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Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/24)

Well it happened, ladies and gents! Ben Affleck’s mega-popular Argo “Crash“-ed its way to “Best Picture” victory. Just like Paul...

Oscar Speeches – Who Would You Thank?

Whether it’s the veteran finally getting up on stage or an ingenue looking to make an impression, Oscar speeches are just as much a part of an actor’s legacy...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections(Terence)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known...

‘The Internship’ trailer highlights Vaughn and Wilson chemistry, big ensemble

I’m sure SoCal and New York denizens are used to seeing places they frequent being used in movies, but it was so much fun seeing buildings from my alma mater...

Academy unveils 84 Olly Moss posters celebrating Best Picture winners

We are ramping up to the Oscars and the Academy has released some new poster art to celebrate the occasion. Olly Moss, the talented designer, was commissioned to create...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/10)

We are now officially two weeks away from Oscar Sunday, which only means The Awards Circuit is working double-time to bring you the latest and greatest in awards news....

Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actress

Supporting Actress has proven to be one of the best categories recently for the Academy Awards. For every year there was a clear front runner (Spencer, Monique, Hudson),...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/3)

Just when The Awards Circuit thought Argo would put the brakes on its steamrolling of the competition, it shocks us again with key victories at SAG and DGA. It’s...

‘Revenge’ star Emily Van Camp to join ‘Captain America: The WInter Soldier’

Well this certainly came out of left field, but what a welcome surprise! Deadline has broken the news that Emily VanCamp, the lead of ABC’s fantastic show Revenge,...

Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

New name. Same Category. The Academy Award for Best Production Design celebrates the best in art direction and set design. Production designers have an incredibly...

Warm Bodies (***)

You’d be hard pressed to find a person who was more unsure of Warm Bodies than me when the trailer dropped. In this age of reboots and re-imaginings and remixes,...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 9: The Best of the Fest!

Sundance Film Festival may be over, but we’ve still got fun stuff to share! In addition to the final reviews and analysis, Joey and I sat down before leaving Park...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘kink’ director Christina Voros

It’s not every day you get to speak with someone who has even been to a porn shoot, let alone made a documentary about one of the bigger studios. But that’s...

SUNDANCE: kink (***½)

Raucously entertaining and yet incredibly earnest, Christina Voros’ documentary kink is a fascinating film about the inner workings of the porn studio kink.com....

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘American Promise’ composer Miriam Cutler

One of the best things about Sundance is that you get to meet every matter of person involved in indie film. Miriam Cutler has been composing music for documentary films...

Sundance: Pit Stop (***)

Sometimes movies are incredibly clear in their intentions from the outset. Other films take their time, sneaking up on you and subtly creeping into your consciousness....

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/27)

As the talk of 2012 slowly comes to an end, The Awards Circuit moves forward by embracing the new film year. Joey Magidson and Terence Johnson spent a full nine days in...

SUNDANCE: Fruitvale (***)

Every so often as a critic you get the opportunity to witness a film that’s so ingrained in your experience that it becomes difficult to even comprehend how you...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘Kill Your Darlings’ star Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall is having a bit of a film breakout. Sure we all recognize him from Six Feet Under and Dexter, but his role as David Kammerer in the Sundance film Kill...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 8: ACOD, Fruitvale and Blue Caprice

It’s the final countdown! In the penultimate episode of Park City Dispatch, Joey and I recount our final day at the fest including the morning snow and the films...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 7: Lovelace, Fun Interviews, and The Way Way Back

Sundance is winding down and in our second to last video, we recount the quiet day that we had. After the fiasco I had with youtube delaying yesterday’s video, we...

SUNDANCE: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (**½)

Do you all remember that split screen in 500 Days of Summer where we see the main character’s expectations vs. reality? Well my screening of Ain’t Them...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 6: The Spectacular American Promise of the Upstream Color Pit Stop

Episode 6 is in the books! In this episode we attempt to unravel the complexities of Shane Carruth’s newest film Upstream Color, describe our feelings towards The...

SUNDANCE: Stoker (***)

Stoker is a delightfully demented film that derives its pleasures from uncomfortable situations, shocking violence and magnetic characters. Chan-wook Park bring his...

SUNDANCE: Stories We Tell (***½)

Stories We Tell, the sterling documentary from Sarah Polley, is a delicately assembled exploration of a family and how the stories they tell weave together a complicated...