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Florida Film Critics Go for Argo

Florida Film Critics Go for Argo

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Picture: Argo Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Director: Ben Affleck, Argo Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall Visual Effects: Life Of Pi Art Direction/Production Design: Thomas Brown, et. Al, and Sarah Greenwood, Anna Karenina Foreign Language: The Untouchables Animated: Frankenweenie Documentary: The Queen Of…

Sight & Sound Poll balloons to name Top 250 films of all time

Sight & Sound Poll balloons to name Top 250 films of all time

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Now that the September issue of Sight & Sound has hit news stands and had a chance to sell out the complete print run, the magazine has generously published far more comprehensive results of its 2012 Critics and Directors Polls in an exhaustive interactive site with hundreds of branching links to every individual critics Top 10 list and other fascinating rabbit holes. So call in sick after lunch and dive…

The Onion on Sight and Sound’s Poll

The Onion on Sight and Sound’s Poll

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In response to Vertigo topping Citizen Kane in Sight & Sound’s latest poll, the Onion just posted this hat tip @TheresAPlace4Us:

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The Greatest Films of All Time … Directed by Women

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Melissa Silverstein has put together a list of films directed by women to counteract the BFI’s top 50 best of all time. It’s a man’s man world, baby. Only real men link to her piece, as Roger Ebert did on Twitter. The others? Nada. Zip. No one is covering this story except the few shriekers out there who remain unafraid. You see, griping about racism and sexism comes at a…

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss – Vertigo and Citizen Kane, Both Still the Best Films Ever Made

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The Sight and Sound poll was released after ten years of cultural, economic, global and political change and emerged virtually unchanged from the decades preceding it. When it was finally announced that Vertigo had, at last, squeaked by Citizen Kane to become the most admired film among critics it reminded me of an old couple staring at their salt and pepper shakers for fifty years until finally deciding to move…

Screen Daily charts the critics in Cannes

Screen Daily charts the critics in Cannes

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A little late to be a useful tipsheet for your office Cannes betting pool, but ScreenDaily.com has compiled a grid of their critics ranking each of the films in competition this year — and they were spot on. Let’s remember to look for this next year before we make predictions. Full chart after the cut.

2011 critics scores in the rearview mirror

2011 critics scores in the rearview mirror

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As we watch the remainder of the critics groups weigh in with their year-end honors, we’ll take one last look back at how the major contenders stacked up with the weight of their reviews.  AD reader Andrew Sidhom has helpfully compiled these pretty spreadsheet charts to give us handy At-A-Glance access to the metrics of Rotten Tomato, Box-Office and other relevant data.  The charts are large so the best way…

Drive Wins Picture and Director from Central Ohio Film Critics

Drive Wins Picture and Director from Central Ohio Film Critics

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Complete list of awards: Best Film 1. Drive 2. Martha Marcy May Marlene 3. Take Shelter 4. Melancholia 5. The Descendants 6. Midnight in Paris 7. The Tree of Life 8. The Artist 9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 10. Hugo Best Director -Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive -Runner-up: Lars von Trier, Melancholia

The Trib’s Michael Phillips’ Top 10

The Trib’s Michael Phillips’ Top 10

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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 Park Bench – Damien Chazelle 7. A Separation – Asghar Farhadi 8. The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick 9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson 10. Weekend – Andrew…

IndieWire Critics Survey 2011

IndieWire Critics Survey 2011

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The IndieWire Critics’ Poll is so thoroughly exhaustive, it’s exhausting just trying to get a manageable list trimmed down to post. IndieWire surveys nearly 160 critics and reveals all the internal numbers. So you can see the integrity of their math and vice versa. Categories are expandable to dozens and dozens of rankings, so there’s a lot of fascinating gratifying/infuriating detail in the complete breakdown. Best Film 1. The Tree…