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Posted Today, 02:06 PM

The Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for 2015 were…


Best Actors

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy* (14)

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant*


Best Actress

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years*

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn


Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies*

Sylvester Stallone, Creed


Best Supporting Actress

Kristen Stewart, The Clouds of Sils Maria*

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina (14)




The Toronto Film Critics Association Awards for 2015 were …


Best Actor

Tom Hardy, Legend*

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs


Best Actress

Nina Hoss, Phoenix* (14)

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room


Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies*

Benicio Del Toro, Sicario

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes (14)


Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina* (14)

Rooney Mara, Carol

Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria (14)

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1.) Abraham Attah -Beasts of No Nation
2.) Idris Elba -Beasts of No Nation
3.) Geza Rohrig -Son of Saul
4.) Jesuthasan Antonythasan -Dheepan
5.) Jason Segal - The End of the Tour
6.) David Thewlis -Anomalisa
7.) Tom Courtenay -45 Years
8.) Samuel L. Jackson -The Hateful Eight
9.) Colin Farrell -The Lobster
10.) Michael Fassbender -Steve Jobs

HM: Jason Bateman -The Gift, Ben Foster -The Program, Michael B. Jordan -Creed, Matt Damon -The Martian, Jake Gyllenhaal -Demolition, Channing Tatum -Magic Mike XXL, Tom Hanks -Bridge of Spies, Michael Caine -Youth, Peter Sarsgaard -Experimenter, Jesse Eisenberg -The End of the Tour, Logan Marshall-Green -The Invitation



1.) Elizabeth Moss & Katherine Waterston -Queen of Earth (tied)
2.) Rooney Mara -Carol
3.) Cate Blanchett -Manifesto
4.) Charlotte Rampling -45 Years
5.) Cate Blanchett -Carol
6.) Krisha Fairchild -Krisha
7.) Kalieaswari Srinivasan -Dheepan
8.) Emily Blunt -Sicario
9.) Jenjira Pongpas -Cemetery of Splendour
10.) Charlize Theron -Mad Max: Fury Road

HM:  Greta Gerwig -Mistress America, Royalty Hightower -The Fits, Shu Qi -The Assassin, Saoirse Ronan -Brooklyn, Bel Powley -Diary of a Teenage Girl, Brie Larson -Room, Teyonah Parris -Chi-Raq, Jennifer Lawrence -Joy, Anya Taylor-Joy -The Witch, Lola Kirke -Mistress America, Amy Poehler -Inside Out, Rebecca Hall -The Gift



1.) Tom Noonan -Anomalisa
2.) Josh Brolin - Sicario
3.) Mark Rylance -Bridge of Spies
4.) Emory Cohen -Brooklyn
5.) Walton Goggins -The Hateful Eight
6.) Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye -Beasts of No Nation
7.) Benicio Del Toro -Sicario
8.) Simon Schwarz -Everything Will Be Okay
9.) Macon Blair -Green Room
10.) Richard Jenkins -Bone Tomahawk

HM: Liev Schreiber -Spotlight, Patrick Stewart -Green Room, Sylvester Stallone -Creed, Will Poulter -The Revenant, Stanley Tucci -Spotlight, Matthew Fox -Bone Tomahawk, Harvey Keitel -Youth, Patrick Fugit -Queen of Earth, Jesse Plemons -The Program, Ryan Gosling -The Big Short, Richard King -Inside Out, Michael Pena -Ant-Man



1.) Jennifer Jason Leigh -The Hateful Eight & Anomalisa
2.) Jarinpattra Rueangram -Cemetery of Splendour
3.) Claudine Vinasithamby -Dheepan
4.) Jada Pinkett Smith -Magic Mike XXL
5.) Cate Blanchett -Knight of Cups
6.) Julia Pott -World of Tomorrow
7.) Rachel Weisz -The Lobster & Youth
8.) Kate Winslet -Jobs
9.) Olivia Colman -The Lobster
10.) Rebecca Ferguson -Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

HM: Natalie Portman -Knight of Cups, Layla Alizada -Day One, Olivia Cooke -Me & Earl & The Dying Girl, Angeliki Papoulia -The Lobster, Winona Ryder -Experimenter, Mackenzie Davis -A Country Called Home, Phyllis Smith -Inside Out, Rachel McAdams -Spotlight, Bebe Cave -Tale of Tales, Julie Walters -Brooklyn, Margaret Ying Drake -They Look Like People



