BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks SELAH AND THE SPADES, TIGERTAIL, AND THEN WE DANCED, and LOVE WEDDING REPEAT

John Black reviews OUIJAGUEST and looks back at HAUSU (HOUSE), SPIRITED AWAY, NATIONAL TREASURE, DR. GOLDFOOT & THE BIKINI MACHINE and INFINITY TRAIN: BOOK 1

Kristofer Jenson looks at the Russian Critics Guild’s “100 Greatest Russian Films” List

Andy Crump reviews DEFENDING JACOB and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: SEASON 2

Jake Mulligan reports on the closures of IFFBoston

Jared Bowen reports on the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards and the work of John Singer Sargent

Jaskee Hickman debates Superhero cinema

Bob Chipman looks back on JAPANESE SPIDER-MAN, the career of director Takashi Miike and that “viral” AVENGERS: ENDGAME clip

Greg Vellante offers Coolidge Corner Staff Pick for HUGO

Robyn Bahr reviews INSECURE: SEASON 4 and BELGRAVIA

Joyce Kulhawik reports on the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards

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: 06/07/2019

DARK PHOENIXDARKPHOENIX

“A poorly made film telling a bad story that we’ve already seen told badly once before.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“I started wondering why I decided to even give this movie a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…while it may not rank with the very best in the series neither is it just going through the motions.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2SECRET PETS 2

“An awfully cute way to watch a menagerie of animals being adorable on screen.” – Deirdre Crimmins, HighDefDigest

“…  a fun entry for the younger set that may fall short of the original but manages to work on its own.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

CHASING THE DRAGON II: WILD WILD BUNCHCHASING DRAGON II

 

“The fact that CHASING THE DRAGON II doesn’t waste too much time on all the stuff we’ve already seen before kept me in the movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

THIS ONES FOR THE LADIESTHIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES

“nowhere is there a sense that the male gaze is not welcome — but when it comes down to it, just as the title tells us, this one is indeed for the ladies.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston