginning the Sizing Up series once again. The name of the...

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Wrapping up the 53rd annual New York Film Festival

Well folks, the 53rd New York Film Festival is now in the books. Once again, it was a pretty strong fest, with tons of movies that unspooled before the eyes of pundits...

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NYFF: Ten Movies to look forward to at the 2015 New York Film Festival

Time flies when it’s Oscar season folks. It seems like just yesterday I was still at the New York Film Festival, but it’s a year later now and we’re on...

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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....