Boston Film Critics Association
Both these groups are meeting and voting today. Meeting, voting and I hope they’re fighting too, so then I won’t feel so bad for my own temper flareup in the BOFCA post last night.
This group of Boston Critics today are the real Boston Critics not the Boston Online Cyber-Critics we posted yesterday. If you need proof that the Boston group today are the real deal you can look up their reviews (Online) and see for yourself.
When Gus Van Sant was preparing to make 1995’s To Die For, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were both vying for the role of Russel Hines, which Van Sant gave to Affleck’s younger brother Casey, marking his feature film debut. In the almost two decades since, Casey Affleck’s varied career has included multiple films with Van Sant, three Oceans Eleven movies, two American Pie movies, his remarkable lead turn in Gone Baby Gone, and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. After taking two years off from acting to direct the brilliant yet polarizing I’m Still Here starring Joaquin Phoenix, Casey is back on the big screen in this year’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Out of the Furnace.
In Out of the Furnace, Casey plays Rodney Baze, returning to civilian life in Braddock, Pennsylvania after serving four tours of duty in Iraq. The area has become so economically depressed, that Rodney’s only hope of survival includes becoming involved in a crime ring and the world of underground, bareknuckle boxing. Out of the Furnace opens on Friday, December 6th. In anticipation, I recently had a remarkably honest and revealing chat with Casey about the film and his career. Here’s what Casey shared with me about getting back into acting after a hiatus, his response to the reaction for I’m Still Here, and building his character in Out of the Furnace.
Thanks to Martin A.
The 2013 WAFCA AWARD NOMINEES ARE:
Inside Llewyn Davis
12 Years a Slave
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Spike Jonze (Her)
Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Joaquin Phoenix (Her)
Robert Redford (All is Lost)
European Film 2013
La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)
Paolo Sorrentino, La Grande Bellezza
François Ozon, Dans la maison (In the House)
Many ways to do a year-end wrap=up mash-up and this is one of the wickedest.
(The Sleepy Skunk and DJ Earworm put this mix together. Thanks to glimmer for bringing it to us.)
12 YEARS A SLAVE
Steve McQueen, 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Cate Blanchett, BLUE JASMINE
2. 12 Years a Slave
3. Captain Phillips
4. All Is Lost
5. The Wind Rises
6. (tie) Dallas Buyers Club
6. (tie) Mud
7. The Great Gatsby
8. Stories We Tell
9. Much Ado About Nothing
10. Pacific Rim
The most intriguing performances this year by women were delivered by powerhouse actresses at a time when those kinds of films and those kinds of performances have been selected out in favor of younger and younger women to appeal to the majority of ticket buyers. That majority, however, do not often factor in to the Oscar race, despite how many young people remain fascinated by the Oscars and film awards in general. Our American youth have been weaned on shows like American Idol and Survivor and gasp, The Bachelor. They believe that popularity should always win out, no matter what. And perhaps that is sort of true in the Oscar race. Perhaps it has always been thus, but it is often our job here at AwardsDaily to point out patterns, delightful evolutionary turns in the race that broaden the horizons of film goers, young and old, and offer an array of human experiences, not just those that dwell in fantasy or in the eternal youth we here in America seem so obsessed by.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars®.
The films are listed below in alphabetical order: