• [The Daily] New York Critics Like Lady Bird

    By David Hudson


    “Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is the oldest and most prestigious in the country,” writes Kate Erbland at IndieWire and, on the group’s “History” page, Stephen Garrett lists some of its most illustrious members, including Andrew Sarris, who was a member for forty years. “Compared with the Oscars, the group’s best picture track record speaks for itself: Citizen Kane over How Green Was My Valley; A Clockwork Orange over The French Connection; Day for Night over The Sting; Goodfellas over Dances with Wolves. . . . Twenty years before the Academy Awards started doling out Oscars for best foreign film, the NYFCC was recognizing and heralding movies from other countries, including Grand Illusion, Rome, Open City, and Diabolique.

    The winners of this year’s NYFCC Awards are:

    The NYFCC Gala Awards dinner will take place on Wednesday, January 3.

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  • By Mikhail Goberman
    December 01, 2017
    12:43 PM

    I'm sorry but The French Connection is far superior to A Clockwork Orange!
  • By Bergmaniac
    December 02, 2017
    11:14 PM

    The French Connection was far superior to A Clockwork Orange and The Sting was superior to Day for Night.
  • By Pat McCann
    December 03, 2017
    07:31 PM

    French Connections vs Clockwork Orange? Very curious boxing match. The Sting completely sucks - I don't get that one at all. It's just commerical Hollywood crap that people think is a 'classic.'
  • By Nick Inman
    December 04, 2017
    03:39 AM

    Personally, I think A Clockwork Orange was much better than The French Connection, a good movie in its own right, but doesn't hit the same high Kubrick did with his film.
  • By Bergmaniac
    December 04, 2017
    03:42 AM

    If people think that The Sting is a classic, then it must be a classic. Afterall, it's people that decide what is a classic and what is not a classic. Hollywood doesn't necessarily equate to crap and foreign film doesn't necessarily equate to classic or even good. Each has their limited share of classic films and their overwhelming share of not-so-classic films. There isn't a right or wrong answer, given the label attached to a piece of art is in the eye of the beholder.
    • By Sean Ramsdell
      December 04, 2017
      05:55 PM

      Can you like The Sting (as my mom does) and Day for Night? ;)