BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/20/2019

Rise-of-skywalker-headerSTAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

“STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER isn’t anything special, but it fits in with most of the other STAR WARS movies.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Of course fans will want to see it, whether to embrace it or criticize it, but it’s not likely to lead to demands to continue the story of the surviving characters.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This is a film erected on a preexisting structure with no structure of its own.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

382fae87-7291-4f48-a502-8e3585ed62b3-screen-shot-2019-12-12-at-14846-pmBOMBSHELL

“… the movie reduces Ailes to the status of a cartoon villain, though some outstanding performances overcome a script that misses the mark.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“[Jay] Roach’s commodification of this horror show is in the worst taste.” – Andy Crump, Mic.com

 

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“CATS may not be the worst film of 2019, but it’s going to earn a spot on many 10 worst lists, and deservedly so.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

2019 Awards

Parasite 2

BEST PICTURE
PARASITE

Bong Joon Ho Parasite

BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon-ho, PARASITE

Adam Sandler Uncut Gems

BEST ACTOR
Adam Sandler, UNCUT GEMS

Film Title: Us

BEST ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o, US

2488029 - ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brad Pitt, ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Florence Pugh Little Women

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Florence Pugh, LITTLE WOMEN

Tarantino Once Upon a Time

BEST SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Little Women

BEST ENSEMBLE
LITTLE WOMEN

Daniel Lopatin Uncut Gems

BEST SCORE
Daniel Lopatin, UNCUT GEMS

2488029 - ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Robert Richardson, ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

The Irishman

BEST EDITING
Thelma Schoonmaker, THE IRISHMAN

Apollo 11 Moon landing mission - 1969

BEST DOCUMENTARY
APOLLO 11

parasite

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
PARASITE

Toy Story 4

BEST ANIMATED FILM
TOY STORY 4

Parasite 3

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2019
1. PARASITE
2. UNCUT GEMS
3. THE IRISHMAN
4. ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
5. MARRIAGE STORY
6. LITTLE WOMEN
7. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
8. FORD V FERRARI
9. THE FAREWELL
10. US

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/13/2019

Jumanji Next LevelJUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

“Is THE NEXT LEVEL as good as its predecessor? No, but it gets close at times and will most likely provide you with legitimate entertainment.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

Richard JewellRICHARD JEWELL

“It’s an important reminder of one our most fundamental rights: that a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

Adam Sandler Uncut GemsUNCUT GEMS

“What UNCUT GEMS presupposes (and exasperatingly argues) is that, despite all faults, even the most doggedly self-destructive and ignorant humans aren’t without merit. That underneath all the apprehension lies something decent, even if that decency is defined by that person’s own terms.” – Sam Cohen, EDGE Media Network

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/06/2019

Portrait of a Lady on FirePORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

“PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE understands above all other things that nothing lasts. Even if you commit it to something indelible, be it a canvas or one’s own mind, that’s still all you’re left with in the end. No matter how hard you try to remember, time will always end up as the victor.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture