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

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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

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP

mister-babadook-53a4404decc07-the-babadook-a-horror-movie-so-scary-that-it-freaked-out-even-the-exorcist-directorTHE BABADOOK

“Although it’s not completely the kind of horror film that I would have expected it to be, THE BABADOOK turns out to be an outstanding piece of entertainment.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“As menacing as the unseen monster is, “The Babadook” bases its scares on the increasingly aggressive relationship between mother and son.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“Call it horror, call it melodrama, call it what you like—this is a great film.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

keeponkeepinon1KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

“…the warmth and affection for its subject makes some of the film’s softer moments charming instead of irritating. – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/28/2014

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“How can three men combine into such a thrumming dynamo of idiocy? These dummies can’t even use walkie talkies without screwing up.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Indeed, if any movie deserves to be damned with faint praise, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 is it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Not since TMC showed a triple feature of FRANCIS THE TALKING MULE movies has an audience been subjected to three braying asses like the ones found starring in HORRIBLE BOSSES 2.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“The improvisation, and there’s a ton of it, goes on and on and on and on and…repeating a lame joke doesn’t make it funny; it makes it miserable. – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 is an alleged comedy that needs to be skipped by anyone who wants to watch something that’s actually funny.” - Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

 

FOXCATCHERFOXCATCHER

“Though based on a true story ripped from the tabloids, Miller’s vision is an effective mediation on power and exploitation.” – Kristofer Jenson, Dig Boston

“It’s a shame that the horror that unfolds deviates so far from reality, at least when it comes to chronology.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

FOXCATCHER is a film that viewers will appreciate for all that it is.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

 

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PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

“This is sheer, unadulterated fun. You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Malkovich’s performance is so over-the-top, and perfect in that way, you almost wish the movie was show in a split screen so you could watch him work.” - John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Instead of appealing to both age groups, PENGUINS uses the presumed wants of each as an excuse to disappoint the other.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

 

 

 

BOFCA Mid-Week Roundup 11/26/14

Inkoo Kang asks hard questions about pop-culture and Bill Cosby

Spoilerpiece Theatre poured over ROSEWATER and DUMB & DUMBER TO

John Black reviewed POINT AND SHOOT

Bob Chipman talks serialization and franchsies

Norm Schrager observed THE CIRCLE

Jake Mulligan looked at the work of JACQUES DEMY