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Awards 2007: Articles


'Critical Thinking': Oscar Influence Verifiable? + Cate Blanchett & Javier Bardem Top Picks

Josh Brolin in No Country for Old Men Much has been said about the absence of a front-runner for this year's Academy Awards. Be that as it may, one film is clearly the favorite among the myriad film critics' groups in the United States. Directed and written by Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men has been chosen the top film of 2007 by nearly all critics' societies, associations, and circles in the US and by the Toronto critics. What often crosses my mind whenever I look at those award lists is their lack of variety. (That could be the result of the way votes are tabulated; if so, perhaps the rules should be changed.) Generally speaking, the […]


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'Critical Thinking': Oscar Influence Verifiable? + Cate Blanchett & Javier Bardem Top Picks



'No Country for Old Men' Awards: Joel and Ethan Coen Thriller Critics' Best Film + More Winners

No Country for Old Men with Josh Brolin. Joel and Ethan Coen's somber, brutal thriller is easily this awards season's top Best Film choice. Besides Josh Brolin, the cast includes Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Woody Harrelson, and Kelly Macdonald. 'No Country for Old Men' awards: U.S. critics' favorite 2007 release Joel and Ethan Coen's violent thriller No Country for Old Men is the clear Best Film favorite this awards season. The 2007 release has topped most U.S.-based critics groups' awards, including the New York Film Critics Circle – and, listed below, the Detroit Film Critics Society, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, the St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association, the Utah Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, […]


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'No Country for Old Men' Awards: Joel and Ethan Coen Thriller Critics' Best Film + More Winners



Julie Christie & Daniel Day-Lewis + Amy Ryan & the Coen Brothers: More Critics' Award Winners

Julie Christie in Away from Her. The top Best Actress pick of 2007 by U.S.-based film critics groups, veteran Julie Christie (Doctor Zhivago, Far from the Madding Crowd) brings to life a woman slowly losing her memory – and her personality – to Alzheimer's disease in Sarah Polley's Canadian drama Away from Her, also featuring Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, and Michael Murphy. In a career spanning nearly half a century, Julie Christie took home the 1965 Best Actress Academy Award for John Schlesinger's morality tale Darling. U.S. critics' favorites: Julie Christie & Daniel Day-Lewis More U.S.-based film critics groups (see further below) have selected British veteran Julie Christie (Doctor Zhivago, Heaven Can Wait) as the Best Actress of 2007 for […]


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Julie Christie & Daniel Day-Lewis + Amy Ryan & the Coen Brothers: More Critics' Award Winners