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And so we come to the end of our individually chosen FYCs. Amir, our team coordinator, and Nathaniel (c'est moi, your immortal host) asked the team to each choose a personal favorite longshot from one specific category (no repeated films allowed). Here's the final entry in the series, a performance I really love in a film I really don't because it's important to remember during awards season when the same films seem to be nominated for everything solely because people like the movie, that individual elements are different than the big picture.
It wasn't just the eternal sunshine of California or the vast vistas of desert land and salt water. It wasn't even really the hazy hash-filled air that P.T. Anderson's Pynchonian troupe of criminals were breathing. But I was parched and hungry the whole time I was watching Inherent Vice. I needed a »
- NATHANIEL R
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
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
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
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Foreign Language Film of the Year
"Norte, The End of History"
"Two Days, One Night"
British Film of the Year
Documentary of the Year
"20,000 Days on Earth"
Actor of the Year
The surprise trailer for Terrence Malick's new film, Knight of Cups, dropped this week, as did news it would premiere at the Berlinale in 2015. Above: no, Godard's Goodbye to Language didn't top Film Comment's Best of 2014 list, it finished 2nd to Richard Linklater's Boyhood, but at this rate we'll be leading with pictures from Boyhood every week with how many lists it's topping. Below are Film Comment's Top 10 of 2014 as well as their Top 10 Undistributed films of 2014. They have larger lists for your perusal here and here.
2. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, USA)
6. Stranger By the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, France)
8. Birdman (Alejandro G. »
What kind of circle is time again? A year after blowing the doors off our annual critics’ poll, golden boy Matthew McConaughey won just a single vote for his turn in the loudest movie of the year, Christopher Nolan’s tears-in-space effort Interstellar, which has tied with the unprescient Transcendence as 2014’s worst film. (Transcendence dreamed that Johnny Depp’s character would take over every screen in the world — that didn’t happen.) But his margin of victory lives on, this year in the form of Marion Cotillard, who wins best actress twice: first for the Dardenne brothers’ vote-gathering drama Two Days, One Night, then besting second-place Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin) with her turn in Ja »
We’re only half a month away from 2015, and it’s time to look back on the year, jump on our soap boxes, and crank out our “Best of the Year” lists. 2014 may have been a weak year for theatrical horror films, but the independent circuit was booming. I saw films in 2014 that have become lifetime favorites, and had some of the most fun watching films that I’ve had in a long time. As always, this is my *~*~opinion*~* on the fifteen best horror films of 2014.
Admittedly, this is sort of a cheat. If you follow me on twitter or Instagram, you’d know that thanks to my wonderful man-candy, my house is a proverbial shrine to Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. Foreign posters, original artwork, old theatre advertisements, figurines, the film on »
- BJ Colangelo
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
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foreign Language Film Of The Year
Norte, The End of History
Two Days, One Night
British Film Of The Year
- Gary Collinson
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
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
Mr Turner leads the nominations for the 35th London Critics' Circle Film Awards.
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
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foreign-language Film of the Year
Norte, The End of History
Two Days, »
Chicago – ‘Boyhood,’ director Richard Linklater’s story of a boy maturing from age 6 to age 18 – using the same actor over 12 years – was designated Best Picture by the Chicago Film Critics Association (Cfca) at a ceremony on December 15th, 2014.
‘Boyhood’, the 2014 Cfca Best Picture
Photo credit: IFC Films
There were 17 categories of film excellence selected by the Cfca, including acting, directing, screenplay, production elements and score, plus documentary, animated and foreign language films. Two of the more unique categories are Most Promising Performer and Filmmaker, which honors outstanding newcomers. Richard Linklater of “Boyhood” got the nod for Best Director, with Michael Keaton of “Birdman” taking Best Actor honors, and Julianne Moore of “Still Alice” awarded Best Actress. And the Cfca has joined several other film associations and award shows throughout the country by honoring one of their own – the late great Roger Ebert – by awarding Best Documentary to his biography, “Life Itself. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr Turner earned seven London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations this afternoon to lead the pack of a mix of UK, U.S. and foreign language titles. Mr Turner picked up nods for Film of the Year and British Film of the Year, as well as gaining recognition in the acting, directing and technical races. Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Birdman follows with six nominations including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year for Michael Keaton.
