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Top 10 Most Influential Film Critics?

| August 13, 2010 | 33 Comments

I’ll go ahead and assemble the names we’ve collected into a poll ballot, just for the curiosity element and sheer time-killing fun of it. (which, obviously, were the only real reasons for me raising the question to begin with. My own idle thumb-twiddling curiosity.) Sasha’s reply to this headline... (Read More)

Made In Dagenham, trailer

| August 13, 2010 | 17 Comments

Try to imagine how cringy The Full Monty or Four Weddings and a Funeral might have turned out if they’d been Hollywood films instead of UK imports. Then try to imagine how Norma Rae might have been less like an earnest Norman Rockwell illustration by avoiding corniness with a... (Read More)

How do You Know Trailer

| August 12, 2010 | 39 Comments

Just posted at InContention. Will it be good Jim Brooks or bad Jim Brooks? ¬†I hope it’s good Jim Brooks. Good Jim Brooks for me is Terms of Endearment, The Simpsons, As Good as it Gets and Broadcast News. Broadcast News is probably my favorite, even still (“I am... (Read More)

Best Picture Rankings

| August 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

Erik Childress over at Cinematical has done the brave thing and decided to rank the current Best Pic contenders. This isn’t a practice we recommend because there is just no way to tell what films will emerge, really, out of Toronto, Venice or the end of the year’s last... (Read More)

Early reviews for Eat Pray Love

| August 11, 2010 | 111 Comments

Two critics from Florida break out of the gate with early reviews for Eat Pray Love. We’ve never featured either of these guys, and the only reason I’m doing so now is because they’re the first to jump the gun. Two moderate thumbs up, one thumb a bit more... (Read More)