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Oscars Watch: 2014 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

One more win for “Boyhood” tells us what we already know, that Linklater’s 12 year darling will be the belle of the ball at the Oscars this year, with “Birdman” coming from behind with some likely technical wins. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to teeter on an Oscar nomination with yet another critics win in Houston, but there is no telling if he will be able … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Some love for “American Sniper” late in the game from Denver, with a Best Picture win and a tied win for Best Actor. The rest is pretty much by the book at this point. Here is the official list for the Denver Film Critics Society Awards: Best Picture: “American Sniper” Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Best Actor: (tie) Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Golden Globe Winners

Since the Oscar ballots were already turned in, the Golden Globes have very little bearing on who will get nominated this Thursday when the nominees are announced, but what the Globes do is potentially shift the Academy into picking different winners based on their speeches and likability throughout the night. It also solidifies certain momentum, say the supporting categories in which J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) … Read More Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Golden Globe Winners

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

People love Wes Anderson’s latest, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” but will that translate into a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars? For sure Anderson will be nominated for Best Original Screenplay as he in most years, whether the film gets a Best Picture nomination or not. Everything else lands right about in the same vein as all the other critics awards, with Julianne Moore … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Nevada strays completely from the pack and gives “Gone Girl” its first Best Film of the Year win. It really is a great film and should get some recognition come Academy Award time but one vote isn’t going to do it much. “Nightcrawler” also gets some love, both for Dan Gilroy (Director and Screenplay) and Jake Gyllenhaal. “Big Hero 6” also gets one of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

This late in the game, you are not making a splash anymore unless you are like the San Diego Film Critics naming “Nightcrawler” the Best Film of the year or the Online Film Critics naming “The Grand Budapest Hotel” the best. Still Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) gets Best Director and the acting and screenplay awards are exactly the same. But instead of placing “Boyhood” in … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Detroit follows suit with naming “Boyhood” and Richard Linklater the best of the year with “Birdman” getting Best Ensemble and Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) getting Best Actor. Here is the official list for the Detroit Film Critics Society Awards: BEST FILM: “Boyhood” BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) BEST ACTRESS: Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Of course Austin is going to give its awards to “Boyhood” as it is their Texas darling which was shot over the course of 12 years in the state. Austin is also a huge supporter of the independent scene and “Boyhood” is the prime example for how successful an independent film can be. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to surprise with another win. He might have … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

There is no denying that “Boyhood” has the edge coming out of the film critics awards. But remember that the film critics are not apart of the Academy. It will all depend on whether the Academy feels like commending Richard Linklater on his 12 year efforts and supporting the independent process. Or whether they will turn to a much more pristine candidate like “Birdman”. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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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 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Splitting the Best Film / Best Director vote like I am beginning to predict, Kansas City gives Best Film to “Birdman” and Best Director to Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”). I also think Michael Keaton may have the best shot to win Best Actor for “Birdman” and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) for Best Supporting Actress. It is also great to see “Obvious Child” getting some screenplay love. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Kansas City Film Critics Circle 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 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

This is the sign of a heated Oscar race; for every win that “Boyhood” receives from a film critics awards, “Birdman” comes back with its own win, this time getting Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) is also starting to lock in her win for the Oscars, right next to J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), both of which … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Dallas-Fort Worth 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: 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 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

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)

Movie Review: Bringing Out The Dead (1999)

Martin Scorsese is one of the last great film directors. Bringing Out The Dead produces such an abundance of dramatic interest, the film persists to be anything less than perfection. Pair Scorsese with a brilliantly eccentric man like Nicolas Cage and an entirely new world opens up.