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,” “The Judge,” “Inherent Vice,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and “American Sniper.” Warner Bros. must be walking into the season feeling very confident.  Just last year, with eight […]

Oscar Predictions

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” screened, buzz will reach a fever pitch for certain films, and some films will fall on their face.  It’s the nature of the game.  The entire staff of has put […]

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 1997 Best Actor race (thanks to Terence for his persistent suggestion of this Six Spot idea). The last time we saw the […]

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 Shepard, Billy Bob Thornton, Melissa Leo, and Vincent D’Onofrio Synopsis: A successful lawyer (Downey Jr.)  returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father (Duvall), the town’s judge, is […]

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, directed, and stars in the film along with Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick, Ray Stevenson, Frances O’Connor, and Katherine LaNasa. Jayne Mansfield’s Car will be available on-demand August 20 and will appear […]

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 masterpiece Schindler’s List (1993).  A monumental achievement in filmmaking, the Holocaust film is one of cinema’s marvelous achievements.  The films I intend to bring to your […]