Synopsis: A washed up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory.
The weekly paper's annual poll hit many of the usual suspects, but Gyllenhaal got his first big win.
Plus: the year's best low-grossing films, best TV moments, and "The Theory of Everything's" prestige freakshow.
"Boyhood" dominated Indiewire's annual poll of more than 200 critics, but "The Grand Budapest Hotel's" Ralph Fiennes pulled off a surprising Best Actor win.
220 critics from around the world participated in the survey, which includes 13 categories and numerous runner-ups.
The film journal's annual poll surveyed over 100 North American critics, with some familiar results and a few surprises.
This October weekend is filled with cinephile's riches, from a serious Oscar contender to a Sundance hit satire. Here's what to see, and what to think twice about before you do.
Michael Keaton nabs the role of a lifetime in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's wonderfully strange look at an aging actor fighting to stay relevant.
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu goes "Gravity" with a simulated single-take story, and gets the award race off to a running start.