Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Critics Groups

  • Thompson on Hollywood
    8 comments
    tweet
    4

    Parsing the NYFCC Vote: 'Lincoln' vs. 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Life of Pi'

    The New York FIlm Critics Circle has always insisted on using the ballot method to reach consensus. And this year's vote was as lengthy and debated as any in recent years, because so many horses were in the race. What the winners reveal is which films boasted the most strength across the entire grou...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    10

    Film Critics Start to Weigh In

    As we await the final New York Film Critics Circle results and anticipate the National Board of Review December 5 and LA Film Critics Association December 9, a few top ten lists are coming out. These votes will start to push momentum toward certain winners.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    4

    Meredith Vieira Returns as Host for National Board of Review Awards Gala; Voting Follows New York Film Critics

    The National Board of Review's annual Awards Gala will be hosted by Emmy-winning NBC correspondent Meredith Vieira for the third time. The gala will take place...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    8

    London Critics Circle Give 'The Artist' and 'A Separation' Three Film Awards Each UPDATED

    "The Artist" and "A Separation" were the big winners at the London Critics Circle Film Awards, with the former sweeping Best Film, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius while the latter walked off with Best Supporting Actress for Sareh Bayat (triu...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    2 comments
    tweet
    10

    Golden Globes Weekend Party Circuit: AFI Lunch, Paramount, LA Film Critics, Film Independent, BAFTA

    The Golden Globes weekend is well under way. I love roaming a crowded party packed with Hollywood powerbrokers and talent to watch how they interact with one another. I am the ultimate voyeur. Of course I do talk to some of them occasionally.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    5 comments
    tweet
    2

    Oscar Talk: Critics Choice vs. Oscars, Moore Doc Reform and DGA Updates, Rise of 'Dragon Tattoo,' Fall of 'War Horse'

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I revisit Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, and predict whether the Globes and Oscars will repeat the same winners. We update the latest news on Michael Moore's reform of the Oscar Documentary Rules, Pros and Cons, as well the DGA do...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    4 comments
    tweet
    5

    Inside the Critics Choice Movie Awards: Winners Are 'The Artist,' Clooney and Davis

    The Critics Choice Movie Awards is a low-key, fun, fast-moving live TV show packed with movie folks eager to win. In other words, at the "Moneyball," "The Help," "War Horse" "The Descendants," "Hugo," "Bridesmaids," and "The Artist&quo...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    8

    Golden Globes Weekend Preview: Critics Choice, AFI, BAFTA Rising Stars, Parties

    It's a busy awards weekend in Hollywood. It all starts off with Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, which happens to air live on VH1 the night before Oscar ballots are due--at 5 PM Friday. Last year the CCMA chose 18 Oscar winners out of its 20 awards. (My winners' predictions ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    11

    National Society of Film Critics Picks 'Melancholia,' Dunst; 'Tree of Life,' 'A Separation' Win Multiple Awards

    One of my ongoing fantasies has the new preferential Oscar ballot leading to a huge surprise: Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" makes it onto the best picture list, and Cannes-winner Kirsten Dunst knocks out one of the best actress contenders.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    1

    Critics Keep Voting for Tree of Life, from Chicago to Indiewire Poll

    Critics are lining up behind Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life." While critics groups don't have as much predictive impact as Guild awards like the Screen Actors Guild, they do add to to winners' patina, build credibility and consensus, and keep attention on some must-see titles.

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • First Look at the "Heart and Soul" of ...Shadow and Act
  • Safe, Todd Haynes, Julianne MooreTodd Haynes' 'Safe' Starring Julianne ...The Playlist
  • New York Film Fest Slates Laura Poitras' ...Thompson on Hollywood