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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 63: Oscar Season Kickoff and Festival Recap

POWERHOUR_LOGO_NEW1Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment.

Happy Labor Day everyone!  We get together this week for a short but thorough analysis of the past week.  We kick things off with the news of the week that includes casting, trailers, and more.

We analyze the reactions some of the top films that have screened at Telluride and the Venice Film Festivals.

  • “Gravity” directed by Alfonso Cuaron
  • “Tracks” directed by John Curran
  • “Labor Day” directed by Jason Reitman
  • “Joe” directed by David Gordon Green
  • “Prisoners” by Denis Villenueve
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis” by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • “12 Years a Slave” directed by Steve McQueen
  • “Philomena” directed by Stephen Frears
  • “The Wind Rises” by Hayao Miyazaki
  • “Parkland” directed by Peter Landesman

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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