‘SNL’ Cast and Host Seth MacFarlane Deliver Best Work in Years!

Episode 38:01 (***½) The 38th season of "Saturday Night LIVE" debuted last Saturday with host Seth MacFarlane, who's had a great year with his film...

Emmy Circuit: Is There Anything That Can Beat ‘Game of Thrones’ This Year?

Welcome to the 2019 Emmy Circuit series, where we analyze and predict all your favorite TV series and their chances with the Television Academy...

Editor: National Board of Review Predictions

National Board of Review names their winners for 2011 tomorrow and I could not be more excited. In past years, they have kicked off...

Oscar Circuit: “10 Weeks to Go”

The Oscar race is beginning to formulate itself.  As it stands the Academy Awards have positioned themselves to be the wildest of wild cards...

Film Review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Maximizes Its Worth with Stunning Direction and Camera Work

Let's get right to it.  The comments section will be lit up with the inevitable questions about how I feel about the first "Blade...

Critics Choice Movie Awards Tonight!

We will be LIVE Blogging the Awards Show starting at 7:30pmET.  Join us here! Awards season officially kicks off this evening on VH1 as the...

Film Review: Foxcatcher (★★★½)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: A film that takes its time presenting its case, Bennett Miller's wickedly brutal "Foxcatcher" entices audiences to learn more about...

Film Review: Room (★★★½)

Director Lenny Abrahamson taps into the human spirit, pure and unhindered in his film "Room," adapted from the novel by Emma Donaghue, who writes...

Carnage (***)

Roman Polanski has created some of the most heart-wrenching and prolific films of the past four decades.  In his newest film, Carnage, Polanski examines...

Awards Circuit Community Awards and Academy Idol Voting Closes @ Midnight!

Friendly reminder for all you movie enthusiasts out there that the annual Awards Circuit Community Awards and the sixth season of Academy Idol voting closes tonight...

2014 Oscar Predictions – No Space for ALL These Contenders

The air is getting thick in the Oscar world.  Every film is a contender, every performance is the one to beat, and yet, we...
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BEST OF 2016: The Unconventional Citations of the Year Part 2

We're moving right along with the "BEST OF 2016," naming the unconventional attractions that graced that are worth talking about.  Yesterday, I dabbed into...

Oscar Circuit: Confidence Going Into Phase 1 of Awards Season

We are one week away from the kick off for Phase 1 of awards season.  Lots of studios and contenders and gearing up for...

Captain Phillips (★★★★)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Hours after the World Premiere of Paul Greengrass' newest psychological thriller "Captain Phillips," my heart is still racing at a...

The Blu Circuit

To accompany Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week, I will be offering my Editor’s Recommendations in this weekly column that will highlight some feature...

Oscar Circuit: What Happened Today?

They bitched, they moaned, and after all this about David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo not being screened in time, the New...

BAFTA Predictions – A Quick Peak

BAFTA will be handing out its trophies in just a few hours.  Here are some quick predictions on the British voting bloc.  BOLD means...

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...

AwardsCircuit Launches New CIRCUIT CENTER for Oscars and All Award Show Predictions

AwardsCircuit.com Launches New CIRCUIT CENTER For Reader Awards Show Predictions The new Circuit Center will be located within the existing Circuit Hub. Editors, Awards Circuit...

Beasts of the Southern Wild (***½)

In the grand scheme of film criticism and the notion that groundbreaking directors can be born right out of their first feature, Benh Zeitlin's...

Oscar Question of the Day – Smile for the Camera

I'm not going to lie, this may feel a bit like Sophie's Choice.  In my humble opinion, Roger Deakins and Emmanuel Lubezski are the...

Trailer: “Carnage”

A new trailer for Roman Polanski's Carnage has hit the web. The reviews that have been shared have been positive but no one really...

OSCARS: Lead vs. Supporting as the Awards Festival Circuit Nears

We don't spend a lot of time on rumors here on the Awards Circuit but when it's a juicy tidbit, even if it turns...

NYFF Film Review: ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Soars on Wit, Humor and Heart

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2016: What a joyous, funny and moving portrait of man. "I, Daniel Blake" from director Ken Loach ravishes and lives in...

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Confirmed to Compete in Original Screenplay for the Oscars

There are going to be a lot of these this year, "straddlers" between lead and supporting, original and adapted, contender or pretender.  One of...

Out of the Furnace (★★½)

There are great things to admire about filmmaker Scott Cooper, who made an admirable breakthrough in 2009 when directed Jeff Bridges to an Oscar...

2017 Golden Globe Predictions: British History and a Strong Pool for Comedies?

Living as a website that focuses on Oscar Predictions, to ensure you are presenting the best "guesses" on what could be chosen by the...

Film Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Can’t Keep the Train on Track

In the land of remakes, some films feel untouchable to the cinematic lens.  When it comes to novels, they can often feel "unfilmable" as...

Film Review: Still Alice (★★★½)

It's hard to put into words why "Still Alice" from writer/directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland is as effective as it is.  A cinematic experience...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Lady Bird’ Ignites with Humor and a Captivating Saoirse Ronan

2017 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: With an impressive resume that has spanned both in acting and in the writing room, the multi-talented Greta Gerwig...

Oscar Circuit: Question Marks Still Remain on the Awards Race

The New York Film Festival has officially ended.  With the festivities, we have entered films like David Fincher's "Gone Girl" to the fray and...

Frozen (★★★★)

Disney has truly outdone themselves this time.  Going back to their roots,  Disney has reinvented their signature storytelling abilities that made them great and the...

Oscars: 12 Films That Voters Need To Make Time For During the Holiday Break

As the Oscar voter packs his/her bag to head somewhere for the holidays, a few screeners end up in their bags for a watch...

SAG Thoughts: What Today Means to the Oscar Race?

    The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced earlier today with a few surprises and a few shocks to this year's race to the Oscars. ...

Oscar Circuit: “What the Hell Just Happened” – Editors’ Reactions

Wow…writing this up took all day. Just when we think we’ve figured the Academy out, they throw not just one wrench but many in...