WEEKLY WRAP: The circuit takes hold, chatting up DiCaprio and Harris, top 10 lists

Posted by · 7:09 pm · December 10th, 2010

• The week started off with “How to Train Your Dragon” predictably dominating the slate of Annie Award nominations. • Kris sat down with Leonardo DiCaprio and got Martin Scorsese on the phone for a large two–part piece on the actor and his impressive year. • He also caught up with actor Ed Harris to […]

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‘Social Network’ wins with D.C. critics

Posted by · 7:40 pm · December 5th, 2010

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association will officially announce its winners tomorrow (after releasing a list of nominees yesterday), but we’ve got them for you in advance at The Circuit. David Fincher’s “The Social Network” took the Film/Director/Screenplay trifecta, while Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” was the big winner over all, taking four awards including Best […]

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D.C. critics apparently saw only 33 films this year

Posted by · 5:54 pm · December 4th, 2010

I have to say, this year’s list of awards nominees from the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association is even more uninspired and Oscar-guessing than last year’s slate.  But they kick off the critics’ awards circuit nevertheless. Winners will be announced Monday, but I imagine “The Social Network,” which racked up a field-leading eight nominations, […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Avatar’ awe, ‘Bones’ defense, original songs

Posted by · 7:36 pm · December 11th, 2009

• A little movie called “Avatar” premiered. This week’s Oscar Talk tucked into the film. • As “The Lovely Bones” faces a frosty critical welcome, this week’s Off the Carpet column went to bat for the film. • We interviewed a quartet of young actors making strides this year: Abbie Cornish, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Foster […]

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‘Up in the Air’ wins with D.C. critics

Posted by · 6:10 pm · December 6th, 2009

Um, okay.  So the list of nominations for the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association were announced this morning.  The group’s official website notes that the winners will be announced tomorrow (so…why bother with day-before nominees?).  And now The Wrap is reporting (sans attribution — so I guess via press release) that the winners are […]

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D.C. critics fire the starting gun, ‘Up in the Air’ dominates

Posted by · 10:26 am · December 6th, 2009

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association has kicked off the critics’ kudos season with a most uninspired list of nominations.  I say uninspired because, aside from a random nomination for Maya Rudolph in the lead actress category, there doesn’t seem to be a single damn original bone in the group’s body. “Up in the […]

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D.C. critics chime in, ‘Slumdog’ reigns

Posted by · 10:11 pm · December 7th, 2008

I was totally out to lunch on this today.  “Slumdog Millionaire” continues to dominate while Heath Ledger wins his second award (after that AFI gong earlier in the week).  “Doubt” pulls down another ensemble win while truly astounding group performances from films such as “Synecdoche, New York,” “Gomorrah” and, indeed, “Slumdog Millionaire” continue to be […]

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