BOFCA 2013 YEAR-END TOP-TEN PODCAST

2013PODCAST

Just in time for The Holidays, a big chunk of the Boston Online Film Critics Association sits down to hash-out the recent BOFCA Awards and Top Ten list:

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BOFCA AWARDS: 2013

THE 2013 BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

SLAVE BEST PICTURE

 BEST PICTURE: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

SLAVE DIRECTOR

BEST DIRECTOR: Steve McQueen, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

SLAVE EJIOFOR

BEST ACTOR: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BLANCHETT ACTRESS

BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett, BLUE JASMINE

LETO ACTOR

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

NYONGO ACTRESS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

BEST SCREENPLAY: BEFORE MIDNIGHT

BLUE WARMEST

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

ACT KILLING

BEST DOCUMENTARY: THE ACT OF KILLING

FROZEN TIE

WIND TIEBEST ANIMATED FILM: THE WIND RISES and FROZEN (tie)

LLEWYN DAVIS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

SLAVE EDITING

BEST EDITING: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

SLAVE SCORE

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

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BEST ENSEMBLE: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR:

1. 12 YEARS A SLAVE
2. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
4. GRAVITY
5. BEFORE MIDNIGHT
6. THE SPECTACULAR NOW
7. BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
8. SPRING BREAKERS
9. THE WORLD’S END
10. FRUITVALE STATION

Boston Online Film Critics Association

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 11/01

ENDERSENDER’S GAME

“Nothing here works. The action doesn’t live up to even the most middle-ground set pieces in this year’s slate of blockbusters; the storytelling and thematic ‘stuff’ of Card’s narrative hits with a resounding thud.” – Andrew Crump, Go-See-Talk

“One of the best book-to-screen transitions of any work of science fiction.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Reveal[s] what should be character-development and worldbuilding as just so much plowing through the Monomyth checklist en route to the big finish.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist 

“To judge the film on its own merits is to find it a success, although it doesn’t escape the overall sense of the derivative and the formulaic that plagued the novel.” - Kilian Melloy, EDGE

 

LASTVEGASLAST VEGAS

“It’s a victory lap for four actors too old, too successful, and too contented to worry about the fact that their work is devoid of entertainment value.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE

“The difference between this and THE HANGOVER couldn’t be plainer: instead of watching a bunch of guys make fools of themselves and getting deeper and deeper into trouble, we’re cheering on guys still willing to take risks and finding they sometimes pay off in unexpected ways.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLORBLUEWARMEST

“If a mature look at young, same-sex love in all its stages – from desire to disillusionment – isn’t your idea of an evening at the movies, then by all means, spend your entertainment dollars elsewhere, on something less ‘French.’” – Brett Michel, Patriot Ledger

“One of the most provocative and intriguing films of the fall.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“Given that BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR is a close-up examination of a life, it makes sense that the sex would be so explicit. Everything else is explicit, too.” – David Riedel, Raw Denim

“A 179-minute sprawl of heartbreak shot on a vast, wide-screen panorama that scarcely strays more than 6 inches from a young woman’s face.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia City Paper

“I was amazed at the film’s intense focus, and the shock wave of feelings it conveyed around a person falling besottedly in love for the first time.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

DIANADIANA

“The film, finally, turns out to be not about Diana at all, but about how good men look with her as their arm candy — and how good they manage to keep on looking once she’s no longer by their sides.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE

“We get it. It’s sad. She died.” – Sean Burns, Metro

 

FREE BIRDSFREEBIRDS

“An entertaining animated offering that is not only themed to Thanksgiving, but will especially appeal to vegans and vegetarians.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

ABOUTTIMEABOUT TIME

“The real lovers here are [director] Richard Curtis and the tricky notion of time travel. How else to punch up a story that’s all about the rich existential rewards we reap from living a boring, ordinary life?” – Andrew Crump, Go-See-Talk

“It’s a movie that makes one grateful for director Richard Curtis. Someone still knows how to make a great romantic comedy.” – Daniel Kimmel, Sci-Fi Hype