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#41 Overstreet

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:20 PM

Slant Magazine picks Certified Copy.

And here are its critics' individual lists.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

The Skin I Live keeps stubbornly showing up on these lists, sometimes as an Honorable Mention, but sometimes among the Top 10s.

That film joins my always growing list of Pedro Almodovar titles I just don't get. I'd try to muster an argument that the film is not particularly good, certainly not worthy of a Top 10 list, but I've fought that battle too many times over Almodovar's other films and have lost every time. If The Skin I Live In is your sort of film, then I wish you great enjoyment while I watch something else.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

Slant Magazine picks Certified Copy.

And here are its critics' individual lists.

Lots of MYSTERIES OF LISBON there. Hoorah!

The Skin I Live keeps stubbornly showing up on these lists, sometimes as an Honorable Mention, but sometimes among the Top 10s.

That film joins my always growing list of Pedro Almodovar titles I just don't get. I'd try to muster an argument that the film is not particularly good, certainly not worthy of a Top 10 list, but I've fought that battle too many times over Almodovar's other films and have lost every time. If The Skin I Live In is your sort of film, then I wish you great enjoyment while I watch something else.

I'm still quite eager to see it.

That said, Christian, I'd love to read you expanded thoughts on the film (and Almodovar, in general), however negative they may be, in the dedicated thread.

Edited by Ryan H., 15 December 2011 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:51 AM

Didn't know where to post this, but the annual TCM Remembers tribute is up. I always fall deeper in love with movies after watching these.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:38 AM

As year-end wrap-ups go, this one by Anthony Lane strikes me as something near magnificence... not for the titles he selects so much as for his sentiments on the highs and lows of such reflections in general.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:42 PM

From L. A. Times:
Betsy Sharkey's list in the print edition, each film in the slide show is the top of various categories that she also mentions other notable films
Kenneth Turan's list. He showed straint this year. His top ten have at times include close to 30 films. Only two were paired as a common entry (Of Gods and Men and Poetry), and the Sundance docs (Buck in the photogallery) includes about 7.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:00 PM

Chicago Film Critics:

PICTURE: The Tree of Life
DIRECTOR: Terrence Malick (-) The Tree of Life
ACTOR: Michael Shannon (-) Take Shelter
ACTRESS: Michelle Williams (-) My Week With Marilyn
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Albert Brooks (-) Drive
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain (-) The Tree of Life
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Artist (-) Michel Hazanavicius
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Moneyball (-) Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin
CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Tree of Life (-) Emmanuel Lubezki
ORIGINAL SCORE: Drive (-) Cliff Martinez
ANIMATED FEATURE: Rango
DOCUMENTARY: The Interrupters
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: A Separation
PROMISING PERFORMER: Elizabeth Olsen (-) Martha Marcy May Marlene
PROMISING FILMMAKER: Sean Durkin (-) Martha Marcy May Marlene



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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:21 PM

Results from IndieWire's poll of 168 critics are in.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:52 AM

Glenn Kenny (#1: A Dangerous Method).

Roger Ebert (#1: A Separation).

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:49 AM

St. Louis Film Critics:

Best Film: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Actor: George Clooney (The Descendants)
Best Actress: Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive)
Best Supporting Actress: Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)
Best Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Kaui Hart Hemmings (The Descendants)
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Tree Of Life)
Best Visual Effects: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Best Music: The Artist
Best Foreign-Language Film: 13 Assassins
Best Documentary: Being Elmo
Best Comedy: Bridesmaids
Best Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin
Best Art-House or Festival Film: We Need To Talk About Kevin
Best Scene: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (credit sequence)



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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

St. Louis Film Critics:


Best Art-House or Festival Film: We Need To Talk About Kevin

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Laughing not because of the choice, which is a great film, but because they had to find a ridiculous way to cite it, while still honoring the increasingly "safe" choice of The Artist.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:17 PM

London Film Critics:

FILM OF THE YEAR
The Artist (Entertainment)
Drive (Icon)
A Separation (Artificial Eye)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)
The Tree Of Life (Fox)