Rounding out the Film of the Year nods are Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Under The Skin, The Theory Of Everything, Nightcrawler, Whiplash, Ida and Leviathan. Alongside Mr Turner in the Best British Film class are The Imitation Game, Under The Skin, The Theory Of Everything and Pride.
There are also a series of double acting nominees with Julianne Moore earning two Actress of the »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Their nominations as follows: 35th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations Film Of The Year Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel Ida Leviathan Mr Turner Nightcrawler The Theory of Everything »
- Sasha Stone
Julianne Moore scores double nominations for Actress of the Year.
The London Film Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony, with Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner leading the pack with seven nominations, including Film of the Year and British Film of the Year.
Birdman followed closely behind with six nomination including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year (Michael Keaton). Five nominations each went to Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Under The Skin. Four each went to ‘71, Nightcrawler and Whiplash.
Also landing double nominations were Timothy Spall (Mr Turner), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), in both Actor of the Year and British Actor of the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
London — Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner” leads the field for the 35th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards: The painterly biopic received nominations in seven categories, including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year for Timothy Spall.
While the total for Leigh’s film was boosted by two citations in the group’s separate British-only categories, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu’s “Birdman” scored six nods, with five apiece for Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” and James Marsh’s “The Theory of Everything.” All are among the 10 pics shortlisted for Film of the Year, alongside Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler,” Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and a pair of foreign-language titles, Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida” and Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan.”
- Guy Lodge
Chiming in from across the pond, the London Film Critics Circle has added its collective voice to the 2014 circuit with a list of nominations. It was "Mr. Turner" that led the way with seven total nominations, though "Birdman" wasn't far behind with six. Julianne Moore picked up a pair of nominations in the lead actress category for her work in "Maps to the Stars" and Oscar play "Still Alice," while Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game"), Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") and Timothy Spall ("Mr. Turner") each saw nominations in the lead actor and British actor of the year categories. Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Jan. 18. And remember to follow along with the season at The Circuit. 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 »
- Kristopher Tapley
From book adaptations to chilling thrillers, here are your picks of this year’s best
• Our critics’ top 10
• Video: 2014 in review
Earlier in the year, we asked for your favourite films of the year so far, and you came out in droves in support for The Lego Movie and Under the Skin. This time round, some of the year’s later dramas and thrillers rose to the top of the pile.
Thanks to everyone for their votes, and for sharing their reasoning behind each choice. We’ve compiled a handful of your submissions in the top 10 below, along with our critics’ thoughts on the film in question. Here we go:
Continue reading »
- Tshepo Mokoena
The Chicago Film Critics Association announced 2014 superlatives Monday night and it was "Boyhood" -- big shock -- coming out on top. Also, in what must have been a heartwarming moment during the announcement dinner, "Life Itself" won Best Documentary. Check out the nominees here, the winners below and the rest of the season's givings at The Circuit. Best Picture "Boyhood" Best Director Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Best Actor Michael Keaton, "Birdman" Best Actress Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash" Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" Best Adapted Screenplay "Gone Girl" Best Original Screenplay "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Best Art Direction/Production Design "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Best Cinematography (tie) "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Best Editing "Boyhood" Best Original Score "Under the Skin" Best Animated Film "The Lego Movie" Best Foreign Film "Force Majeure" Best Documentary "Life Itself" Most Promising Performer Jack O'Connell, "Starred Up" and »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Broadcast Film Critics Association has today announced the nominations for the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, with Birdman once again leading the pack with thirteen nods, followed by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with eleven and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood with eight. All three will content Best Picture along with Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Unbroken and Whiplash.
Check out the full list of nominations here…
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
- Gary Collinson
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