By Anthony Breznican
Updated December 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Dave Karger no longer works at EW, but that doesn’t make us mortal enemies.

We’re mortal enemies because I feel like a turnip in a bow-tie whenever I run into him at various Hollywood award season events. (Dude rocks a tux, what can I say?) But he’s also one of the smartest, wittiest, and nicest film journalists around — so I can’t really hold a grudge.

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for his AwardsWatch coverage at to become fully operational, and that day has finally arrived. After 17 years at Entertainment Weekly, we wish Dave well in his new gig and wanted to share details of his latest project with longtime readers here.

Right now, he’s kicking off The Frontrunners, a video series in which he sits down and not only interviews the people who made some of the best films of the year, but actually watches footage with them for off-the-cuff color commentary. The series will run right until the Oscar ceremony on Feb. 24, and begins with three separate sit-downs: Argo‘s Ben Affleck, The Master‘s Amy Adams, and Arbitrage‘s Richard Gere.

Click on over for a watch. You’ll be glad you did. Just be sure to come back. EW would miss you as much as we miss Dave.