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TV Top 10: Best ‘Veep’ Episodes of the Series

What will we do without "Veep?" The show's seventh, and final, season premieres this Sunday, March 31st at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO. Over...

Oscars 2016: Is It Time for Pixar to Join the Picture Club?

Another season has come and gone.  "Birdman" and Fox Searchlight are sitting on top of the throne, and will remain there for the entire...

Oscars 2016: First 40 Contenders Listed for Best Picture

Yesterday yielded the new Year-in-Advanced Oscar Predictions for 2016.  Taking a look out this early has multiple benefits.  You can write your own narrative...

2018 Final Oscar Predictions: ‘The Shape of Water’ Set to Lead with an All-Time...

As the time comes for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to announce their own favorite films and performances from 2017, I've...

Ten Greatest Performances of All Time (Mark Johnson)

When considering the greatest screen performances of all time, you have to acknowledge the fact that not all eras in film were created equal....

SAG Nominations: What Did We Learn Today?

The SAG Awards threw a wrench or two in the awards race today and we are feeling very giddy about it. Lots of moving pieces and analyses...

Best of 2017: Personal Winners and Top 10 Films of the Year

We've come to the end.  At least the end with my take on the year 2017.  Choosing the personal winners of the year, along...

Awards Profile 2019: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ from Netflix

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...

Top 10: The Best Foreign Language Films of 2018

One of the biggest stories of 2018 was Netflix's continued disruption of the traditional models of film distribution. Their slate of auteur-driven films was...

Awards Profile 2019: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ from Sony Pictures

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...
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OSCARS: Predictions for the National Board of Review and the Important Week Ahead

If there was an official "starting pistol" to the awards season, this week would be the time to listen for the big bang.  For...

Oscar Predictions: Holidays, Short Lists, and a Surprise Film to Lead the Nominations

OSCAR CIRCUIT: As Hollywood begins their shutdown procedures for the holidays, screeners are being piled into a briefcase of sorts, private jets are being...

Golden Globes: What Did We Learn Today?

The Golden Globes announced their nominations this morning where the revived and kick up serious Oscar campaigns for major films and studios.  The embrace...

Awards Circuit Opens Community Awards, Staff Announces Best of 2013, Academy Idol Top 5...

It's going to be a big week for the Awards Circuit Community and Awards Circuit Staff.  We have lots to announce and introduce to...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Actor Updated!

Welcome to the week of Oscar Prediction updates!  Yesterday I dropped the gauntlet on Best Picture and Best Director and have decided to move...

Oscars Transcripts from All the Acceptance Speeches!

BEST PICTURE: Brad Pitt: Thank you all. Thank you for this incredible honor you bestowed on our film tonight. I know I speak for everyone...

Gabriela Rodriguez, Producer of ‘Roma’ Set to Be First Hispanic Woman Nominated for Best...

The talk this awards season has been the prospect that Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón would break an Oscar record, being a five-time Oscar-nominee for...

OSCARS: Anticipating the Tears for Best Actor Going Into the Winter Break

With SAG voting firmly underway, Oscar voters are packing up for their getaways for the winter break.  Screeners are being piled up, and they...

Top 10: The Best Foreign Language Films of 2017

In our common lexicon, we often refer to any film made outside of the United States as a "foreign" film. But this definition can...

Best & Worst Female Portrayals in a Batman Film

When a Batman film is made, we always tend to sit back and try to figure out who would have been better suited as one...

Best of 2017: If I Had an Oscar Ballot

As the Best of 2017 series gears up with "unconventional citations," thought pieces from the filmmakers and actors themselves, and about a dozen other...

Golden Globes: Analysis and Initial Reactions to the Nominations

It's that time of the year.  Initial thoughts from today's nominations for the Golden Globes with more to be added throughout the day: Sam...

Oscar Predictions: Golden Globes Set the Table for Rami Malek and Glenn Close

OSCAR CIRCUIT: The Golden Globes handed out their awards on Sunday night, where Peter Farrelly's "Green Book" emerged the big winner, taking home three...

Top Ten Tuesday – Oscar Snubs of 1998

Debuting a few new series at the Awards Circuit this week, we have decided to venture off into the deep currents of Top 10's....

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: 15 Most Anticipated Films to Watch

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will be underway this Wednesday, April 15 with some of the best and talented filmmakers in independent cinema will...

2019 Oscars Look: Best Animated Short

Welcome to our annual Oscar Look series, formally known as “Oscar Circuit” – our deep dive look into each and every category that will...

10 Foreign-Language Actors You Should Know

Ever since the earliest days of cinema, international actors have been embraced by American audiences for being among the best in the business. During Hollywood's Golden Age...

NYFCC Winners – ‘Lady Bird’ Wins Big, Sean Baker, Tiffany Haddish, and Timothée Chalamet...

The New York Critics Circle dealt out their favorites of 2017 earlier today and offered up plenty of shocks. The big winner overall was Greta...

OSCARS: Studios Position Their Star Players for the Awards Season

OSCAR CIRCUIT: The 2018-2019 awards season takes its first official steps this Wednesday with the 75th Venice International Film Festival.  The Opening Night spectacular...

Best of 2018: Clayton Davis’ Top 10 Films of the Year

The Top 10 films of the year have already been announced based on my Personal Ballot and Winners published earlier today but this post...

Top 10: Best Stalker Films In Celebration of ‘Greta’

The subgenre of stalker thriller has long been a staple of modern moviemaking. The films within the genre can range from Best Picture nominees...

Good Reads: “Her” & “12 Years A Slave”

Welcome back to Good Reads, where I look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy. Last week I analysed Birdman and The Imitation...
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Top 10: Most Anticipated Female Performances of the Awards Season

As the fall festivals begin their announcements, and we begin to look at the potential landscape of the upcoming awards season, we begin to...

Good Reads: “Midnight In Paris” & “The Descendants”

Hey y’all, welcome to Good Reads where we look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy. 2014, 2013 and 2012 are already covered,...

2019 Oscars Look: Best Sound Editing

Welcome to our annual Oscar Look series, formally known as “Oscar Circuit” – our deep dive look into each and every category that will...

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