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    2018 Oscar Circuit: Best Foreign Language Film

    In years gone by, the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film would have been one of the easiest categories to predict. But the race for this year’s winner has thrown more than a few curveballs along the way. Most notably, Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade” seemed destined to be a strong contender for the […] More

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    INTERVIEW: Director Ruben Östlund on His Fascinating Foreign Language Nominated Film ‘The Square’

    As Oscar voters begin turning in their ballots for the 90th Academy Awards show, I had the pleasure of speaking with foreign language film nominee, Ruben Östlund, whose movie “The Square” also won the coveted Palme d’Or honor at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy learning more about this Oscar frontrunner in the “Best Foreign […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 79: Oscars Wide Open Races, Top 10’s, and 1 Month to Go Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:31:45 — 210.0MB) | 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 movies, […] More

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    WATCH: Awards Circuit Announces 2017 ACCA Nominees

    NEW YORK (January 24, 2018) – Awards Circuit announced today its nominees for the 2017 Awards Circuit Community Awards.  The awards are voted on annually by’s community of readers from all over the world. Four films co-led the nomination tally with 9 nominations each: Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049,” Christopher Nolan’s World […] More

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    Oscar Nominees Statements: ‘The Square’ (Foreign Language Film)

    Below please find a reaction statement from director Ruben Ostlund, nominated as the writer/director of THE SQUARE in the Best Foreign Language Film category- “It’s a happy morning today! We are so honored to receive an Academy Award nomination for THE SQUARE. I wanted to make a film about the world we are living in […] More

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    Top 10: The Best Foreign Language Films of 2017

    In our common lexicon, we often refer to any film made outside of the United States as a “foreign” film. But this definition can be somewhat misleading, implying a certain “otherness” that deters audiences. As 2017’s best non-English language films proved however, many of the themes found in the year’s most celebrated English films are […] More

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    Best of 2017: The Unconventional Categories Part 1

    The 2017 film year had its fair share of highs and lows. Both from the cinematic standpoint, bleeding over to the personal and political climate that sieges upon America.  For some, one has nothing to do with the other. However, the way you are interpreting the world at the moment results in the way you […] More

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    Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Nominations – ‘Get Out’ Leads the Way

    Read the Press Release: Capping off their second year as a recognized awards-voting body, the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle has announced their nominees for the second annual CIFCC Awards.  The 26 voting members completed ballots with the goal of three final nominees in 21 categories.  They will commence a final round of voting ending […] More

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    Oscars Reveal Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has just released the names of the nine films still competing for a nomination in the best foreign language film category. Palme d’Or winner “The Square” from Swedish director Ruben Östlund is still standing, but Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” is not up for […] More

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