Watch “The Making of Boyhood - 12 Years on Film”
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Watch “The Making of Boyhood - 12 Years on Film”

Published on December 09, 2014 | by Larry Richman

Following a successful box office run, Richard Linklater's shot-over-12-years Boyhood is now racking up end-of-year awards. I've already posted three articles about it. You're reading my…

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2014 American Film Institute (AFI) Top 11 Movies and 10 TV Programs
 
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2014 American Film Institute (AFI) Top 11 Movies and 10 TV Programs

Published on December 08, 2014 | by Larry Richman

The prestigious American Film Institute has announced its Top 11 Movies and Top 10 TV Programs of 2014. AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the…

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Premieres and Documentaries Lineups, plus Special Events and Panels
 
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Premieres and Documentaries Lineups, plus Special Events and Panels

Published on December 08, 2014 | by Larry Richman

The next crop of feature films screening at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has just been revealed, including 16 narratives and 13 documentaries in the out-of-competition Premieres…

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2014 Möet British Independent Film Awards Winners
 
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2014 Möet British Independent Film Awards Winners

Published on December 07, 2014 | by Larry Richman

The 17th Annual Möet British Independent Film Awards were handed out today at the Old Billingsgate in London, hosted by actor, writer, and comedian Simon Bird, star of The Inbetweeners. BIFA…

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2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Winners
 
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2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Winners

Published on December 07, 2014 | by Larry Richman

Today the Los Angeles Film Critics Association weighed in with their annual awards. Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is comprised of Los Angeles-based,…

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2014 New York Film Critics Online Awards Winners
 
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2014 New York Film Critics Online Awards Winners

Published on December 07, 2014 | by Larry Richman

In the third major film critics awards to be handed out today, the New York Film Critics Online weighed in with their choices for the best of cinema in 2014. The Boston Society of Film…

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2014 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Winners
 
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2014 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Winners

Published on December 07, 2014 | by Larry Richman

Awards season rolls on with the prestigious Boston Society of Film Critics announcing their favorites of 2014. The BSFC was formed in 1981 to make "Boston's unique critical perspective…

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Best Films of 2014 from Sight & Sound, Time, and Entertainment Weekly
 
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Best Films of 2014 from Sight & Sound, Time, and Entertainment Weekly

Published on December 05, 2014 | by Larry Richman

Other media outlets' "Best of the Year" film lists don't usually appear on this site -- after all, I will be posting my own and my annual list is usually quite different, for various reasons I won't go into…

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, New Frontier Lineups
 
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, New Frontier Lineups

Published on December 04, 2014 | by Larry Richman

The lineup of films screening at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in several out-of-competition programs has just been announced, including nine titles in the Spotlight section, eight for…

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2015 Sundance Film Festival US & World Competition, NEXT Lineups
 
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2015 Sundance Film Festival US & World Competition, NEXT Lineups

Published on December 03, 2014 | by Larry Richman

It's that time of year again! December has now begun, which means it's time for independent film fans to turn their attention to the many awards, nominations, and festival selections which will be…

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2014 National Board of Review Awards Winners
 
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2014 National Board of Review Awards Winners

Published on December 02, 2014 | by Larry Richman

The National Board of Review (NBR) Awards are significant in being among the first of the major critics' awards to be handed out over the next few months. They are often a bellwether for…

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2014 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards Complete Winners List
 
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2014 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards Complete Winners List

Published on December 01, 2014 | by Larry Richman

It's the first Monday after Thanksgiving, which means that the calendar has turned to the major film awards for 2014. The big ones are the Golden Globes, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign…

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2015 Slamdance Film Festival Narrative & Documentary Competition Lineup
 
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2015 Slamdance Film Festival Narrative & Documentary Competition Lineup

Published on December 01, 2014 | by Larry Richman

Besides stomachs, this is the time of year bursting with awards, nominations, and -- my favorite -- film festival selection announcements. Today, the 21st Slamdance Film Festival announced…

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2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Winners
 
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2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Winners

Published on December 01, 2014 | by Larry Richman

Awards season is officially underway for 2014! Last week we had the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations, essentially kicking off kudos season for indies. In the upcoming days we'll…

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Interstellar: The Sound Mix is Unsound But the Science is Sound
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Interstellar: The Sound Mix is Unsound But the Science is Sound

Published on November 10, 2014 | by Larry Richman

Let's talk about Interstellar. After all, almost everyone else is. And almost everyone has a strong opinion about the film's science, its sound mix, its plot holes, and whatever else people have had issues…

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