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Thom Ernst names Top 6 Canadian Films of 2011

Look outside the 3-ring circus to find treasures in our peripheral vision. Should it matter that Ontario's Thom Ernst isn't a Brand Name like Ebert if he's the only guy we can rely on to bring up Monsieur Lazhar? 1. Monsieur Lazhar…

Peter Travers’ top 10 in Rolling Stone

1. Drive ("too bloody, too creative, too ambitious and too polarizing to comfort audiences") 2. The Artist ("style to burn and unexpected soul") 3. The Descendants ("orchestrated without a false note") 4. Moneyball (show us "how to find…

BFCA Scores for Oscar Contenders

Broadcast Film Critics' scores of Oscar contenders often give us an early clue to what Oscar might like, since BFCA and AMPAS share similar tastes in many cases. Here are the BFCA scores for contenders in major categories. I've left out the…

European Film Awards Nominees

EUROPEAN FILM 2011 THE ARTIST, France LE GAMIN AU VELO (The Kid with a Bike), Belgium/France/Italy HÆVNEN (In a Better World), Denmark THE KING’S SPEECH, UK LE HAVRE, Finland/France/Germany MELANCHOLIA, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany…

Like Crazy Trailer Debuts

EW's Anthony Breznican lays it on the line for Like Crazy, a youthful love story along the lines of (they hope) 500 Days of Summer and Once.  Says Breznican: One big problem with Hollywood “true-love” stories is there’s often very…

2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Two nominations for Hot in Cleveland.  Zero nominations for Treme.  'nuff said. Outstanding Drama Series Boardwalk Empire Dexter Friday Night Lights Game of Thrones The Good Wife Mad Men Outstanding Comedy Series Big Bang Theory…