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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...

Best Actress 2012 nominees

Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. ***DISCLAIMER — please refrain from spoiling the...

Oscar Question

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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Megan Ellison: Financial Hero of Indie Film

Most audiences probably aren’t familiar with her name or her production company, but the film industry has quickly taken notice to producer Megan Ellison. At just 28...

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2014 Grammy Nominations – Jay Z leads with Nine, Timberlake Scores Seven

Jay-Z led the 2014 Grammy nominations with nine.  On the film front, “Argo” looks to continue its sweep from last year with a Best Score nomination...

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Will Jessica Chastain Join the Cast of ‘A Most Violent Year?’

It looks more and more likely that Jessica Chastain will join Javier Bardem in A Most Violent Year. The Academy Award nominated actress of The Help and Zero Dark Thirty...

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Circuit 3 Special Edition: James Gandolfini

By now you’ve probably heard the sad news about the death of James Gandolfini. The star of the HBO series The Sopranos died at the age of 51 from an apparent heart...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

(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...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Melkonian)

(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...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

(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...

Writers Guild Winners

Commentary coming tomorrow.  Too tired. Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty Best Adapted Screenplay Chris Terrio – Argo Documentary...

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...

2013 Writers Guild of America Preview

The Writers Guild of America will be announcing their winners tomorrow, Sunday, February 17.  All season long there have been many instances, which I’m just as...

Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

Whether viewed as a consolation prize for a well-regarded film that has no chance of winning Best Picture, or a sign that a film in the discussion for the...

Oscar Predictions – State of the Race and Peaking at Oscar Ballots

The Oscars are less than two weeks away. It seems everyone and his mother is choosing Argo to take it all in the end, which is perfectly sound since the film did pick up...

Oscar Circuit: Film Editing

And the nominees are: Argo – William Goldenberg Life of Pi – Tim Squyres Lincoln – Michael Kahn Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers Zero...

Oscar Circuit: Best Actress

This year we don’t have the fortune of knowing exactly who will win Best Actress. We have five nominees that include two frontrunners, one possible upset and two...

Incredible Looking Posters for the BAFTA Nominated Films

Every year, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) selects one lucky artist to create posters for the films nominated for their awards. This year,...

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...

Oscar Circuit: Sound Editing

And the nominees are: Argo – Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton Skyfall...

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...

ACE Eddie Nominations: Round Up The Usual Suspects

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) nominations used to be announced prior to the Oscar nominations, and would be a good bellwether towards the eventual Oscar outcome....

Weekend Openings: 1/11/2013

With the New Year’s hangover slowly wearing off and few new stimulants entering circulation, there’s now ample time to catch up on the overload of...

Women in Cinema- The “Oscarettes”: Who will be nominated for Best Actress?

With the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow morning and all other nominations revealed, it’s that time folks where we all wonder and debate who will be honored...

Chit-Chat with Jason Clarke!

Today I’m bringing you my chat with ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ co-star Jason Clarke. I had the pleasure of speaking in person with him a few weeks back at a...