2018 AWARDS

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BEST PICTURE
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

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BEST DIRECTOR
Lynne Ramsay, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

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BEST ACTOR
Ethan Hawke, FIRST REFORMED

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BEST ACTRESS
Toni Collette, HEREDITARY

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Richard E. Grant, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Regina King, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

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BEST SCREENPLAY
Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED

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BEST ENSEMBLE
SUPPORT THE GIRLS

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BEST SCORE
Jonny Greenwood, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA

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BEST EDITING
Joe Bini, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

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BEST DOCUMENTARY
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
ROMA

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BEST ANIMATED FILM
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE

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TOP 10 FILMS OF 2018
1. YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
2. FIRST REFORMED
3. ROMA
4. BLACKKKLANSMAN
5. BLACK PANTHER
6. SHOPLIFTERS
7. SUPPORT THE GIRLS
8. THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
9. HEREDITARY
10. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 12/5/2018

Deirdre Crimmins reviews MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, RUIN ME, A MILLION HITS and THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES

Robyn Bahr reviews NBC Christmas Specials

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME and AT ETERNITY’S GATE

Sean Burns reviews DIVIDE AND CONQUER and SHOPLIFTERS

Bob Chipman looks at STAR WARS KIDS and BATTLEFIELD V

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/02/2018

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“Watching Queen come together, work together, and perform elevates the movie and gives it just about all of the value that it has.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“[Malek]  burns up the screen as Mercury whether dealing with intimate personal issues, ego-driven conflicts behind the scenes, or on stage in performance.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“SUSPIRIA is cut off from the aesthetic pleasures of [Guadagnino's] previous pictures, suffocated in the self-serious stupidity of trying to make his sexy witch movie into a statement about the Holocaust.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

“SUSPIRIA is wholly its own film and offers frantic energy and lush visuals to make for a nearly perfect cinematic experience.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

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“… an imaginative and charming movie for the upcoming holiday season.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Were it not for the lush art direction and occasional nods to Tchaikovsky, THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS would be a vapid, money-grabbing release for the Christmas season.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

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“…a quietly devastating work from Dano, leaving behind scar tissue you may not even notice until the credits have rolled.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

“…WILDLIFE, while distant in its approach at the start, is a lingering familial drama that promises a rising, directorial talent.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

 

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“The greatest pleasure CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? offers, though, is the chemical reaction between [Melissa] McCarthy and [Richard E.] Grant, perhaps an unlikely pairing but no more perfect a pairing than you will find in theaters as we roll into the juddering doldrums of awards season.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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MUSEO

“…in the end it’s the questions this restlessly intelligent film asks about the shifting values we ascribe to objects that make “Museo” worth the price of a ticket.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

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“MONROVIA, INDIANA begins with a series of strikingly beautiful, postcard-worthy vistas featuring cornfields, mailboxes, blue skies and assorted other familiar, stock images of Americana. It ends with a shot of a grave.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery