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    Six Circuit: Which 2014 Original Screenplay Learned the ‘Unexpected Virtue of an Oscar Snub’

    Welcome to the thirty-ninth entry in our Six Circuit series. The screenplay races often hold the key to predicting Best Picture. Of the last ten Best Picture winners, eight have won one of the two screenplay categories. Only “The Artist” and “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture without a corresponding screenplay win. Comparatively, only half of […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Favorite David Oyelowo Performance?

    David Oyelowo remains an unsung star of the big screen. The actor disappears into every role he plays, generating transformative, formidable performances. He can go from leading to supporting roles with ease. His latest vehicle, however, is a leading venture. In the upcoming sci-fi/horror flick “Don’t Let Go,” Oyelowo plays a cop who tragically loses its […] More

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    PGA To Honor Ava DuVernay With the 2018 Visionary Award

    Ava DuVernay (“A Wrinkle in Time”) will receive the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Visionary Award come early next year. The PGA, which recognizes TV, film and new media producers for their contributions to pop culture, and DuVernay has certainly used her powers of storytelling for the common good. The director has explored both TV […] More

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    Community: What are the Ten Best Films of the Century?

    On social media platforms, critics and movie-goers are constructing their list of the best films of the century for BBC.  With sixteen years into the 2000’s, I thought I could weigh in with my own personal list, while inviting our readership to include their own. This will all break into our long-standing argument among the […] More

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    Ava DuVernay Leaves ‘Intelligent Life’ Starring Lupita Nyong’o

    It was announced in February that Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong’o were both in talks for the upcoming sci-fi thriller film “Intelligent Life.” Now, it looks like the “Selma” director has left the project due to scheduling conflicts, this according to The Hollywood Reporter, who first broke the news. “Intelligent Life” is set to follow […] More

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    Six Spot: Best Supporting Actress (2014)

    Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept is easy: Who just missed an Oscar nomination?  Who was #6?  Who has the dubious position of being the Six Spot?  In case you missed last week’s Six Spot on the […] More

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    Six Spot: Best Actor in a Leading Role (2014)

    Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept is easy: Who just missed an Oscar nomination?  Who was #6?  Who has the dubious position of being the Six Spot?  In case you missed last week’s article about the 2015 […] More

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    Ava DuVernay to Direct Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

    Ava DuVernay is officially on board to direct Disney’s sci-fi film, “A Wrinkle In Time.” The film is an adaptation of the classic fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle. The script will be adapted by “Frozen” scribe and co-director Jennifer Lee. Deadline, who was first to report the news, notes that DuVernay has been in discussions […] More

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    Under the Circuit: Ava DuVernay

    Ava DuVernay may only have three feature films to her name, but she is quickly becoming one of the industries most respected names More

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    SELMA comes to Blu-ray on May 5th, Digital HD on April 21st

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  –-  Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama SELMA debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two weeks early on […] More

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