2009 Awards (13th Annual)

^ Winner ^ Best Picture ^ The Hurt Locker ^ Inglourious Basterds A Serious Man Up Up in the Air Best Animated Feature Coraline Fantastic Mr. Fox Ponyo The Princess and the Frog ^ Up ^ Best Foreign Language Film Broken Embraces Police, Adjective Silent Light Summer Hours ^ The White Ribbon ^ Best Documentary ^ Anvil! The Story of Anvil ^ The Beaches of Agnès Capitalism: A Love Story The Cove Food, Inc. Best Director ^ Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker ^ Neill Blomkamp – District 9 James Cameron – Avatar Joel & Ethan Coen – A Serious […]

Essay Question: What was the biggest cinematic flop, disappointment, or failure of the 2000-2009 decade?

OFCS members answer the question, suggested by member Don Levit: “What do you think was the biggest cinematic flop, disappointment, or failure of the 2000-2009 decade?” Answers after the jump. A.J. Hakari, Passport Cinema: Popular opinion would probably lean towards Gigli (which, even though I didn’t like it at all, is still far from the be-all, end-all of crap films). Personally, I’d choose Delgo, a film I’d actually been sort of following for years until its release. From time to time, I’d read blurbs on its piecemeal progress and how such a homegrown flick acquired its unusually star-studded cast. But […]

2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 5 (finale)

John J. Puccio, DVDtown.com: “Top Theatrical and Disc Releases of 2009” Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies: “The 10 Best Films of 2009” Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed: “Best of 2009” and “Worst of 2009” Ed Howard, Only the Cinema: “My 2009 in Movies” Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com: “The Year in Film – 2009” Susan Granger: “Best Movies/Performances of 2009” Christopher Long, DVDtown.com: “Top Theatrical and Disc Releases of 2009” Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope: “Top, bottom films, etc. of 2009” and “The aught decade in review” Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight: “2009 Year in Review” Mark A. Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on […]

2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 4

Dan Lybarger, KC Active: “The Best and Worst Film of 2009” Dave Cornelius, eFilmCritic: “The Best Films of 2009” Tyler Foster, The Following Preview: “Top 10 of 2009” Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com: “The Best of 2009” MaryAnn Johanson, FlickFilosopher.com: “Top 10 Movies of 2009: The Whys and Wherefores” Steven Greydanus, Decent Films Guide: “2009: The Year in Reviews” Anders Wotzke, Cut Print Review: “The Best and Worst Films of 2009” A.J. Hakari, Review Express: “Top Ten & Worst Five of 2009” Mark R. Leeper: “My Top Ten Films of 2009” Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures: “The 10 Best Films of 2009” and […]

2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 3

Erik Childress, eFilmCritic & Cinematical: “movies of 2009 wrapup” [podcast] Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy: “2009: The Year in Movies” Roderick Heath, Ferdy on Films, etc.: “Confessions of a Film Freak, 2009” Rob Humanick, The Projection Booth: “2009: Year in Film (a photo-essay first draft)” Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl: “Top Films of 2009” and “Great Moments in Mediocre Films 2009” Marty Mapes, Movie Habit: “Top Ten of 2009” John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews: “Best Movies of 2009” Brian Orndorf, This is Briandom: “The Best Films of 2009” and “Orny Awards 2009” Kim Voynar, Movie City News: “Top Ten Films of […]

Essay Question: best films of 2000-2009

OFCS members ponder the question: “What are the best films of the decade 2000-2009?” Answers after the jump. Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic: In chronological order: Amores Perros (2000)Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)The Rules of Attraction (2002)American Splendor (2003)Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)Sin City (2005)The Fountain (2006)No Country for Old Men (2007)WALL•E (2008)Antichrist (2009) Dennis Schwartz, Ozus’ World Movie Reviews: 1. Spider (2002): An unforgettable masterpiece.2. A History of Violence (2005): Should not only entertain but make your hair stand up.3. Before Sunset (2004): Films about romantic relationships don’t get any better than this one.4. Gosford Park (2001): An […]

2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 2

Nick Schager, Slant: “Best of 2009” Felix Gonzalez, Jr., The Darker Rooms of Our Souls: “The Best Films of 2009” Dan Jardine, Cinemania: “Counting down: My top ten films of 2009” Josh Ralske, AllMovie: “Best of 2009” Laura Clifford, Reelingreviews.com: “Reeling’s Top 10 of 2009” Bill Gibron, PopMatters: “The 10 Best Films of 2009” William Goss, eFilmCritic.com: “The Films of 2009: Frames of Mind” LVJeff, Window to the Movies: “2009 Hindsight” Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound: “High Five Best Films of 2009”

OFCS 2009 Awards — now with video!

Part 1: Part 2: Thanks to all the participating members, and to member Dave Cornelius for spearheading the project.

‘Hurt Locker’ named Best Picture of 2009 by Online Film Critics Society

The Hurt Locker, the intense war drama about explosives experts in Iraq, took top honors in the 13th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards, winning Best Picture against fellow nominees Inglourious Basterds, A Serious Man, Up, and Up in the Air. The film also won in the categories of Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow), Best Actor (Jeremy Renner), and Best Editing (Chris Innis and Bob Murawski). Another film matched The Hurt Locker’s four awards: Inglourious Basterds, with nods for Best Actress (Melanie Laurent), Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), Best Original Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino), and Best Cinematography (Robert Richardson). Anvil!: The Story […]

2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 1

Kevin LaForest, Montreal Film Journal: “2009: To Pandora and Back Again” Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk: “Best and Worst Movies of 2009” Henry Stewart, The L Magazine: “Best (and worst) Films of 2009” and “Top 20 Movies of the Decade” Brian Juergens, CampBlood: “Ten Best (and Three Worst) horror flicks of 2009” Mark Harris, About.com: Horror: “Top 10 Horror Movies of 2009 (Wide Release)” and “Top 20 Horror Movies of 2009 (Limited Release/DVD)” Mike McGranaghan, The Aisle Seat: “The Best Films of 2009” Dustin Putman: “The Year in Review: 2009’s Best and Worst” James Wegg: “Best of 2009” Joseph Proimakis, Quiet […]