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    Six Circuit: Which 2013 Adapted Screenplay Missed Out on a Nomination?

    Welcome to the thirty-eighth entry in our Six Circuit series. Our focus this week goes to the 2013 Best Adapted Screenplay race. This year’s Oscar nominations went almost exclusively to the same movies. Of the twenty acting nominees, only ten different movies were represented. Of those ten movies, eight of them were Best Picture nominees. […] More

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    New ‘Into the Woods’ Poster!

    Today, Disney unleashed the first poster for their highly anticipated film adaptation of the Tony-winning Stephen Sondeim musical, Into the Woods.  Just yesterday, our fearless leader wrote a rundown of the film, specifically focusing on the curious silence re: the category placement of the film’s performers. The murkiest of category placements is The Witch.  Many will […] More

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    Under the Circuit: Ewan McGregor

    Ewan McGregor Most Known For: “Star Wars Prequels,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Big Fish” Snubbed For: “Moulin Rouge,” “The Impossible,” “ Beginners” The great tragedy of Ewan McGregor’s career is that few people probably realize how criminal it is that he has yet to receive an Oscar nomination. The reason for that is because in all of […] More

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    Top 10 of 2013 – The Editor’s Take on a Historic Year for Cinema

    What a fantastic year.  Just so much to be grateful for with family, friends, good health, and so on but one thing is just an amazing year at the movies.   Creating a top ten list has never felt so daunting.  At least 25 films made a play for my list, looking solid at one […] More

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    ‘August: Osage County’ wins Four Awards at Italy’s Capri, Hollywood Fest

    John Wells‘ Oscar hopeful August: Osage County hasn’t quite done as well as hoped on the precursor circuit so far (with the same being said for all of the films under The Weinstein Company shingle, to be honest), but a smaller film festival has come through to honor the contender. Yes, the Capri, Hollywood Film […] More

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    15 Best Screenwriters of 2013

    Everyone has their favorite performances and their favorite films of the year but no one really gives their proper due to the writers of our beloved films that we’ve seen.  In a year where films exceeded many of our expectations, the screenwriters came through in a big way.  As AMPAS voters have their ballots and […] More

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    Community Reactions: Your Thoughts on the Holiday Movie Releases

    So many films are opening in theaters today, some just in full release.  Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor, John Wells’ August: Osage County, John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks, and Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman.  Wow…that was a mouth full.  And […] More

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    New York Film Critics Circle Preview – What Will Show Up Tomorrow?

    The New York Film Critics Circle will be cooking up their favorite films and performances of 2013 tomorrow beginning at 10:00 am Eastern time.  The East Coast group will be the first ones to drop the gauntlet on the season and possibly put a film or performer in prime position for recognition since SAG and […] More

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    ‘August: Osage County’ Cast Participate in Q & A in NYC – See the Video and Pictures

    Yesterday, The Weinstein Company organized a screening of John Wells’ August: Osage County for New York audiences at AMC Lincoln Square.  In attendance were Oscar hopefuls Meryl Streep and Margo Martindale, along with screenwriter Tracy Letts, director John Wells, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin, and Chris Cooper. We have pictures and video […] More

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    FYC: Julianne Nicholson in ‘August: Osage County’

    2013 FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: These final weeks leading up to ballots being turned in for several voting bodies that include the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild, and my own two home field teams, the International Press Academy and Broadcast Film Critics Association; I have taken the opportunity to shine a light on several films, performances, and […] More

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