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    Interview: ‘Peterloo’ Director Mike Leigh Talks Weighty Political Issues, Trump, ‘Roma’

    Seasoned awards watchers and world cinema lovers gleefully react at the mention of lauded British director, Mike Leigh. His latest film, “Peterloo,” (currently in theaters), is the latest of his dozen or so movies, dating back to the 1980s. Unlike his prior work, however, Leigh has for the first time retold actual historical events. “Peterloo” […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Peterloo’ Looks at History with Mike Leigh’s Visual Sensations

    The British may have defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, but all was not well back home. In the years that followed, unrest in Manchester led to what became known in British History as the “Peterloo Massacre.” That is the subject of the detailed, expansive new film by “Another Year” director Mike Leigh—“Peterloo.” The […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 106: Telluride, ‘First Man,’ and the Real “FRONT RUNNER”

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardscircuit/Circuit_Breaker_9-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:29:29 — 61.4MB) | 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, Chris James, and Karen Peterson. We […] More

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    45th Annual Telluride Film Festival: A Preview for What Could Head to the Oscars

    It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, but here we are again, at the precipice of the 2018 award’s season. As September swiftly approaches, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York (among others) will launch their fantastic film festivals and begin to paint the picture of the race – molding the films, performances, and […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 102: Film Festival 101, Amy Adams’ Oscar Chances, and ‘Mid90s’

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardscircuit/Circuit_Breaker_7-30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:29:01 — 61.1MB) | 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, Chris James, and Karen Peterson. We […] More

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    The 2018 Venice Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup, Including Auteurs and Netflix

    The festival circuit has been busy this week with daily updates on the big Fall Festivals. New York Film Festival, London Film Festival, and Toronto Film Festival have all staked their claim on films. Toronto’s full lineup unveil yesterday was exciting, and helped to clarify the picture about many contenders. However, with today’s announcement of […] More

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    OSCAR CIRCUIT: Is ‘A Quiet Place’ Positioning Itself for an Academy Run?

    The look of the film year from April is more of a business tactic than a practical one that will yield correct “guesses” this far out.  In trying to prepare for these Oscar Circuit columns, week after week, it points to the “too early” factor and just throwing stuff into the wind and seeing where […] More