Awards Watch Archive for December, 2014

Critics Top Ten Lists: Bob Mondello

NPR 1. Boyhood 2. Birdman 3. The Grand Budapest Hotel 4. Mr. Turner 5. Citizenfour 6. Selma 7. Leviathan 8. Two Days, One Night 9. Force Majeure 10. Love Is Strange

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Critics Top Ten Lists 2014: Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times 1. Mr. Turner (at random) American Sniper A Most Violent Year Edge Of Tomorrow Guardians Of The Galaxy Child’s Pose Force Majeure Ida Like Father, Like Son The Lunchbox Foxcatcher The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game The Theory Of Everything Interstellar Locke

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: David Hudson

Fandor Keyframe 1. Boyhood 2. Goodbye to Language 3. Citizenfour 4. Winter Sleep 5. Phoenix 6. Under the Skin 7. The Grand Budapest Hotel 8. Mr. Turner 9. Journey to the West 10. Beloved Sisters

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Scott Mendelson

Forbes Nightcrawler (and alphabetical) Beyond The Lights Birdman Edge Of Tomorrow The Fault In Our Stars The Grand Budapest Hotel Guardians Of The Galaxy How To Train Your Dragon 2 John Wick The LEGO Movie Selma Snowpiercer Whiplash

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The Top Ten Lists: There’s Boyhood and Then the Rest of the List

First, there’s Boyhood – still and probably forever – at the top of the chart. In other news, The Lego Movie and Leviathan both crack the top 20.

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Matthew Lucas

The Dispatch, Lexington, NC 1. THE IMMIGRANT 2. UNDER THE SKIN 3. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 4. THE LAST OF THE UNJUST 5. THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA 6. BOYHOOD 7. GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE 8. TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT 9. MR. TURNER 10. AMERICAN SNIPER

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Jami Philbrick

I Am Rogue Birdman Battered Bastards of Baseball Guardians of the Galaxy Nightcrawler Whiplash Captain America: Winter Soldier Inherent Vice Grand Budapest Hotel Only Lovers Left ALive Selma  

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: John Urbancich

Cleveland.com 1. Whiplash 2. Boyhood 3. Locke 4. The Grand Budapest Hotel 5. Calvary 6. Get on Up 7. The Theory of Everything 8. Selma 9. Birdman 10. Life Itself / Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Oscar Zit Of The Day

Wasn’t it just 48 hours ago that I wrote about the foolishness of reconsidering Selma as a work of art because of what may a legitimate beef on the detail of the film by a witness to a part of the history the film covers? Now we have an eruption from the only participating central subject in Foxcatcher, Mark Schultz. He is angry, angry, angry at Bennett Miller…

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Critics Top Ten Lists 2014: Andrew O’Hehir

Slate 1. Boyhood 2. Leviathan 3. Inherent Vice 4. Winter Sleep 6. The Homesman 7. Under the Skin 8. Snowpiercer 9. The Grand Budapest Hotel 10. The Immigrant 11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 12. 20,000 Days on Earth

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Erik Davis

Movies.com 1. Whiplash 2. Boyhood 3. Nightcrawler 4. The Grand Budapest Hotel 5. The Lego Movie 6. Birdman 7. Selma 8. Wild 9. Top Five 10. Edge of Tomorrow

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Peter Labuza

The Film Stage 1. Jealousy 2. Goodbye to Language 3. Two Days, One Night 4. The Grand Budapest Hotel 5. Listen Up Philip 6. John Wick 7. Manakamana 8. Boyhood 9. The Immigrant / Inherent Vice / Jersey Boys 10. Abuse of Weakness

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Michael Phillips

Chicago Tribune 1. Boyhood 2. The Grand Budapest Hotel3 3. Winter Sleep 4. Whiplash 5. The Lego Movie 6. Listen Up Philip 7. Force Majeure 8. Mr. Turner 9. Dear White People 10. Heaven Knows What

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Tim Grierson

Deadspin 1. Boyhood 2. The Overnighters 3. Under the Skin 4. The Unknown Known 5. Mr. Turner 6. Foxcatcher 7. Night Moves 8. The Grand Budapest Hotel 9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 10. Manuscripts Don’t Burn

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Will Leitch

Deadspin 1. Boyhood 2. A Most Wanted Man 3. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors 4. Under the Skin 5. Birdman 6. Whiplash 7. American Sniper 8. The Raid 2 9. Gone Girl 10. Only Lovers Left Alive

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Critics Top Ten List 2014 Todd McCarthy

THR 1. LEVIATHAN 2. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE 3. BIRDMAN 5. BOYHOOD 6. FOXCATCHER 7. WILD TALES 8. A MOST VIOLENT YEAR 9. SELMA 10. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

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Critics Top Ten List 2014 Borys Kit

THR 1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2. Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Snowpiercer 4. The Lego Movie 5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 6. How to Train Your Dragon 2 7. The Raid 2 8. Edge of Tomorrow/X-Men: Days of Future Past 9. The Guest 10. Jodorowsky’s Dune

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Al Alexander

The Patriot Ledger 1. BOYHOOD 2. WHIPLASH 3. LEVIATHAN 4. TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT 5. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 6. LIFE ITSELF 7. THE BABADOOK 8. WE ARE THE BEST! 9. GONE GIRL 10. AMERICAN SNIPER/THE IMITATION GAME

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Dana Barbuto

The Patriot-Ledger 1. AMERICAN SNIPER 2. BOYHOOD 3. GONE GIRL 4. MR. TURNER and THE IMITATION GAME 5. A MOST VIOLENT YEAR 6. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 7. SELMA 8. THE LEGO MOVIE 9. BIRDMAN 10. LOCKE and THE DROP

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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Sean Means

Salt Lake Tribune 1. Selma 2. Boyhood 3. Birdman 4. The LEGO Movie 5. The Grand Budapest Hotel 6. Obvious Child 7. Snowpiercer 8. Edge of Tomorrow 9. Gone Girl 10. The Overnighters

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh