2014 BAM Award Considerations – February

I decided that with the plethora of BAM Awards-related post towards the end of 2013 and the start of this year it was best to wait to the end of this month before officially recommencing the process.

I will post these lists towards the end of the month to allow for minimal updates. By creating a new post monthly, and creating massive combo files offline, it should make the process easier for me and more user-friendly for you, the esteemed reader. Enjoy.

Eligible Titles

Labor Day
Pompeii
3 Days to Kill
2 Autumns, 3 Winters
That Awkward Moment
Monuments Men
RoboCop
The Lego Movie
In Secret
Tonya & Nancy
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
The Wind Rises

Best Picture

The Lego Movie

Best Foreign Film

2 Autumns, 3 Winters
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary

Most Overlooked Film

As intimated in my Most Underrated announcement this year, I’ve decided to make a change here. Rather than get caught up in me vs. the world nonsense and what a film’s rating is on an aggregate site, the IMDb or anywhere else, I want to champion smaller, lesser-known films. In 2011 with the selection of Toast this move was really in the offing. The nominees from this past year echo that fact. So here, regardless of how well-received something is by those who’ve seen it, I’ll be championing indies and foreign films, and the occasional financial flop from a bigger entity.

Labor Day

Best Director

The Lego Movie
The Wind Rises

Best Actress

Kate Winslet Labor Day
Maud Wyler 2 Autumns, 3 Winters
Elizabeth Olsen In Secret
Christina Ricci Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

Best Actor

Josh Brolin Labor Day
George Clooney Monuments Men
Vincent Macaigne 2 Autumns, 3 Winters
Oscar Isaac In Secret

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett Monuments Men
Jessica Lange In Secret

Best Supporting Actor

Bastien Bouillon 2 Autumns, 3 Winters
Michael Keaton RoboCop

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Hailee Steinfeld 3 Days to Kill

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Gattlin Griffith Labor Day

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Elena Kampouris Labor Day

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Dylan Schombing Pompeii
Jadon Sand The Lego Movie
John Paul Ruttan RoboCop
Micah Fowler Labor Day
Zacherie Chasserieaud 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Best Cast

2 Autumns, 3 Winters
Labor Day
Monuments Men
The Lego Movie
In Secret

Best Youth Ensemble

Labor Day

Best Original Screenplay

The Lego Movie

Best Adapted Screenplay

Labor Day
Monuments Men
RoboCop

Best Score

Labor Day
Pompeii
Monuments Men
The Lego Movie
The Wind Rises

Best Editing

Labor Day
Monuments Men
The Lego Movie

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Pompeii
RoboCop
The Lego Movie
The Wind Rises

Best Cinematography

Labor Day
Monuments Men
In Secret

Best Art Direction

Labor Day
Monuments Men
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

Best Costume Design

Labor Day
Pompeii
Monuments Men
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
In Secret

Best Makeup

Labor Day
Pompeii
3 Days to Kill
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
In Secret

Best Visual Effects

RoboCop

Best (Original) Song

“Everything is Awesome” The Lego Movie
“Untitled Self Portrait” The Lego Movie

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Review: 20 Lies, 4 Parents and a Little Egg

As time moves on the lines between visual media will continue to inevitably blur. Surely, each discipline needs to maintain its fine line for there to be a reason to continue separation of them. However, I raise the point because ever since the made-for-TV movie was created due to a perceived need by American networks, there has been a growing similitude growing between the two forms such that when one watches a TV film without commercial break there is scarcely a notable difference depending on the production, and what attempts were made to give it a filmic quality.

While the TV movie may have originated here it has, by now, migrated the world over. Which brings me, after that roundabout introduction, to the film at hand 20 Lies, 4 Parents, and a Little Egg. This is a dramedy that premiered on Dutch television last year. It tells the tale of how, after a freak accident, Dylan (Nils Verkooijen) gets to know his biological father, Sjors (Marcel Musters), after having been raised for most of his 15 year by his mother (Anneke Blok) and partner Ilse (Marieke Heebink). Dylan’s re-emergence into Sjors’ life disrupts his relationship with Bert (Mark Ram) and also threatens the secrets that each of them have harbored over the years – hence the title.

With a synopsis as I encapsulated above it would be easy for a film such as this to wander into melodrama. It manages to avoid doing that not only by staying quite humorous, based on the way all the characters interact with one another, but also being dramatically real. The film is ultimately driven by the character and how they react to one another. Dylan is a rather realistically rendered pest who has an “impossible” facade that is slowly taken down, which is a credit to the writing and the performance by Verkooijen. Yet even with that the film never loses its core conflict for facile resolution.

