Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 09/25)

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  • Speaking of which, Joey Magidson speculated on the significance of the festival’s unexpected People’s Choice Award winner.
  • I previewed the box office and Oscar possibilities of the new releases of the weekend.
  • I made a stand against the rampant anti-intellectualism that has infected film criticism recently.
  • Coinciding with Bennett Miller’s possible Oscar contender, Joey took us through a history of baseball films as well as spotlighting his personal favorites.
  • It looks like our readers believe Jessica Chastain’s best chance at an Oscar nod is via Terrence Malick’s epic masterwork, with a complete shut-out coming in second place.