2015 BOFCA Awards

THE 2015 BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD poster

BEST PICTURE: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD director

BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Michael B. Jordan in CREED

BEST ACTOR: Michael B. Jordan, CREED

Saoirse Ronan in BROOKLYN

BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN

Sylvester Stallone in CREED

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sylvester Stallone, CREED

Kristen Stewart in CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kristen Stewart, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

SPOTLIGHT

BEST SCREENPLAY: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT

SON OF SAUL

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: SON OF SAUL

AMY

BEST DOCUMENTARY: AMY

INSIDE OUT

BEST ANIMATED FILM: INSIDE OUT

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: John Seale, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST EDITING: Margaret Sixel, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Junkie XL, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

SPOTLIGHT

BEST ENSEMBLE: SPOTLIGHT

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR:

1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

2. CREED

3. BROOKLYN

4. CAROL

5. SPOTLIGHT

6. CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

7. BRIDGE OF SPIES

8. THE MARTIAN

9. ANOMALISA

10. TANGERINE

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/17/2015

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“Do u like scary movies? Lol. Coz OMFG! This 1 is about ppl dying on Skype. Srsly! Like, WTF?!?! #Yolo” – Charlie Nash, Cinematic Essential

“Like the cast, we’re trapped in a browser with no means of escape. Even Ctrl+Alt+Del can’t save us.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

 

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“What starts out as a smart psychological thriller with an edge of speculative fiction proves to be a clockwork amusement built from standard parts and not wound sufficiently to get it through its full running time.” - Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“…there’s an underlying ickiness to the entire film, and not just the inherent “OMG, THE ROBOTS ARE LIKE PEOPLE” ickiness. There’s an undercurrent of sexism that’s unpalatable.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“With all of the complaining that I do in this review, you might think that I hate EX MACHINA, but that’s not true.” - Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“As a film that utilizes misdirection and provokes users to seek through layers of subtext, EX MACHINA proves to be intellectually appealing without materializing into a thesis on one’s own ideas.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

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“That [Hill and Franco] are pals gives TRUE STORY an existential stink, but they, and the movie, acquit themselves well.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“The film wants to feel important, and it flirts with being a procedural — but it would have done better to stick with celebrating the slippery interface between facts and the human truths we construct from them.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“The laughably telegraphed revelations wouldn’t cut it as CBS prime-time fodder.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

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“It’s a movie you’ll find yourself turning over in your mind for quite some time after the closing credits roll, marinating in the heady swirl of ideas and defiantly unresolved resolutions.” – Sean Burns, The Artery

 


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“Diliberto doesn’t hand-hold in the slightest. He does, however, deploy background carefully. Attentive viewers should have no trouble keeping pace with his brio.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

 

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“The subtle, empowering themes at the core of this latest Disneynature film are heartening and certainly something to share with our children (much more politically correct than stories of princesses).” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston