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Critics Awards Scoreboard

The Awards season is in full swing. 22 critics groups have voted, and 12 Years a Slave is sitting alone at the top of the Scoreboard.

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2012 Critics Awards Scoreboard

With 29 critics groups voting, Lincoln is at the top of the scoreboard, with Zero Dark Thirty, The Master and Argo just behind. ParaNorman is the animated favorite, while is a wide field for documentaries…

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The 2011-2012 Critics Awards Scoreboard

The Tree of Life leads the Top Tens, but it’s The Artist at the top of the Critics Scoreboard. And The Descendants holds the number two spot on both charts.

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Nominations by Film

Alice in Wonderland, a Walt Disney Pictures Production (Walt Disney) (3 nominations) Art direction Costume design Visual effects Animal Kingdom, a Porchlight Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (1 nomination) Jacki Weaver – Performance by an actress in a supporting role Another Year, a Thin Man Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (1 nomination) Original screenplay Barney’s…

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2009-2010 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: (500) Days of Summer, A Serious Man, A Single Man, An Education, Avatar, Crazy Heart, District 9, Food Inc., Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, Julie & Julia, Me and Orson Welles, Nine, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Seraphine, Summer Hours, The Blind Side, The Cove, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Hurt Locker, The Last Station, The Lovely Bones, The Messenger, The White Ribbon, Up, and Up in the Air

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2008-2009 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: Australia, Changeling, Che, Defiance, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, Gran Torino, Happy-Go-Lucky, Let the Right One In, Man on Wire, Milk, Rachel Getting Married, Revolutionary Road, Seven Pounds, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, The Reader, The Road, The Soloist, The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, W., Wall-E, Waltz with Bashir

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2007-2008 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Assassination of Jesse James, Atonement, Away From Her, Black Book, Body of War, Caution, Charlie Wilson’s War, Crazy Love, Darjeeling Limited, Eastern Promise, Gone Baby Gone, I’m Not There, In the Shadow of the Moon, Juno, King of Kong, La Vie en Rose, Lars and the Real Girl, Lust, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, No End In Sight, Persepolis, Ratatouille, Sicko, Starting Out in the Evening, Sweeney Todd, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Host, The Lives of Others, The Savages, There Will Be Blood

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2006-2007 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: A Scanner Darkly, An Inconvenient Truth, Army of Shadows, Babel, Blood Diamond, Borat, Brick, Cars, Children of Men, Deliver Us from Evil, Dreamgirls, Factotum, Flags of Our Fathers, Flushed Away, For Your Consideration, Half Nelson, Happy Feet, Hard Candy, L’Enfant, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Children, Little Miss Sunshine, Manufactured Landscapes, Monster House, Notes on a Scandal, Over the Hedge, Pan’s Labyrinth, Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles, Running with Scissors, Shut Up and Sing, Stranger Than Fiction, Thank You for Smoking, The Dead Girl, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The Departed, The Devil Wears Prada, The Last King of Scotland, The Lives of Others, The Painted Veil, The Queen, This Film is Not Yet Rated, United 93, Volver

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2005-2006 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: 2046, A History of Violence, Brokeback Mountain, Broken Flowers, Cache, Capote, Casanova, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, Cinderella Man, Crash, Down to the Bone, Downfall, Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room, Good Night and Good Luck., Grizzly Man, Head-On, Howl’s Moving Castle, Hustle & Flow, Innocent Voices, Junebug, King Kong, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Kung Fu Hustle, Mad Hot Ballroom, March of the Penguins, Me You and Everyone We Know, Memoirs of a Geisha, Mother of Mine, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Munich, Murderball, North Country, Paradise Now, Pride and Prejudice, Rent, Sin City, Syriana, The Consistant Gardener, The Corpse Bride, The Squid and the Whale, The Upside of Anger, Transamerica, Tsotsi, Walk the Line, Wallace and Gromit

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2004-2005 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: A Very Long Engagement, Bad Education, Before Sunset, Being Julia, Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids, Broadway: The Golden Age by the Legends Who Were There, Closer, Collateral, Control Room, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fahrenheit 9/11, Finding Neverland, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Kinsey, Maria Full of Grace, Million Dollar Baby, Moolaade, Ray, Sideways, Super Size Me, Tarnation, The Aviator, The Fog of War, The Incredibles, The Motorcycle Diaries, The Sea Inside, The Story of the Weeping Camel, The Triplets of Belleville, Touching the Void, Vera Drake, We Don’t Live Here Anymore

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2003-2004 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: 21 Grams, A Mighty Wind, All the Real Girls, American Splendor, Bad Santa, Bend it Like Beckham, Big Fish, Blue Car, Calendar Girls, City of God, Cold Mountain, Dirty Pretty Things, Elephant, Finding Nemo, Freaky Friday, Girl With a Pearl Earring, House of Sand and Fog, In America, Japanese Story, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Laurel Canyon, Lost in Translation, Love Actually, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Monsieur Ibrahim, Monster, Morvern Callar, Mystic River, Open Range, Pieces of April, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Raising Victor Vargas, Seabiscuit, Shattered Glass, Soldier’s Girl, Something’s Gotta Give, Spider, The Barbarian Invasions, The Cooler, The Human Stain, The Last Samurai, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Magdalene Sisters, The School of Rock, The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Singing Detective, The Station Agent, Thirteen, Under the Tuscan Sun, Veronica Guerin, Virgin, Whale Rider

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“When Bay keeps these absurd plot-gears spinning, he’s displaying his skill as a slick, professional entertainer. But then there are the images of motion—I hesitate to say, of things in motion, because it’s not clear how many things there are in the movie, instead of mere digital simulations of things. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that there’s a car chase through London, seen from the level of tires, that could have gone on for an hour, um, tirelessly. What matters is that the defenestrated Cade saves himself by leaping from drone to drone in midair like a frog skipping among lotus pads; that he and Vivian slide along the colossal, polished expanses of sharply tilting age-old fields of metal like luge Olympians. What matters is that, when this heroic duo find themselves thrust out into the void of inner space from a collapsing planet, it has a terrifyingly vast emptiness that Bay doesn’t dare hold for more than an instant lest he become the nightmare-master. What matters is that the enormous thing hurtling toward Earth is composed in a fanatical detail that would repay slow-motion viewing with near-geological patience. Bay has an authentic sense of the gigantic; beside the playful enormity of his Transformerized universe, the ostensibly heroic dimensions of Ridley Scott’s and Christopher Nolan’s massive visions seem like petulant vanities.”
~ Michael Bay Gives Richard Brody A Tingle

How do you see film evolving in this age of Netflix?

I thought the swing would be quicker and more violent. There have been two landmark moments in the history of French film. First in 1946, with the creation of the CNC under the aegis of Malraux. He saved French cinema by establishing the advance on receipts and support fund mechanisms. We’re all children of this political invention. Americans think that the State gives money to French films, but they’re wrong. Through this system, films fund themselves!

The other great turning point came by the hand of Jack Lang in the 1980s, after the creation of Canal+. While television was getting ready to become the nemesis of film, he created the decoder, and a specific broadcasting space between film and television, using new investments for film. That once again saved French film.

These political decisions are important. We’re once again facing big change. If our political masters don’t take control of the situation and new stakeholders like Netflix, Google and Amazon, we’re headed for disaster. We need to create obligations for Internet service providers. They can’t always be against film. They used to allow piracy, but now that they’ve become producers themselves, they’re starting to see things in a different light. This is a moment of transition, a strong political act needs to be put forward. And it can’t just be at national level, it has to happen at European level.

Filmmaker Cédric Klapisch