December 31, 2010 8:42pm PT by Tim Appelo
100-Critic Poll: 'Black Swan' Down; 'Inception,' 'King,' '127' Up
The Social Network tops Movie City News' Dec. 31 100-critic poll, but Oscar voters may be more affected by No. 2: Winter's Bone. Black Swan drops two slots, King's Speech rises two.
Here's what happened since last week's poll of 100 leading critics:
-- 127 Hours pulled ahead of The Ghost Writer.
-- Inception leaped two slots ahead of Black Swan.
-- Carlos sank two slots.
-- The King's Speech passed The Kids Are All Right to breathe down Black Swan's neck.
The only thing of potential Oscar interest: Winter's Bone might rise to the top of the voters' screeners piles. Here are the top 25 movies of the moment:
1. The Social Network
2. Winter's Bone
4. Toy Story 3
5. Black Swan
6. The King's Speech
7. The Kids Are All Right
9. 127 Hours
10. The Ghost Writer
11. Exit Through the Gift Shop
12. True Grit
13. Another Year
14. Inside Job
15. The Fighter
17. A Prophet
19. The Town
20. Let Me In
21. I Am Love
22. Please Give
23. Wild Grass
25. Shutter Island
And No. 26 is White Material, which made many major critics' Top 10 lists and I found paradoxically haunting and both utterly incoherent and utterly predictable.
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