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The Ten Best Scenes of 2014

2 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Boyhood" (Richard Linklater) Patricia Arquette as the mom of two kids over 12 years is movingly real and natural as the mother who shepherds her children through the breakup with their father (Ethan Hawke) and two turbulent marriages before emerging as a professional successful single woman--with an empty nest. Arquette's money scene comes near the end, when her son leaves for college and she admits, "I just thought there would be more." Arquette is a key window into this accessible and identifiable movie, for parents and children alike.  How rare that movies show what mothering is--the investment of time and energy and love and attention and yes, letting go when the time comes. This is the scene that will win Arquette the supporting actress Oscar, her first. --Anne Thompson "Goodbye to Language 3D" (Jean-Luc Godard) A spoiler with a purpose: In a handful of scenes which reinvent cinema, as he has »

- TOH!

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Justin Chang’s Top 10 Films of 2014

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Assembling a year-end top-10 list has always been a personal, even self-indulgent, ritual, a way of disguising a whimsical ranking of favorites as a carefully curated declaration of personal taste. At the risk of making things even more solipsistic than usual, let me begin by noting that the fraught relationship between artists and critics provided 2014 with one of its most compelling movie themes, with critics themselves — food critics, art critics, theater critics and, yes, film critics — figuring among the year’s most favored characters. And by favored, of course, I mean mocked, loathed and misunderstood at every turn.

In one of the most talked-about scenes in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s virtuoso backstage farce “Birdman,” a washed-up movie star named Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) comes face to face with a notoriously nasty New York Times theater critic, Tabitha Dickinson (Lindsay Duncan), who calmly informs him that she’s going to eviscerate his new Broadway play, »

- Justin Chang

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Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, Chris Pratt and Michael Keaton Among THR's Rule Breakers of 2014

4 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sometimes, it pays to break rules—particularly in the Hollywood biz.  The Hollywood Reporter has released its annual list of the biggest rule breakers in the entertainment industry with notable names like Angelina Jolie, Chris Pratt, Taylor Swift and Michael Keaton leading the pack as the A-listers are all featured on four separate covers for the magazine's Jan. 9 issue.  Jolie, Pratt, Swift and Keaton, who have continually proven they aren't afraid to take risks in an ever-critical industry, join the likes of the Boyhood team  (which is quickly becoming a frontrunner for the year's best picture) including Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Richard »

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Dublin critics award 'Boyhood,' 'Frank,' Jake Gyllenhaal and Marion Cotillard

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Critics in the UK obviously aren't immune to the charms of "Boyhood," as the film did well with the London Film Critics Circle. Now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has named it the year's best across the channel. The group also revealed its long lists throughout the categories, giving you some insight into which films were in the running. (Personal shout-out to my friends who made the documentary "Showrunners," which got a little love on the documentary list.) Check out the full list of winners below and watch it all unfold at The Circuit. Top 10 Films 1. "Boyhood" 2. "Under the Skin" 3. "Ida" 4. "The Lego Movie" 5. "12 Years a Slave" 6. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" 7. "Two Days, One Night" 8. (Tie) "Her,""Leviathan" 9. "The Wolf of Wall Street" 10. (Tie) "Blue Ruin" and "The Lunch Box" Best Director 1. Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" 2. Jonathan Glazer, "Under the Skin" 3. Pawel Pawlikowski, "Ida" 4. Spike Jonze, "Her" 5. Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" 6. Andrey Zvyagintsev, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Austin critics love 'Boyhood,' single out 'Joe' star Gary Poulter

5 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yeah, the Austin Film Critics Association naturally dug the Austin-set "Boyhood," and yeah, they showed a lot of love for "Nightcrawler." But the single coolest thing they did Wednesday in their awards announcement was single out "Joe" star Gary Poulter, a homeless local non-actor who tragically died after completing work on the David Gordon Green film but who delivered one of the most startling performances of the year. He belongs on any supporting actor ballot, in my humble opinion. Check out the full list of winners below, and as ever: The Circuit. Best Film "Boyhood" Best Director Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Best Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" Best Actress Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl" Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash" Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" Best Adapted Screenplay "Gone Girl" Best Original Screenplay "Nightcrawler" Best Cinematography "Birdman" Best Score "Birdman" Best Animated Film "The Lego Movie" Best Foreign Language Film "Force Majeure »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Austin Film Critics choose Boyhood, Linklater, Pike and Gyllenhaal

