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    Top 10: Oscar Nominated Performances in International Films

    The spotlight on International cinema has never been greater than it is right now, after “Parasite“ claimed the Best Picture award this year and “Roma“ came very close the year prior. However, International cinema has always been incredibly strong, with decades of extremely powerful performances that have resonated not just in their original countries, but […] More

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    Alain Resnais’ HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR to open Oct 17 after NYFF/First theatrical engagements in decades

    Read the press release: (For immediate release) – Rialto Pictures has announced the acquisition of the late Alain Resnais’ seminal debut film HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, for theatrical release in the U.S. on Friday, October 17 following its premiere at the 2014 New York Film Festival. A pillar of the French New Wave, long unavailable for exhibition in the United States due to rights issues […] More

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    Ten Best Studio Films – Sony Pictures Classics

    Last year, the staff and I gave you a comprehensive and personal list of our 10 Greatest Films of All-Time.  Some that means more to us than just the screen it’s plastered on, and some that have changed our way of thinking towards cinema forever.  While we will continue to dive deep into different areas of cinema, I’ve […] More

  • Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts be known […] More

  • Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/17)

    We’re just one week away from the 85th Annual Academy Awards, and the love for Argo continues to pile up even in these last few crucial days. In the latest Power Hour, The Awards Circuit staff discussed how the USC Scripter Awards and BAFTAs — both, of course, went for Ben Affleck’s awards sweeper — […] More

  • Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 40: BAFTA, Screenplays, and 2014 Contenders! Play in new window | Download () | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe Awards Circuit Power Hour generates some lively discussions this week among the staff.  I’m joined by Terence, Joey, and Mark to dive into the Oscar race as well as other various topics: […] More

  • National Society of Film Critics awards Haneke, Riva, and ‘Amour’

    The Full Winners Are: Best Picture: “Amour” (28) Runners-up: “The Master” (25); “Zero Dark Thirty” (18) Best Director: Michael Haneke, “Amour” (27) Runners-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master” (24); Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty” (24) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” (59) Runners-up: Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors” (49); Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” (49) Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour” (50) Runners-up: […] More

  • Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

    18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST PICTUREArgoBeasts of the Southern WildDjango UnchainedLes MiserablesLife of PiLincolnThe MasterMoonrise KingdomSilver Linings PlaybookZero Dark Thirty BEST ACTORBradley Cooper – Silver Linings PlaybookDaniel Day-Lewis – LincolnJohn Hawkes – The SessionsHugh Jackman […] More

  • Oscar Circuit – Music vs. History

    With two (really one) contender left to be unveiled, this is the most exciting awards race I’ve covered in all my years of Oscar prognosticating.  Every category is competitive and with races like this, anything can happen.  Along with updating the official Oscar Predictions, I’ve updated the major precursors such as the Golden Globe Awards and […] More

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    AFI Fest: Amour (**½)

    As saddened as I am by this, I must report that Canne’s recent Palme d’Or recipient, Michael Haneke’s Amour, is one of the most disappointing efforts of the year, especially considering all the hype surrounding its greatness. I realize I am alone here — Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis and staff writer/film historian John H. Foote have called […] More

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