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    Classic Circuit: The Peter Bogdanovich Collection on Criterion Channel

    The 1970s are often cited as the dominant era of original filmmaking. The decade ushered in a wave of new auteurs fresh out of film school, eager to prove themselves with high concept ideas and reverential technique. Avoiding the “movie brat” route, a young New Yorker named Peter Bogdanovich used his position as a film […] More

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    Classic Circuit: The Sidney Poitier Collection on Criterion Channel

    They call him Mr. Sidney Poitier! The 93-year-old thespian broke previously impenetrable onscreen barriers for black artists in Hollywood during the height of the civil rights era. This month, the Criterion Channel app will offer seventeen of his most essential films for a limited time (until April 31st). Here is an analytic rundown of some […] More

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    Criterion Nov. Releases: Oscar Best Picture Winner ‘All About Eve’, ‘Cold War’, ‘Betty Blue’, ‘Now Voyager’ and ‘The Daytrippers’ Hitting Shelves

    This November, the Criterion Collection will celebrate the incomparable Bette Davis, one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, with two releases that demonstrate her extraordinary range. The swoon-inducing melodrama Now, Voyager, appearing on Blu-ray for the first time, finds her at the height of her reign as the queen of the women’s picture. Then All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s beloved […] More

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    Classic Circuit: Cuarón’s Beautiful Ode to Youthful Freedom in ‘Y Tu Mamá También’

    AwardsCircuit is proud to present “CLASSIC CIRCUIT!“ Formerly known as “Historical Circuit,” the weekly series will take a look at any film, from any year in history, with a heavy emphasis on the films within the Criterion Collection.  You won’t just find reviews within these columns, as the AwardsCircuit team will be exploring video and interviews […] More

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    Classic Circuit: ‘Seven Samurai’ Still Thrills 65 Years Later

    AwardsCircuit is proud to present “CLASSIC CIRCUIT!“ Formerly known as “Historical Circuit,” the weekly series will take a look at any film, from any year in history, with a heavy emphasis on the films within the Criterion Collection.  You won’t just find reviews within these columns, as the AwardsCircuit team will be exploring video and […] More

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    Historical Circuit: Ang Lee Brings Jane Austen’s Words to Life in 1995’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’

    TITLE OF FILM: “Sense and Sensibility” FILM YEAR: 1995 DIRECTOR: Ang Lee WRITER: Emma Thompson (Based on the novel by Jane Austen) STARRING: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Greg Wise, Gemma Jones, Emilie Francois, James Fleet, Robert Hardy, Harriet Walter, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie, Tom Wilkinson SYNOPSIS: As he lays on his deathbed, […] More

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    Historical Circuit: Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck Fall in Love in 1953’s ‘Roman Holiday’

    TITLE OF FILM: “Roman Holiday” FILM YEAR: 1953 DIRECTOR: William Wyler WRITER: Dalton Trumbo, Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton STARRING: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert SYNOPSIS: Amid a goodwill tour through Europe, Princess Ann’s (Audrey Hepburn) life leaves no room for the spontaneous. Meetings, presentations, reviews, and speeches fill her daily schedule. She must remain […] More

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    Historical Circuit: 1978’s ‘Superman’ with Christopher Reeve Flew High So Others Could Follow

    TITLE OF FILM: “Superman” FILM YEAR: 1978 DIRECTOR: Richard Donner WRITER: Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton (Based on the Superman Comic by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster) STARRING: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Jack Cooper, Marc McClure, Glenn Ford, Valerie Perrine SYNOPSIS: On the planet, Krypton, Kryptonian high […] More

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    Historical Circuit: Paul Newman is Scorching in 1967’s ‘Cool Hand Luke’

    TITLE OF FILM: “Cool Hand Luke” FILM YEAR: 1967 DIRECTOR: Stuart Rosenberg WRITER: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson STARRING: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet, Morgan Woodward, Luke Askew, Clifton James, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper SYNOPSIS: It is the middle of the night, and Lucas “Luke” Jackson (Paul Newman) stumbles along an empty […] More

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    Historical Circuit: Tom Cruise Shows Us the Kwan in 1996’s ‘Jerry Maguire’

    TITLE OF FILM: “Jerry Maguire” FILM YEAR: 1996 DIRECTOR: Cameron Crowe WRITER: Cameron Crowe STARRING: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Bonnie Hunt, Regina King, Jay Mohr, Kelly Preston, Beau Bridges, Jerry O’Connell, Jonathan Lipnicki SYNOPSIS: After achieving great professional success as a sports agent, Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a breakdown, or what he […] More

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