Tag: boyhood

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Toronto weighs in, giving its win to “Boyhood” and Richard Linklater. They also show some more love for Tom Hardy and his one-man show in “Locke” and Marion Cotillard, except not for “Two Days, One Night” but instead her role in “The Immigrant”. Supporting goes to exactly who you would expect. “The Overnighters” documentary finally enters the race while they also stray from “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Following suit with the other film critics, San Francisco splits its votes between “Birdman” and “Boyhood” with the latter bringing home Best Picture and Best Director. Edward Norton (“Birdman”) edges out J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Paul Thomas Anderon gets another win for his writing of “Inherent Vice”. Here is the official list for the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards: BEST PICTURE: “Boyhood” BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

The big question everyone is asking is: “can Boyhood win when it counts?” which is at the Oscars. Yes, it has been cleaning up through the film critics awards, but they love their independent darlings. Oscar, on the hand, is a mixed bag. Personally, I am hoping for a “Birdman” win on the big night, but most people that I know are in the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

No surprises here. “Boyhood” and “Birdman” split most of the major awards while Jake Gyllenhaal grabs another Best Actor win. Let is be stated that J.K. Simmons is likely going to win Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars and I cannot wait for that. Also expecting Emmanuel Lubezki to win his second consecutive Oscar this year (last year for “Gravity”). Here is the official … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

Oscar frontrunners “Birdman” and “Boyhood” actually face off at the Golden Globes this year, being placed in separate categories which allows them both to win and thus gives no one an inclination as to what will play out at the Oscars. However, be sure if one of them does not win its category, it will leave the other one wide open to take Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Washington DC Film Critics Association Awards

Good thing we got our “Snowpiercer” and “A Most Violent Year” wins early because we are about to settle in for the long haul with “Boyhood” bringing home all the Best Film of the Year lists. Richard Linklater and Patricia Arquette join it in the winner’s circle, as even Ellar Coltrane who plays the title character grabs an award for Best Youth Performance. “Birdman” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Washington DC Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Without fail, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association picks independent darling “Boyhood” and director Richard Linklater as their winners. For some reason, Patricia Arquette takes Best Actress rather than Supporting while Best Foreign Film winning “Ida” has supporting actress Agata Kuleszka winning in that category. Tom Hardy comes out of nowhere as the winner of Best Actor for his one man show performance in … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

Yet another win for “Boyhood” and director Richard Linklater, but “Birdman” takes some pretty high profile wins away from it, with Michael Keaton getting his first real win, while Emma Stone’s name pops up for the first time this season. Emmanuel Lubezki wins another Best Cinematography category for his work in “Birdman” while “Boyhood” takes Best Editing and Best Ensemble. To make things even … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Online Awards

Richard Linklater and his twelve years in the making “Boyhood” take the first lead of the critics award season, getting picked now by both New York Film Critics bodies. Patricia Arquette also grabs another critic award, as does Marion Cotillard and J.K. Simmons, who both prove that they could have the wherewithal to grab an Oscar nomination. Finally, Eddie Redmayne shows up with an … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

First out of the gate for the awards season is the New York Film Critics Circle, placing “Boyhood” at the top of their list. Being predicted to garner a lot of Academy attention, Richard Linklater’s 12 year endeavor will likely end up on many of the best of lists this year. Along with Best Picture and Best Director, Patricia Arquette also received Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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2015 Oscars Challenge: 6th Annual Oscar Challenge: And So It Begins…

Summer blockbuster season ends and immediately the masses are turning their heads to the Oscars. Of course, five months is a long time to wait for the nominations, but the ride to those nominations becomes half of the fun of this time of year. Instead of audiences racing to their local theater chains to catch the latest major motion picture blockbusters like “Transformers” or … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: 6th Annual Oscar Challenge: And So It Begins…

Movie Review: Boyhood (2014)

BOYHOOD BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 20, 2014 Never has a director been more ambitious than Richard Linklater, whose latest feature “Boyhood” spans over twelve years, both in production and time within the narrative. Using the same actors throughout the film, the audience gets to see the characters grow up in front of their eyes. Actor Ellar Coltrane started this film when he was six years … Read More Movie Review: Boyhood (2014)