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Best Film: Boyhood (Richard Linklater) Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler Best Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, »

- Ryan Adams

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London Film Critics Love "Mr. Turner," "Birdman"

9 hours ago | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner biopic, "Mr. Turner," topped the nominations for the London Film Critics Circle. The film about the English Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker played by Timothy Spall received 7 nods followed by Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" with 6. We'll find out the winners on January 18.

Here's the complete list of London Film Critics Circle nominees:

Film of the Year

"Birdman"

"Boyhood"

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"

"Ida"

"Leviathan"

"Mr. Turner"

"Nightcrawler"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Under the Skin"

"Whiplash"

Foreign Language Film of the Year

"Ida"

"Leviathan"

"Norte, The End of History"

"Two Days, One Night"

"Winter Sleep"

British Film of the Year

"The Imitation Game"

"Mr. Turner"

"Pride"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Under the Skin"

Documentary of the Year

"Citizenfour"

"Manakamana"

"Next Goal Wins"

"Night Will Fall"

"20,000 Days on Earth"

Actor of the Year

Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"

Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"

Michael Keaton, »

- Manny

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Rene Russo really needs to be in the supporting actress Oscar discussion, folks

16 December 2014 4:08 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This year's Best Supporting Actress field has more or less firmed up. It seems Patricia Arquette and Meryl Streep are ahead of the pack and have been for weeks. Keira Knightley and Emma Stone are on somewhat solid ground, rounding out the four with the HFPA/Bfca/SAG trifecta. Jessica Chastain is obviously in the mix and we've already written about Tilda Swinton being in the thick of it (as well as about why Minnie Driver deserves to be in the thick of it). Naomi Watts has her SAG nod, but that will probably have to suffice. And so that seems to be the field. But you know who really should be in this conversation? Rene freakin' Russo, that's who. I've delighted in seeing the "Nightcrawler" star pop up on a few critics' nominations lists, and even win. But as Jake Gyllenhaal slowly works on cracking the Best Actor five, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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2014 St. Louis Film Critics Awards Announced

16 December 2014 2:38 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

With just a few days left in 2014, the St. Louis Film Critics have released their annual list of the best in cinema. After submitting entries over the first of this month, the critics got together on December 14 to narrow down the nominations to five per category (in cases of a tie, some had six ).

Here is the press release with the list of winners:

Boyhood,” writer-director Richard Linklater’s 12-year chronicle of a young boy and his family’s life, won Best Film while ​”Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s imaginative blend of backstage drama and cinematic fantasy, was honored with four awards from the St. Louis Film Critics Association ​.

​Patricia​ ​Arquette won Best Supporting Actress  for ​“Boyhood,” ​with ​“Gone Girl,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Whiplash” ​also receiving ​two​ nods​

Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) and Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) won top acting honors​ for dark »

- Jim Batts

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Best Supporting Actress Oscar Predictions 2015

16 December 2014 1:49 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

1. Patricia Arquette is the actress to beat. Her role as the mom parenting two kids over 12 years in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" could well be considered a lead. By moving her to supporting, IFC figured--correctly--that she had a better chance of winning the category. Arquette is movingly real and natural as the mother who shepherds her children through the breakup with their father (Ethan Hawke) and two turbulent marriages before emerging as a professional successful single woman--with an empty nest. Arquette's money scene comes near the end, when her son leaves for college and she admits, "I thought there would be more." Arquette is a key window into this accessible and identifiable movie, for parents and children alike.   While Arquette, 46, has been a standout actress for years in such films as "True Romance," "Ethan Frome" and "Lost Highway," "Boyhood" is her highest-profile role to date and would »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ tops Online Film Critics Awards

16 December 2014 1:18 PM, PST | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori star in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” / Photo: Fox Searchlight

