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Circuit Breaker Episode 11: The Overdue Narrative, Acting Categories and NYFF

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at@Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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Medalists Unveiled at 2016 Student Academy Awards®

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 43rd Student Academy Awards® ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by […]

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NYFF Film Review: ‘Moonlight’ Captures Urban Truth in a Masterful Manner

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2016: A magnificent portrait of urban life, Barry Jenkins‘ astounding “Moonlight” captures the essence of a generation. Acting as urban cinema’s “Brokeback Mountain” and “Boyhood,” it’s as if we got to see “Ennis” and “Mason” grow up in a different culture and era. In this case, it’s even more powerful and profound. […]

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NYFF Film Review: ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Soars on Wit, Humor and Heart

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2016: What a joyous, funny and moving portrait of man. “I, Daniel Blake” from director Ken Loach ravishes and lives in the mind and hearts of its characters, holding tightly the raw and emotional power that they bestow upon their world. The centerpiece is that of the two invigorating performances from its stars […]

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Film Review: ‘Other People’ Offers a Sensitive and Beautiful Tale With Molly Shannon Shining

First-time director Chris Kelly‘s sensitive and thoughtful “Other People” is one of the year’s most joyous surprises. Smart, subtle, and utterly heart-wrenching, Kelly constructs an exceptional dramedy that touches all the senses. Boasting two sensational performances from stars Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon, it’s one of the best independent features to hit screens this year. […]

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Circuit Breaker Podcast Episode 10: Big Five, Lead v. Supporting, and ‘Jackie’ on the Block

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!“, a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, and Joey Magidson.  We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at@Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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Oscar Circuit: Could Viola Davis See a Best Supporting Actress Campaign?

In a world where the internet explodes with rage over the negative feedback over “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” or the latest incoherent thought from a presidential candidate that gets his hair disheveled on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” we approach the point in the early awards season where film campaigns begin to […]

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal portrays Tony Hastings in writer/director Tom Ford’s romantic thriller NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, a Focus Features release.
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WATCH: Full Teaser Trailer for ‘Nocturnal Animals’ With Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal

Yesterday, we saw the “teaser” of the teaser for “Nocturnal Animals” from acclaimed director Tom Ford. Today, we have the full teaser trailer for the upcoming thriller that debuted at the Venice Film Festival. Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Laura Linney, the film looks as slick as slick can be. Very […]

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Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘Jackie’ With Natalie Portman, Sets Dec. 9 Release

And just like that, we have an official new contender enter the race.  From an exclusive from Deadline, Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie” starring Academy Award winner Natalie Portman has been acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures. It was rumored that several studios had been circling the project over the past few weeks since its début at the […]

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Circuit Breaker Podcast Episode 9: TIFF Check In, New Trailers, and Final Emmy Predictions

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!“, a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, and Joey Magidson.  We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at@Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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Film Review: ‘The Hollars’ Reminds Us Why We Go to the Movies in the First Place

In a theatrical landscape littered with roles shamelessly written for statue-seekers, multiple comic book universes, and controversial subject matter intended to rile audiences into a social media frenzy, it is refreshing to finally see a film that reminds you why we go to the movies in the first place. At the core, we watch movies to feel. […]

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TIFF Review: ‘Death in Sarajevo’ Is a Middling Sociopolitical Satire

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This seems to be the overarching thesis guiding award-winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanović and his new film “Death in Sarajevo”. A cynical sociopolitical satire, this labored drama critiques the unsavory legacy of Europe’s checkered past. As we learn from TV journalist Vedrana (Vedrana Seksan) in […]