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    Best of 2015: Who and What SHOULD Be Given Oscars for the Year!

    The 2015 Year-in-Review continues as I’ve already weighed in with the Top 10 films of the year along my personal ballot.  It’s now time to take those nominations and name a winner, films, performances, and craftsmen I would award for their extrordinary work. Click through the gallery to see all the winners below: BEST ACTOR […] More


    Golden Globes Quick Recap: A Year Full of Frontrunners?

    Sunday night had the Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread the wealth among many of the year’s best films.  Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood” emerged with three awards for Best Picture (Drama), Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, further pushing them ahead of the pack in their respective categories.  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s “Birdman” walked away […] More


    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 116: Gone Girl, NYFF Showings, and Best Original Score Play in new window | Download () | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We discuss the big week in events: The world premiere of David […] More

  • Film Review: Map to the Stars (★★★½)

    NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Probably the weirdest monster you’ll come across this year, David Cronenberg‘s Map to the Stars is an odd animal full of wit, charm, and pure entertainment value.  Definitely not for the faint of heart, but for those who love rich and layered characters, Cronenberg takes on Hollywood with zeal and humor. […] More

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    2015 Oscar Predictions Update: Hello Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Agita

    Telluride is just about over, Venice is coming to an end, Toronto begins on Thursday, and NYFF starts screenings in two weeks to the press.  David Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars is said to have a push back, Birdman is a sure-fire contender, and The Imitation Game looks to be a solid ticket for Benedict […] More

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    OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

    This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly” screened, buzz will reach a fever pitch for certain films, and some films will fall on their face.  It’s the nature of the game.  The entire staff of has put […] More

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    Will Julianne Moore Finally Gain Oscar Recognition for ‘Map to the Stars’?

    I’ve covered the Academy Awards since 2008 in very different landscapes.  When I transformed from the its original Oscar Igloo title, I loved the Oscar game but didn’t fully understand its inner workings.  I wasn’t seeing the films among Academy members and hearing their rumbling and grumblings about certain films that they’ve seen the […] More

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    Assessing the 2014 Film Slate – Part 1 (Tracking a Future Oscar Contender)

    The off-season for any Oscar site can be very sad and lonely, no matter how satisfying or frustrating the preceding Oscar season was.  Here on the Awards Circuit, there’s no rest for the wicked.  Just two days after the Academy Awards ceremony, I revealed my Year-in-Advance predictions for this upcoming year which is, to be […] More