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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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.

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One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump