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    Martin McDonagh’s Next Project Lands at Searchlight Pictures

    Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (“Six Shooter”) has his next project lined up and it will see him reunite with Searchlight Pictures, now operated by Disney. As reported by Variety, McDonagh’s next film will tell the story of two friends on a remote Irish isle, whose friendship takes an abrupt turn with drastic consequences. McDonagh […] More

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    2018 Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

    The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay honors the screenwriters who develop the best story, best dialogue, best concept without adapting it from another medium.  This staple of the Oscars is present at nearly every awards show, from critics prizes (often just “Best Screenplay” versus dividing it up like Oscars do), to the Golden Globes, to BAFTA, […] More

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    ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Crosses $100 Million Worldwide Box Office

    Fox Searchlight and Film4 have a lot to celebrate this week. Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley, Presidents of Fox Searchlight, announced today that their Best Picture nominee, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” has officially grossed more than $100 million worldwide. With more than $45M in the US, the film has also been a hit overseas. […] More

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    DGA Feature Film Nominations Announced

    The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced their nominations for the 70th DGA Awards. Yesterday, the guild announced their selections for television and documentary. Today’s announcement was about feature films. The DGA is one of the most significant indicators of Academy Award nominations. This year’s feature film nominees include four first-time nominees, and one who […] More

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    75th Golden Globes: Stories of Resilient Women Take Center Stage

    The 75th Golden Globes has officially announced their winners for the best in film and television in 2017. Throughout the night, stories of strong, resilient women were repeatedly honored, with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” earning Golden Globes for best picture (drama), best actress in a film (Frances McDormand), best supporting actor (Sam Rockwell) and […] More

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    Middleburg Film Review: ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is the Darkly Rich Movie We Could Only Dream

    2017 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: It’s always nice to have a film blend the genres of black comedy and a hard-hitting drama successfully. You expect studios to attempt such a feat. What you don’t expect is an intelligent and absorbing story in which there isn’t a single moment that you don’t look away. That’s the perfect […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 65: Year of the Women Directors, General Audiences, and Middleburg Film Fest 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 featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss […] More