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Film criticism has been taking a hit for the past ten years since the internet exploded. We’ve been writing about this subject for years because we’ve been here from the beginning of the sweeping change.  Filmmakers have noticed because the ...
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Film criticism has changed greatly since the 1970s when there were just a few groups that voted on awards and just a handful of people calling themselves critics. A few voices really mattered when I got online and started my ...
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Written with Ryan Adams “The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.” — George Orwell Wise words, but most of us ignore them. We humans keep reaching for perfection anyway. Especially those rare human artists and ...
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The two winners from our Before Sunrise giveaway are: KaMeek Lucas Taitt and Jordan. Please write me to claim your prize. AwardsDaily is giving away five copies of Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and ...
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New York Times’ reporter Brooks Barnes and Anne Thompson tweet just moments ago:

David Denby talks about the dying breed of originality in art — I assume he’s talking about mainstream Hollywood films, which lose their local flavor because they have to be generic enough to appeal to an international audience. I don’t ...

In a few days Sight & Sound will announce online the full results of its annual critics’ poll, but the poll issue is on news stands this week so we already know the top 11 films thanks to Guy Lodge ...

In a few days Sight & Sound will announce online the full results of its annual critics’ poll, but the poll issue is on news stands this week so we already know the top 11 films thanks to Guy Lodge ...

In an ongoing dialogue between the two major critics at the Times, Manohla Dargis and AO Scott on film criticism today: Dargis: As critics, all we have are our beliefs, ideals, prejudices, blind spots, our reservoirs of historical and personal ...

It’s that time of year again for the critics who are lucky enough to still have jobs writing about movies to complain about the Oscars and the Oscar coverage.   I get it. I get that no one wants to ...

Ziyad Abul Hawa has done another spectacular job crunching the numbers to rank the year’s top movies up through the final weeks of summer.

Lord Voldemort’s days are numbered — and those numbers could add up to Oscar-worthy critics scores. Two of Awards Daily’s comment crew have embarked on ambitious number-crunching projects to chart how the BP nomination prospects for Harry Potter and the ...

After Newsweek magazine singled out the recession-racked metropolis as one of “America’s top 10 dying cities,” residents struck back and created “The Grand Rapids LipDub,” set to Don McLean’s 1972 hit “American Pie.” On his blog, Sun-Times film critic Roger ...

This seems to be bothering some people on Twitter and elsewhere, but it’s pretty much the least of my worries. I trust Time-Warner a lot more than many other mega-media conglomerates, and anyway, what if I don’t? There are other ...
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Our friend Ziyad Abul Hawa has really outdone himself with this year’s final chart of charts, expanding the scope to include 114 films. Compiling data from 4 prominant ratings sites (the BFCA, MetaCritic, Rotten Tomatoes, and IMDb) with a column ...

“Toronto’s Village Voice” NOW creates a Top 10 that combines the favorite titles from each of it’s movie critics, and then the writers break it down to their more personal lists of 10. The Social Network – David Fincher (“The ...
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I am so loving this. It’s totally made my week! My only slight gripe is that there wasn’t this sort of high profile debate going on when The Blind Side came out last year. To me, everything O’Hehir accuses the ...

Well, it’s sort of an interesting development. ¬†It was announced recently that Todd McCarthy was being let go from Variety as being their longtime film critic. ¬†Just when we thought we were going to have to lose those great early ...

AD reader Ziyad Abul Hawa has been keeping an excellent record of critics scores and other indicators for the leading Best Picture contenders and updating the numbers weekly to track the trends. It’s a good way to get a sense ...

Never thought I would be so glad to see these two dudes on TV. We once had the luxury of ridiculing Siskel and Ebert, then Ebert and Roeper, and then the Bens happened. After that, it became crystal clear that ...

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