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    Box Office: ‘The Accountant’ Counts a Number One Victory

    (OCTOBER 14 – OCTOBER 16, 2016 estimates) “The Accountant” (Opening) – $24,715,000 “Kevin Hart: What Now?” (Opening) – $11,984,245 “The Girl on the Train” (Week 2) – $11,974,915 “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (Week 3) – $8,900,000 “Deepwater Horizon” (Week 3) – $6,350,000 “Storks” (Week 4) – $5,600,000 “The Magnificent Seven” (Week 4) – […] More

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    Weekend Openings: Top Tier Documentaries

    This week, there is quite the slate of new releases to talk about. Chiefly, there are a pair of excellent documentaries hitting. They’re hardly the only things of note, as a certain controversial would-be Oscar contender is out as well, but documentaries are where it’s at this weekend, and that’s not always the case. If anything, […] More

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    Film Review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is a Vanity Project Sending a Terrible Message to its Target Community

    The importance of minority filmmaking is at an all-time high. The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag provided a spotlight onto a dark matter into an industry we love. It’s with movements like this that co-writer and director Nate Parker is afforded the opportunity to make “The Birth of a Nation.” He also gets to lend his tremendous acting […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Podcast Episode 10: Big Five, Lead v. Supporting, and ‘Jackie’ on the Block Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:33 — 74.3MB) | 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, and Joey Magidson.  We discuss movies, […] More

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    TIFF Review: Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is a Promising, Passionate Debut

    When Nate Parker‘s directorial debut “The Birth of a Nation” was announced as a Sundance selection, the knee-jerk reaction was to be expected. Many groaned that we didn’t need another “slavery film.” The concern was understandable, especially in a year that included “Underground” and “Roots” on TV. But as its Sundance reception showed, this passionate […] More

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    Oscar Circuit: Venice Wraps, TIFF Is Off, and King of the ‘Land’ (For Now)

    When I took a look at the films that were topping the Oscar charts this morning, it was extremely interesting how many of them were littered with minority filmmakers, actors and producers. However, one year of diverse nominees doesn’t solve the problem. There’s an argument to be made that we could have all people of […] More

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    Critics Choice: First set of predictions for the first major awards show

    Continuing our weekly trend of not just predicting the Oscars, but all the major guilds, we move on to the Critics Choice Awards.  Hosted by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the 21-year-old group (guess now it can start drinking) has been a strong barometer for the Academy Awards.  While internet chatter can criticize the group […] More

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    Nate Parker Receives Sundance Vanguard Award, Announces Fellowship

      Nate Parker, whose film “The Birth of a Nation” stormed Sundance this year and is expected to play into awards season, had a big night at the Sundance Institute’s Night Before Next event Thursday. Parker received the Vanguard Award – an honor previously given to the likes of Ryan Coogler, Damien Chazelle and Marielle Heller – […] More

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