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    Top 10: Best Political Thrillers

    Espionage, cover-ups, assassination, and clandestine activities; political dramas have always fascinated audiences. Whether they are slow-burns (e.g. “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” or “The Lives of Others”) or heart-stopping narratives (e.g. “Enemy of the State” or “Munich”), political thrillers artfully capture moments in our sociocultural/political history. With their heyday in the 1970s and a resurgence in […] More

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    Top 10: Best Same-Sex Relationships in Movies

    Love is love; it’s a universal feeling we all have, regardless of whom we share it with.  Straight relationships are overwhelmingly shown throughout the history of cinema. But by contemporary standards, we’ve seen an encouraging shift towards telling same sex stories on the big screen. Though there is still plenty of work to be done […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: What’s Your Favorite Telluride Film Festival Debut?

    **Circuit Q&A’s are our daily community question, posed to the readers of AwardsCircuit that cover various topics from film and television to general wonderings and for instances** On August 30, the fall festivals will kick off with the renowned Telluride Film Festival. Formed in 1974 near the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Telluride showcases some of […] More

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    Top 10: Best Ralph Fiennes Performances

    Versatile actors can portray practically any part they set their talents to. Those actors can play villains and heroes, pop culture icons and original, ambiguous characters who feel lived in. No genre can hold them down, and they shine in every scene. Ralph Fiennes is such an actor whose talents have that type of bandwidth. […] More

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    Awards: Is Keira Knightley Back In the Oscar Hunt This Year?

    A question that’s rarely asked among fans and pundits, is this Keira Knightley’s time to win an Oscar? The two-time Oscar nominee may not be seen as overdue. But her overall filmography suggests an eventual win. Knightley’s ability to tackle any genre proves her potential regardless of what project that comes her way. Whether it […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Favorite David Oyelowo Performance?

    David Oyelowo remains an unsung star of the big screen. The actor disappears into every role he plays, generating transformative, formidable performances. He can go from leading to supporting roles with ease. His latest vehicle, however, is a leading venture. In the upcoming sci-fi/horror flick “Don’t Let Go,” Oyelowo plays a cop who tragically loses its […] More

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    Top 10: Best Horror Comedies

    Horror comedies thread a particular genre needle. To laugh, as well as to be scared, are two of the most visceral reactions a movie can get out of its audience. Combining the two is often tricky to pull off. But when it’s done well, the film can stand the test of time as a classic. […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Who Is Your Favorite Venice Film Festival Alumni?

    The 76th Venice Film Festival is rapidly approaching, running August 28 through September 7. It will be the first stop for industry insiders, creatives and journalists as the festival season begin in Italy and continue through the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Oscar contenders will start emerging, especially as each festival hands […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Which Fall Film Festival Has the Best Lineup?

    Fall and the official launch of awards season is upon us. The best, busiest time of the year for Hollywood, the next four months will see the premieres and reemergence of many high-profile awards contenders. Whether showcasing big debuts from accomplished auteurs that get all the publicity and headlines or shining a spotlight on emerging […] More

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