1.) Abraham Attah -Beasts of No Nation
2.) Claudine Vinasithamby -Dheepan
3.) Royalty Hightower -The Fits
4.) Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye -Beasts of No Nation
5.) Julia Pointner -Everything Will Be Okay
6.) Jacob Tremblay -Room
7.) Judah Lewis -Demolition
8.) Harvey Scrimshaw -The Witch
9.) Eshref Dirmishi -Shok
10.) Ripley Sobo -Steve Jobs

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Posted Today, 07:17 AM

Here are my choices of the 60 films I've seen from 2015 for…


Best Actor of 2015


1.  BRYAN CRANSTON (Dalton Trumbo/“Prisoner 7551”), Trumbo

2.  TOM HARDY (Ronald Kray/Reginald Kray), Legend

3.  GERARD DEPARDIEU (Gerard), Valley of Love

4.  LEONARDO DICAPRIO (Hugh Glass), The Revenant

5.  ETHAN HAWKE (John Harding), Maggie’s Plan


6.  JESUTHASAN ANTONYTHASAN (Dheepan/Sivadhasan), Dheepan

7.  NILBIO TORRES (Young Karamakate), Embrace of the Serpent

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Posted Today, 07:15 AM

Here are my choices of the 60 films I've seen from 2015 for…


Best Actress of 2015


1.  LILY TOMLIN (Elie Reid), Grandma

2.  ISABELLE HUPPERT (Isabelle), Valley of Love

3.  MAGGIE SMITH (Miss Mary Shepherd/Margaret Fairchild), The Lady In the Van

4.  BRIE LARSON (‘Ma’ Joy Newsome), Room

5.  JENNIFER LAWRENCE (Joy Mangano), Joy



7.  MYA TAYLOR (Alexandra), Tangerine

8.  CAREY MULLIGAN (Maud Watts), Suffragette

9.  SAOIRSE RONAN (Eilis Lacey), Brooklyn

10. CATE BLANCHETT (Carol Aird), Carol


and ...


ROONEY MARA (Therese Belivet), Carol

GRETA GERWIG (Brooke Cardinas), Mistress America

KITANA KIKI RODRIGUEZ (Sin-Dee Rella), Tangerine

ANYA TAYLOR-JOY (Thomasin), The Witch

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Posted Today, 12:52 AM

1. Pilou Asbæk - A War
2. Robert De Niro - The Intern
3. Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl
4. Robert Redford - Truth
5. Gunnar Jónsson - Virgin Mountain
6. Albert Dupontel - En Équilibre
7. Joaquin Phoenix - Irrational Man
8. Benicio del Toro - Sicario
1. Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
2. Laia Costa - Victoria
3. Cate Blanchett - Carol
4. Rooney Mara - Carol
5. Mia Wasikowska - Crimson Peak
6. Brie Larson - Room
7. Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
8. Anya Taylor-Joy - The VVitch
1. Jim Broadbent - Brooklyn
2. Søren Malling - A War
3. Kyle Chandler - Carol
4. Bradley Cooper - Joy
5. Domhnall Gleeson - Brooklyn
6. Joel Edgerton - The Gift

1. Jessica Chastain - Crimson Peak
2. Natalie Press - Suffragette
3. Cara Delevingne - Paper Towns
4. Kristen Wiig - The Diary of a Teenage Girl
5. Isabella Rossellini - Joy
6. Rene Russo - The Intern
BEST EXTRA: Divine Prince Ty Emmecca - Hot Pursuit
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Jóhann Jóhansson - Sicario 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Flashlight (Jessie J in Pitch Perfect 2)

BEST NON-ORIGINAL SONG: Lavender's Blue (Hayley Atwell in Cinderella)


1. "You want me to respect the law? Then make the law respectable." (Suffragette)
2. "I've only liked a handful of people in my life, and you've been two of them." (The Danish Girl)

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Posted Today, 12:10 AM

The New York Film Critics Circle Awards for 2015 were …


Best Actor

Michael Keaton, Spotlight*


Best Actress

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn*


Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies*


Best Supporting Actress

Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria* (14)




The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for 2015 were …


Best Actor

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs*

Geza Rohrig, Son of Saul


Best Actress

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years*

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn


Best Supporting Actor

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes* (14)

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies


Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina* (14)

Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria

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Posted Yesterday, 05:54 PM


Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Christian Bale, Knight of Cups

Chang Chen, The Assassin
Samuel L. Jackson, The Hateful Eight
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Runner-ups:  Anthonthasan Jesuthasan (Dheepan), Jonathan Genet (Cosmos), Quentin Delmaire (My Golden Days), Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise), Max Brebant (Evolution), Geza Rohrig (Son of Saul), Christopher Abbott (James White), Frederick Lau (Victoria), George Clooney (Tomorrowland), Bill Hader (Trainwreck), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Matt Damon (The Martian), Peter Sarsgaard (Experimenter), Colin Farrell (The Lobster), David Thewlis (Anomalisa), Matthias Schoenaerts (A Bigger Splash), Michael Keaton (Spotlight), Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Michael Fassbender (Macbeth),


Rooney Mara, Carol
Shu Qi, The Assassin
Agyness Deyn, Sunset Song
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Kalieaswari  Srinivasan, Dheepan

Runner-ups:  Laia Coste (Victoria), Amy Poehler (Inside Out), Greta Gerwig (Mistress America), Phyllis Smith (Inside Out), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Blythe Danner (I'll See You in My Dreams), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Elisabeth Moss (Queen of Earth), Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash), Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq), Sandra Bullock (Minions), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Lola Kirke (Mistress America), Zhao Tao (Mountains May Depart), Brie Larson (Room), Katherine Waterson (Queen of Earth), Charlize Theron (Mad Max:  Fury Road), Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland), Alicia Vikander (Ex-Machina), Marion Cotillard (Macbeth), Jenjira Pongpas (Cemetery of Splendour)

Supporting Actor

Steve Carell, The Big Short
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
Samuel L. Jackson, Chi-Raq
John Cusack, Chi-Raq

Runner-ups:  Mathieu Amalric (My Golden Days), Nilbio Torres (Embrace of the Serpent), Ryan Gosling (The Big Short), Lewis Black (Inside Out), Antonio Bolivar (Embrace of the Serpent), Tom Noonan (Anomolisa), Jan Bijvoet (Embrace of the Serpent), Luke Evans (High-Rise), Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Christian Bale (The Big Short), Sam Elliott (I'll See You in My Dreams),Peter Mullan (Sunset Song), Mathieu Amalric (The Forbidden Room), Brian Dennehy (Knight of Cups), Nick Cannon (Chi-Raq), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Kevin Guthrie (Sunset Song), Colin Quinn (Trainwreck), Raphael Cohen (My Golden Days), Benicio del Toro (Sicario), Oscar Isaac (Ex-Machina), Jeremy Irons (High-Rise), Brad Pitt (The Big Short), Michael Douglas (Ant-Man)

Supporting Actress

Lou Roy-Lecollinet, My Golden Days
Claudine Vinasithamby, Dheepan*
Cate Blanchett, Knight of Cups
Cynthia Nixon, James White
Winona Ryder, Experimenter

Runner-ups: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs), Mindy Kaling (Inside Out), Victoria Guerra (Cosmos), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Anomalisa), Sabine Azema (Cosmos), Paulina Chapko (11 Minutes), Sienna Miller (High-Rise), Natalie Portman (Knight of Cups), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rachel Weisz (The Lobster), Lily Taieb (My Golden Days), Salma Hayek (Tale of Tales), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Lea Seydoux (The Lobster), Tilda Swinton (Trainwreck), Dakota Johnson (A Bigger Splash), Rhea Perlman (I'll See You in My Dreams)

*Juvenile Performance of the Year

Not seen:  Trumbo, The Danish Girl, Joy, Creed


-------My list of recommended movies is longer than usual this year, so it's striking that neither my Best Actor choice nor any of my Supporting Actor nominees are on the list.


------Ten years after I first nominated Shu Qi, she's back again with her co-star, her director, only this time in the Tang dynasty! 

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Posted Yesterday, 01:54 PM




Saoirse Ronan  Brooklyn





2015, a year where performances sometimes glowed brighter than the films and when even bit parts had quite a charge to them.

Saoirse Ronan/Brooklyn

Supporting Actor
Emory Cohen/Brooklyn
Jim Broadbent/Brooklyn
Domhnall Gleeson/Brooklyn

Supporting Actress 
Julie Walters/Brooklyn
Eva Birthisle/Brooklyn
Jane Brennan/Brooklyn

Juvenile Performance
James DiGiacomo/Brooklyn




2015 Favorites

A good year, brightened by some unusual films.



Best Actress
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Best Supporting Actor
Emory Cohen (Brooklyn)
Best Supporting Actress
Brid Brennan (Brooklyn)
Julie Walters (Brooklyn)



It's great to see that so many people enjoyed this wonderful film as much as I did.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:57 PM

2015 Favorites

A good year, brightened by some unusual films.


london-road-musical-film-america.jpgLondon Road, which I saw on stage at the National Theatre, is based on the true story of how an East Anglian village copes with the fact that a serial killer of prostitutes lived in their street. The text is exact transcriptions of interviews with the villagers.



Apart from the ending, The Lobster is a fascinating, quirky film.

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise)
Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)
Best Actress
Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van)
Rachel Weisz (The Lobster)
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Emory Cohen (Brooklyn)
Jeremy Irons (High-Rise)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Best Supporting Actress
Brid Brennan (Brooklyn)
Olivia Colman (London Road)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Julie Walters (Brooklyn)
Best Juvenile
Louis Suc (High-Rise)
Best Musical Scene
“In Bloom” (London Road)

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Posted Yesterday, 11:45 AM


Best Picture

Black Mass



Mad Max: Fury Road



Steve Jobs

Straight Outta Compton


Best Director

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs

John Crowley, Brooklyn

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Actor

Bryan Cranston (Dalton Trumbo), Trumbo*

Dane DeHaan (James Dean), Life*

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Steve Jobs

O’Shea Jackson Jr. (O’Shea Jackson Sr./Ice Cube), Straight Outta Compton*

Ian McKellen (Sherlock Holmes), Mr. Holmes*


John Boyega (Finn), Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Emory Cohen (Anthony “Tony” Fiorello), Brooklyn

Matt Damon (Mark Watney), The Martian

Johnny Depp (James “Whitey” Bulger), Black Mass

Tom Hardy (Max Rockatansky), Mad Max: Fury Road

Michael B. Jordan (Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed), Creed

Robert Pattinson (Dennis Stock), Life

Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Ant-Man


Best Actress

Sally Field (Doris Miller), Hello, My Name is Doris*

Brie Larson (Joy “Ma” Newsome), Room*

Daisy Ridley (Rey), Star Wars: The Force Awakens*

Saoirse Ronan (Ellis Lacey), Brooklyn

Charlize Theron (Imperator Furiosa), Mad Max: Fury Road*


Jessica Chastain (Commander Melissa Lewis), The Martian


Best Supporting Actor

Joel Edgerton (John Connolly), Black Mass*

Idris Elba (Commandant), Beasts of No Nation*

Corey Hawkins (Andre Young/Dr. Dre), Straight Outta Compton

Nicholas Hoult (Nux), Mad Max: Fury Road*

John Slattery (Ben Bradlee Jr.), Spotlight*


Dave Bautista (Mr. Hinx), Spectre

Benedict Cumberbatch (William “Billy” Bulger), Black Mass

R.J. Cyler (Earl Jackson), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Jeff Daniels (Theodore “Teddy” Sanders), The Martian

Domhnall Gleeson (Jim Farrell), Brooklyn

Donald Glover (Rich Purnell), The Martian

Michael Pena (Luis), Ant-Man

Benjamin Walker (Captain George Pollard Jr.), In the Heart of the Sea


Best Supporting Actress

Fiona Glascott (Rose Lacey), Brooklyn*

Rachel McAdams (Sacha Pfeiffer), Spotlight

Helen Mirren (Hedda Hopper), Trumbo*

Julie Walters (Madge Kehoe), Brooklyn*

Kate Winslet (Joanna Hoffman), Steve Jobs*


Diane Lane (Cleo Fincher Trumbo), Trumbo

Kate Mara (Beth Johanssen), The Martian


Best Juvenile Performance

Abraham Attah (Agu), Beasts of No Nation

Raffey Cassidy (Athena), Tomorrowland

Jacob Tremblay (Jack Newsome), Room


Best Vocal Performance

Lewis Black as Angry in Inside Out

Jeff Bridges as The Aviator in The Little Prince

Mackenzie Foy as The Little Girl in The Little Prince

Bill Hader as Fear in Inside Out

Mindy Kaling as Disgust in Inside Out

Riley Osborne as The Little Prince in The Little Prince

Amy Poehler as Joy in Inside Out

Noah Schnapp as Charlie Brown/Charles/Ol’ Blockhead/Chuck in The Peanuts Movie

Phyllis Smith as Sadness in Inside Out


Best Adapted Song

Christmas Time is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio from The Peanuts Movie

Don’t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston from The Martian

Express Yourself by N.W.A. from Straight Outta Compton

Linus and Lucy by Vince Guaraldi Trio from The Peanuts Movie

Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A. from Straight Outta Compton


Best Original Song

Better When I’m Dancin’ by Meghan Trainor from The Peanuts Movie

Triple-Dent Gum Jingle from Inside Out

The Writing’s on the Wall by Sam Smith from Spectre


Best Score

Roque Banos, In the Heart of the Sea

Michael Giacchino, Inside Out

David Lang and Mark Kozelek, Youth

John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hans Zimmer and Richard Harvey, The Little Prince


Best Animated Film

Inside Out

The Little Prince

The Peanuts Movie


Best Screenplay


Inside Out


Steve Jobs



Best Quote

Oh, what a day. What a lovely day!, Nicholas Hoult as Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road

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Posted Yesterday, 11:20 AM

2015, a year where performances sometimes glowed brighter than the films and when even bit parts had quite a charge to them.

Jason Segel/The End of the Tour
Michael Fassbender/Steve Jobs
Ian McKellan/Mr. Holmes
Matt Damon/The Martian
Jacob Tremblay/Room
Robert De Niro/The Intern
Mark Ruffalo/Spotlight
Tom Hanks/Bridge of Spies
Tom Hardy/Mad Max: Fury Road
Joaquin Phoenix/Irrational Man
Al Pacino/Danny Collins
Ryan Reynolds/Woman in Gold
Jesse Eisenberg/The End of the Tour
Joel Edgerton/The Gift
Bryan Cranston/Trumbo
Kevin Costner/Mcfarland USA

Saoirse Ronan/Brooklyn
Charlotte Rampling/45 Years
Helen Mirren/Woman in Gold
Brie Larson/Room
Jennifer Lawrence/Joy
Carey Mulligan/Suffragette
Carey Mulligan/Far from the Madding Crowd
Blythe Danner/I'll See You in My Dreams
Sarah Gadon/A Royal Night Out
Angelina Jolie/By the Sea
Anne Hathaway/The Intern
Cate Blanchett/Truth
Charlize Theron/Mad Max:Fury Road
Greta Gerwig/Maggie's Plan
Maggie Smith/The Lady in the Van
Sally Field/Hello, My Name is Doris
Meryl Streep/Ricki and the Flash
Emma Stone/Irrational Man
Rooney Mara/Carol
Rebecca Hall/The Gift
Lily James/Cinderella
Elisabeth Moss/Queen of Earth

Supporting Actor
Michael Keaton/Spotlight
Tom Courtenay/45 Years
Emory Cohen/Brooklyn
Matthias Schoenaerts/Far from the Madding Crowd
Domhnall Gleeson/The Revenant
Jim Broadbent/Brooklyn
Domhnall Gleeson/Brooklyn
Mark Rylance/Bridge of Spies
Steve Carell/The Big Short
Christian Bale/The Big Short
Nicholas Hoult/Mad Max:Fury Road
Sam Elliott/I'll See You in My Dreans
Robert Redford/Truth
John Slattery/Spotlight
Liev Schreiber/Spotlight
Stanley Tucci/Spotlight
Bruan D'Arcy James/Spotlight
Jack Reynor/A Royal Night Out
Brendan Gleeson/Suffragette
Michael Sheen/Far from the Madding Crowd
Sylvester Stallone/Creed
Daniel Bruhl/Woman in Gold
Bobby Cannavale/Danny Collins
Jeff Daniels/Steve Jobs
Martin Starr/I'll See You in My Dreams

Supporting Actress
Rachel McAdams/Spotlight
Julie Walters/Brooklyn
Kate Winslet/Steve Jobs
Tatiana Maslany/Woman in Gold
Joan Allen/Room
Julianne Moore/Maggie's Plan
Parker Posey/Irrational Man
Eva Birthisle/Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett/Cinderella
Isabella Rossellini/Joy
Jane Brennan/Brooklyn
Helena Bonham Carter/Suffragette
Meryl Streep/Suffragette
Maggie Smith/The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Joan Cusack/The End of the Tour
Jessica Chastain/The Martian
Diane Ladd/Joy
Greta Gerwig/Mistress America
Olivia Cooke/Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Diane Lane/Trumbo
Elle Fanning/Trumbo
Annette Bening/Danny Collins
Helena Bonham Carter/Cinderella
Amy Ryan/Bridge of Spies
Tyne Daly/Hello, My Name is Doris
Naomi Watts/Demolition
Cate Blanchett/Knight of Cups
Natalie Portman/Knight of Cups
Alicia Vikander/The Man from UNCLE

