BOFCA AWARDS BALLOT 2018

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1. First Reformed   2. BlacKkKlansman   3. You Were Never Really Here   4. The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs   5. Cold War   6. I Am Not A Witch   7. Shoplifters   8. Can You Ever Forgive Me?   9. Mandy   10. Vox Lux

Honorable Mentions:  Annihilation,  Bisbee ’17,  Black Panther,  Blaze,  Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,  En El Séptimo Día,  Hale County This Morning, This Evening,  Happy As Lazzaro,  If Beale Street Could Talk,  Never Goin’ Back,  Nico, 1988,  The Old Man & The Gun,  Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,  A Star Is Born,  Zama

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THE FIVE BEST FILMS OF 2017

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“Mara and Affleck star as a couple torn asunder by his untimely death, with Affleck hanging around the house for an eternity afterward wearing a morgue sheet over his head like a Peanuts cartoon. Somehow this silly image grows to be quite plaintive and moving, with an element of deadpan Kabuki in the wry observations of a world that refuses to stop turning.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 12/22/2017

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BOFCA AWARDS BALLOT 2017

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1. A Ghost Story    2. Phantom Thread    3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri    4. Lady Bird   5. The Florida Project   6. First They Killed My Father   7. BPM (Beats Per Minute)   8. The Beguiled   9. Marjorie Prime   10. Lucky

Honorable Mentions:  After The Storm,  Alien: Covenant,  All These Sleepless Nights,  Colossal,  Columbus,  Get Out,  Good Time,  Jane,  Logan Lucky,  Long Strange Trip,  The Lure,  Nocturama,  On The Beach At Night Alone,  The Post,  Their Finest  –  BOFCA, 12/08/2017

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NASHVILLE SCENE FILM POLL 2016

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“I left a press screening of Hacksaw Ridge four times to complain about the masking. AMC’s reps told me they were ‘working on it and it will be fixed soon.’ They also told another one of my colleagues, ‘Sorry, it’s broken and can’t be fixed.’ This is just how things are now. Chains project movies improperly and straight-up lie to customers. Nobody gives a shit.” – Nashville Scene, 01/05/2017

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THE FIVE BEST FILMS OF 2016

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“The funniest movie ever made about grieving and the saddest movie ever made about the North Shore. Casey Affleck delivers a performance of such private, inarticulate heartbreak it rivals Heath Ledger’s iconic turn in Brokeback Mountain, throwing up emotional walls that keep getting knocked down by a world that stubbornly refuses to stop spinning.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 12/26/2016

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BOFCA AWARDS BALLOT 2016

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1. Manchester By The Sea   2. Silence   3. Paterson   4. Certain Women   5. Elle   6. The Nice Guys   7. De Palma   8. Mountains May Depart   9. The Handmaiden   10. Cafe Society

Honorable Mentions:  A Bigger Splash,  Cameraperson,  Cemetery Of Splendor,  Cosmos,  Dog Eat Dog,  The Fits,  Green Room,  Hail, Caesar!,  Hell Or High Water,  I Am Not Your Negro,  Krisha,  Right Now, Wrong Then,  Sully,  Toni Erdmann,  White Girl   BOFCA. 12/09/2016

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THE FIVE BEST FILMS OF 2015

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“Off-handedly virtuosic and destined to be underrated. Too bad, because the film is full of tough stuff and asks questions I haven’t seen answered very well on debate stages lately, particularly about what it means to be an American during wartime, and how many of our founding principles we are willing to trade just because we’re scared.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 12/29/2015

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