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...
As Vulture says: You Obsess About Movie Directors Because of Andrew Sarris
Andrew Sarris and his seminal survey, The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968 were my earliest education about a world of movies that were mostly unknown to me before his guidance. The great man now joins The Pantheon he devised on a special pedestal of his own. Here’s a...
Lifting Prometheus up with a higher class of mixed reaction, Salon’s review gets a score of 80, IndieWire and EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum say B+ Roger Ebert gives it a perfect 4-star rating.
Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” is a magnificent science-fiction film, all the more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn’t...
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.
With 21 reviews counted, Moonrise Kingdom has shot to the top of the Metacritic charts, with the highest score of any narrative film in English so far this year. Unless Moonrise gets hammered* with a few brutal reviews to shave points off that average, Wes Anderson’s golden valentine to childhood romance is the new #1 critic’s darling of 2012. [Now stands...
April 10, 1941 — 6 months after shooting wrapped on RKO’s production cloaked in secrecy — Edwin Schallert of The Los Angeles Daily Mirror breaks embargo on a sneak preview screening of Citizen Kane:
Bound to create a stir wherever it is exhibited, “Citizen Kane,” the first picture to typify the varied talents of Orson Welles will intrigue...
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...
Complete list of awards:
2. Martha Marcy May Marlene
3. Take Shelter
5. The Descendants
6. Midnight in Paris
7. The Tree of Life
8. The Artist
9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
-Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
-Runner-up: Lars von Trier, Melancholia
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...
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...