Juvenile Performance
Jacob Tremblay/Room
Milo Parker/Mr. Holmes
James DiGiacomo/Brooklyn

Vocal Performance
Richard Kind/Inside Out
Jennifer Jason Leigh/Anomolisa
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Posted Yesterday, 09:31 AM




Bryan Cranston  Trumbo****

Tom Hardy  Legend

Matt Damon  The Martian

Michael Fassbender  Steve Jobs

Michael B. Jordan  Creed

Ben Mendelsohn  Mississippi Grind

Samuel L. Jackson  The Hateful Eight

Ralph Ineson  The Witch

Colin Farrell  The Lobster

John Boyega  Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mark Ruffalo  Spotlight

Steve Carell  The Big Short

Ralph Fiennes  A Bigger Splash



Charlize Theron  Mad Max: Fury Road****

Charlotte Rampling  45 Years

Saoirse Ronan  Brooklyn

Brie Larson  Room

Jennifer Lawrence  Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy  The Witch

Lily Tomlin  Grandma

Amy Schumer  Trainwreck

Cate Blanchett  Carol

Rooney Mara  Carol

Daisy Ridley  Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Richard Jenkins  Bone Tomahawk****

Benicio Del Toro  Sicario

Walton Goggins  The Hateful Eight

Jason Statham  Spy

Mehmet Cerrahoglu  Baskin

Nicholas Hoult  Mad Max: Fury Road

Sylvester Stallone  Creed

Domhnall Gleeson  The Revenant

David James Elliott  Trumbo

Bradley Cooper  Joy

Sam Elliott  Grandma

Adam Devine  The Final Girls



Tatiana Maslany  Woman in Gold****

Jessica Chastain  Crimson Peak

Elle Fanning  Trumbo

Alia Shawkat  Green Room

Sarah Paulson  Carol



Harvey Scrimshaw  The Witch****

Raffey Cassidy  Tomorrowland

Emjay Anthony  Krampus

Jacob Tremblay  Room

Milo Parker  Mr. Holmes



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Posted Yesterday, 08:43 AM

Here are my choices of the 60 films I've seen from 2015 for…


Best Supporting Actor of 2015


1.  INDRIS ELBA (“the Commandant”), Beasts of No Nation

2.  LOUIS C.K. (Arlen Hird), Trumbo

3.  MICHEL FAU (Atos Pezzini/Divo), Marguerite

4.  SAM ELLIOTT (Karl), Grandma

5.  DAVID THEWLIS (Leslie Payne), Legend


6.  JAMES RANSOME (Chester), Tangerine

7.  ROBERT DE NIRO (Rudy Mangano), Joy

8.  JOHN GOODMAN (Frank King), Trumbo

9.  JEFF DANIELS (John Sculley), Steve Jobs

10.  MARK RUFFALO (Mike Rezendes), Spotlight


and ...


STANLEY TUCCI (Mitchell Garabedian), Spotlight

TOM HARDY (John Fitzgerlad), The Revenant

CHRISTIAN BALE (Michael Burry), The Big Short

P.J. BYRNE (Danny McDonald), The Gift

VINCENT ROTTIERS (Brahim), Dheepan

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Posted Yesterday, 08:41 AM

Here are my choices of the 60 films I've seen from 2015 for…


Best Supporting Actress of 2015


1.  MICKEY O’HAGAN (Dinah), Tangerine

2.  JOAN ALLEN (Nancy Newsome), Room

3.  DAKOTA JOHNSON (Lindsey Cyr), Black Mass

4.  KATHERINE WATERSTON (Chrisann Brennan), Steve Jobs

5.  KATE WINSLET (Joanna Hoffman), Steve Jobs


6.  RACHEL MCADAMS (Sacha Pfeiffer), Spotlight


8.  GWEN TAYLOR (“Mam”/Mrs. Bennett), The Lady In the Van

9.  CLAUDINE VINASITHAMBY (Illayaal), Dheepan

10. EMAYATZY CORINEALDI (Frances Taylor), Miles Ahead

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Posted Yesterday, 05:36 AM

My choice for the Juvenile Acting award for 2015 is…


ABRAHAM ATTAH (Agu), Beasts of No Nation*


Runner-Up …



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Posted Yesterday, 05:36 AM

It’s now time for 2015.  We will be on 2015 for one week so plenty of time for everyone to respond.


