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 8/09

 

ELYSIUMELYSIUM

“Few working directors out there are as effective as Blomkamp at telling a serious, yet entertaining story with a moral.” - Evan Crean, Starpulse

“…the sort of science fiction thriller some of us have been craving all summer only to see one film after another fall short. ” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“ELYSIUM is paradise– if you snooze through it; and you might.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

WERE THE MILLERS'WE’RE THE MILLERS

“But this film’s eagerness to please functions as a slow poison, draining THE MILLERS of its vitality by rendering its characterization uneven, its potential undeveloped, and its plot predictable and stupid.” – Inkoo Kang, Village Voice

“This has not been a great year for film comedy… WE’RE THE MILLERS sets down that same low comedy road but then something odd happens: it’s actually funny.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Despite its by-the-numbers script and predictable story touches, there are enough funny—even unexpected—flourishes scattered throughout its 109 minutes to bring out the occasional gut laugh.” – David Riedel, C-Ville

“As comical as it is to watch these characters rebel against familial stereotypes, it’s even funnier to see how fast they fall into them.” – Evan Crean, Starpulse

“Occasionally, I am easily amused. This was definitely a guilty pleasure.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERSPERCY JACKSON

“Forget Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, there’s not a single character here worthy of Ron Weasley.” – Jake Mulligan, Edge

“In the meantime, it’s a special effects laden fantasy where one can actually follow the action and focus on the characters. This summer that’s quite an achievement all by itself.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, SciFi Movie Page

 

2.JPGPRINCE AVALANCHE

“Ladies aren’t cast in the best light, but this is a dude movie in the middle of Texan backwoods.” – Monica Castillo, Dig Boston

“But more than the friendship-rivalry-I-won’t-call-it-a-bromance between the two stars, AVALANCHE is about the madness that simmers below their day-to-day-grind.”- Jake Mulligan, Rushmore Kite Flying Society

 

LOVELACELOVELACE

“The whole thing is just clunky, and worse, dull.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“Not many movies could pull off the same plot twice, and unfortunately, LOVELACE cannot justify visiting the same scenes twice only to add a layer of brutality.”- Monica Castillo, Bitch Magazine

BLUE JASMINE Blue_Jasmine

“The movie is a near-perfect capture of a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown without going off the deep end into a farce.”-Monica Castillo, Paste Magazine

“It’s become a cliche that writer/director Woody Allen’s work had hit the doldrums critically for a bit, and lately, everything he’s doing has been cited as “one of his best in years.” BLUE JASMINE is better than that.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices