Armond White tossed from the NYFCC

Armond White tossed from the New York Film Critics The story goes that contrarian film critic Armond White was heckling Steve McQueen as he took the stage for the New York Film Critics – this, being the first time any black director has ever won the honor.  White, being one...
Posted On 13 Jan 2014

Aftershocks from Armond White’s NYFCC meltdown continue

Astonishingly, it  looks as if the NYFCC might be impotent when it comes time to scold their star weasel, Armond White. The group could try to claim that there’s no way to deal with the exhibitionist prick stinking up their reputation. As long as White stops short of...
Posted On 07 Jan 2014

New York Film Critics pay a Price for Being First

The New York Film Critics pushed back their dates (now voting December 3) so that they could announce before the National Board of Review (December 4). They did it to be out front of awards season and to be the first “important” voice of the season. Or perhaps they...
Posted On 16 Nov 2013

New York Film Critics to Vote December 3

The New York Film critics pushed their voting date far back enough so that they would be “first,” ahead of the National Board of Review. The NYFCC will announce a day before the NBR, on December 3, 2013. You will note as we comb through these early awards how one film...
Posted On 16 Oct 2013

Putting the New York and NBR in Contrast Before Los Angeles Critics Announce

Probably the biggest mistakes I saw being made yesterday, whether on a blog or on Twitter, were observers who read too much into the National Board of Review’s choices and omissions. The National Board of Review are a great group to push through either obscure and/or...
Posted On 06 Dec 2012