Consensus Comparison: It’s Been Two Years May 9, 2015

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of Critics Round Up. I’m thrilled to have gathered an audience that finds this link resource as useful as I’d hoped. Thank you for staying interested and special thanks to this site’s donors, both the one-timers and monthly subscribers. You have my eternal gratitude.

The new RSS feed is on its way. And the secret feature we’ve been working on has been made available. In case you missed it, you can now view movie rankings sorted by CRU Rating in categories like recent years and festivals. You’ll no longer have to wait until the end of the festival to find the highest scores. The Cannes 2015 rankings will be live-updated during the festival, so you can see which movies scored highest both in the Competition as well as this year’s edition of Cannes in general.

Your Film of the Week is Saint Laurent, which scored pitifully on both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. The upside is that this strengthens the usefulness of an alternative aggregator like CRU. The obvious downside is that people are less likely to see this movie that probably merits discussion.

Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent (France)

Rotten Tomatoes: 48 | 29 reviews
Metacritic: 55 | 18 reviews
Critics Round Up: 74 | 25 reviews

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André Téchiné’s In the Name of My Daughter (France)

Rotten Tomatoes: 80 | 5 reviews
Metacritic: 52 | 4 reviews
Critics Round Up: 75 | 6 reviews

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