In the end the decisions are made quietly, mostly visually that sins of omission made to keep up appearances need to be addressed and moved past, and ends the story in satisfying fashion.

With all this talk of character clearly this puts and emphasis on performance and the quintet of central figures in this film all do a marvelous job. There is a naturalness and ease of interaction between all the characters that creates a shorthand that allows the film to move as briskly as it does. This keeps the pace up and the tale moving without getting bogged down in unnecessary bouts of exposition and the like.

20 Lies, 4 Parents and One Little Egg
doesn’t tread easy ground. When you’re dealing with a family-based comedy-drama that concerns two sets of same-sex couples the dangers become either insensitivity or faux-edginess. What this film opts for instead is heart and humanity and a brief toe-dip into the complexity of human emotions, and that’s the right path and it’s well-navigated here.

8/10

31 Days of Oscar 2014

For all intents and purposes 31 Days of Oscar, for me, has been snowed out this year. What I mean by this is that there were many demands on my concentration between script rewrites, home renovations, the Winter Olympics and the like it was hard to get any momentum built up. In fact, there were but a few sporadic viewings and one marathon day before my writing of this. As meager as these viewings are they still merit writing about in a post here since there were not enough to generate multiple posts this year. If there are other viewings before 3/3 I will add them here.

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Wuthering Heights (1939, Samuel Goldwyn)

There’s something to be said for one’s first exposure to a story. As hard as it is to believe I’d never seen any rendition of this tale. I can’t put my finger on the reason why, but I’m glad to have seen it now. It’s a truly great tragic romance with allusions to a ghost story.

Wins/Nominations: 1/8

Gate of Hell (1953)

Gate of Hell (1953, Criterion)

As seems to be the case with a lot films set in feudal Japan, it did take a few minutes to get my footing and keep names and clans orderly in my mind. When I had my bearings it did become a very touching and involving film that is fairly universal and requires minimal existing knowledge of Japanese custom and history. Most of what you need is found within the story. It’s worth noting this film won the color costuming award and won a special award for foreign films and was one of the titles that lead the way to a full category being added.

Wins/Nominations: 2/2

Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Closely Watched Trains (1966, Janus Films)

This film is very much a New Wave film, this one coming from the Czech New Wave. The prior film I had seen from it can be found here. The story here is fairly straight-forward in narrative if not structural terms and combines a coming-of-age element with the backdrop of World War II. It’s a decent tale but not one that will likely stick with me for very long. Maybe it’s just not my cup of tea or the novelty of the Wave isn’t novel to me anymore, though I do like the approach.

Wins/Nominations: 1/1

Ninotchka (1939)

Ninotchka (1939, MGM)

This was a film a professor of mine suggested to me in school as the Garbo film he liked and also as a good intro to Lubitsch, I believe. I’m not sure why it took me so long to follow this advice, as he never steered me wrong, but I finally saw it and am very glad I did. It’s quite a charming story and a good time.

Wins/Nominations: 0/4

Three Smart Girls (1936)

Three Smart Girls (1936, Universal)

In watching films grouped together by the sole fact that they were nominated for Oscars you will inevitably watch a little differently. In many viewings I would try to start guessing (if not already told) what a film was nominated in. I say this because on the rare occasion you don’t really get it. With this film I didn’t at all. Save for the sound recording nomination. I refuse to merely attribute it to the film not aging well, because the dated argument is a substitute for thought. I’d have to research and watch more, but in an age with myriad musical romantic comedies this one, that I didn’t even care for, was a Best Picture nominee baffles me.

Nominations/Wins: 0/3

Totals

Films: 5
Wins: 4
Nominations: 18

My Ballot: Jameson Empire Awards 2014

Yup, it’s another My Ballot post. It’s not even that I intended to do another one of these so soon, but I saw this pop up yesterday and felt compelled to fill it out, even with my viewership of all these candidates not being very high. I am sure I won’t be nearly this inclined to fill out ballots once award season comes to a close this year, but we shall see.

Best Male Newcomer

Will Poulter (2013, Interview Magazine)

Will Poulter We’re the Millers

My reasoning behind this choice is the same as it was here.

Best Female Newcomer

The Great Gatsby (2013, Warner Bros.)

Elizabeth Debicki The Great Gatsby

This was an unusual category for me because I hadn’t seen many of the candidates and needed a refresher on who Debicki was. However, that has everything to do with the middling nature of the film rather than her.

