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    Top 10: Films Set in the Ocean

    Films set at sea are special because of the variety of themes this sub-genre can conjure. Whether it’s a tale of endurance, a magical underwater adventure, or a gritty true-life story, some of the most memorable scenes in cinematic history have taken place out at sea. From pre-code Hollywood to today’s cinematic landscape, there has […] 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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    Keira Knightley in Talks for Barbara Streisand ‘Catherine the Great’ Biopic

    It seems Keira Knightley might have another juicy role on her hands. The Oscar-nominated actress is in early talks to portray Russian empress Catherine the Great in a biopic to be directed by Barbra Streisand. TheWrap reports that Gil Netter (“Life of Pi”) is producing the film, which will feature a script by Kristina Lauren […] More

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    Ang Lee is circling ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ as his next film

    Even if I wasn’t amazingly enamored with Life of Pi, I did like Ang Lee‘s Oscar winning direction quite a bit (though he has Ben Affleck‘s Academy Award…there, I said it), so I’m pretty interested in what he’s going to do next. He’s got a few things potentially on his dance card, but what’s cropped […] More

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    Could ‘Gravity’ bring about a new Best Visual Imaging Oscar category?

    A potentially interesting bit of Oscar related news might have come out of the annual Visual Effects Society summit that’s going on. Essentially, after films like Avatar and Life of Pi were competitive (in some cases winning) in Oscar categories like Best Art Direction, Cinematography, and Visual Effects, and with Gravity expected to do the […] More

  • Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

    (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

  • 2013 Oscar Scenarios – Lee Becomes Fosse

    As I kicked off some juice this past Monday and started some heated discussion, we’re looking at all the possible angles for any film to get love on Oscar night.  We took a look a scenario where Silver Linings Playbook would fall in line with Mike Nichols’ The Graduate (1967).  Ang Lee’s Life of Pi […] More

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

    (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

  • CAS and MPSE Guilds Sound Off

    On late Saturday night, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) handed out their prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, awarding Les Misérables with their award for a live action film. This probably puts Les Misérables as the frontrunner for the Sound Mixing Oscar (if it wasn’t already), especially on the heels of last weekend’s victory with BAFTA in […] 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

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