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Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

Welcome back to the Six Spot!  In case you’re new to the Six Spot, this is a column where I look at the cold hard facts to determine who or what would have been...

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Awards Profile: Inherent Vice

Directed and Written By: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, Josh Brolin, Owen...

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Jonny Greenwood Will Score Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’

One of the many pleasures of seeing a Paul Thomas Anderson film these days is the accompanying score by Jonny Greenwood. The incredibly unique work that Greenwood did...

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Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait projects that gathers excitement from awards...

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Circuit 3: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman celebrated his 46th birthday on July 23. The talented actor got his start in television, appearing in an episode of  Law & Order in 1991....

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 3/3)

Hello, Awards Circuit devotees! I hope you’ve all recovered from last Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, because the fun is far from over. Following the pivotal show,...

Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

Years from now when I think back on 2012 and what it had to offer, I’m sure the cinematic landscape that was presented will surely stick out as many directors and...

Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actor

And the Nominees are… Alan Arkin – Argo Oscar Scene: “Argo fuck yourself” Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook Oscar Scene: “When life...

Writer’s Block: Paul Thomas Anderson

“I am a star. I’m a star, I’m a star, I’m a star. I am a big, bright, shining star. That’s right.” With this ending pep talk, Dirk...

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),...

Editor Top Films of 2012 – The Year of the Film

2012 went in the blink of an eye.  By July of last year, I was fearful of how the year would turn out for film.  At that point my top two films, Beasts of the Southern...

Online Film Critics Society Gives Praise to ‘The Master’

The Online Film Critics Society has announced the nominations for their 16th annual year end acknowledgements. The OFCS is comprised of a large group of critics whose...

On the Possible Snub of Joaquin Phoenix

When the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Actor are announced next month, it will mark the end to a hard fought battle, and this is a fact, one of the boldest and...

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle Bows to ‘The Master’

After what looked like the beginning of a Zero Dark Thirty sweep with the critics, we see another critics group opting for something else. The Kansas City Film Critics...

San Francisco Film Critics Circle cites ‘The Master’ as 2012’s Best Film

San Francisco Film Critics Circle has named The Master the best film of 2012, along with bestowing Joaquin Phoenix their Best Actor prize. Zero Dark Thirty also did...

Houston Film Critics Society announces nominations, Lincoln leads with 8

Contrary to popular belief, I am not a member of the Houston Film Critics Society. But you’ll be hard pressed to see me arguing with the nominations they’ve...

‘The Master’ Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations!

2012 CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION NOMINEES BEST PICTURE Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Lincoln The Master Zero Dark Thirty BEST DIRECTOR Ben Affleck, Argo Paul...

Trailergate: The Great Trailer Debate

There’s the infamous Watergate scandal; sports followers still get a kick out of Crygate; and Antennagate  briefly plagued Apple’s release of the iPhone 4.  Well,...

Analysis of the Golden Globe Nominations

The stars have aligned for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  They announced their nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.  For the first time,...

SAG Nomination Analysis – What Does It All Mean?

The SAG bells rang today but they rang for many surprising and jaw-dropping exclusions.  As going on record stating this is the most competitive Oscar race I’ve...

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...

Sight and Sound critics name ‘The Master’ Best Film of 2012

Tis the season for critics groups to begin announcing their “Best of 2012” lists and one of the earliest announcements come from the Sight and Sound critics....

Why ‘Argo’ is still in the driver’s seat for Best Picture

Now that the Presidential election and race for the White House is thankfully behind us (at least for another 4 years that is), even more speculation and analysis can be...

Oscar Circuit – “Master” of Networking?

As the awards season is underway, multiple scenarios are playing out in my mind suggesting what can occur for the remainder of the year.  Films like The Hobbit: An...