“Boyhood” remains at the top of the latest chart, which only ranked five films. Here’s how it looks–only one film that has not been screened landed in the Top Five: Angelina Jolie’s true survival adventure “Unbroken.”
Clearly Fox Searchlight is in good shape with “Birdman,” but has some work to do to bring “Wild” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” into the awards limelight. Both films are strong enough to stay the course, assuming many of the newbies wind up disappointing–as they often do. Several Cannes and fall fest veterans such as Sony Pictures Classics’ “Foxcatcher,” “Whiplash,” and “Mr. Turner” are going to need boosts from critics. Which they will get.
Fox’s more mainstream “Gone Girl” has been seen by a fair number of critics, but many still have to catch up with it. I will see the David Fincher thriller Friday at the NYFF opening night.
Then the following unranked entries scored the most votes: