For the NBR contest, the high score this year belongs to Roberto Moreno, who scored 11 out of a possible 19 points. Meanwhile, we have three co-winners for our NYFCC predictions contest — each got 4/9 categories correct: Tom Kane Bill Nelson Donald Sheldon Congratulations to all of our winners! Please email us to claim your prize!Read more
As the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics awards came down over the past 48 hours, it was a good reminder of the differences between film critics and Oscar voters. Up until COVID ended film and awards as we know them, the awards came so fast and furiously, with voting mostly done at the beginning of January. But this year, as it was a year ago, we'll have one more month to think things through before the final ballots are filled out. This is how the industry sees film critics: https://youtu.be/4ld9EP5yAX4 And when it comes to...
Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car received top honors at the 2021 New York Film Critics Circle as their annual awards were announced today. Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog received the most recognitions (three) including director, actor, and supporting actor. Lady Gaga received Best Actress for her performance in House of Gucci. Here is your full list of winners for the 2021 NYFCC. Best Film - Drive My Car Best Director - Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog Best Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog Best Actress - Lady Gaga, House of Gucci Best Supporting Actor - Kodi...
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If you are lucky, you get to live through the era of Steven Spielberg, a restless, imaginative artist who has been making movies almost as long as I’ve been alive. Like the handful of great directors still making movies from the 1970s, Spielberg knows that you can’t simply make the same movie over and over again and last over 40 years. You have to challenge yourself, try something new, even if that something new is considered a “failure.” To be really great, I mean in the pantheon, you have to be able to use different muscles. Spielberg has made everything...
Has there ever been a more transgressive director than Jane Campion? Whether you are talking about Sweetie, An Angel At My Table, Holy Smoke, In The Cut, or both seasons of her brilliant series Top of the Lake, no other filmmaker alive delivers such complex characters (particularly female characters) as does Campion. Everyone is flawed, motivations are never simple, and her characters are not there to be loved, but to be seen. Hell, even Bright Star is transgressive in that it is a Jane Campion film that is NOT all that transgressive (although still fantastic). Such is the case with...
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