Best Horror

The Conjuring (2013, New Line Cinema)

The Conjuring

This choice was obvious for me. Even though it didn’t top my 2013 horror list, it was a strong number two from James Wan.

Best Comedy

This is the End (2013, Sony Pictures)

This is the End

If I had a genre-specific comedy list this is the film that would’ve found itself in the #1 spot. It did make my best of the year.

Best Thriller

Captain Phillips (2013, Columbia)

Captain Phillips

I’m resistant to the notion of thriller as a genre. It seems to just be a catch-all. Despite some of the issues I had with the film, it is suspenseful and doesn’t resist reality in the end with regards to trauma, and eschews a typical Hollywood ending.

Best Sc-Fi/Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Unsurprisingly my favorite Sci-Fi or Fantasy film from last year, and also my overall number one, was absent. Thus, this begins a portion of these selections where I lean heavily towards The Hobbit, in a move that kind of does surprise me too. However, when I think back I did enjoy this quite a bit too.

Best Supporting Actor

Thor: The Dark World (2013, Marvel)

Tom Hiddleston Thor: The Dark World

In my awards I went with a Marvel villain played by a British actor, just not this one. That’s not to slight Hiddleston. One of the keys to successfully interpreting villains, is not only being the hero of your own story but relishing it as an actor. Hiddleston definitely accomplishes that and in the capper to a Loki trilogy does his finest work in the Marvel Universe to date.

Best Supporting Actress

Blue Jasmine (2013, Sony Pictures Classics)

Sally Hawkins Blue Jasmine

Sally Hawkins was apparently taken aback by her Oscar nomination. I was too, not due to her performance but because the Oscars recognized the film for something other than Cate Blanchet. Hawkins name has rightfully appeared on many awards ballots this season and it pleases me each and every time.

Best British Film

The World's End (2013, Universal)

The World’s End

Here’s another one where I had to make an oddball choice for myself. I have seen none of the other candidates. The #3 movie on my list last year, Broken, is British but absent here. I was lukewarm about this film the first time I saw it, but it does have its fans and I’d be happy to see it win.

Best Actress

Blue Jasmine (2013, Sony Pictures Classics)

Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine

I’ve filled her name out everywhere I could this year. I will be stunned if she does not win the Oscar. I don’t know her odds here but it didn’t stop me.

Best Actor

Captain Phillips (2013, Columbia.)

Tom Hanks Captain Phillips

This is an Oscar snub I talked of some. I don’t get it. I know why I passed, but he is still great here.

Best Director

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.)

Peter Jackson The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Applying the logic of the director of the film I enjoyed the most this comes away the winner. And the reason I say it’s surprising is that technical foible (High Frame Rate) I am enjoying this series more than The Lord of the Rings. I know I’m weird, but I get weirder, because I’m not a huge fan of that one.

Best Film

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Out of the films listed on the ballot, I gave this one the highest score and I wouldn’t change it. It boils down to I wanted more even after all that time and the ending didn’t disappoint me.

The Arts on Film: Museum Hours (2013)

Introduction

Enumerating how many artistic disciplines exist is not the purview of this series. Rather the idea of this series is to briefly explore an iteration, an instance, of another artform in the world of cinema.

Museum Hours (2013)

In an upcoming series of posts I will state that I believe that cinema is the ultimate artform because of its ability to encompass or represent all the forms that came before it. Its elasticity is such that I believe it will be able to dialogue with whatever comes next.

However, this film seeks to satisfy a simple aim by illuminating a work cited by a film. To learn more of it and the artist in question. In short, just a bit more than information the film deems suitable.

The temptation may exist for an artist to shoehorn his favorite influences in other media into a film regardless of how well they fit. Truly, though, a film is only exalted through the inclusion of a prominent figure from another artform when there is an intrinsic, unobtrusive link between the artist’s oeuvre and the story being told.

In the case of Pieter Bruegel, or Brueghel if you prefer, and Museum Hours the fit is quite a natural one for what occurs is that you have a painter who painted group scenes of peasant life which can be argued to have no center, or multiple centers, yet if you look at what is going on in each sub-tableau you can likely pick out the most important piece. Museum Hours is a film of a small population, but it is essentially the tale of two main figures in a multitude who work at or attend the The Kunsthistorisches Art Museum, other stories occasionally come in, other paintings but few we care or focus on. This is why these paintings are such a great fit. Here’s a closer look at some of them.

