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

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 8/8/2014

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2014)TMNT

“The worst thing to happen to turtles in a movie since CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“The action makes one appreciate the subtlety of the TRANSFORMERS movies and the humor consists of things like one of the Turtles facing death admitting he didn’t get the ending of LOST, a TV show that ended four years ago.” – Daniel Kimmel, Sci-Fi Movie Page

“I have no stake in the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES reboot/remake other than its entertainment quotient, which rates somewhere on the “meh” part of the scale.” – David Riedel, SF Reporter

“Just looking at it for what it is, this movie doesn’t give you much to hate outside of the unnecessary changes.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

 

INTO THE STORM

INTOSTORM

“It is weather porn. That’s not a glib cheap shot. It’s an accurate summing up of a totally empty film that exists for one purpose: to thrill people who get off on extreme weather.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If INTO THE STORM embraced its terribleness in a self-aware kind of way like Syfy flicks, it would be much more fun to watch.” – Evan Crean, Starpulse

“INTO THE STORM would be a perfectly solid made-for-TV movie, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how it got a theatrical release.” - Deirdre Crimmins, All Things Horror

“So derivative that one imagines [David] Spade sitting a row behind you at the theater, taunting the screen, saying, “I liked INTO THE STORM more the first time I saw it…when it was called TWISTER.” - David Riedel, SF Reporter

 

calvary03CALVARY

“Despite McDonagh’s occasionally messy overreaches, this is an extremely moving portrait of a man trying to live his faith in a time and place where such a thing seems damned near impossible.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

“For those interested in watching a movie that’s different from the normal summer blockbuster in just about every way imaginable, CALVARY may be something that you may want to see.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“McDonagh is trying to deal with the fact that talk is cheap. But he also seems to think the rest of the things we do – the social climbing, the status searching, the fighting, and yes, the drinking – are pretty damn cheap, too.” – Jake Mulligan, Movie Mezzanine

“One doesn’t jump from a story about child rape to casual guffaws easily, but writer-director John Michael McDonagh pulls it off.” – Dave Riedel, San Antonio Current

 

MOOD INDIGOmood-indigo

“In fine European art-house style, MOOD INDIGO relishes its quirky style and magical realism, but refuses to flinch from pain and horror.” - Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

WHAT IF WHAT IF

“Maybe that’s too tall an order for what is supposed to be a romantic comedy, but if you can accept the fact that WHAT IF isn’t funny from the outset, you may find some worthwhile qualities.” - Kristofer Jenson, DigBoston

 

 

THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEYTHE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

“It’s pleasant, it’s professionally produced, and leaves you with that warm bath feeling. It’s not a great film but it is one that will please many.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“You’d need a pretty big Venn Diagram to jot down all the audiences this movie is hoping to endear itself to.” – Jake Mulligan, Edge Boston

 

 

STEP UP ALL INSTEPUP ALLIN

“In the last chapter of the series, b-boys and girls took on the 99% motif and saved small businesses on the Miami waterfront. Two years later, they learn the hard way that idealism doesn’t pay the bills.” – Monica Castillo, Movie Mezzanine