The beginnings of the annual Village Voice Film Critics Poll are online and, while it's still early, Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man is currently at number 4. This coming on the heels of a number of critics prizes for the acclaimed film that continue to call into question its exclusion from the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentary Feature (more on this subject in the coming week).
Also of note in the top 10 is the presence of Gus Van Sant's Last Days, which I wrote about back in July. I had mixed feelings about the film then but was feeling mostly positive. I have to say that in the past three months I have been asked about Last Days a lot and most of the people quizzing me have been almost angry in how much they disliked the film. So it's interesting to see it near the top of the Voice list.