Here are Oscar’s choices for 2015.  Winners in bold. 


Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant*

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl


Best Actress

Brie Larson, Room*

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn


Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies*

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Sylvester Stallone, Creed


Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl*

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

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Posted Yesterday, 05:34 AM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 2015 …

IMO Rooney Mara was the co-leading actress with Cate Blanchett in Carol.  Oscar had her in the supporting category but I think this was a move on the producers’ part not to split the vote.  The film is told from her perspective and her part is at least equal to that of Blanchett’s.

Alicia Vikander was the leading actress in The Danish Girl.  Oscar had her in the supporting category which was a good move as she won but her part is just too large and continues throughout the film to be considered supporting actress IMO.

Christian Bale is supporting in The Big Short.

Indris Elba is supporting in Beasts of No Nation.

Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez are co-leading actresses in Tangerine.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:41 AM

Here are the films from 2014 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet. 


Captain America: The Winter Soldier with Chris Evans, Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson

Girlhood with Karidia Toure and Assa Sylla

The Tale of Princess Kaguya with Aki Asakura


Captain America:  The Winter Soldier is a better than expected example of the Marvel franchise, with a better than average screenplay and good action sequences.  Evans gets Captain America right:  he's steadfast but also principled and thoughtful:  unlike some superheroes, he's not a dangerous megalomaniac.  I gave Redford a supporting actor nomination as the quasi-fascist villain2444941.JPG


Girlhood came out the same year as Boyhood, and is in my view the better movie.  Not an elaborate exercise by Richard Linklater, the movie stars Karidja Toure as a member of the Franco-African working class (the movie starts with her by shafted into vocational school).  Sylla got a supporting nomination from me as the head of the quartet, also black, that Toure hangs out with.  (We later learn there's a vacancy because a former member got pregnant).  The French title reads as "Band of Girls." Director Celine Sciamma, who is white, was interviewed about how she chose the actresses: 


For the Vic character [Toure], we were looking for the Holy Grail. It’s a very challenging role and the performance had to be solid, with the character going through so many identities. We did street casting and with Karidja she wasn’t trying to show me who she was, she really became the character. I thought to myself “I can work with this girl and build this character together.” The camera loves her and she just has that beautiful face that you can forgive, which is so important. 


Lady [Sylla] is the leader of the group and I wanted to cast a non-leader in real life that could play a leader with a weakness she’s trying to hide. Assa just gave it her all; when the cameras stopped rolling, she was this really shy and sweet girl. She was very committed to the role. You pick the actors, but they also pick you. That played a huge role in the casting.


You can read The Guardian's review here:  https://www.theguard...ew-mark-kermode




The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is actually my favorite movie of 2014.  It was nominated for best animated film of the year.  It was directed by Isao Takahata, best known for Grave of the Fireflies, not to mention Only Yesterday.  It tells an old Japanese fairy tale, about a tiny baby girl discovered in a bamboo shoot, who then quickly grows up to be the titular princess.  It has its own unique animated style, based on charcoal sketches and watercolours.  To quote from Glenn Kenny's review:  "Even if you have trouble hooking into the scenario’s cultural idiosyncrasies—the concerns of this movie, while not ]Japanese] in and of themselves, are addressed in a very specifically Japanese way—every frame of 'Princess Kaguya' is astonishingly beautiful. What looks rather rudimentary at the film’s opening is revealed to have a depth that never stops yielding beauty; check out the shadows that fall over the bamboo cutter as he runs from the forest with his discovery cradled in his arms. The movement animation of the baby 'L’il Bamboo' is some of the best depiction of infant development ever in any medium: so much study, care, and artistry. Creatures both found in nature (insects, birds) and not (storm clouds that become dragons) are drawn with remarkable sensitivity."



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:21 PM

Sorry it is last minute. 2014. Just because some performances are listed does not mean that some of these films are very good....

