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AFI Movies of the Year Citations

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The AFI official citations were published few weeks ago. I think I was sulking that day. Didn’t feel like posting them. But I’m over it now, so here they are, for completionists and closure’s sake. (I always enjoy reading these brief tributes, because they’re usually quite nicely worded. But I ...

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List of AFI Judges Released

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AFI jury is very small – about 20 in all, which hardly reflects a broad consensus. But what it does reflect is generally what people out there will go for. They picked some great ones and they picked some terrible ones. Critics only barely mattered this year. This is essentially ...

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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 – and uses both ...

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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 Marking the thirteenth chapter in the American ...

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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 ten ...

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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 Loud ...

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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 Gladiator beating ...

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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 the AFI’s selections for the 10 Television ...

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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

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