The Attenborough Award:
BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
The Guard (StudioCanal)
Kill List (StudioCanal)
Shame (Momentum)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Mysteries Of Lisbon (New Wave)
Poetry (ICO/Arrow)
Le Quattro Volte (New Wave)
A Separation (Artificial Eye)
The Skin I Live In (Fox/Pathé)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (Picturehouse)
Dreams Of A Life (Dogwoof)
Pina (Artificial Eye)
Project Nim (Icon)
Senna (Universal)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Asghar Farhadi – A Separation (Artificial Eye)
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Entertainment)
Terrence Malick – The Tree Of Life (Fox)
Lynne Ramsay – We Need To Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive (Icon)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Asghar Farhadi – A Separation (Artificial Eye)
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Entertainment)
Kenneth Lonergan – Margaret (Fox)
Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Descendants (Fox)

The Virgin Atlantic Award:
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER
Richard Ayoade – Submarine (StudioCanal)
Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal)
Joe Cornish – Attack The Block (StudioCanal)
Andrew Haigh – Weekend (Peccadillo)
John Michael McDonagh – The Guard (StudioCanal)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
George Clooney – The Descendants (Fox)
Jean Dujardin – The Artist (Entertainment)
Michael Fassbender – Shame (Momentum)
Ryan Gosling – Drive (Icon)
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia (Artificial Eye)
Anna Paquin – Margaret (Fox)
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé)
Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Simon Russell Beale – The Deep Blue Sea (Artificial Eye)
Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)
Albert Brooks – Drive (Icon)
Christopher Plummer – Beginners (Universal)
Michael Smiley - Kill List (StudioCanal)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Sareh Bayat – A Separation (Artificial Eye)
Jessica Chastain – The Help (Disney)
Vanessa Redgrave – Coriolanus (Lionsgate)
Octavia Spencer – The Help (Disney)
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom (StudioCanal)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Tom Cullen – Weekend (Peccadillo)
Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method (Lionsgate), Shame (Momentum)
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard (StudioCanal)
Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal), War Horse (Disney)
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

The Moët & Chandon Award:
BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé), Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal)
Carey Mulligan – Drive (Icon), Shame (Momentum)
Vanessa Redgrave – Anonymous (Sony), Coriolanus (Lionsgate)
Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea (Artificial Eye)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
John Boyega – Attack the Block (StudioCanal)
Jeremy Irvine – War Horse (Disney)
Yasmin Paige – Submarine (StudioCanal)
Craig Roberts - Submarine (StudioCanal)
Saoirse Ronan – Hanna (Universal)

The Sky 3D Award:
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Manuel Alberto Claro, cinematography – Melancholia (Artificial Eye)
Paul Davies, sound design – We Need To Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Maria Djurkovic, production design – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)
Dante Ferretti, production design – Hugo (Entertainment)
Alberto Iglesias, original score – The Skin I Live In (Fox/Pathé)
Chris King & Gregers Sall, editing – Senna (Universal)
Joe Letteri, visual effects – Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (Fox)
Cliff Martinez, original score – Drive (Icon)
Robert Richardson, cinematography – Hugo (Entertainment)
Robbie Ryan, cinematography – Wuthering Heights (Artificial Eye)

The Dilys Powell Award:
EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Nicolas Roeg



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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

Karina Longworth goes for Margaret!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:05 PM

J. Hoberman chooses A Dangerous Method.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:44 PM

Karina Longworth goes for Margaret!

It's nice to see Fast Five getting some love in a few of these year-end lists. When I posted in early fall that Fast Five was my favorite "summer movie," I was a little embarrassed to admit it.

J. Hoberman chooses A Dangerous Method.

Watched it a second time earlier this week, and it got even better.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:29 AM

David Edelstein's alphabetical top 10 includes a few I haven't heard of anywhere else. A note in the story says he called Melancholia a masterpiece, but couldn't put it on his list because ""It is such a hateful film. It is the work of a nihilistic annihilist."

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

Alejandro Adams has one of the most unique top ten lists I've seen. He makes me want to reconsider my avoidance of a couple of films.

The LA Weekly Film Poll.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:07 PM

Alejandro Adams has one of the most unique top ten lists I've seen. He makes me want to reconsider my avoidance of a couple of films.

Very interesting list, to be sure.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:25 PM

Ken Morefield's Tyrannosaurical Top Ten.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

Joe Morgenstern.