‘The English Patient’ and ‘Fargo’ Lead the 1996 Awards Circuit Community Awards Nominations

‘The English Patient’ and ‘Fargo’ Lead the 1996 Awards Circuit Community Awards Nominations

One of the staples of the AwardsCircuit.com community is its very own Awards Circuit Community Awards (or ACCA) ceremony. As we vote on each year that moves forward, we also take the opportunity to vote on past film years. This month, we began the journey into 1996 where Anthony Minghella’s “The English Patient” won Best […]

Film Review: The Cobbler (★★½)

Film Review: The Cobbler (★★½)

You could easily be forgiven for assuming that The Cobbler is one of the worst movies of all time, going by the early critical buzz that drifted out of last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Furthermore, up until a day or two ago, it was still sporting a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a damn […]

Oscars: 10 Men the Academy STILL Hasn’t Recognized

Oscars: 10 Men the Academy STILL Hasn’t Recognized

With a little more than 24 hours until the Academy Awards, surely many people cried foul on many actors, filmmakers, and films that were omitted from the nominations.  The reason we admire the Academy Awards so much is that they are an elite force within Hollywood, focused on citing the very best.  We believe that (at […]

Watch the First Trailer for Thomas McCarthy’s ‘The Cobbler’ with Adam Sandler

Watch the First Trailer for Thomas McCarthy’s ‘The Cobbler’ with Adam Sandler

Back at the Toronto International Film Festival a few months ago, filmmaker Thomas McCarthy experienced his first critical thrashing with the Adam Sandler starring fantasy The Cobbler. Reviews were absolutely savage, but at the same time, they hinted at something so weird it almost became a must see for me. I’ve never been huge on […]

Boardwalk Empire Recap – Series Finale

Boardwalk Empire Recap – Series Finale

Take one last stroll down “Boardwalk Empire”

NYFF: ‘Time Out of Mind’ rewards patience while ‘Jauja’ puzzles

NYFF: ‘Time Out of Mind’ rewards patience while ‘Jauja’ puzzles

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: This was the final day of pre screenings at the festival, so from now on the P&I (Press and Industry) screenings will be taking place during the official NYFF days, so that’s exciting as well. Today I’m going to be talking about one really tremendous film and one really puzzling one. […]

Under the Circuit: Steve Buscemi

Under the Circuit: Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi finally got his leading man role thanks to “Boardwalk Empire,” but will he ever get an Academy Award nomination?

EMMY PREDICTIONS: Creative Arts Emmys

EMMY PREDICTIONS: Creative Arts Emmys

The Emmy Awards give out a TON of trophies.  Some people consider this much too much, however, I dare you to look down this list of their technical categories and claim even one is superfluous.  Either way, due to the TV Academy’s large amount of categories, they separate the Emmy ceremony into two shows: the […]

Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

OSCAR CIRCUIT: A few changes have occurred in the 2014 Oscar Predictions.  Rumors of Saul Dibb‘s Suite Francaise, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Justin Kurzel‘s MacBeth moving to 2015 have floated around so I jumped the gun and removed them from the predictions.  Sadly on the surface, with those three big films moving, I’m beginning to […]

Oscar Predictions Update: Is Best Supporting Actor a ‘Map to the Stars’?

Oscar Predictions Update: Is Best Supporting Actor a ‘Map to the Stars’?

It’s time to look at some of the boys in the Supporting Actor categories with the next set of Oscar Prediction updates.   The Academy Awards are great in their history but offer some head-scratching choices on what they consider lead or supporting.  We are bound for one of those this year which is why […]

Emmys Circuit: Drama Lead Actor

Emmys Circuit: Drama Lead Actor

As I mentioned last week, aside from Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series*, Lead Actor in a Drama Series might be my favorite acting race at the Emmys—at least currently. This category presents an interesting, and almost guaranteed massive shake-up from the 2013 lineup. ****CLAYTON’S PREDICTIONS*** *For this and future Emmy Circuit articles, I’ll be […]

Boardwalk Empire Recap – 4.12 Farewell Daddy Blue

Boardwalk Empire Recap – 4.12 Farewell Daddy Blue

If there is one thing that Boardwalk could always claim it was that it knew how to end a season. After last week’s set-up episode, it seemed that we could get another big finale, but instead “Farewell Daddy Blues” ended the weakest season in far less than spectacular fashion. After being attacked at the end […]

Boardwalk Empire Recap: 4.11 Havre de Grace

Boardwalk Empire Recap: 4.11 Havre de Grace

AFI forced me to take on bye on “Boardwalk” last week, so here’s a crash course in case you missed it too. Chalky and Narcisse are in full-fledged war, and Nucky’s caught in the middle. When he learns that Narcisse has struck a deal with Masseria and the mayor, Nucky realizes he can no longer […]

Boardwalk Empire Recap: 4.07 “William Wilson”

Boardwalk Empire Recap: 4.07 “William Wilson”

The plot thickens in Atlantic City this week and “Boardwalk” is quickly starting to regain its footing after a less than stellar first half. Like last week, “William Wilson” passes over the violence for a closer examination into character, and we finally get more information on a number of this season’s new additions and just […]

Boardwalk Empire Recap: 4.01 – “New York Sour”

Boardwalk Empire Recap: 4.01 – “New York Sour”

It’s fitting the season four premiere of “Boardwalk Empire” should coincide with the NFL’s first Sunday. Much like football, “Boardwalk” is known to have long periods of minimal action, but then big bursts of violence or key developments. “New York Sour” certainly delivered on the violence, but it seems season four will take its time […]