Current BFCA Critics' Choice Ratings

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...
Posted On 07 Aug 2011

Settling Scores: Harry Potter and the Giddy Critics

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...
Posted On 15 Jul 2011

Peter Travers slimes the worst movies of 2011, so far

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...
Posted On 01 Jul 2011

Roger Ebert: "The greatest music video ever made"

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...
Posted On 03 Jun 2011

Weak 'Film Pulse' sad symptom of blockbuster mentality

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...
Posted On 20 Apr 2011

Comprehensive Critics and Precursor Charts

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...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011

The Best Reviewed Films of the Year, per Metacritic

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” f...
Posted On 08 Jan 2011

Ziyad’s 2010 Awards Daily Movie Chart

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...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

The Social Network Tops the Village Voice’s Critics Poll

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.
Posted On 31 Dec 2010

2010 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010