Golden Globes: Analysis and Initial Reactions to the Nominations

It's that time of the year.  Initial thoughts from today's nominations for the Golden Globes with more to be added throughout the day: Sam...

Golden Globes 2019 Final Predictions: Opportunity for a Major Impact as Critics Choice Deadline...

The Golden Globes will announce their nominees on Thursday where we expect some big names and films to make a play.  In traditional Globes...

NYFCC Analysis: Two Reginas Walk Into a Bar…and One Wins an Oscar!

The New York Film Critics Circle, one of the country's oldest film critic organizations made their selections for the best of film from 2018. ...

Film Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Is the Masterstroke of Genius the Animated Genre...

Hold on to all your senses because the new web-slinging animated "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is downright sensational.  The film serves as a living,...

NBR Analysis: Best Picture Race is ‘Green Book’ vs. ‘A Star is Born’ –...

The National Board of Review announced their winners today and offered up some direction to the awards season race, just a day after the...

Oscars: Thanksgiving Drops In Christian Bale and Emily Blunt with NBR and NYFCC Awards...

2018 OSCAR CIRCUIT: This week will officially kick off the precursor season, where the best films and performances of 2018 will be recognized by...

Film Review: ‘Creed II’ Knocks Out Its Predecessor With A Rousing Turn by Tessa...

It's as surprising to the reviewer as it is to anyone who reads this, that "Creed II," the sequel to the 2015 hit, is...

Film Review: ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Sizzles with Josie Rourke’s Fiery Directorial Debut

In a wicked display of tension and percolating drama, Josie Rourke's smartly effective and intoxicating "Mary Queen of Scots" showcases two grandiose performances from...

Film Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Searches and Finds Itself as a Sinless Joy

Studios like Walt Disney Pictures are very seldom afforded the opportunity to connect a beloved character of the preceding film and elevate and evolve...

Gabriela Rodriguez, Producer of ‘Roma’ Set to Be First Hispanic Woman Nominated for Best...

The talk this awards season has been the prospect that Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón would break an Oscar record, being a five-time Oscar-nominee for...

OSCARS: Independent Spirit Award Submissions Confirmed with Major Guild Predictions Updated on the Circuit...

The awards season is underway.  With less than a handful of films still unseen (at least in the context of the Best Picture run), we're...

Film Review: ‘Incredibles 2’ Packs Action and Laughs in a Better Than Average Sequel

It's been fourteen years since we saw our favorite animated family spring into action.  Brad Bird's hotly anticipated sequel "Incredibles 2" takes the next...

Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Brings Rami Malek to the Forefront as Freddie Mercury is...

A standard formula for biopics is followed to the near percentage point in Bryan Singer's "Bohemian Rhapsody" (as also co-directed by Dexter Fletcher following Singer's...

AwardsCircuit.com Launches New CIRCUIT HUB for All Award Show Predictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AwardsCircuit.com Launches New CIRCUIT HUB for All Award Show Predictions Circuit Hub will be the go-to place for award show predictions for both...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘A Private War’ Puts Rosamund Pike’s Best Attributes Front and Center

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: The narrative feature debut of Matthew Heineman, acclaimed and brilliant documentary filmmaker of "City of Ghosts" and "Cartel Land," shines...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Shows the Advantages of Privilege in...

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: A peek inside the world of a very unlikable figure, Marielle Heller's "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" paints the appropriate...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘What They Had’ is Driven Home by Robert Forster’s Stand Out...

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: A look at any family in a film must be compelling enough to hold its audience's attention.  Thankfully, Elizabeth Chomko's...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’ Packs Laughs and Tears with Career Best Turns...

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: The phrase "movie magic" has been tossed around for decades but I can't think of a more perfect recent example than...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Cold War’ Finds Its Strength in Joanna Kulig’s Fiercely Felt Portrayal

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Appropriately titled due to its cloudy and distant nature, Pawel Pawlikowski's deeply involved "Cold War" ventures off into an...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Private Life’ Charms with Kathryn Hahn Magnetizing

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Tamara Jenkins highlights the use of awkwardness as a compelling narrative tool with her richly felt "Private Life." Handling...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Is a Thematically Charged Anthology Showcasing...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: In the offbeat, quirky nature of all Coen Brothers outings, "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" has the life and...

OSCARS: Stephan James to Campaign in LEAD for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ While...

OSCAR CIRCUIT: In a year that continues to throw curveballs in the form of contenders and category placements, another one has solidified in the...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Roma’ Is an Evocative, Uplifting View of Humanity

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: The beauty of life is hard to recreate, even in a film that uses moving pictures.  Writer/director Alfonso Cuarón...

NYFF Film Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Echoes in the Chamber of Cinema...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: If there was a film walking into the theater of Walter Reade, and later tonight at the Apollo, with...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Ash is Purest White’ is a Robust Examination of Love and...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: This reviewer has not experienced too much of Chinese cinema, except for some of the more mainstream highlights over...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Non-Fiction’ Lives In Its Ensemble and Its Simplicity

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Charm and satire are wonderfully intertwined in Olivier Assayas' cleverly constructed foreign piece "Non-Fiction."  Assembling a thunderous cast that...

Film Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ Resonates in Our Charged Climate of Injustice

In an era where police shootings involving unarmed black men are plastered all over our television screens, director George Tillman Jr. seizes on the...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Favourite’ Has Bite Thanks To Olivia Colman’s Menacing Performance

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Yorgos Lanthimos shocked the cinematic world with his darkly comedic film "The Lobster" in 2015 before turning some heads...

Film Review: ‘Smallfoot’ Delights Its Viewers with a Positive Message of Inclusion and Understanding

In a time where diversity and inclusion are fighting to get to the forefront of companies and screens everywhere, Warner Bros. takes a breath...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ is a Curiosity for a...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Admitting that the feeling of being able to say to the nearest cinephile that you just saw the newest...

Film Review: ‘Colette’ Finds Success in Its Production Elements and Keira Knightley’s Best Turn...

In an era where a woman's voice is finally being heard, Wash Westmoreland's luscious and stimulating "Colette" presents itself as a timely piece of...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Wildlife’ Gets the Best out of Carey Mulligan and Ed Oxenbould

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Directorial debuts have not had such an assurance in framing and messaging as we see in Paul Dano's highly...
Fall Festival

TIFF Film Review: ‘Widows’ Is a Bold, Taut Thriller Featuring One of the Year’s...

2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The enigma of trust and loyalty is on full display with Steve McQueen’s fragrantly luscious new film “Widows.”  Boasting...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Halloween’ Revitalizes the Iconic Franchise with Jamie Lee Curtis In Tow

2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: David Gordon Green breathes new life into one of the horror genres most iconic characters Michael Myers with his...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Ben is Back’ Encompasses Two Stories that Fail to Compliment One...

2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It’s rarer than people think that a film would feel like two separate stories in one.  Such is the...