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    Awards Profile: Frances Lee’s ‘Ammonite’ from NEON

    Welcome to the 2020 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least at this time of writing). The series analyzes the films and their awards season potential, most notably for the Academy Awards, based on the talents attached, filmmakers involved, and story and […] More

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    Circuit Q&A – Which is the Definitive Cinematic ‘Peter Pan?’

    There are many timeless stories that have been adapted to film several times over. One of the most familiar of these is J.M. Barrie‘s “Peter Pan.” The story of an ageless boy whisking away a threesome of English children from their plain life to the magical and dangerous world of Neverland has touched many generations in its […] More

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    TIFF 2019: First Reactions to Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’ Find Charm in a Delicate Narrative

    Toronto International Film Festival saw the premiere of Roger Michell’s latest “Blackbird,” a remake of the award-winning Danish drama, “Silent Heart.” First reactions are mixed, with some critics still finding the heart at the center of its delicate story. The film stars Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Sam Neill, Lindsay Duncan, Rainn Wilson, Bex […] 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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    Queer Girl: ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Added To National Film Registry, ‘Elseworlds’ Delights Fans, and More

    I’m Selina, Awards Circuit’s queer Girl Friday for everything LGBTQIA+ on film and TV! We’ve got big rainbow news coming from both worlds this week, with DC’s epic “Elseworlds” crossover finally introducing Ruby Rose as Batwoman after months of sneak peeks and hype. The 2019 SAG nominations praised multiple LGBTQIA+ movies and shows, while “Brokeback Mountain” became […] 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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    Awards Calendar: WGA, SAG, AFI, and Critics Choice Get a Say While Films Start Peaking

    The precursors are getting fully underway as the Annies announced their awards this past Monday following last week’s announcements for the National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Here’s the week ahead: Today marks the official voting opening for the Writers Guild of America and Art Directors […] 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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    Circuit Breaker Episode 62: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Discussion, Awards Races, and Harvey Weinstein’s Downfall

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardscircuit/Circuit_Breaker_10-8.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:29:00 — 203.7MB) | 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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