BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 12/23/2022

BABYLON

Babylon features the best opening of the year.” – Duane Miller, Cinemania World Podcast

 

“Few contemporary Hollywood films propel themselves with this sort of manic energy, and fewer still are permitted to be this raunchy on such a hefty studio budget.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

 

TRUMPISM & THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

Filmmaker Charlie Spickler set out to explore the rise in anti-Jewish bigotry in the Age of Trump, and the result – Trumpism & The American Jewish Community – is a thoughtful and provocative film that provides context for how former President Trump, in effect, gave permission for such transgressive behavior to re-emerge in public.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish is a huge disappointment. The lure of a franchise is that it’s easier to market a known commodity. That works for donuts and hamburgers, not so much for creative storytelling.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

THE WHALE

“Brendan Fraser gives the performances of a lifetime in The Whale.” – Duane Miller, Cinemania World Podcast

“I’m happy for Brendan Fraser, and I’m thrilled that he’s emerged from his exile a stronger actor than ever. I just wish his return came in the form of a film I could recommend anyone go see.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

 

 

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BOFCA 2022 Awards

BEST PICTURE
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Colin Farrell leans over to talk to Brendan Gleeson at the bar in The Banshees of Inisherin

BEST DIRECTOR
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert directing Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST ACTOR
Colin Farrell, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Colin Farrell walks down a path in The Banshees of Inisherin

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, TÁR

Cat Blanchett conducting in the film Tar.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ke Huy Quan, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Ke Huy Quan looks at Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kerry Condon, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Kerry Condon walks along the Irish countryside in The Banshees of Inisherin.

BEST SCREENPLAY
Martin McDonagh, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Martin McDonagh puts on his hood while filming The Banshees of Inisherin

BEST ENSEMBLE
GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY

The cast of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery posing by a pool

BEST SCORE
Justin Hurwitz, BABYLON

Justin Hurwitz conducting while working on the film Babylon.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Claudio Miranda, TOP GUN: MAVERICK

Claudio Miranda shooting Top Gun: Maverick.

BEST EDITING
Paul Rogers, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

A scene from Everything Everywhere All at Once where Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh hide behind a corner.

BEST DOCUMENTARY
ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED

Nan Goldin in the documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed.

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
DECISION TO LEAVE

Park Hae-il and Tang Wei in Decision to Leave.

BEST ANIMATED FILM
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO

Pinocchio waves his arms in Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.

TOP TEN FILMS OF 2022
1. THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
2. EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
3. THE FABELMANS
4. AFTERSUN
5. TÁR
6. TOP GUN: MAVERICK
7. DECISION TO LEAVE
8. NOPE
9. CRIMES OF THE FUTURE
10. GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY