The Boston Online Film Critics Association are there for You Were Never Really Here


 

On Friday, the Boston Online Film Critics Association announced their picks for the best of 2018!  They really liked You Were Never Really Here!

Best Picture
You Were Never Really Here

Best Director
Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here

Best Actor
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed

Best Actress
Toni Collette – Hereditary

Best Supporting Actor
Richard E.Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actress
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Ensemble
Support The Girls

Best Screenplay
First Reformed

Best Foreign Language Film
Roma

Best Documentary
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Cinematography
Roma

Best Editing
You Were Never Really Here

Best Score
You Were Never Really Here

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

The Boston Online Film Critics Name Get Out The Best of 2017!


Earlier today, The Boston Online Film Critics Association announced their picks for the best of 2017!  They really liked Get Out.

Check out their picks below:

Best Picture — Get Out

Best Director — Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Actor — Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Best Actress — Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actor — Willem DaFoe, The Florida Project

Best Supporting Actress — Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay — Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Foreign Language Film — First They Killed My Father

Best Documentary — Faces Places

Best Animated Feature — Coco

Best Cinematography — Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Best Editing — Lee Smith, Dunkirk

Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water and Johnny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

Best Films of 2017:

  • “Get Out”
  • “The Florida Project”
  • “Call Me By Your Name”
  • “Lady Bird”
  • “Phantom Thread”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • “A Ghost Story”
  • “Good Time”

The Boston Online Film Critics Honor Moonlight!


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The Boston Society of Film Critics may have honored La La Land.  However, the Boston Online Film Critics honored Moonlight!

Here’s what the Boston Online Film Critics honored this year:

Best Picture — Moonlight

Best Director — Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Actor — Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

Best Actress — Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Supporting Actor — Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress — Michelle Williams. Manchester By The Sea

Best Ensemble — Moonlight

Best Screenplay — Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea

Best Foreign Language Film — The Handmaiden

Best Documentary — Cameraperson

Best Animated Film — Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Cinematography — Natasha Braier. The Neon Demon

Best Editing — Nels Bangerter, Cameraperson

Best Original Score — Mica Levi, Jackie

TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR
MOONLIGHT
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
LA LA LAND
PATERSON
HELL OR HIGH WATER
GREEN ROOM
SILENCE
CERTAIN WOMEN
THE HANDMAIDEN
ELLE

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The Boston Online Film Critics Are Mad for Max!!!!


The Boston Online Film Critics announced their picks for the best of 2015 earlier today and once again, my expectations have been defied!  I figured that since Spotlight is a Boston-story, it would be an easy pick for the Boston critics.

But no!  The Boston Online Critics went for … MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!  According to Awards Circuit, Creed was the runner-up.  (Though, to be clear, the Boston Online Critics definitely did like Spotlight, naming it the 5th best film of 2015 and giving it awards for screenplay and ensemble.)  Now again, that doesn’t mean that either Fury Road or Creed is going to be Oscar-nominated.  But, every bit helps.  With each victory, the idea of a Fury Road best picture nomination becomes just a little more plausible.

Here’s my question — one month ago, would you have believed that the early critics awards would be dominated by Mad Max, Sylvester Stallone, and Kristen Stewart?

Here are the winners!

BEST PICTURE:
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST DIRECTOR:
George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST ACTOR:
Michael B. Jordan, CREED

BEST ACTRESS:
Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Sylvester Stallone, CREED

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Kristen Stewart, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

BEST ENSEMBLE:
SPOTLIGHT

BEST SCREENPLAY:
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
SON OF SAUL

BEST DOCUMENTARY:
AMY

BEST ANIMATED FILM:

INSIDE OUT

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
John Seale, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST EDITING:
Margaret Sixel, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Junkie XL, 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

The Boston Online Film Critics Go Their Own Way


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The Boston Online Film Critics have announced their picks for the best of 2014!

(While I doubt that this will lead to Snowpiercer becoming a major player in the Oscar race, the Boston Online Film Critics do have excellent taste in film…)

BEST PICTURE:
SNOWPIERCER

BEST DIRECTOR:
Alejandro González Iñárritu, BIRDMAN

BEST ACTOR:
Brendan Gleeson, CALVARY

BEST ACTRESS:
Marion Cotillard, TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Edward Norton, BIRDMAN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Tilda Swinton, SNOWPIERCER

BEST SCREENPLAY:
John Michael McDonagh, CALVARY

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

BEST DOCUMENTARY:
LIFE ITSELF

BEST ANIMATED FILM:
THE LEGO MOVIE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
BIRDMAN

BEST EDITING:
James Herbert & Laura Jennings, EDGE OF TOMORROW

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Mica Levi, UNDER THE SKIN

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