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My Ballot: LIONS for LAMBs

The Lions are awards voted on by members of LAMB, the world’s largest movie blogging community. Last year since they were both write-ins I combined these picks with my OMIEs post. This year the former had a field of selections so they deserve separate posts. This one is for those of us who are anal retentive and want a precise order not just an honoree (winner if you prefer and other nominees), as they reflect my BAM Awards choices.

Best Picture

Ender's Game (2013, Summit Entertainment)

Is no secret. Look at the order of my Top 10 and you see how I voted.

Best Director

Ender's Game (2013, Summit)

While each of the top directorial turns of the year (in my mind) clearly have their merits, I couldn’t shuffle the directors differently than I did film: so it’s Hood, Allen, Norris, Rubin and Park. For what titles these indicate check the BAM Awards.

Best Actor

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012, Tribeca Film)

No more being coy. From here on you get the slate. My best actor winner was Johan Heldenbergh for The Broken Circle Breakdown he narrowly edged countryman Koen De Graeve in a decision I stressed about. No less impressive was Igor Samobor in Class Enemy; it was really a choice of preference and what range they played in. It was next to impossible to separate Spencer Treat Clark and Nick Eversman in Cold Dark Canyon but I had to choose one and it kind of went to who had the most impressive single moment.

Best Actress

Blue Jasmine (2013, Sony Pictures Classics)

This was a ridiculously deep field. In any other year these ladies may have walked away with the prize. They had the misfortune of being up against each other. They ranked as follows:

Blanchett Blue Jasmine
Baetens The Broken Circle Breakdown
Dench Philomena
Sukowa Hannah Arendt
O’Hara Museum Hours

Best Supporting Actor

Iron Man 3 (2013, Marvel)

Quite an interesting year in this category from my perspective. There were flat-out dramatic performances and comedic ones, I went with the one that had the best of both to offer.

Kingsley Iron Man 3
Rockwell The Way, Way Back
McConaughey Mud
Ford Ender’s Game
Boh Class Enemy

Best Supporting Actress

The Awakening (2011, BBC Films)

Most of what I talked about in picking an honoree was an overlooked genre. There’s more to Imelda Staunton than being great in horror film, but it was a suitable tie-breaker. I’m glad Hawkins has gotten recognition elsewhere. More people have to see Nadrah and her film; Ullmann is a living legend, and Huppert is always wondrous. It came down to the part in shuffling these great performances.

Staunton The Awakening
Hawkins Blue Jasmine
Nadrah Class Enemy
Ullmann Two Lives
Huppert Amour

Best Screenplay

Broken (2012, Film Movement)

Interesting because it takes away the original and adapted monikers, so I decided to alternate starting between them starting with the stronger honoree, Broken.

Broken
Blue Jasmine
Ender’s Game
Stoker
Class Enemy

Best Documentary

The Short Game (2013, Netflix)

Messages are great, but docs can be entertaining and artful too. That’s how I ended up ordering these.

The Short Game
The Diplomat
Evocateur
Brooklyn Castle
A Place at the Table


Best Foreign Film

Time of My Life (2012, Strand Releasing)

These foreign films didn’t get a lot of hype and crashed my top 15, so I’m glad to plug them yet again. What it all came down to was gut reaction. The winner destroyed me, in a good way.

Time of My Life
The Giants
Class Enemy
It’s All So Quiet
The Hunt

Best Cinematography

The Old Man (2013, Kazakh Film Studio)

All these films had such different narrative requirements the way they ended up being ordered had a lot to do with how organic the gorgeous imagery was to the story.

The Old Man
Stoker
Only God Forgives
The Fifth Season
Post Tenebras Lux

Comments

Given a chance to comment, I took it this time saying:

For 2015 a new category should be sought that’s not on the Oscar slate whether it be something other award shows do like Best Cast or Performance by a Young Actor, or something unique to the LIONs.

If you are a member please vote, if you just enjoy the member blogs, you (as I will) should check out the results.

My Ballot: 2014 OMIEs

The OMIEs are an award, that’s voted on by users on the blog Flixploitation. It honors those the Oscars overlook. This year’s OMIEs ballot takes a slightly different approach than last year’s. Rather than being all write-ins there are suggestions for nominees. You can find them here. Below I will highlight my choices and explain why.

Most Deserving Documentary

Blackfish (2013, CNN Films)

Blackfish

In introducing my method in selection BAM Best Doc nominees I said:

With Best Documentary I again had a re-adjustment as award time started to roll around. I wanted to avoid redundancy in the topics as much as I could and really focus on the crafting on the film more so than any greater message or social purpose. Issue-based documentaries are great to rally behind and can incur real change, and they can also be great films, but you can have one without the other.

Because it lacked slightly as a film that eliminated it. However, based on the choices given, and the fact that I said this about it:

I heard of this film quite some time ago as it featured prominently on My Radar. I recorded the CNN airing a while ago but was reticent to watch it. In the end I’m glad I did. There are a few graphic and disturbing images but the takeaway from the film is far more profound than that. The scariest, most stomach-turning thing is the pervasiveness of lies documented that Sea World spews as facts. Lies that I as a child believed to be true and still recalled learning there. What this film shows is not only that these massive mammals are smarter and more complex that we can yet understand, but also that there are dangers inherent to the people who attempt to keep them in captivity as glorified circus performers.

this is clearly my winner.

Most Deserving Foreign Language Film

Two Lives (2012, IFC/Sundance Selects)
Two Lives

Two Lives is a very solid film. I’m a little surprised I haven’t heard more about it to be quite honest. I enjoyed it very much. Its omission in my foreign category was more about finding far more off-the-beaten path stuff that I enjoyed even more; as for the Oscars I have no idea.

Most Deserving Original Screenplay

The Way, Way Back (2013, Fox Searchlight)

The Way, Way Back

I didn’t get to discuss The Way, Way Back too much in the BAMs, or on the site in general. There are in this film several tremendous scenes and for as quirky, funny and witty the characters are they are very real and their interaction with one another is more so. Excellent work.

Most Deserving Adapted Screenplay

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August: Osage County

This is one of those interesting ones where a contender for this year (due to it’s wide release coming in January – for more on my late-year release issues go here) is my choice for an award last year. There was much talk of the running time being chopped down, but it doesn’t feel like anything essential was lost.

Most Deserving Supporting Actress

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Melonie Diaz Fruitvale Station

This was the first film that got any Oscar buzz. Of course, with its being released early in the year it was destined to get nothing. Diaz was a revelation.

Most Deserving Supporting Actor

THE WAY, WAY BACK

Sam Rockwell The Way, Way Back

I was very close to picking Sam Rockwell. With regards to the Oscars there were a few things going against him: it was a summer release and it’s a comedic performance. Those shouldn’t matter, but it seems to. Rockwell is damn near perfect here.

Most Deserving Actress

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012, Tribeca Film)

Veerle Baetens The Broken Circle Breakdown

It was nearly a sweep for this film in the lead acting categories in my awards. Again, I’m astonished she hasn’t garnered more notice or a nomination. More attention needs to be drawn both to this film and her work in it.

Most Deserving Director

Woody Allen (2013, Esquire)

Woody Allen Blue Jasmine

Basically, the thought here (as it seems to be with the Oscars many years) is to award the director of the film you’re going to choose as best from the candidates.

Most Deserving Picture

Blue Jasmine (2013, Sony Pictures Classics)

Blue Jasmine

Not much to explain in my choice here, for a bit more detail check the BAMs or my brief write-up linked above. Similar logic to the above, essentially it was the highest ranking film of my top 10 to make the list.

If interested in casting your choice for nominees please follow the link!

Updates: 2014 So Far

OK, this used to be, for the short time it existed last year, a bi-weekly (or so), post. Well, the beginning of this year has been a bit hectic, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime too soon. I do have to find time to draft posts that will keep the site current and more manageable. However, things haven’t been as stagnant around here as you, Dear Reader, may believe.

Firstly, for the most part I got the 2013 BAM Award nominations and Honorees posted in a fairly timely fashion. The timetable definitely worked for me and will be re-implemented this year.

I was a bit slow to get all the historical lists updated, but they now are. They are easily found under BAM Awards in the menu bar.

Speaking of the menu bar, most of the recent updates that may not have reached you all have concerned the addition of new pages. Under the Themes tab you will find pages for many of my perennial topics such as 31 Days of Oscar, March to Disney, Poverty Row April, 61 Days of Halloween, Thankful for World Cinema thus far.

As for logging, that is taking a more deliberate approach as well. The BAM Award Considerations will post once and not be updated. Therefore, they will be up at the end of their respective month, or at the start of the following month. The January post can be found here.

My Radar has been updated and one title, at least, will be scratched off soon.

As for Films Viewed in 2014 that needs to be updated as it is quite behind.

Similarly, another post only being updated once monthly will be Considerations Favorite Older Film of 2014.

I’ve also been a bit lax in the Shameless Self-Promotion Department. So much so that I neglected to mention that I contributed a post to the LAMB Devours the Oscars series. I also frequently submit links to Foreign Chops and Classic Chops. Those posts are a great way to catch up and discover other blogs. Another way is that you can follow me on Twitter or like The Movie Rat on Facebook.

Next, I believe I’ll start with some My Ballot posts, similar to this one and move on from there and get caught up slowly but surely. The goal is to spend less time updating running lists and more time creating new content. That goal has not yet been achieved, but if you have patience you will see it come to fruition. As always, thank you for stopping by, and taking your time to read the site.

My Radar 2014

This is a list I started last year to try and track some necessary viewing. It will serve as an unofficial checklist for my BAM Awards. I will not hold up the awards in anticipation of seeing these films. A deadline is a deadline. It will help me either define Gray Area films or keep an eye out for undistributed titles. Secondly, this will serve as a back-up to my watchlist on GoWatchIt, which is a great site to get notifications about film releases. I anticipate I’ll update this monthly as I do with films watched and older film posts.

The Carry-Over Titles

Some titles did not see, or get adequate distribution last year, and some I have my eye on early; therefore, they make a return appearance.

1. The Dirties

The Dirties (2012, Phase 4)

Heard it was picked up by Phase 4.

2. Faust

Heard of Sokurov’s version last year. Currently at Film Forum in NY.

3. Tragedy of Man

The Tragedy of Man (2011, Mozinet)

I know this hit an New York screen while I was not there. Haven’t heard about it being on video.

The following films are those which are on my GoWatchIt queue as of today (5/15/13):

4. Me and You
5. Reality
6. Good For Nothing
7. Just the Wind
8. Thursday Through Sunday
9. Father’s Chair

The following are selections based on Larry Richman’s top picks of 2012.

Dead Europe (2012, Wild Bunch)

10. Vanishing Waves
11. Una Noche
12. Pavilion
13. Apartment in Athens
14. Blackbird

And a random one I just called which stars a BAM Nominee from last year for Best Original Song, Troye Sivan.

Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013, Nu Metro Films)

15. Spud 2: The Madness Continues

16. Heli
17. Ilo Ilo
18. The Past
19. Satellite Boy
20. Summerhood
21. The Human Promise

21. The Rocket
22. The Weight of Elephants
23. The Double
24. Staten Island Summer
25. Leap 4 Your Life

26. The Art of the Steal
27. Grand Piano
28. Slow West
29. Beyond the Heavens
30. Bunks

31. Category 8
32. The Fall
33. Child of God

34. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

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Yes, I know the odds are I won’t miss this one. However, not only do I plan for many of these titles to crossover into next year (and beyond) but this is the film I wanted next.

35. The Borgman
36. Joe
37. Concrete Night
39. Rhymes for Young Ghouls
40. WNUF Halloween Special

41. Torment
42. Kid
43. Into the Woods

New Titles

44. Boyhood
45. Cooties
46. Whiplash
47. Maze Runner
48. After Tiller
49. Hors Satan
50. Abuse of Weakness
51. Camile Claudel 1915
52. Stranger by the Lake
53. A Touch of Sin
54. La Jalousie
57. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon
58. The Young Ones
59. Age of Panic

60. Walking with the Enemy
61. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her
62. Lonely Boy
63. Oculus
64. Concrete Night
65. Moebius
66. Nothing Bad Can Happen
67. Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
68. Eastern Boys
69. Plus One
70. 7 Boxes

71. Marina
72. Noah
73. Midnight Sun
74. Skavengers
75. Mercy
76. Sins of Our Youth
77. Dear Eleanor
78. Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn
79. The Between
80. Low Down

81. Maleficent
82. Olive’s Ocean
83. Locke
84. The First
85. Pawn Sacrifice
86. The Great Gilly Hopkins
87. La beauté des loutres
88. Bastards
89. Explosion
90. Watercolor Postcards

91. The Deadlands
92. Genesis
93. Hellions
94. Wish I Was Here
95. London Town
96. V8 – Die Rache des Nitros
97. X Plus Y
98. 2 Autumns, Three Winters
99. La Belle Vie
100. Among the Living

101. 2 Temps, 3 Mouvements
102. Skating to New York
103. Dark Places
104. Grass Stains
105. The Forger
106. The Boxtrolls
107. A Birder’s Guide to Everything
108. The Wilderness of James