BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 12/17/2014

The Village Voice Film Poll featured picks from Sean Burns, Monica Castillo and Inkoo Kang

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks TOP FIVE, EXODUS and gives their top five rappers

Megan Kearns on ageism and AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN

Inkoo Kang joins the Linoleum Knife Podcast to talk EXODUS, TOP FIVE and THE BABADOOK

Bob Chipman says goodbye to THE COLBERT REPORT

Andy Crump checks in on BROOKLINE NINE-NINE

Derek Deskins looks at Black List Scripts and Mallick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS trailer

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 12/11/14

Hello BOFCA fans and followers!

Apologies for not having one of these up last week – busy times, still no excuse. In any case, here’s what we’ve been up to (and did you see our awesome awards that had the whole film community buzzing??)

Derek Deskins looked over the Golden Globes Nominees and THE BAREFOOT ARTIST

Andy Crump editorialized on SELMA and Ferguson for Badass Digest, talked to THE BABADOOK’s Jennifer Kent and looks at the trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Monica Castillo interviews Laura Poitras about directing her documentary CITIZENFOUR.

Bob Chipman talked about the reality of censorship… twice

Spoilerpiece Theater dug into THE HOMESMAN and HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

Norm Schrager reviews WE ARE THE BEST!

Deirdre Crimmins on ROME OPEN CITY

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