Florida Film Critics Go for Argo

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...
Posted On 18 Dec 2012

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

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...
Posted On 16 Aug 2012

The Onion on Sight and Sound’s Poll

In response to Vertigo topping Citizen Kane in Sight & Sound’s latest poll, the Onion just posted this hat tip @TheresAPlace4Us:
Posted On 06 Aug 2012

The Greatest Films of All Time … Directed by Women

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...
Posted On 04 Aug 2012

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

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...
Posted On 03 Aug 2012

Screen Daily charts the critics in Cannes

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...
Posted On 27 May 2012

2011 critics scores in the rearview mirror

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...
Posted On 10 Jan 2012

Drive Wins Picture and Director from Central Ohio Film Critics

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...
Posted On 05 Jan 2012

The Trib’s Michael Phillips’ Top 10

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...
Posted On 20 Dec 2011

IndieWire Critics Survey 2011

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....
Posted On 19 Dec 2011