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Current BFCA Critics' Choice Ratings

Current BFCA Critics' Choice Ratings

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Beth Stevens has been keeping track of the BFCA Critics’ Choice ratings, and we thought it might be interesting to take a mid-year snapshot with a handy chart. On this page you’ll find all the 2011 titles that have earned a 4-star rating. After the cut the list continues with 3-star films. Bear in mind the BFCA ratings have little relationship to their own year-end “Top 10.” Last year, for…

Settling Scores: Harry Potter and the Giddy Critics

Settling Scores: Harry Potter and the Giddy Critics

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Lord Voldemort’s days are numbered — and those numbers could add up to Oscar-worthy critics scores. Two of Awards Daily’s comment crew have embarked on ambitious number-crunching projects to chart how the BP nomination prospects for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows stack up with the astronomically high ratings its been getting from critics. Numbers are still in flux, but here’s a summary of HP8′s critics ranking as of July…

Peter Travers slimes the worst movies of 2011, so far

Peter Travers slimes the worst movies of 2011, so far

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In which readers are invited to beat up on your own picks, and pick apart Travers himself. I think he’s a reliable critic, but he should stay well away from the camera. Not that his choices are wrong. He’s right. Most of these movies are embarrassingly bad. But isn’t this kind of list already snotty enough without the arrogant amateur standup schtick? Fine to express your disappointment, Pete, but this…

Roger Ebert: "The greatest music video ever made"

Roger Ebert: "The greatest music video ever made"

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After Newsweek magazine singled out the recession-racked metropolis as one of “America’s top 10 dying cities,” residents struck back and created “The Grand Rapids LipDub,” set to Don McLean’s 1972 hit “American Pie.” On his blog, Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert called the viral sensation, which was posted May 26 on YouTube, “the greatest music video ever made.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Weak 'Film Pulse' sad symptom of blockbuster mentality

Weak 'Film Pulse' sad symptom of blockbuster mentality

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Very Small Array charts a steady 50-year decline in the quality of films moviegoers want to see most. Steepest nosedive occurs at the end of the 1970′s when the American New Wave suffered a backlash, studios pulled the plug on rebel directors, a decade of film-schooled artistry was ending, and the era of the modern marketing blockbuster began. If this graph looks like the EKG of a sick patient in…

Comprehensive Critics and Precursor Charts

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AD reader Andrew has devised another great system of charts to help us navigate the swampy morass we’ve all sailed into together. Contenders in each category are ranked according to points earned from over 50 critics groups, with handy bar charts to illustrate whose dick is biggest which movie dominates. It’s basically a slightly modified total number of wins and noms an entry got, but it takes some factors into…

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The Best Reviewed Films of the Year, per Metacritic

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It is not surprising that The Social Network tops their list of the Best Reviewed Film of the year. For the first time since 2007, a wide-release movie ‚Äî one that has played nationwide on hundreds of screens, rather than an independent, foreign, or “arthouse” film ‚Äî has captured the title of best-reviewed movie of the year. The Social Network 95, David Fincher‚Äôs chronicle of the founding of Facebook, is…

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Ziyad’s 2010 Awards Daily Movie Chart

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Our friend Ziyad Abul Hawa has really outdone himself with this year’s final chart of charts, expanding the scope to include 114 films. Compiling data from 4 prominant ratings sites (the BFCA, MetaCritic, Rotten Tomatoes, and IMDb) with a column tabulating the current box office earnings provides us with a handy way to scan the numbers for all the titles we’ve been tracking the past 12 months. Plus, it’s just…

The Social Network Tops the Village Voice’s Critics Poll

The Social Network Tops the Village Voice’s Critics Poll

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Thanks to Matt Mazur for this link. The Village Voice couldn’t help but recognize David Fincher’s The Social Network: 1. The Social Network 2. Carlos 3. Winter’s Bone 4. Ghost Writer The full list after the cut.

2010 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2010 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Best Picture 127 Hours and The Social Network (tie) Nominees: Inception Toy Story 3 True Grit Best Achievement in Directing Christopher Nolan, Inception and David Fincher, The Social Network (tie) Nominees: Danny Boyle, 127 Hours Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World