Cinema: Critics' Choices

In the past, movie critics have rarely seen eye to eye with the paying customers. Last year, for example, Manhattan's film critics chose High Noon as the best picture of the year over such big moneymakers as Greatest Show on Earth and Quo Vadis. Last week the New York reviewers cast their votes closer to the box-office mark. Their choices:

Best picture: From Here to Eternity (Columbia), James Jones's novel of pre-Pearl Harbor Army life (TIME, Aug. 10).

Best actor: Burt Lancaster, for his role as Sergeant Warden, in From Here to Eternity.

Best actress:...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!