IndieWire's bi-weekly feature "Critical Consensus" asks EW's Owen Gleiberman and Elle magazine's Karen Durbin about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the culture of Top 10 lists. It's a great discussion, worth your time to read to to…
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…
The snowball starts rolling down the mountain next week.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011: Nominations ballots mailed
Friday, January 13, 2012: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT
Tuesday, January 24, 2012: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m.…
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 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…
(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…
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…
Like countless other craftsmen in the film industry, Joe Letteri is far from a household name. Still, if you’ve appreciated the visual effects of the Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, Avatar, or this summer’s Rise of the Planet of the…
Best Picture - THE HELP
Best Director - Dee Rees for PARIAH
Best Actor - Olivier Litondo for THE FIRST GRADER
Best Actress - Viola Davis for THE HELP
Best Supporting Actor - Albert Brooks for DRIVE
Best Supporting Actress - Octavia…
According to Steve Pond over at The Wrap, David Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's opening sequence drew applause -- CK Dexter Haven you have unsuspected depth! -- this year, because of last year's win, the Academy are expected to…
This year there are more writer/directors than there have been in a long while. Scripts, original and adapted, usually power the engine that makes a great movie great. All of the wonderful writing in the world, however, can't save a…
The 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations are as follows:
FILM OF THE YEAR
The Artist (Entertainment)
A Separation (Artificial Eye)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)
The Tree of Life (Fox)…
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
BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
1. The Tree of Life
3. Take Shelter
4. Win Win
7. The Descendants
9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
10. Crazy, Stupid, Love
And they are:
"The World I Knew" from "African Cats"
"Lay Your Head Down" from "Albert Nobbs"
"Star Spangled Man" from "Captain America: The First Avenger"
"Collision of Worlds" from "Cars 2"
"Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu" from "DAM999"…