Predict the National Board of Review

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The NBR will be announcing tomorrow, December 4.



  1. Bryce Forestieri 2 years ago


    Will Win: 12 YEARS A SLAVE (this is going to get old fast)
    Should Win: GRAVITY


    Will Win: GRAVITY

    It’s not too late for NYFCC to realize they can again make history and elect GRAVITY. It would be a timeless choice in the best tradition of ON THE WATERFRONT(’54), A CLOCKWORK ORANGE(’71), NASHVILLE(’75), GOODFELLAS(’90) MULHOLLAND DRIVE(’01) and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN(’07) !!!

    Don’t let us down!!! They foul with it!!!

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  2. Matt Fischer 2 years ago

    I am going to go crazy and say:

    NYFCC-Saving Mr. Banks


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  3. Josh 2 years ago

    NYFCC NGNG – Her

    NBR NGNG – Inside Llewyn Davis

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  4. Al Robinson 2 years ago

    I feel stupid for asking, but what is NGNG? I think I missed something in class earlier.

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  5. Al Robinson 2 years ago

    I think I figured it out, does it stand for No Guts No Glory?

    My prediction for National Board of Review is:

    Best Film:
    12 Years a Slave

    Top Films:
    American Hustle
    Before Midnight
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    Saving Mr. Banks
    The Wolf of Wall Street

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  6. Ryan Adams 2 years ago

    No G_ _ _ , No G _ _ _ _

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  7. Ryan Adams 2 years ago

    Damn, I wanted to be Vanna White.

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  8. Al Robinson 2 years ago

    Oh DAMN! I’m sorry Ryan. I spoiled your game show!! Sorry!! :-(

    LOL. That is too funny!!

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  9. Al Robinson 2 years ago

    And I’ve already had a few good laughs tonight. :-) I’ve been watching the 4th season of Glee. :-)

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  10. Al Robinson 2 years ago

    Sure, I’ve made my predictions…. Then why do I feel like I’m going to get burned by either / both:

    All Is Lost
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


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  11. Al Robinson 2 years ago


    (I just thought of a (maybe) good joke)

    You probably wouldn’t look good in a dress. (Vanna White). :-)

    On second thought, that’s a terrible joke.

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  12. Ryan Adams 2 years ago

    You probably wouldn’t look good in a dress.

    Now we’ll never know.
    Unless I can think of another reason to wear one.

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  13. Sam Juliano 2 years ago

    I have no doubt that 12 YEARS A SLAVE will claim the Best Picture and Best Directors prizes from the New York Film Critics Circle, and I’d add the magnificent performance by the lead actor as a near-certainty.

    Unlike someone else on this thread I do NOT think GRAVITY deserves to win (I like the film, but I have come to the realization it is no masterpiece remotely).

    12 YEARS A SLAVE will win and it deserves to win.

    I haven’t a clue as to where the NBR will go, but I will speculate that 12 YEARS A SLAVE will carry the day with them as well.

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  14. Sam Juliano 2 years ago

    No Bryce, it would NOT be a timeless choice for the New Yorkers to go with GRAVITY.

    It would be a DUMB choice, and I have all the confidence they will be doing the right thing with 12 YEARS A SLAVE.

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  15. julian the emperor 2 years ago

    The only marginally dumb thing about Gravity, Sam, is Matt Kowalski’s (Clooney’s) relentless chit-chat in the opening 20 min or so.

    I think Gravity would be a brave choice overall. It’s the most innovative piece of American filmmaking in 2013. No contest.

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  16. Eric P. 2 years ago

    Sam Juliano,

    Could not agree with you more about “Gravity”. It is NOT BP material. The production values are impeccable, bu the script is sub-par.

    P.S. great to see you back here

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  17. keifer 2 years ago

    National Board of Review is well known for making out-of-left-field choices in the past. They don’t always go for what is popular, nor do they follow “like sheep” what is Hollywood commercialized fare.

    Having said that, I tend to think we will be surprised by them this year. They are hard to predict, so I will go out on a limb and say they will pick “Nebraska” as Best Film, with Bruce Dern as Best Actor, Cate Blanchett as Best Actress (“Blue Jasmine”), Bobby Canavale (“Blue Jasmine”) and Kristin Scott Thomas (“Only God Forgives”) as Best Supporting, Steve McQueen as Best Director (“12 Years a Slave”) and Woody Allen for Best Screenplay (“Blue Jasmine”).

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  18. Sam Juliano 2 years ago

    Juilen the Emperor: Kubrick’s 2001 is truly “innovative” to my eyes. GRAVITY is fine but it does not in any way shape or form approach the emotional resonance and power of 12 YEARS A SLAVE. No way. And I never meant to pose that GRAVITY was a dumb film, only that choosing it as the Best Picture of 2013 would be a poor choice. 12 YEARS A SLAVE, SHORT TERM 12, BLUE IS A WARMEST COLOR, MY BROTHER THE DEVIL, FRANCES HA and several others all better films.

    Eric: Thanks so much for the red carpet. I’ve been around over the last months, but will now be intensifying my involvement. What you say about GRAVITY is dead-on my very good friend!

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  19. Sam Juliano 2 years ago

    NEBRASKA is indeed another great film, and I wouldn’t mourn that choice at all Keifer.

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  20. Bryce Forestieri 2 years ago


    I’m all in. I even enjoyed Clooney’s chit chat. That’s why I think he deserves a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

    GRAVITY is fine but it does not in any way shape or form approach the emotional resonance and power of 12 YEARS A SLAVE.

    It not only approaches it, it surpasses it. It is a vital as cinema can be. But I guess it’s a matter of opinion and sensibilities. I’m not alone in thinking it will be the film that ages the best from 2013. Innovative it is, but that doesn’t begin to make justice all that it is. Like you, I came to the realization 12 YEARS A SLAVE is not a masterpiece, pretty much as I was seeing it for the first time. Cheers.

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  21. Sam Juliano 2 years ago

    Well I liken your conclusion to the notion that STAR WARS surpasses Bresson’s AU HASARD BALTHAZAR too.

    But fair enough, opinion and taste are the bottom line. I do think 12 YEARS A SLAVE is a staggering masterpiece, and I do think it will be the film remembered years down the road. The novelty of GRAVITY will waer off the way I see it.

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  22. Winston 2 years ago


    Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
    Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
    Actress: Cate Blanchett
    Actor: Matthew McConaughey
    Supp. Actor: Michael Fassbender
    Supp. Actress: Oprah Winfrey

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  23. david 2 years ago

    Brie Larson will win best actress!!!!!!

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  24. Sam Juliano 2 years ago

    Brie Larson was extraordinary, and if she were to win I’d celebrate!

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  25. Bryce Forestieri 2 years ago

    Well I liken your conclusion to the notion that STAR WARS surpasses Bresson’s AU HASARD BALTHAZAR too.

    I fine with comparing STAR WARS with GRAVITY, but I think it’s more of a distant cousin of THIRD ENCOUNTERS. I’m pretty populist and like supposedly dumb stuff, but 12 YEARS is no AU HASARD BALTHAZAR. No, no, no, and I’m not even that big of a Bresson fanboy. I don’t think we’ll ever agree about this so let’s just enjoy the season.

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  26. Sam Juliano 2 years ago

    Is there anyone on these boards or in the world who agrees with your contrarianism?

    And now the term “Bresson fanboy?” Right.

    Let’s coin these too.

    Ozu fanboy
    Mizoguchi fanboy
    Renoir fanboy.
    Fellini fanboy
    Antonioni fanboy
    Bergman fanboy
    Tarkovsky fanboy
    Kiarostami fanboy
    Chaplin fanboy
    Kubrick fanboy
    Davies fanboy
    Powell and Pressburger fanboy
    Sembene fanboy
    Kurosawa fanboy
    Bunuel fanboy
    Visconi fanboy
    Hawks fanboy
    Vlacil fanboy
    Lang fanboy
    Fassbinder fanboy
    Pasolini fanboy
    S. Ray fanboy

    Of course all pedestrian artists, that are embraced by “fanboys.”


    But no we will NOT come to any kind of agreement this year, especially with you all over GRAVITY. Thanks, but no thanks.

    And I never said that 12 YEARS A SLAVE was the equal of Bresson’s film, I only used the comparison to make a point. It is merely and only better than any other film released this year. Nothing more.

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  27. Bryce Forestieri 2 years ago

    OMG what are you freaking out about? fanboy is a term of endearment. I just said I liked GRAVITY and thought it was a masterpiece. I don’t understand what I’ve done. When did I say Bresson is pedestrian? All the contrary. I’m a total Visconti fanboy and a Bergman fanboy, and a Dreyer fanboy. I mean you were all over LES MIZ if I remember correctly so just chill out.

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  28. keifer 2 years ago

    Well, I guess that makes me a LEANFANBOY (as in David), a ZINNEMANNFANBOY (as in Fred) and a VONSTERNBERGFANBOY (as in Joseph).


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  29. Odee 2 years ago

    NBR predix

    Pix: 12 Years
    Dir: McQueen-12 Years
    Actor: Ejiofor-12 Years
    Actress: Thompson-Banks
    Supporting Actor: Leto-Dallas
    Supporting Actress: Nyong’o-12 Years

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  30. Cpenny 2 years ago

    Best Film: 12 Years a Slave

    Top Films:
    All is Lost
    American Hustle
    Blue Jasmine
    Captain Philips
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    Saving Mr. Banks
    The Wolf of Wall Street

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  31. Jerry Grant 2 years ago

    Best Film: 12 Years a Slave

    Top Films:
    All Is Lost
    American Hustle
    Blue Jasmine
    The Butler
    Captain Phillips
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
    Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
    Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
    Supp. Actor: Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
    Supp. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
    Screenplay: Bob Nelson, Nebraska

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  32. jorge 2 years ago

    is there any point in covering the Best Actress race this year? Blanchett surely has it wrapped up. Can you imagine the furore if she lost?

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