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THE BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL AWARDS

THE BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL AWARDS December 5, 2015 (Boston, MA) -The Boston Online Film Critics Association have chosen their winners for 2015. Awards were selected via a system of online voting and announced on their website at www.bofca.com. After spirited and competitive voting, the recipients of the Fourth Annual BOFCA…

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The 2014 Critics Choice Movie Awards Go To…

Best Picture – “Boyhood” Best Actor – Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Best Actress – Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Best Young Actor/Actress – Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood” Best Acting Ensemble – “Birdman” Best Director – Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Best Original Screenplay – Alejandro G….

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2014 EDA Award Winners

AWFJ EDA ‘BEST OF’ AWARDS These awards are presented to females and/or males. Best Film BOYHOOD Best Director (Female or Male) Richard Linklater for BOYHOOD Best Screenplay, Original BIRDMAN – Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Nicholas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Best Screenplay, Adapted GONE GIRL – Gillian Flynn Best Documentary CITIZENFOUR – Laura Poitras Best Animated Film…

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Houston Film Critics 2014

Houston Film Critics Honor Boyhood, Gyllenhall and Moore   Richard Linklater’s Boyhood dominated the proceedings, winning awards for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) and Technical Achievement. It was also received the Texas Independent Film Award, a special recognition for films shot in the state.   Jake Gyllenhall bested a competitive field of leading actors to…

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Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Names Boyhood Top Film of 2014

  OKLAHOMA CITY, January 5, 2015—The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, a statewide group of professional film critics, announced its ninth annual list of awards for achievement in cinema, awarding Best Director to Richard Linklater and naming Linklater’s film, Boyhood, the Top Film of 2014. Boyhood’s Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress, giving the film a total of three…

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Critics Awards 2014: Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics

Best Film: Boyhood Best Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Best Actor: Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)) Best Actress: Julianne Moore (Still Alice) Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) Best Acting Ensemble: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Best Youth Performance: Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) Best Adapted…

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Critics Awards 2014: Boston Online Film Critics

Best Picture Snowpiercer Best Director Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Best Actor Calvary, Brendan Gleeson Best Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton, Birdman Best Supporting Actress Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer Best Screenplay Calvary, John Michael McDonagh Best Foreign Language Film Two Days, One Night Best Documentary Life Itself Best ANimated Film…

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2014 Critics Awards: New York Film Critics

Best Picture Boyhood Best Director Richard Linklater, Boyhood Best First Film Jennifer Kent, The Babadook Best Actress Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night. Best Actor Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner Best Cinematography Darius Khondji, The Immigrant Best Screenplay The Grand Budapest Hotel  Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Best Nonfiction Film CitizenFour Best Foreign Language Film Ida…

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2014 Critics Awards: Utah Film Critics Association

Picture Birdman Director Alejandro G Iñarritu, Birdman Actor Michael Keaton, Birdman Actress Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Supporting Actor JK Simmons, Whiplash Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year Original Screenplay Birdman, screenplay by Alejandro G Iñarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Adapted Screenplay: (tie) Inherent Vice, screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson; and Snowpiercer,…

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2014 Critics Awards Chicago Film Critics Association

BEST PICTURE Boyhood BEST DIRECTOR Richard Linklater–Boyhood BEST ACTOR Michael Keaton–Birdman BEST ACTRESS Julianne Moore–Still Alice BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR J.K. Simmons–Whiplash BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Patricia Arquette–Boyhood BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Wes Anderson–The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Gillian Flynn–Gone Girl BEST ART DIRECTION The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (TIE) Birdman–Emmanuel Lubezki The Grand Budapest Hotel–Robert…

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2014 Critics Awards Online Film Critics Society

Best Picture The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Animated Feature The Lego Movie Best Film Not in the English Language Two Days, One Night Best Documentary Life Itself Best Director Richard Linklater – Boyhood Best Actor Michael Keaton – Birdman Best Actress Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton – Birdman Best Supporting…

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2014 Critics Awards: Indiana Film Journalists Association

Best Film Boyhood   Best Animated Feature The LEGO Movie   Best Foreign Language Film Two Days, One Night   Best Documentary Life Itself   Best Original Screenplay Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel   Best Adapted Screenplay Damien Chazelle, Whiplash   Best Director Richard Linklater, Boyhood   Best Actress Reese Witherspoon, Wild   Best…

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Chicago Film Critics Association 2014 Nominations

  BEST PICTURE   Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel Under the Skin Whiplash   BEST DIRECTOR   Wes Anderson–The Grand Budapest Hotel David Fincher–Gone Girl Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu–Birdman Richard Linklater–Boyhood Christopher Nolan–Interstellar   BEST ACTOR   Benedict Cumberbatch–The Imitation Game Jake Gyllenhaal–Nightcrawler Michael Keaton–Birdman David Oyelowo–Selma Eddie Redmayne–The Theory of Everything   BEST ACTRESS…

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2014 Critics Awards: Los Angeles Film Critics

Best Picture BOYHOOD Runner-up: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Best Director Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD Runner-up: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, Wes Anderson Best Actor Tom Hardy, LOCKE Runner-up: Michael Keaton, BIRDMAN Best Actress Patricia Arquette, BOYHOOD Runner-up: Julianne Moore, STILL ALICE Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH Runner-up: Edward Norton, BIRDMAN Best Supporting Actress Agata Kulesza, IDA Runner-up:…

