Gosh, ‘Social Network’ wins in Chicago

Posted by · 11:23 am · December 20th, 2010

Trying to think of one interesting thing to say about these awards. One thing. Um. Nice, if not wildly original, foreign-language pick? (Memo to the National Society of Film Critics: we’re counting on you to be your usual rebellious selves come January.)

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‘Social Network’ leads Chicago critics’ nods, wins in Detroit

Posted by · 6:59 am · December 17th, 2010

I’ll give you a moment to recover from the shock. [Moment.] There, may I continue? Of the B-list critics’ awards, the Chicago Film Critics’ Association attracts more eyeballs than most, largely because it’s Roger Ebert’s stomping ground — though the list of nominees they announced this morning suggests a lot of autopilot voting with a […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Avatar’ leads, ‘Nine’ falls, more lists

Posted by · 6:53 pm · January 1st, 2010

There was no wrap last Friday, what with Christmas capping a dead calm news week. So here are the highlights of the last fortnight: • Off the Carpet returned from its Christmas vacation to survey the current state of the race — advantage “Avatar.” • The Long Shot considered the varying fortunes of the quartet […]

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‘Hurt Locker’ sweeps Chicago critics’ awards

Posted by · 1:43 pm · December 22nd, 2009

Sorry we’re a bit late getting round to this — as you know, Kris and I are in holiday mode this week. Anyway, while the Chicago Film Critics’ Association threw some curveballs in their nominations list, their winners stuck mostly to the status quo. When the “status quo,” however, is one of my favorite films […]

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‘Wild Things,’ ‘Up in the Air’ lead Chicago crix nods

Posted by · 8:36 am · December 16th, 2009

Normally, I’m against critics’ groups bothering with nominations. Just cut the crap and give us your picks — you’re not that anticipated, after all. But I’ll make an exception this year for the Chicago Film Critics Association, if only because it allows them to shine a light on some names that have been lost amid […]

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Chicago crix join the ‘WALL-E’ wagon

Posted by · 8:42 am · December 18th, 2008

I know we issued a moratorium on regional critics’ awards the other day, but the Chicago Film Critics Association is semi-significant, and we did report on their nominations, so in the interests of closure, here are the winners. I must say, I’m starting to feel the heat for a “WALL-E” Best Picture nomination — could it […]

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‘Dark Knight’ and ‘Slumdog’ lead list of Chicago critics nominees

Posted by · 12:14 am · December 15th, 2008

Nothing in the way of major surprises, but I’m stoked for the “Let the Right One In” love.  The rundown: Best Picture “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” “The Dark Knight” “Milk” “Slumdog Millionaire” “WALL-E” Best Director Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire” David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight” Andrew […]

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