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December 2011

Todd McCarthy’s Top 30 films of 2011

Special thanks to Mr McCarthy for saying what few critics want to admit: Following is my Top 30 for 2011 as of today, not yesterday or tomorrow. Such lists can fluctuate as easily as moods. (Speaking for myself, I could whip up a Top 10…

Utah Film Critics Give it to Drive

Best Picture Drive (runner-up: The Artist) Best Achievement in Directing Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist (runner-up: Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive) Best Lead Performance by an Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 50/50 (runner-up: Jean…

The Trib’s Michael Phillips’ Top 10

The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips. 1. Poetry – Lee Chang-dong 2. Moneyball – Bennett Miller 3. Certified Copy – Abbas Kiarostami 4. The Descendants – Alexander Payne 5. The Interrupters – Steve James 6. Guy and Madeline on a…

Preview of the 2011 Village Voice Critics Poll

(Not sure where to find full access to the 2011 Village Voice Critics Poll.  Until it becomes readily available, we'll make do with this preview via yearendlists.com) Village Voice Critics’ Poll: Best Films of 2011 The Tree of…

J. Hoberman’s Top 10

Some unfamiliar choices so I'm including abbreviated descriptions. Read Hoberman's full explanation at The Village Voice. 1. A DANGEROUS METHOD Consummate classical filmmaking, A Dangerous Method has an exaggerated Masterpiece Theatre…

The Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Nominees and winners of The Women Film Critics Circle Awards BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN – tied The Iron Lady We Need To Talk About Kevin Pariah The Whistleblower BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN The Help Albert Nobbs Cracks Rid…

Peter Hartlaub’s Top 20 films

Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle 1. The Tree of Life 2. Hugo 3. Take Shelter 4. Win Win 5. Warrior 6. Senna 7. The Descendants 8. Hanna 9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 10. Crazy, Stupid, Love Hartlaub says: "The most…