BOFCA 2015 YEAR IN REVIEW PODCAST

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Members of the Boston Online Film Critics Association unite to recap the group’s top ten films of the year, overlooked gems and (finally!) get to talk STAR WARS. Happy New Year!

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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 MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 12/3/2015

Jake Mulligan talks to Spike Lee about CHI-RAQ

Andy Crump on THE MUPPETS, JESSICA JONES and BROOKLYN

Bob Chipman on DOA XTREME

Derek Deskins talks the Awards Season

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks CREED, ROCKY movies, THE GOOD DINOSAUR and PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 11/27/2015

CREEDCREED

“Human-scaled, rambling and idiosyncratic, with emotional payoffs larger than life. I spent most of the running time crying my fucking eyes out.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“CREED defies our expectations of its genre even as it fulfills them. You may not see a better crowd-pleaser this season.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“It’s hokey, it’s predictable and, if you’re a fan, it’s surprisingly engaging. A big reason is that Stallone–often an underrated actor whose good performances are sometimes overlooked–underplays the role. ” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Give Ryan Coogler a moving body and he’ll give you a moment worthy of the ROCKY series.” – Jake Mulligan, DIGBoston

“Reestablishes Michael B. Jordan after the FANTASTIC FOUR debacle.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

GOOD DINOTHE GOOD DINOSAUR

“Stories and characters have always been the backbone of the best Pixar films, and here it’s obvious that this was a script done by committee. Literally.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If it were not for the utterly beautiful background animation this film would be a complete miss.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“While the film’s willful genre hopping isn’t especially disruptive, it is distracting.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

NIGHT BEFORETHE NIGHT BEFORE

“This may not have been the most I’ve guffawed at a film this year, but it’s certainly the hardest.” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

“These are extremely familiar riffs for Rogen, but he happens to still be really good at them.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

“This familiar Rogen-style journey did cause me to laugh more than I anticipated.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential