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    Do We Have an Elle in Lead Actress?

    As young performers continue to make their marks in films on a more consistent basis especially this year with performances like Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild and Tom Holland in The Impossible, Elle Fanning joins the list for her turn in Ginger & Rosa. Younger sister to Dakota Fanning, Elle has shown […] More

  • Which Scenes from 2011 will you remember?

    Much like Kris Tapley over at In Contention does his list of the 10 best shots of each year, I like to do something similar as well here at The Awards Circuit. The wrinkle for me is that I go with the best/most memorable scenes of the year. It’s also kind of a tie in/companion […] More

  • Year-In-Review: Editor’s Specialty Awards

    The Year-In-Review continues with some non-traditional citations on certain films and performances that did or did not make head way in 2011. What are your choices for “Limited Performance” of the year? or Most Underrated Film? or share what you thought about the Year-in-TV as I dish out my favorites in Television Drama and Comedies. […] More

  • Year-In-Review (Editor’s Honorable Mentions)

    2011 presented a nice eclectic view of cinema we haven’t seen throughout the years.  If we summed it up to a ‘theme’ for the year, “silence” or “origins of cinema” would come to mind.  Films like Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” would fall in line with those thoughts.  When creating my ballots […] More

  • Phoenix Film Critics Love ‘The Artist’

    TOP TEN FILMS OF 2011 (in alphabetical order) “The Artist” “The Descendants” “Drive” “The Help” “Hugo” “Midnight in Paris” “Moneyball” “My Week With Marilyn” “Super 8″ “The Tree of Life” BEST PICTURE “The Artist” BEST DIRECTOR Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist” More

  • 15 FEATURES IN LINE FOR VFX OSCAR®

    Read the Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Captain America: The First Avenger” “Cowboys & Aliens” “Harry Potter and […] More

  • Paramount to send out digital screeners this year?

    It’s the wave of the future!  Well, who knows, but Paramount sure seems keen to try it out.  With a somewhat light slate of contenders to push this year (consisting of ‘Like Crazy’, ‘Rango’, and ‘Super 8’), they’re opting to try something different.  The Hollywood Reporter has the details on this experiment: On Oct. 11, Paramount […] More

  • Super 8 (Multiple Reviews)

    Joey Magidson’s Review (***½) Super 8 is a real throwback of a summer movie.  If I didn’t know better, I would have thought for sure that this was an undiscovered early film of Steven Spielberg’s (albeit one with far superior special effects).  Spielberg is merely the producer here, but his influence is felt all over […] More

  • Sayonara, Summer!

    The Big Boys By Robert Hamer And so the summer flies by, and we Oscar prognosticators can steel ourselves for the “real” contenders to roll out over the fall and winter months.  But as we look forward to how this season shapes up, what can we take from this year’s summer slate?  What interesting events […] More