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Good Reads: “The Hurt Locker” & “Precious”

Welcome to Good Reads, where we look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy – every detail the writer leaves feeds into the drama. The 2010s are done...

Women in Cinema: Best Directors

Could the Academy Nominate Two Women Directors this Year?

Women in Cinema: The Academy has the opportunity to do the unthinkable this year: nominate two women directors in the Best Director category. Even in a year when...

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Circuit 3 A-Z: Films That Begin With the Letter ‘H’

How do you follow up ranking films that begin with the letter G when so many of the greatest films of all time begin with that letter? Trick question, yo! You follow it...

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TIFF: Do ppl luv or h8 Men, Women & Children?

Much like the insta-tweet reactions from last weekend’s Telluride, Awards Circuit brings you more insta-tweet reactions from the Toronto International Film...

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Circuit 3: The Best Films Since 2008

Back in 2000, I put together my very first top 100 films of all time list after a rather exhausting and extensive two year period of watching just over 1000 films to...

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Where Have All the Cowgirls Gone? Female Directors Scarce in Hollywood

WOMEN IN CINEMA: There hasn’t been a banner year for female directors since 2010 when Kathryn Bigelow received the Oscar for Best Directing for her pessimistic war...

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You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted out loud, that I do fall into the consensus crowd more...

The Tarantino Effect – When Will Oscar See Him as a Director, Not a Writer

With all the craziness of awards season, I hadn’t fully noticed the big story circulating among the writers branch that the two great screenwriters Mark Boal and...

Kathryn Bigelow Gets the Cover of TIME Magazine

Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) has sparked a lot of controversy and debate around her latest film, Zero Dark Thirty. This week, she graces the...

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged...

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn...

Chastain Front and Center in New Poster and Pics for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

It doesn’t look like Universal is going to be shy about their campaign for Jessica Chastain this awards season. The star of Kathryn Bigelow’s (The Hurt...

Oscar-Winner Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Teaser

Kathryn Bigelow (deservedly) became the first female to win the Best Director Oscar for her Best Picture winning film The Hurt Locker (2010). Her controversial follow-up...

Academy Idol Announcement in 5 Days!

With the beginning of the fifth season of Academy Idol, we are counting down with our favorite Academy Idol moments throughout the years.  What is the most shocking...

Women In Cinema: Kathryn Bigelow

Before Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, she was either known as James Cameron’s ex wife or just another woman...

Under the Circuit: Guy Pearce

Born: October 5, 1967 Place: Cambridgeshire, England Major Awards and Citations: Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast of 2008 (The Hurt Locker) Las Vegas Film Critics...