Daily Archives :

August 12, 2010

Cream of the Crop, Top of the Heap: The Critics Who Matter Most

Cream of the Crop, Top of the Heap: The Critics Who Matter Most

Read More

MetaCritic typically collects reviews from around 40 critics and Rotten Tomatoes names roughly the same number among its ‘Top Critics.’ The individual lists of critics change from film to film, with a core group of 25 who never seem to miss a movie. 20 other critics slide on and off the edges of the guest list. Among these 4 dozen film critics there might be 10 writers so esteemed that…

Freakonomics Trailer is Here

Freakonomics Trailer is Here

Read More

Thanks to reader A.J. who alerted us to this Slash Film post.

How do You Know Trailer

How do You Know Trailer

Read More

Just posted at InContention. Will it be good Jim Brooks or bad Jim Brooks? ¬†I hope it’s good Jim Brooks. Good Jim Brooks for me is Terms of Endearment, The Simpsons, As Good as it Gets and Broadcast News. Broadcast News is probably my favorite, even still (“I am singing and reading BOTH”). Bad Jim Brooks is Spanglish and I’ll Do Anything. 'How Do You Know' How Do You Know…

“Sumptuous”: Eat Pray Love wins important support

“Sumptuous”: Eat Pray Love wins important support

Read More

24 hours ago the first reviews for Eat Pray Love trickled in from sources we don’t usually reward with main page quotes. As the second wave of reviews wash ashore this morning, seems appropriate to spotlight another more important voice of support. A.O. Scott at the New York Times shows he gets the groove of the movie’s intentions right up front. Not only its own modest internal meaning. But in…

Best Picture Rankings

Best Picture Rankings

Read More

Erik Childress over at Cinematical has done the brave thing and decided to rank the current Best Pic contenders. This isn’t a practice we recommend because there is just no way to tell what films will emerge, really, out of Toronto, Venice or the end of the year’s last gasp. Childress knows this and makes an attempt to actually give a real reading of what’s been seen thus far and…