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  • The New Pope

    What’s On TV?- Monday (01/13/2020) – HBO’s ‘The New Pope’ With Jude Law and John Malkovich Debuts

    With the new decade now fully underway and new shows premiering each week, it’s the turn of HBO to release their latest series, “The New Pope.” Meanwhile, several blockbusters grace the small screen this week, including “Suicide Squad,” just under a month before its follow up. Pick of the Day “The New Pope” (HBO) at […] More

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    Charleston Church Documentary ‘Emanuel’ Opens Soon in N.Y.C. & L.A.

    Opening soon in N.Y.C. and L.A., “Emanuel” is a timely documentary looking at the aftermath of the Charleston Church shooting. The film is directed by Brian Ivie (“The Drop Box”). The documentary powerfully weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Who Would You Cast in the Role of a Political Figure Who Needs a Movie?

    Politicians’ backstories often make for compelling drama and sometimes even a few laughs. Political biopics usually lead to critical acclaim and some great acting performances because of their subject matter and historical context. Films like “The King’s Speech,” “Malcolm X,” “Lincoln,” “Gandhi,” “The Last King of Scotland,” “The Front Runner,” “Milk,” “The Iron Lady” and […] More

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    Six Spot: Which 2016 Supporting Actress Hopeful Ran Up Against ‘Fences’?

    Welcome to the twenty-fifth entry in our Six Spot series. The 2016 Best Supporting Actress lineup feels like a safe but representative choice of what Oscar’s taste this year. All five women gave performances in Best Picture nominees. While this could make the category feel stale or predictable, all of the performances at least have […] More

  • Long Shot

    Top 10: Dramatic Actors Who Should Do More Comedies

    Audiences remain familiar with  Charlize Theron‘s work through her consistently dramatic choices. But the Oscar winner rarely dabbles into the comedy genre. Theron may have given some wry comedic turns in “Young Adult” and “Tully,” which garnered her wide acclaim, but they aren’t comedies in the same vein of her upcoming film. “Long Shot,” co-starring the […] More

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    Viola Davis Returning to DC for James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’

    Academy Award winner Viola Davis will be returning to reprise her role as Amanda Waller for James Gunn‘s take on DC’s “The Suicide Squad.” As reported in an exclusive from The Wrap, Davis will be returning to her role as the sharp director of all things bad as she oversees the Suicide Squad and delegates […] More

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    Diversity Circuit: The Precursors Role for People of Color In Front and Behind the Camera

    Oscar season is in full swing. The nominees are set. Savvy campaigns are pushing their films to anyone who will listen and every week brings the shifting winds of yet another precursor changing the race. Sometimes, these precursors merely confirm conventional wisdom. When Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” or Juliane Moore in “Still Alice” wins […] More

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    Genre Geeks: Five Ways ‘Widows’ Defies the Conventional Heist Movie

    On the official day of its release, it’s crucial we propel Steve McQueen’s “Widows” even further into the awards conversation. There is no reason why it should be lumped into the same genre confines as other films of lesser complexity. Therefore, in honor of the biggest Oscar contender many never saw coming (a blindspot that needs […] More

  • Circuit Hub 2000 x 1350

    Circuit Breaker Episode 113: New Circuit Hub Predictions, Middleburg Festival, and 25 Animated Features Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:37:04 — 111.1MB) | 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, Chris James, and Karen Peterson. We […] More

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    Hampton International Film Festival: Day Two Includes ‘Non Fiction,’ ‘Border,’ and ‘Widows’

    Day two of the Hamptons International Film Festival started with an incredibly savory breakfast, courtesy of The Hedges Inn, a picturesque and plush locale here in East Hampton. The morning festival schedule left some time to catch up on writing and take in additional scenery in town. I hiked the antiquated brick paths into the […] More

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