Wes Anderson’s gleeful, absurdist adventure “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took home top honors in the 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards (of which I am a member). It also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Other big winners include Richard Linklater’s decades-in-making experiment “Boyhood,” which took home Best Director and Best Supporting Actress honors for Patricia Arquette, and “Birdman,” which was honored with Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards for Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, respectively. Complete list of winners: Best Picture: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Best Animated Feature: “The Lego Movie” Best Film Not in the English Language: “Two Days, One Night” Best Documentary: “Life Itself” Best Director: Richard Linklater – “Boyhood” Best Actor: Michael KeatonBirdman Best Actress: Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl” Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton – “Birdman” Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette »

- Eric M. Armstrong

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'Birdman' and usual critical darling suspects lead Houston critics' nominations

16 December 2014 11:50 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Houston Film Critics Society has announced nominations, and no surprise, the three-horse race for critical darling of the year led the way: "Birdman" with 10, "Boyhood" with seven and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" with six. They also throw in a Best Poster category and deign to chart the year's worst. Check out the full list of winners below, and remember to follow along at The Circuit. Best Picture "Birdman" "Boyhood" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "The Imitation Game" "Inherent Vice" "A Most Violent Year" "Nightcrawler" "Selma" "Whiplash" Best Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman" Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Paul Thomas Anderson, "Inherent Vice" Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash" Best Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game" Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" Michael Keaton, "Birdman" Tom Hardy, "Locke" Best Actress Essie Davis, "The Babadook" Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything" Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" Marion Cotillard, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Guess what? Toronto critics love 'Boyhood' too...

16 December 2014 10:39 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Though Circuit underdogs "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Inherent Vice" came close to the top prize, the Toronto Film Critics Association followed suit on Tuesday when it named Richard Linklater’s "Boyhood" as the best film of 2014. Collectively, the group called it "a cinematic masterpiece that evokes beauty in life and the inevitable passage of time," adding an honor to Linklater for his "singular achievement." Additional Tfca awards include another Best Actor win for Tom Hardy in "Locke" and a much-needed nod to Isao Takahata’s stunning animated drama "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya." Along with its award winners, Tfca named Denis Villeneuve’s "Enemy," Michael Dowse’s "The F Word," and Xavier Dolan’s "Mommy" as its three finalists for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.  “In an exceptional year for Canadian cinema, we’ve chosen three boldly directed films that are so dissimilar it’s almost hard »

- Matt Patches

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Mr Turner leads 35th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations

16 December 2014 9:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The London Film Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for the 35th annual awards ceremony, with Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner leading the field with seven nominations in total, including Film of the Year and British Film of the Year.

Mr Turner will contest the Film of the Year award against Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ida, Leviathan, Nightcrawler, The Theory of Everything, Under the Skin and Whiplish, with The Imitation Game, Pride, The Theory of Everything and Under the Skin are also up for British Film of the Year.

Here’s the full list of nominations for the awards…

Film Of The Year

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ida

Leviathan

Mr Turner

Nightcrawler

The Theory of Everything

Under the Skin

Whiplash

Foreign Language Film Of The Year

Ida

Leviathan

Norte, The End of History

Two Days, One Night

Winter Sleep

British Film Of The Year

The Imitation Game »

- Gary Collinson

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Florida critics' award nominations find room for 'The Raid 2'

16 December 2014 9:08 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Florida Film Critics Circle announced its 2014 film nominations Tursday, which align with the populist opinion that "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are pretty darn good movies. The real surprise: Who knew the Florida critical contingent was so geeky? "Jodorowsky’s Dune" up for Best Documentary and "The Raid 2" in the Best Foreign Film category. Genre enthusiasts appreciate the love, Florida. Check out the full list of nominations below. The group will announce its winners on Dec. 19th, 2014. Best Picture "Birdman" "Boyhood" "The Grand Budapest Hotel"   Best Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" Michael Keaton, "Birdman" Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"   Best Actress Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl" Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"   Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton, "Birdman" Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher" J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"   Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood Jessica Chastain, "A Most Violent Year" Emma Stone, "Birdman"   Best Ensemble "Birdman" "Boyhood" "The Grand Budapest Hotel"   Best Director Wes Anderson, »

- Matt Patches

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Online Film Critics Society Enters "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

16 December 2014 8:54 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Winners for the 18th annual Online Film Critics Society have been revealed and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home the Best Picture award. The film also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography but Anderson lost to "Boyhood's" Richard Linklater for the Best Director trophy.

