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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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STUDIO CIRCUIT: Did Warner Bros. Send a ‘Sniper’ To Eliminate the Competition?

More FYC sites have launched and the Studio Circuit series ventures on.  Warner Bros. weighed in with a respective slate that includes “The LEGO Movie,”...

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Film Review: The Judge (★★½)

There’s a really good movie buried somewhere within The Judge, I’m sure of that. There’s plenty of enjoyment in watching Robert Downey Jr. spar with...

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Historical Film Review: The Killer Elite (★★½)

Director Sam Peckinpah was well-known for his violently graphic and introspective films, as well as his incredibly difficult nature that ended up dooming his career. By...

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TIFF 2014 Film Review: The Judge (★)

Following the TIFF tradition of mixed to disappointing opening night films (The Fifth Estate, Looper, From the Sky Down), David Dobkin’s The Judge is a mediocre and...

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TIFF: ‘The Judge’ is in contempt of court

Be sure to check out the Toronto reactions to Jason Reitman’s Men, Women, and Children in another post.  Also, be sure to check out Diana Drumm’s review of...

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OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly”...

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Watch Robert Downey, Jr. in ‘The Judge’ Trailer and Poster from Warner Bros.

As the Academy Award Predictions continue to be updated, I keep a close eye on David Dobkin’s The Judge starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall....

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OSCARS 2014: Films With the Strongest Chance at Acting Nods

TOP TEN TUESDAY: As Cannes gets more and more press (and I get more and more jealous), I’ve decided to focus this edition of Top Ten Tuesday to the remaining slate...

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Six Spot #7: Best Actor 1997

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2007 Best Director Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, in honor of ACCA 1997, we dive into the...

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Awards Profile: The Judge

Directed by: David Dobkin Written by: Nick Schenk, David Seidler, and Bill Dubuque Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, Dax...

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2015 Oscar Predictions – Taking a Blind Look, One Year from Now

The Oscars are over and here at the Awards Circuit we move on to a new film year.  The official Oscar Prediction pages will be updated over the next few weeks little by...

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Historical Circuit: Ordinary People (1980) (★★★★)

Can a family survive tragedy together by dealing with it separately? This is one of the biggest questions at the heart of Robert Redford‘s directorial debut,...

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New Images from Billy Bob Thornton’s ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’

We’ve just received a few new images from Billy Bob Thornton’s new film, Jayne Mansfield’s Car, courtesy of Anchor Bay Films. Thornton wrote,...

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Ten Guilty Chills and Thrills from 93′ – Twenty Years Later

File this one under random but I found myself reminiscing about the great films of 1993.  Obviously, one of the first films people usually bring up is the Oscar-winning...

Jack Reacher (***)

Much like the title character, the film ‘Jack Reacher’ gets in, does its job, and gets out. Tom Cruise’s potential new franchise is a decidedly low...

New Trailer for Tom Cruise Action Film ‘Jack Reacher’

Tom Cruise stars as the title character in Jack Reacher, an action film that on the surface appears to steal the best parts of Drive, the Bourne films, and Taken. The...

Lead Actor Overstuffed

This year’s race for the Academy Award for Best Actor will have no shortage of worthy nominees; in fact I daresay they could nominate five worthy actors right now....

Top Twenty Must-See at Toronto

Having gone through the announced films with a fine tooth comb I have come up with a list of twenty must sees, the films that will have absolute priority over...

TIFF Golden Moments

The movie had not gotten a great deal of press coming into the festival, in fact, very few people had actually seen it. The festival programmer for sure had seen the...

TV Review: Hemingway & Gellhorn (**½)

“Why should I be a footnote to someone else’s life” — Martha Gellhorn. Thanks to Nicole Kidman’s headstrong, passionate, and...