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    WATCH: First Trailer for Sundance Film Festival Bound ‘The Mustang’

    It’s the time of year that we begin to see first look images and footage from some future Oscar players. Not everything will translate, but premiering at the Sundance Film Festival can start the buzz. One of the first films to release a trailer ahead of its debut at the festival is “The Mustang” from Focus Features. With a strong […] More

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    Best of 2017: If I Had an Oscar Ballot

    As the Best of 2017 series gears up with “unconventional citations,” thought pieces from the filmmakers and actors themselves, and about a dozen other things to celebrate the year, I present to you MY PERSONAL Oscar ballot. Always trying to be a champion of diversity and inclusion, I’m proud in many aspects of this list, […] More

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    OSCARS: Can the ‘Bugsy’ Drought End for the Supporting Actors in 2017?

    The dual nominees from the same movie.  An honor that has been bestowed upon many films and performers over the Academy’s near 90-year history.  When it comes to which acting category it occurs in, not all actors are created equal.  In the Lead versus Supporting debate, one gender has had the edge over the other […] More

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    Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’ Set to Return for Limited Theatrical Run

    “Detroit” is heading back to theaters for a limited run, according to Deadline. The film was released by Annapurna Pictures in select theaters in July before expanding in the first week of August. The film fell victim to a dismal August box office, earning only $16 million over the course of 11 weeks. But it […] More

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    CHECK OUT: New Character Posters for Cast of ‘Mudbound’

    Ahead of next week’s release of “Mudbound,” there are new character posters to enjoy. While not revealing anything particular about any of the characters, the posters are a good look at the gritty nature of the film, with just a glimpse into each individual personality. The official synopsis for “Mudbound” reads: “‘Mudbound’ follows the McAllan […] More

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    WATCH: New, Gritty Trailer for ‘Mudbound’ is Here

    The latest trailer for Dee Rees’ highly anticipated “Mudbound” is here. The upcoming film has been a frequent flier at international film festivals, winning the Middleburg Film Festival Audience Award, an overall audience favorite award at MVFF40, and an opening night screening at AFI Fest 2017. Watch it below. “Mudbound” follows two families working the same […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 65: Year of the Women Directors, General Audiences, and Middleburg Film Fest

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardscircuit/Circuit_Breaker_10-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:15 — 61.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss […] More

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    Middleburg Film Festival Announces Audience Award Winner ‘Mudbound’

    Monday, October 23, 2017, Middleburg, VA – Middleburg Film Festival announced today the Audience Award winner for Best Narrative Film, concluding the annual four-day festival. This year’s award went to “Mudbound,” directed by Dee Rees, who attended the festival and was recognized with the festival’s 2017 Visionary Award. With 27 films from 14 countries, the festival […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 63: Gun Shy Predictions, NYFF Closing, and Expulsion of Predators

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardscircuit/Circuit_Breaker_10-15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:29:39 — 205.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.comfeaturing host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss movies, […] More

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    NYFF Film Review: ‘Mudbound’ Is an Intense Portrait of Brutal Importance

    2017 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: With a conventional story of friendship and racial inequality, “Mudbound” is a visually poetic experience and reaffirms the genius that was shown in Dee Rees‘ inaugural narrative “Pariah” six years ago.  Rees, in partnership with co-writer Virgil Williams, both have a lyrical storytelling style that is both delicate and slow-burning.  It […] More

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