Around the Circuit: April 27 – May 3



Link(s) of the week:

The LA Times’ Nicole Sperling looks at the mostly-male-mostly-white-mostly-older members in the Academy and reports on whether AMPAS will diversify its ranks or not.

Christopher Lominac at What Culture! gives his early Best Picture predictions, listing ten films that he feels could make the cut at the end of the year.

In Contention’s Guy Lodge and Kristopher Tapley recommend 10 films that might go under the radar this summer.

Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon gives his thoughts on Steven Soderbergh’s recent “State of Cinema” speech.

Film School Rejects’ Jack Giroux lists the 10 must-see movies for May. It’s going to be a fun month at the cinema!

Drew Taylor at The Playlist cites five scripts that made Shane Black (co-writer/director of this weekend’s big release – Iron Man 3) the hottest writer in Hollywood in the 90s.

Katey Rich at Cinema Blend ranks Iron Man’s 10 best gadgets.

Thelma Adams at Thelma Adams gives 10 reasons why Tony Stark should break up with Pepper Potts.

Wayne Bonner-Bell, guest writer at Awards Daily, gives his Emmy predictions.


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