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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...

NYFF Begins Today!

Myself and Joey will be attending the New York Film Festival for the next few weeks.  As Toronto Film Festival comes to end, another...

2014 Oscar Predictions – The Calm Before the Storm V. 2.0

We are exactly a week from the beginning of the Telluride Film Festival that takes place in Telluride, Colorado.  Last year, it kicked off...

Oscars 2016: Contenders So Far, Cannes Here and Now, and More Still to Come

The art of Oscar predicting is never been afraid to admit you were wrong.  Going full throttle on "The Sea of Trees" seems to...

August: Osage County (★★★½)

Before I even start to talk about John Wells' new film "August: Osage County," I have to say I've never seen the stage play...

Final Golden Globe Predictions – ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Should Rule...

Final Golden Globe predictions are down below and make sure to join us on the LIVE chat to talk about the nominations as they're...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘In the Fade’ Presents a Raw and Brilliant Diane Kruger

2017 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: Fatih Akin's sensational and gripping drama "In the Fade" is one of the year's most surprising endeavors.  It sneaks up...

Davis Awards for 1998 Revealed!

The Awards Circuit Community Awards winners for Year 1998 will be announced on the podcast this week.  With lots of people weighing in on...

Film Review: ‘Dunkirk’ Packs an Emotional Maturity from Director Christopher Nolan

Such little words spoken but so much is said with Christopher Nolan's newest and most personal film, "Dunkirk."  With a career that has spanned...

Best of 2015: Top 10 Films of the Year Encapsulate Love and Redemption

The Top 10.  What we determine as the representation of the film year to conclude either a success or less than.  Narrowing a large...

Best of 2013: The Davis Award Dream Ballot

I guess it all comes down to this.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (or AMPAS) will be handing in their Oscar...

Oscars: Best Actor Comparisons, and Loading the Awards Season Gun

As pundits and fans of the awards season, we are constantly looking back to past races to see the similarities, and try to predict...

Oscar Circuit: Cate Blanchett’s Double Lead Bid Should Change the Academy Rules

The double nominated thespians.  Once in a while, the Academy Awards nominate the same actor, in two separate films, in two separate categories.  Eleven...

OSCARS: 9 Weird Things That Can Happen On Nomination Morning

Oscar ballots will be in the hands of voters by Wednesday, pushing forward an all out mysterious season.  With all the different scenarios and...

OSCAR CIRCUIT: Festivals Loading the Awards Season Gun

OSCARS 2017: We're closer than ever to awards season with August well underway, and with that, a new Oscar Circuit column.  TIFF has announced...

Life of Pi (***)

New York Film Festival: There are a lot of positive and admirable things about Ang Lee’s latest Life of Pi.  Cinematographer Claudio Miranda captures...

Best of 2018: Giving the “Unconventional” Prizes Out – Part 2

Continuing the Best of 2018 series, yesterday saw the first wave of personal feelings and citations on what the last year had to offer...

Early Heat for Cate Blanchett’s Performance in ‘Blue Jasmine’

There are few pundits out there that I find much value in their opinion when they go out on a limb for a film...

Oscar Question of the Day – Black or White?

It’s no secret that minorities don’t often find themselves in serious contention for Oscar in any category.  The year they often refer to as...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 78: Questions, New Years, and the 2014 Slate

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Hope everyone enjoyed their...

Golden Globes: What Did We Learn Today?

The Golden Globes announced their nominations this morning where the revived and kick up serious Oscar campaigns for major films and studios.  The embrace...

AMPAS Members Holiday Check In – What are Voters Thinking as They Await Oscar...

The Christmas break is full of holiday cheers, relaxation, and screener watching for an Academy member.  All the major studios have got their major...

Oscar Circuit: The Year of Firsts and Records Broken?

There are lot of moving pieces as studios gear up for the official kick off for Phase 1 of Oscar season.  On November 30, New...

Film Review: 45 Years (★★★½)

Subtle and quietly moving, Andrew Haigh's fragrantly appealing "45 Years" showcases enriching performances from the darling Charlotte Rampling and the stoic Tom Courtenay.  Haigh's...

Film Review: ‘Live By Night’ Has Luscious Looks That Can’t Save Its Numbing Plot

With an impressive trio of films that any working director would be lucky to have on their résumé, Ben Affleck has proven to be...

Barry Jenkins and the Precursor Trifecta + SAG Predictions

As the Oscar race for Best Picture ventures on, we keep a close eye on the ever evolving Best Director race. In the trifecta...

Oscar Circuit: The Return of the Suffering Wife – Supporting Actress Predictions

It begins.  2011 film year is behind us and we saw Octavia Spencer crowned Best Supporting Actress for her work in "The Help."  As...

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I'm not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn't disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film "Avengers: Age of...

NYFCC Winners – ‘Lady Bird’ Wins Big, Sean Baker, Tiffany Haddish, and Timothée Chalamet...

The New York Critics Circle dealt out their favorites of 2017 earlier today and offered up plenty of shocks. The big winner overall was Greta...

OSCARS: Deconstructing the NBR Winners and What it Means to the Oscar Race

As you've likely seen already, "Manchester by the Sea" took home four prizes this afternoon from the National Board of Review, picking up citations...

SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 96: TV Talk, Movie News, and The Amazing Spider-Man...

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We're back this week...

American Idol Season 13: What Should They Sing? and Power Rankings

The American Idol Top 13 take the stage for the first time tonight with the theme "This Is Me" which only leads me to...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 86: Final Oscar Predictions, Casting Remakes, Academy Idol Finalists

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment.   We're back this week...

Oscar Circuit: Can Cannes Bring Spike Lee Back to the Oscars?

The Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Tuesday, May 8 and there's been plenty to get excited about.  There have been acquisitions, applauses, and...

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