Ralph Fiennes/The Grand Budapest Hotel
Benedict Cumberbatch/The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne/The Theory of Everything
Bill Hader/The Skeleton Twins
Domhnall Gleeson/Ex Machina
David Oyelowo/Selma
Timothy Spall/Mr. Turner
Tony Revaloli/The Grand Budapest Hotel
John Cusack/Love and Mercy
Jake Gyllenhaal/Nightcrawler
Steve Carell/Foxcatcher
Michael Keaton/Birdman
Miles Teller/Whiplash
Manish Dayal/The Hundred Foot Journey
James Corden/Into the Woods
Paul Dano/Love and Mercy
Christopher Plummer/Elsa and Fred
Mark Ruffalo/Infinitely Polar Bear
Tobey Maguire/Pawn Sacrifice
Jack O'Connell/Unbroken
Channing Tatum/Foxcatcher

Alicia Vikander/Testament of Youth
Julianne Moore/Still Alice
Felicity Jones/The Theory of Everything
Marion Cotillard/Two Days One Night
Elizabeth Banks/Love and Mercy
Amy Adams/Big Eyes
Kirsten Wiig/The Skeleton Twins
Shirley MacLaine/Elsa and Fred
Nina Hoss/Phoenix
Helen Mirren/The Hundred-Foot Journey
Emily Blunt/Into the Woods
Patricia Clarkson/Learning to Drive
Reese Witherspoon/Wild
Zoe Saldana/Infinitely Polar Bear
Naomi Watts/While We're Young

Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons/Whiplash
Taron Egerton/Testament of Youth
Mark Ruffalo/Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke/Boyhood
Domhnall Gleeson/Unbroken
Edward Norton/Birdman
Om Puri/The Hundred Foot Journey
Alec Baldwin/Still Alice
Allen Leech/The Imitation Game

Supporting Actress
Keira Knightley/The Imitation Game
Patricia Arquette/Boyhood
Alicia Vikander/Ex Machina
Naomi Watts/Birdman
Carmen Ejojo/Selma
Laura Dern/Wild
Rene Russo/Nightcrawler
Saoirse Ronan/The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lindsay Duncan/Birdman
Kirsten Stewart/Still Alice
Tina Fey/Muppets Most Wanted
Emma Stone/Birdman
Julie Walters/Paddington
Amy Ryan/Birdman
Meryl Streep/Into the Woods
Maggie Smith/My Old Lady
Amanda Seyfried/While We're Young

Juvenile Performance
Ellar Coltraine/Boyhood
Lorelei Linklater/Boyhood
Daniel Huttlestone/Into the Woods
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

More great quotes from 2014



Captain America:  The Winter Soldier



Black Widow: You doing anything fun Saturday night?  


Captain America: Well, all the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead, so…no, not really.


Gone Girl (spoilers alert)



Want to test your marriage for weak spots? Add one recession, subtract two jobs. It's surprisingly effective


Nick loved a girl I was pretending to be. "Cool girl". Men always use that, don't they? As their defining compliment: "She's a cool girl". Cool girl is hot. Cool girl is game. Cool girl is fun. Cool girl never gets angry at her man. She only smiles in a chagrined, loving manner. And then presents her mouth for ****. She likes what he likes, so evidently he's a vinyl hipster who loves fetish Manga. If he likes girls gone wild, she's a mall babe who talks for football and endures buffalo wings at Hooters. When I met Nick Dunne I knew he wanted "Cool girl". And for him, I'll admit: I was willing to try. I wax-stripped my **** raw. I drank canned beer watching Adam Sandler movies. I ate cold pizza and remained a size two. I blew him, semi-regularly. I lived in the moment. I was **** game. I can't say I didn't enjoy some of it. Nick teased out in me things I didn't know existed...But Nick got lazy. He became someone I did not agree to marry. He actually expected me to love him unconditionally. Then he dragged me, penniless, to the navel of this great country and found himself a newer, younger, bouncier cool girl. You think I'd let him destroy me and end up happier than ever? No **** way. He doesn't get to win. My cute, charming, salt-of-the-earth Missouri guy. He needed to learn. Grown-ups work for things. Grown-ups pay. Grown-ups suffer consequences.


The Grand Budapest Hotel


[to Mme. Celine's corpse] You're looking so well, darling, you really are... they've done a marvelous job. I don't know what sort of cream they've put on you down at the morgue, but... I want some.


M. Gustave: [Of Mme. Celine] She was dynamite in the sack, by the way.  


Zero: ...She was 84, Monsieur Gustave.  


M. Gustave: Mmm, I've had older.        

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