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2014 Critics Awards: National Board of Review

Best Film A Most Violent Year Best Director Clint Eastwood – American Sniper Best Actor (TIE) Oscar Isaac – A Most Violent Year; Michael Keaton – Birdman Best Actress Julianne Moore – Still Alice Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton – Birdman Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year Best Original Screenplay Phil…

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2014 Critics Awards: Boston Film Critics

BEST PICTURE SNOWPIERCER BEST DIRECTOR Alejandro González Iñárritu for BIRDMAN BEST ACTOR Brendan Gleeson – for his performance as an emotionally troubled and tortured priest in CALVARY BEST ACTRESS Marion Cotillard – for her role as a desperate wife and mother trying to hold on to her job in TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT BEST SUPPORTING…

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Vancouver Film Critics Awards 2013

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS BEST FILM 12 Years a Slave BEST ACTOR Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis BEST ACTRESS Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity BEST SCREENPLAY Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis BEST FOREIGN FILM The Hunt…

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Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

2013 Film Awards Best Film Her Top 10 Films 1. Her 2. American Hustle 3. 12 Years a Slave 4. Gravity 5. Inside Llewyn Davis 6. Captain Philips 7. The Wolf of Wall Street 8. All Is Lost 9. Dallas Buyers Club 10. Prisoners Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave Best Actress…

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2013 Critics Awards: Utah Film Critics Association

Best Picture: Gravity Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Best Actress: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color Best Supporting Actor: Bill Nighy, About Time Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson, Her Best Original Screenplay: Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright, The World’s End Best Adapted Screenplay: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard…

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2013 Critics Awards: Las Vegas Film Critics Society

Best Picture “12 Years a Slave” Best Director Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” Best Actor Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” Best Actress Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks” Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” Best Screenplay Spike Jonze, “Her” Best Foreign Film “Blue is…

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A Peek At Concept Art For Close Encounters’ Mothership

BYOO (Bring Your Own Opinion)

Edgar Wright Reflects On Baby Driver Breaking The $100 Million Barrier

Toronto Adds A Boatload, Including Work By Agnès Varda, Hong Sang-soo, Paul Schrader, Michael Haneke, Robert Guédiguian, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Aki Kaurismäki, Alanis Obomsawin, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Lucrecia Martel, Bille August, John Curran, Ildikó Enyedi, François Girard, Shirin Neshat, Jon Avnet, Robert Schwentke, Sean Baker, Louis C.K., Fatih Akin, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Haigh, John Woo, Peter Landesman, Aaron Sorkin, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Lynn Shelton, Michaël R. Roskam, Naomi Kawase, Michel Hazanavicius, Brie Larson, Mike van Diem

Fall Film Festivals Brace For Virtual Reality Pageants

“You never stop working. This in fact gives us an opportunity to go into editorial and look at what we’ve shot and reassess the movie, which is a luxury you don’t normally have because you’re on a train that just doesn’t stop. It’s similar to situations on other movies where, for whatever reason, you go on hiatus and you’re able to look at the movie in a way you normally couldn’t and reevaluate. The lesson I learned on Valkyrie, which had its share of difficulties in production, and we always used to say ‘disaster is an opportunity to excel’.”

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Writers Guild President Howard Rodman Remarks On Writing And Responsibility; Calls For Trump Resignation

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A Spirited Exchange

“In some ways Christopher Nolan has become our Stanley Kubrick,” reads the first sentence of David Bordwell’s latest blog post–none of which I want or intend to read after that desperate opening sentence. If he’d written “my” or “some people’s” instead of “our”, I might have read further. Instead, I can only surmise that in some ways David Bordwell may have become our Lars von Trier.”
~ Jonathan Rosenbaum On Facebook

“Jonathan has written a despicable thing in comparing me to Trump. He’s free to read or not read what I write, and even to judge arguments without reading them. It’s not what you’d expect from a sensible critic, but it’s what Jonathan has chosen to do, for reasons of a private nature he has confided to me in an email What I request from him is an apology for comparing my ideas to Trump’s.”
~ David Bordwell Replies

“Yes, I do apologize, sincerely, for such a ridiculous and quite unwarranted comparison. The private nature of my grievance with David probably fueled my post, but it didn’t dictate it, even though I’m willing to concede that I overreacted. Part of what spurred me to post something in the first place is actually related to a positive development in David’s work–an improvement in his prose style ever since he wrote (and wrote very well) about such elegant prose stylists as James Agee and Manny Farber. But this also brought a journalistic edge to his prose, including a dramatic flair for journalistic ‘hooks’ and attention-grabbers, that is part of what I was responding to. Although I realize now that David justifies his opening sentence with what follows, and far less egregiously than I implied he might have, I was responding to the drum roll of that opening sentence as a provocation, which it certainly was and is.”
~ Jonathan Rosenbaum Replies

“In my own mind, I’ve always been a writer and the fact that I act is, well… it’s been very enjoyable and I love doing it. It has been good for me, but in my own mind I’m just a writer with a bizarre activity—acting—that I undertake.”
~ Wallace Shawn