Best Picture and the Critics – It’s a Cliffhanger
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Best Picture and the Critics – It’s a Cliffhanger

One of the strangest aspects of 2014 is how so many films have been harpooned…

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Shifting Perspectives – How Anne Thompson and Kenneth Turan are Changing the Game
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Shifting Perspectives – How Anne Thompson and Kenneth Turan are Changing the Game

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a…

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Vocativ Hands out Awards for Film Critics, Uses Faulty System
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Vocativ Hands out Awards for Film Critics, Uses Faulty System

Someone was bound to, sooner or later, come down on the critics for one thing…

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Six Aspects of Highly Effective Movie Classics
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Six Aspects of Highly Effective Movie Classics

Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle outlines six factors in cinema that propel a…

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Metacritic Scores and Box Office, Just for Fun
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Metacritic Scores and Box Office, Just for Fun

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

2011 critics scores in the rearview mirror
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2011 critics scores in the rearview mirror

As we watch the remainder of the critics groups weigh in with their year-end honors,…

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Peter Travers slimes the worst movies of 2011, so far
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Peter Travers slimes the worst movies of 2011, so far

Weak 'Film Pulse' sad symptom of blockbuster mentality
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Weak 'Film Pulse' sad symptom of blockbuster mentality

Very Small Array charts a steady 50-year decline in the quality of films moviegoers want…

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Comprehensive Critics and Precursor Charts
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Comprehensive Critics and Precursor Charts

AD reader Andrew has devised another great system of charts to help us navigate the…

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Todd McCarthy trades up to The Hollywood Reporter
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Todd McCarthy trades up to The Hollywood Reporter

Most important resurrection for film-lovers since lost footage of Metropolis was found in an Argentinian…

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Top 10 Most Influential Film Critics?
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Top 10 Most Influential Film Critics?

I’ll go ahead and assemble the names we’ve collected into a poll ballot, just for…

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Cream of the Crop, Top of the Heap: The Critics Who Matter Most
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Cream of the Crop, Top of the Heap: The Critics Who Matter Most

MetaCritic typically collects reviews from around 40 critics and Rotten Tomatoes names roughly the same…

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“I Just Don’t Get It” – The Critics and Inception
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“I Just Don’t Get It” – The Critics and Inception

As various critics annoyingly yet predictably rip Inception apart one has to yet again marvel…

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2010 mid-year movie rankings
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2010 mid-year movie rankings

Ziyad Abul Hawa has built us a beautiful chart to display key stats at-a-glance for…

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2009 Chart of Charts, a last look back
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2009 Chart of Charts, a last look back

Critics Take Cover, Erik is BACK!
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Critics Take Cover, Erik is BACK!

Erik Childress has posted his annual Criticwatch’s Whores of the Year – which has funny…

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Has Bens
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Has Bens

Two thumbs down to Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz, as Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott…

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