THR’s McCarthy & Honeycutt deliver their Top 10s

THR’s McCarthy & Honeycutt deliver their Top 10s

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Kirk Honeycutt: 1. Inception 2. The Social Network 3. The King‚Äôs Speech 4. 127 Hours 5. True Grit 6. Carlos 7. A Prophet 8. The Kids Are All Right 9. Winter‚Äôs Bone 10. The Way Back Todd McCarthy’s list, after the cut.


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AD Readers Poll: Predict Best Actress

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Remember gang, tapping into your inner guru means forgetting about who you wish would be nominated. Try to channel the minds of Academy members to accurately predict which performances you think they’ll nominate. Choose 5 Actresses after the cut. (Have you cast your votes in the Best Picture predictions yet?)


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Critics saddle up for True Grit

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One more package left to shake, rattle and weigh as the season wraps up, and I promise you it’s a doozy. If you listened to this week’s episode of the Moviegasm podcast, you know that Sasha, Craig and I enjoyed True Girt immensely. You’ll be hearing from critics how it’s not typical Coen brothers, but let me assure you that should only be an issue if you had wished for…


248 Feature Films Eligible for Best Picture

248 Feature Films Eligible for Best Picture

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AMPAS has released a list of 248 films this year that qualify for consideration as Best Picture. (Perhaps because of the tight economy, that’s down 10% from the 274 eligible films in 2009, and down 12% from 281 in 2008). Via press release, via Slashfilm, you’ll find the complete list after the cut — and ground rules for eligibility.


31st London Critics’ Circle nominations

31st London Critics’ Circle nominations

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SKY 3D AWARD: FILM OF THE YEAR Black Swan (Fox) The Kids Are All Right (Universal) The King’s Speech (Momentum) The Social Network (Sony) Toy Story 3 (Disney) DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan (Fox) Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – True Grit (Paramount) David Fincher – The Social Network (Sony) Christopher Nolan – Inception (Warner) Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives…


Joe Wright’s Hanna with Saoirse Ronan

Joe Wright’s Hanna with Saoirse Ronan

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Opening April 8, 2011, with Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander and Olivia Williams. Focus Features official synopsis, after the cut.


THR’s Director Roundtable

THR’s Director Roundtable

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The Social Network tops IndieWire critics poll

The Social Network tops IndieWire critics poll

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The Social Network, Black Swan, Carlos, and Winter’s Bone dominate IndieWire‘s annual poll of critics and movie writers. Together those four films dominated many other categories in the poll. ‚ÄúCarlos‚Äù star Edgar Ramirez was named the best lead performance of the year, with ‚ÄúSocial Network‚Äù‚Äòs Jesse Eisenberg, ‚ÄúBlack Swan‚Äù‚Äòs Natalie Portman, and ‚ÄúWinter‚Äôs Bone‚Äù‚Äòs Jennifer Lawrence following (interestingly, while Ramirez and Eisenberg were 1-2 in the genderless category, the following…


Chicago Film Critics interface with Social Network, Inception, Black Swan

Chicago Film Critics interface with Social Network, Inception, Black Swan

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The Social Network walks off with three top awards from the Chicago Film Critics‚Äô Association, including Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. Inception dreams up two awards, notably another Original Screenplay kudo for Chris Nolan, while Black Swan also takes two. And little indie Blue Valentine sees its director, Derek Cianfrance, finally getting some recognition as Most Promising Filmmaker. Best Picture ‚Äì ‚ÄúThe Social Network‚Äù Best Director ‚Äì David Fincher for…


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It’s Still Bening and Portman

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It always happens every year a unique film like Black Swan starts hitting the mainstream. There is bound to be some sort of freak out as people see the film that is creating such a stir. There is never any guarantee that it will be a movie they respond to. I’m thinking of Christmas time cinema going. While I no longer believe this idea that the Academy voters are either…

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