AFI Movie of the Year Citations

One of the highlights of the annual awards pageant, for me, are the nicely-worded tributes written for the American Film Institute’s 10 Movies of the Year. The citations read yesterday are no exception. AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR ARGO cracks the code between fiction and truth –...
Posted On 12 Jan 2013

AFI Lists Top Ten Films of 2012

I pilfered this list from Deadline before the press release came: AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR ARGO BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD THE DARK KNIGHT RISES <—–!!!!! DJANGO UNCHAINED LES MISÉRABLES LIFE OF PI LINCOLN MOONRISE KINGDOM SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK ZERO DARK THIRTY...
Posted On 10 Dec 2012

AFI Preview

Tomorrow morning the AFI announces their top ten American films of the year. There are two big precursors right now that can give you a pretty good idea of how Best Picture might go and they’re all announcing at once. Tomorrow, the American Film Institute puts out its top...
Posted On 09 Dec 2012

AFI Awards Citations: Movies of the Year, 2011

I can’t explain why but not ashamed to say that I sometimes verge on feeling misty-eyed when I read some of these AFI tribute citations every year. Of course, one or two leave me feeling cold as ice sometimes too. BRIDESMAIDS marches down the aisle of American comedy with a...
Posted On 13 Jan 2012

AFI Top Ten, Film & TV

Dave Karger just posted it on EW: The Descendants The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Help J. Edgar Hugo Midnight in Paris Moneyball The Tree of Life War Horse Bridesmaids The Artist and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy were not eligible.  I don’t know if the jury saw Extremely...
Posted On 11 Dec 2011

OscarWatch – AFI Preview

On Sunday the American Film Institute will announce its awards. They have been giving out a top ten since the first year I began Oscarwatch.com, now renamed Awardsdaily.com. That is significant to me because I know how each Oscar year went down, starting all the way back with...
Posted On 08 Dec 2011

AFI Awards 2010: Announcing The Honorees

The AFI puts together these tribute videos each year to illustrate their honorees (announced yesterday). depending on your attitude, it’s either superfluous or quite nice. Since I’m featuring the clip, you know how I feel about it. Now’s a good time to mention...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

AFI Top Ten Films of 2010

Courtesy of Steve Pond and The Wrap: No big surprises. BLACK SWAN THE FIGHTER INCEPTION THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT 127 HOURS THE SOCIAL NETWORK THE TOWN TOY STORY 3 TRUE GRIT WINTER’S BONE
Posted On 12 Dec 2010