A Review of How Professional Film Critics Rated Films of 2004
As they ponder their choices and options for which films and performances to nominate for the Fifth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards, many will be closely watching the other major awards for ideas of films to see and reminders of favorites worthy of nomination.
To make it a little easier, the Cosmique Movie Academy's Board of Governors has compiled several lists showing the opinions of professional film critics and their associations:
Film Critics Associations
Further Down the List
A few critics associations gave awards for additional categories. Here are additional winners that correspond (more or less) to Cosmo categories:
Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice Awards)
National Board of Review
New York Film Critics Circle
Top 10 Lists
In general, film critics don't give awards in numerous categories like the Oscars and Golden Globes do. Instead, they prefer to do top 10 lists. Here, then, are the top 10 from some of the more influential movie critics. Most prefer to put them in order of their favorites; when they have done so, we've placed their favorite first. But some prefer just to select their favorite 10 without further ranking them. For those, we've provided their list alphabetically.
Aggregating the Top 10 Lists
Another excellent approach is to compare top-10 lists to see how many times a particular film appears on critics' lists, and to see how many times it appears as the critic's first choice. Gennin.net provides us with two variations - one that just looks at the most respected critics, and another that is more expansive covering almost 300 film critics. This is what they've provided as of December 31: