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 … Continue reading 2009 Awards (13th Annual)

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

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

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 … Continue reading 2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 4

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 … Continue reading 2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 3

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) … Continue reading Essay Question: best films of 2000-2009

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 … Continue reading 2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 2

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

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: … Continue reading 2009 top 10s from OFCS members: part 1