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Pop Circuit: Can Jordan Peele Repeat Awards Success With ‘Us’ at the 92nd Oscars?

The history of horror at the Oscars has never been particularly strong. For every success story like "The Exorcist," there are three classics that...

Six Spot: Which Actress Sang A Sad Tune After Missing the 2007 Lead Actress...

Welcome to the eleventh entry in our Six Spot series! This week we are looking at the 2007 Best Actress race. This category was notable...

Top 10: Best Sophomore Directorial Features Pre-Millennium

The sophomore slump can be a real thing. However, that isn't always the case. Many filmmakers have made their second time out just as...

Awards Profile 2019: David Michod’s ‘The King’ 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...

SET VISIT: LAIKA Studios Showcases the Craftsmanship and Innovation of ‘Missing Link’

Like most cinephiles, my love for stop-motion animation came from three distinct pop culture touchpoints. When you're young, you watch Rankin & Bass shorts,...

Superhero Fix: How Captain Marvel Could Save The Universe in “Avengers: Endgame”

Spoiler warning now: if you haven't gotten a chance to see "Captain Marvel" or hell, even "Avengers: Infinity War" just yet, do not read...

Awards Profile 2019: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ from Universal 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...

Top 10: Best Horror Performances of All Time

The horror genre never gets the respect it deserves with Oscar. However, the genre has given us some of the most incredible performances. They...

Patricia Clarkson on Being Honored in Miami: “Awards Are Good And Anyone Who Tells...

Patricia Clarkson doesn’t like watching movies on screeners. The New Orleans-born actress, 59, prefers the pleasures of the big screen in a darkened room...

Emmys 2019: Cast of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Talk Feminism and What’s Coming in...

The 2019 Emmy Awards are still a few months away, but Netflix is getting an early start on the campaign by introducing voters to...

Six Spot: Which Actor Missed A Step On Their Way To Oscar in 2011?

Our tenth entry in the Six Spot series is a perfect ten! The 2011 Best Actor race was filled with a lot of interesting narratives. The war...

Top 10: Best Director Split Winners

Most of the time, the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director go to the same production. When that doesn't happen, we have...

Pop Circuit: What Are the Oscar Chances for ‘Captain Marvel’ After $150+ Million at...

After a massive week at the box office (both domestically and internationally), "Captain Marvel" has become an unqualified success. Accompanied by strong reviews (79%...

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...

Awards Profiles 2019: Dexter Fletcher’s ‘Rocket Man’ from Paramount 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...

Superhero Fix: DC Heroes and Villains That Deserve A Spinoff

In a few weeks time, the DC fandom will be granted the first standalone movie of a lesser known DC character, Shazam! Will this decision...

Six Spot: Who Missed Out On Best Supporting Actress in 2010?

Start your week off right with the ninth entry in our latest Six Spot series. The 2010 Supporting Actress lineup featured a pretty strong group of...

Top 10: Best Teen Romances That Make Your Heart Swoon

There's nothing quite like young love. The teenage romance has been a genre staple ranging from musicals ("Grease") to supernatural dramas ("Twilight" saga). First...

Costume Circuit Archive: ‘New Jack City’, Hip Hop Fashion, and Film

For decades, hip hop culture has had a symbiotic relationship with fashion and film. Born in the Bronx in 1973, hip hop has long...

Cast and Directors of ‘Captain Marvel’ Discuss Empowerment, Emotion, and Bringing Carol Danvers to...

At a press conference in Los Angeles, the cast of "Captain Marvel" assembled to talk about the film and the journey to get there....

Top 10: Best Films Never To Be Made

So many things can go wrong on the way to getting a film in front of the camera. It actually feels like a miracle...

Genre Geeks: The Pros and Cons of Extending Franchise Trilogies

Having just watched the mesmerizing “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” I find it difficult to argue sequel extension when a trilogy...

Circuit Monthly: The Future of Film and Awards

In Circuit Monthly articles, AwardsCircuit will summarize the month that was, focusing on its implications on the current or forthcoming Oscar race. Search for...

Awards Profile 2019: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s ‘Captain Marvel’ from Marvel Studios

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

Awards Profile 2019: James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’ from 20th Century Fox

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

Awards Profile 2019: Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ 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...

Top 10: Best Julianne Moore Performances of Her Career

We don't appreciate Julianne Moore enough. The Oscar-winning actress has given us over 25 years of brilliant performances. Throughout her career, she has amassed...

Costume Circuit Archive: Cruel Intentions, French Aristocracy, and Manhattan Teens

Back in 1988, the devious and sultry "Dangerous Liaisons" hit theaters. Based on the stage play by Christopher Hampton, (based on Pierre Choderlos de...

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...

Six Spot: Which Actor Contender Got KO’d in the 2015 Supporting Actor Race

Happy Monday and welcome back to our eighth entry in our Six Spot series. We continue on in the 2015 Oscar race with Best Supporting Actor. The...

Pop Circuit: Netflix in 2019 After ‘Roma’ – Scorsese, Soderbergh, Rees, and Bay On...

On Sunday night, an entire community of cinephiles had their heart ripped from their chest. After "Roma" had put out a strong run throughout...

Culture Circuit: Trickle Down Diversity In Front and Behind the Camera

This time of year, there is so much hand wringing about diversity in Hollywood. In 2018, some of the biggest hits included "Black Panther"...

Costume Circuit Archive: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and the Influence of Hepburn and Givenchy

Fashion and film go hand and hand, and no collaboration has embodied this marriage as well as Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn. Through their...

Top 10: Best March Releases of All-Time

If January and February are months that never get respect, March is one that's caught in no man's land. While not presumed to be...

Top 10: Best Female Spies on Film

Spy movies have never gone out of style, but female-led spy films have re-emerged in the past decade. With the recent success of films...

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