Here's the complete list of the winners of the 18th Online Film Critics Society awards:

Best Picture

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Animated Feature

The Lego Movie

Best Film Not in the English Language

Two Days, One Night

Best Documentary

Life Itself

Best Director

Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Best Actor

Michael Keaton - Birdman

Best Actress

Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

Edward Norton - Birdman

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Best Original Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay

Gone Girl

Best Editing

Birdman

Best Cinematography

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Non-u.S. Release (non-competitive »

- Manny

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Birdman and Budapest top Critics Choice noms

16 December 2014 8:50 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

BirdmanBoyhood and a host of now regulars on the awards circuit were among the top films listed in the 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday, but it was Wes Anderson's darkly whimsical The Grand Budapest Hotel that surprised with 11 nominations.

In addition to nods for the film, the direction, the script and the cinematography, star Ralph Fiennes was also recognized in two acting categories: best actor and best actor in a comedy.

Though beloved by critics and a box office success, The Grand Budapest Hotel was seen as a dark horse in the awards race due in part to its March release date. But after earning four Golden Globe nominations last week, the quirky film could be rising in awards stature as Hollywood awaits the start of Oscar nominations voting.

Birdman scored the most nominations, though, with 13 in categories such as best picture and best director. LeadMichael »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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San Francisco Film Critics Hail "Boyhood"

16 December 2014 8:48 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" topped the annual kudos from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle winning Best Picture. The film also won Best Director for Linklater, Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, and Best Editing.

Here's the full list of winners of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle:

Best picture: Boyhood

Best director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best supporting actor: Edward Norton, Birdman

Best supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best screenplay, original: Birdman

Best screenplay, adapted: Inherent Vice

Best cinematography: Ida

Best production design: The Best Grand Budapest Hotel

Best editing: Boyhood

Best animated feature: The Lego Movie

Best foreign-language picture: Ida

Best documentary: Citizenfour »

- Manny

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Boyhood wins again by Jennie Kermode - 2014-12-16 16:21:05

16 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood

Richard Linklater's Boyhood has won another awards season victory, this time coming top in the Criticwire end of year poll, where it beat off stiff competition from existential Scottish science fiction film Under The Skin and Wes Anderson romp The Grand Budapest Hotel. Linklater also took Best Director while the film won Best Editing and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.

Wes Anderson's film was a strong contender in several categories and won Best Actor for Ralph Fiennes - a rare accolade for a comic performance - as well as Best Screenplay. Under The Skin, which seemed perpetually doomed to be a runner up, too Best Soundtrack, while Birdman, shortlisted in seven categories, won Best Cinematography.

Criticwire runs one of the few truly international polls, with critics contributing from all aroubd the world.

Those results in full:-

Best Picture Boyhood

Best Director Richard Linklater »

- Jennie Kermode

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Mr Turner leads London Critics' Circle Film Awards nominations

16 December 2014 7:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mr Turner leads the nominations for the 35th London Critics' Circle Film Awards.

The Timothy Spall-starring drama has the most nominations with seven, while Birdman follows closely behind with six.

Films in the running for Film of the Year include Birdman, Boyhood and Mr Turner, while Pride, The Imitation Game and Under The Skin get nominations for British Film of the Year.

Spall, Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch all have nominations for British Actor of the Year, as Emily Blunt, Keira Knightley and Rosamund Pike feature in the British Actress of the Year category.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 18 at the May Fair hotel.

A full list of nominations is below:

Film of the Year

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ida

Leviathan

Mr Turner

Nightcrawler

The Theory of Everything

Under the Skin

Whiplash

Foreign-language Film of the Year

Ida

Leviathan

Norte, The End of History

Two Days, »

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