BOFCA 2015 YEAR IN REVIEW PODCAST

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Members of the Boston Online Film Critics Association unite to recap the group’s top ten films of the year, overlooked gems and (finally!) get to talk STAR WARS. Happy New Year!

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2015 BOFCA Awards

THE 2015 BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD poster

BEST PICTURE: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD director

BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Michael B. Jordan in CREED

BEST ACTOR: Michael B. Jordan, CREED

Saoirse Ronan in BROOKLYN

BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN

Sylvester Stallone in CREED

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sylvester Stallone, CREED

Kristen Stewart in CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kristen Stewart, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

SPOTLIGHT

BEST SCREENPLAY: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT

SON OF SAUL

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: SON OF SAUL

AMY

BEST DOCUMENTARY: AMY

INSIDE OUT

BEST ANIMATED FILM: INSIDE OUT

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: John Seale, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST EDITING: Margaret Sixel, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Junkie XL, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

SPOTLIGHT

BEST ENSEMBLE: SPOTLIGHT

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR:

1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

2. CREED

3. BROOKLYN

4. CAROL

5. SPOTLIGHT

6. CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

7. BRIDGE OF SPIES

8. THE MARTIAN

9. ANOMALISA

10. TANGERINE

Press for 2014 BOFCA Awards

Here’s what press are saying about the 2014 BOFCA Awards winners:

“The regional critics groups have begun dishing out kudos, starting today with the Boston Online Film Critics Association. And happily, we’re kicking things off with an outside-the-box choice that hopefully sets the stage for this wide open season. Note to critics groups: it’s OK to be this adventurous.” — Kristopher Tapley, HitFix

“The Boston Online Film Critics Association went rogue today with a decidedly outside-the-box list of 2014 awards winners.” – Ryan Lattanzio, Thompson on Hollywood, Indiewire

“Meanwhile, the Boston online writers went further afield, anointing the postapocalyptic noir ‘Snowpiercer’ best picture, Alejandro G. Iñárritu best director for ‘Birdman,’ Brendan Gleeson best actor for his work in ‘Calvary‘ and [Marion] Cotillard best actress [for 'Two Days, One Night'].” – Cara Buckley, The New York Times

Good Idiosyncratic Picks: “Hollywood Elsewhere loves spirited eccentricity in handing out year-end awards, and BOFCA has certainly offered a taste of that.” — Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere

“…Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi piece Snowpiercer, which surprisingly won best film from the Boston Online Film Critics Association.” — Ben Child, The Guardian

“The Boston Online Film Critics Assn. favored dark-horse indies on Saturday, naming ‘Snowpiercer‘ the year’s top film. … The Boston Online Critics clearly favored arthouse fare rather than the major-studio films that are also in the Oscar race.” — Tim Gray, Variety

“Not to be outdone in eclectic choices, on Saturday the Boston Online Film Critics Association selected an unconventional winner for best of 2014: Bong Joon-ho’s dystopian action film, “Snowpiercer,” for which Tilda Swinton was also named Best Supporting Actress.” – David Morgan, CBS News

“The Boston Online Film Critics Association has selected an unconventional choice for the best picture of 2014.” — Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter

“Both the Boston Society of Film Critics and Boston Online Film Critics Association (two groups that I like to imagine engaging in jazz-rumbles on the streets of Boston while bickering about Tati) publicized their choices over the weekend, neatly illustrating the gap between studio-favoring awards programs and bodies dedicated to recognizing indie excellence.” – Charles Bramesco, The Dissolve

“The film tastes and opinions of BOFCA may vary, sometimes widely; but this professional group of individuals and comrades have turned out a stellar list of the best in film this year.” – Tim Estiloz, Examiner.com

 

BOFCA AWARDS: 2014

THE 2014 BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

SNOWPIERCER

BEST PICTURE: SNOWPIERCER

INARRITUBEST DIRECTOR: Alejandro González Iñárritu, BIRDMAN

GLEESONBEST ACTOR: Brendan Gleeson, CALVARY

COTILLARDBEST ACTRESS: Marion Cotillard, TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

NORTONBEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Edward Norton, BIRDMAN

SWINTONBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Tilda Swinton, SNOWPIERCER

MCDONAGHBEST SCREENPLAY: John Michael McDonagh, CALVARY

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHTBEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

LIFE ITSELFBEST DOCUMENTARY: LIFE ITSELF

LEGO MOVIEBEST ANIMATED FILM: THE LEGO MOVIE

BIRDMAN1BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BIRDMAN

EDGE TOMORROWBEST EDITING: James Herbert & Laura Jennings, EDGE OF TOMORROW

UNDERSKIN1BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Mica Levi, UNDER THE SKIN

BIRDMAN2

BEST ENSEMBLE: BIRDMAN

THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR:

1. SNOWPIERCER

2. UNDER THE SKIN

3. BOYHOOD

4. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

5. THE BABADOOK

6. TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

7. BIRDMAN

8. CALVARY

9. INHERENT VICE

10. SELMA