Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cannes 2016 critics choices

Cannes has come and gone again but the life of the films that played the festival is just beginning. The awards only tell part of the story. Critic's reviews, word-of-mouth buzz and festival play will tell another story and then distribution will have the final say.

Here is the biggest critical consensus.

Here is the IndieWire critical ratings for best films.

Here is the Screen Daily critics scorecard.

Here is something I put together - it's the ratings rankings of the Cannes films from users on Letterboxd.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

DGA Best 80

This DGA list here is why I have mostly stopped reviewing movies. It's like no matter how many great old classics that me and my fellow bloggers blog about the information just falls into a black hole and we end up with a list of bland, predictable, standard 'classics'.

The news isn't only that one female director makes the list; the news is that when film directors are polled about what they consider the best films directed [worldwide] over the past 80 years they put films like BIRDMAN and AVATAR on the list.