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    Six Circuit: Which 2000 Best Director Hopeful Got Shut Out For Double Steven Soderbergh Nominations?

    Welcome to the forty-third entry in our Six Circuit series. Rules prohibit actors from being nominated twice in the same category. That’s why performers like Kate Winslet pull “category fraud” to try and earn nominations in both lead and supporting (see the 2008 race). However, there is no such rule that prohibits a director from being […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Your Favorite Directing Oscar Winner Who Lost Best Picture?

    Today marks 72 years since the release of the brilliant “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” a classic neo-western that saw John Huston take home the Oscar for Best Director. However despite this victory, along with a Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor win, Huston’s 1948 classic starring Humphrey Bogart lost out in Best Picture […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Gemini Man’ Is a Promising Prototype for Revolutionary Film Technology

    Ang Lee is not a director to be beaten down by past failure. After “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” was met with an onslaught of negative press, Lee simply responded by carrying forward with his goal of radically altering the moviegoing experience. Thus “Gemini Man” was born after twenty years of developmental limbo. The frenetic […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 160: ‘Joker’ Talk, Regional Festivals, and Clint Eastwood Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:57:36 — 67.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, Film, & TV Podcast,” a weekly breakdown from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, […] 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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    WATCH: Will Smith Targets Himself in Trailer for Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’

    Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have released the first official trailer for Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man,” starring Will Smith. The action film stars Smith as Henry, an assassin who comes face-to-face with a younger clone of himself. This sounds vaguely familiar to Rian Johnson’s “Looper,” but director Ang Lee attempts to introduce “Gemini Man” as […] More

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    Circuit Madness 2019: Directors – Elite Eight Voting Opens!

    As the NCAA tournament makes its turn toward declaring a National Champion, Circuit Madness is doing the same! We’re here to announce our Circuit Madness 2019: Directors Elite Eight contenders. This means giving the results of our Sweet 16 and breaking more hearts in the process. With so many talented directors remaining, who was voted […] More

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    NBR Analysis: Best Picture Race is ‘Green Book’ vs. ‘A Star is Born’ – Cooper’s Film Made NBR History Today

    The National Board of Review announced their winners today and offered up some direction to the awards season race, just a day after the Gotham Awards weighed in on Monday. Here are some highlights, tidbits, and thoughts on the winners: Universal Pictures’ “Green Book” got a huge boost today after performing sub-standard at the box […] More

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    2018 DGA Honors Recognize Ang Lee, Ann Roth and Others

    The 2018 Directors Guild of America, or DGA, has announced their lineup of recipients for special recognition this year. The DGA Honors are given to the best of the best in the industry and acknowledge directors, producers, and craftsman. While the DGA Awards remain an important precursor for Oscar, the Honors awards are career achievements. The […] More

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    NYFF Film Review: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Focuses on Technology and Nothing Else

    2016 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: With a luxurious resume that includes timeless films like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Brokeback Mountain,” there has been an expectation that there isn’t anything that director Ang Lee can’t accomplish. His last venture “Life of Pi,” which also premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2013, pushed the […] More

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