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Historical Circuit: Batman Begins (2005)

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Was Christopher Nolan’s first entry in the Dark Knight trilogy the beginning of the modern day superhero movie?

Historical Circuit: Absolute Beginners (★★½)

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By the 1980s British cinema was dying. Long the country known for prestige pictures like Gandhi and Chariots of Fire (put out by the...

Historical Circuit: Back to the Future (1985)

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We don't need to hop in the DeLorean to revisit "Back to the Future," which turns 30 years old this week

Historical Circuit: [SAFE] (1995) (★★★★)

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Exactly twenty years ago today, American audiences saw for the first time a nighttime drive down the San Fernando Valley through the windshield of...

Historical Circuit: Twilight Zone – The Movie (1983) (★★★)

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I'm a critic who grew up with anthology shows, whether it was Tales From the Crypt (aka that show I was never supposed to...

Historical Circuit: Jaws (1975)

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40 years ago "Jaws" was the first step in what would become the yearly ritual of summer blockbusters

Historical Circuit: Toy Story (1995)

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As we’re getting ready for the ACCA revote on 1995, let’s take a closer look at one of the most influential films from that...

Historical Circuit: Pocahontas (★★½)

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In honor of ACCA 1995, I've decided to pick a few titles that were special to my seven-year-old self that year. Don't assume it'll...

Circuit Rewind: Dancer in the Dark (2000)

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The 2015 edition of the Cannes Film Fest is underway, so let's take a look back at one of its past winners in its 15th anniversary

Historical Circuit: The Fantasticks (★★★½)

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Reviewing director Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks - the longest running show in Broadway history - would have been better suited to last...

Historical Circuit: Mommie Dearest (★★★) – MOTHERS DAY EDITION

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This Mother's Day we should all hug our moms...for fear they decide to beat us with a wire hanger! Mommie Dearest, the movie that's...

Circuit Rewind: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

It's been ten years since our last 'Star Wars' outing, so in celebration of May the fourth, lets revisit "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"

Historical Circuit: Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) (★★)

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In honor of its remake opening this week, let's go back to 1967 when Thomas Hardy's novel first received the big-budget Hollywood treatment. Far...

Historical Circuit: U Turn (★★★★)

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By 1997, Oliver Stone became the director known for railing about political conspiracies or governmental injustices in dramatic polemics like Born on the Fourth...

Historical Circuit: Star 80 (★★★)

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This week's release of True Story, the eponymous "true story" of murderer Christian Longo (played by James Franco) who murdered his wife and children...

Circuit Rewind: Marty (1955)

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The shortest Best Picture winner in history turns 60

Historical Circuit: The Breakfast Club (★★★)

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Everyone between the ages of 15-45 has a memory associated with a John Hughes film. Seminal life experiences were defined as successes or failures based...

Circuit Rewind: Pretty Woman (1990)

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Julia Roberts and Richard Gere paired up 25 years ago for the classic romantic comedy "Pretty Woman"

Historical Circuit: Gorillas in the Mist (★★★★)

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WOMEN IN CINEMA BONUS: March is Women's History Month and yet cinema is hard-pressed to devote their time to telling women's stories (women's stories as...

Circuit Rewind: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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Monty Python created a legend all their own with some coconuts and a little bit of french taunting

Circuit Rewind: The Sound of Music (1965)

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The hills are still alive 50 years later as "The Sound of Music" remains an all-time classic

The Top 20 Most Seductive Scenes in Classic Film

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When talking about the differences between films of today and films of the studio era one that's always brought up is how studios conveyed...

GREY GARDENS Restoration From Janus Films – Opens in Select Theaters March 6th!

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Janus Films will release a new 2K restoration of GREY GARDENS made by the Criterion Collection in partnership with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy...

Historical Circuit: The Purple Rose of Cairo (★★★)

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Every true cinema fan can name the movies that have caused them to feel transported, the ones elevating their life outside its often dire...

Circuit Rewind: The Breakfast Club (1985)

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The nerd, the jock, the princess, the basket case and the criminal turn 30

Historical Circuit: The Picture of Dorian Gray (★★½)

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Oscar Wilde's tale of immortal youth and blinding excess, The Picture of Dorian Gray, has been recounted in several adaptations throughout the decades, none...

Circuit Rewind: Before Sunrise (1995)

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"Before Sunrise," the film that started the most unlikeliest of trilogies turns 20

Historical Circuit: Working Girl (★★★) by Mike Nichols

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After the revolution that was second-wave feminism in the 1970s, the 1980s was considered a time of complacency. Women achieved what they wanted, right?...

Circuit Rewind: Crash (2005)

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Award Circuit's newest column kicks things off with "Crash," celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2015

Historical Circuit: Annie (★½)

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Oh boy.  I really have to control my anger and frustration for today's review in honor of the upcoming remake of Annie starring Quvenzhane Wallis and...

Historical Circuit: Bunny Lake is Missing (★★★)

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Director Otto Preminger created some legendary dramas and mysteries such as Laura, The Man With the Golden Arm, and Anatomy of a Murder. But...

Historical Circuit: Judgment at Nuremberg (★★★★)

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There are certain real-world events Hollywood is quick to capitalize on (Che!) and others they take their time with (the Vietnam War wasn't depicted...

Historical Circuit: Under Fire (★★)

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Communism and governmental coups dominated Latin America in the 1970s-1980s with US involvement remaining shadowy and ill-defined. Hollywood, despite not always calling on our...

Historical Circuit: The Believers (★★½)

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I'm unsure what was  going on the 1980s sparking the impetus for African voodoo films, what with this and films like Angel Heart and...

Historical Circuit: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (★★★)

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My admission that I've never watched any episodes in the Star Wars franchise couldn't have come at a worse time.  I'm not sure if...

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