Colin Firth and ‘The Social Network’ take early Oscar lead in Critics Awards

For much of the year, we movie critics shout "Bah, humbug!" at mainstream movies. Then, come award time, we just bleat "Baaaa!" Sheep-like is the word for the near-unanimity in the annual best-of awards announced over the past month by the 25 critics associations I kept tabs on.* If their citations were clear harbingers of the winners at the Academy Awards on Feb. 27, you could … [Read more...]