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Streaming Circuit (1/18/19) – What’s Coming and Going From Your Favorite Platforms including ‘The...

Welcome to the Streaming Circuit, a look at what’s going to be available each week to watch in the comfort of your own home....

Oscar Circuit – The Studio Assessment Part 1

It's time to dive, dive in deep...well, at least as deep as you can in May.  As I attempted to unveil the newest set...

Awards Circuit Book Nook: Entry #4

It's the start of a new month, and thus a whole new shelf of books await your time.  I'm still finding my wings on...

Six Spot #6: Best Director 2007

Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we...

2019 Oscars Look: Best Director

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

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (2/26/2013)

When deciding on which of this week's releases to give the top citation to, I had one of the hardest decisions in a long...

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...

Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actress 2015

Continuing on with the Sizing Up series, this one is a look at the slate of Best Supporting Actress contenders. As always with this...

Tom Hanks & His Best Work

In the midst of his great success Tom Hanks was compared to James Stewart, said to be the everyman of this generation, and perhaps...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (9/27/2011)

It's a bit of a light week on DVD for me here at The Awards Circuit, especially considering my distaste for the major release...

Oscars: Predicting the 2016 Foreign Language Film Shortlist

After months of screenings involving volunteer members of the Academy, the 85-film longlist of Foreign Language Oscar submissions will soon be whittled down to...

Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actor

And the Nominees are… Alan Arkin – Argo Oscar Scene: "Argo fuck yourself" Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook Oscar Scene: "When life reaches out with a...

Jack Nicholson is 75 years old…What are your favorite Jack roles?

Over the weekend Jack Nicholson turned 75 years old, and besides just wishing him a happy birthday (and many more), I wanted to be...

Comic-Con Panel: AMC’s The Walking Dead

AMC's The Walking Dead has proved to be a rating juggernaut and fans came in droves to see the cast and executive producers talking...

Jaws: Steven Spielberg’s Summer Classic Comes to Blu-Ray!

As part of Universal Studios 100th Anniversary Collection, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws hits stores today in Blu-Ray format for the first time ever. Jaws gets...

The Blu Circuit – Bad “Baby” and “Exotic” Bliss

October Baby (*½) What makes October Baby so disappointing is not just the "cheese" that's spread all over the film like a tray of orderves...

Take a ride with the camera in Behind the Scenes video from Hugo

While I was heartily rooting for Emmanuel Lubezki to win the Oscar for cinematography, it's hard to begrude Robert Richardson, because the cinematography of...

Oscars 2015: Year of the Veterans? TIFF adds Big Names to the Race

The Toronto Film Festival is just about winding down and the New York Film Festival press screenings will kick off on Monday for the...

2017 Awards Profile: Joe Wright’s ‘Darkest Hour’ From Focus Features

Welcome to the 2017 Awards Profile series, where we talk about high- and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point...

Streaming Circuit (2/08/19) – What’s Coming and Going From Your Favorite Platforms including ‘High...

Welcome back to the Streaming Circuit, a look at what’s going to be available each week to watch in the comfort of your own...

John’s TIFF Diary: Day Four

Sunday was a day of disappointments at the festival.  I mean serious letdowns, folks: one from a promising young lady experiencing a sophomore slump,...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Is ‘Stories We Tell’ Our First Best Picture Contender?

Raves continue to pour in for Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell, the documentary about the family origins of writer/director Polley's life.  Standing sturdy at...

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Director

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy...

Frances Ha (★★★½)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Noah Baumbach has really outdone himself in his newest film, Frances Ha starring Greta Gerwig, who also co-writes.  The film...

Genre Geeks: 10 Most Anticipated Genre Films of 2019

As a new year approaches, so does hype for what movies are in store for us! 2018 really delivered on the superhero front with...

Women in Cinema: The Future for Men Only

How long can information stay relevant before we move on to the next thing?  I ask because seeing as how it’s Friday, my topic...

Streaming Circuit (2/01/19) – Netflix Delivers Sundance Hit ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ with Jake Gyllenhaal

Welcome back to the Streaming Circuit, a look at what’s going to be available each week to watch in the comfort of your own...

2018 Awards Profile: Jacques Audiard’s ‘The Sisters Brothers’ from Annapurna Pictures

Welcome to the 2018 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you at some point this year (at...

Sizing Up: Best Actress

I'm back once again ladies and gentlemen to do some more Sizing Up! This time around I’m going to be tackling the somewhat slight...

Top Ten Performances in Spielberg’s Films

If there is a criticism heard over and over about Steven Spielberg's work as a director, it might be the lack of truly great...

Uncovering ‘The Imposter’ with director Bart Layton!

It's hardly a spoiler to say that 'The Imposter' is a documentary where all is not as it seems. Just look at its tagline:...

The Artist and Oscar – Really?

Seldom have Kris Tapley (www.incontention.com) and I agreed so completely on a film`s merit and its chances for Oscars as we have on The Artist, the...

Box Office Report: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

That's right folks, The Avengers is out of the top spot this weekend after Men in Black 3 raked in over $55 million (domestically)...

OSCARS: ‘The Post’ Lands in NYC and Cements the Year of the Woman

Before an audience full of critics, AMPAS, SAG, and industry voters, Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated "The Post" unspooled before a New York audience.  Under...

The Golden Globes: Best Dressed

Does it every cross your mind what persuaded someone to pick a certain outfit to wear on the red carpet? Over the years I’ve...

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