erik lundegaard


Friday November 30, 2018

NYFCC: All Roads Lead to Roma

When in Roma...

Fast on the heels of the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle announced its best of 2018:

  • Best Picture: “Roma”
  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
  • Best Screenplay: Paul Scharder, “First Reformed”
  • Best Actress: Regina Hall, “Support the Girls”
  • Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Best Cinematography: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron
  • Best Non-fiction Film: “Minding the Gap,” director Bing Liu
  • Best Foreign Language Film: “Cold War,” director Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
  • Best First Film: “Eighth Grade,” director Bo Burnham
  • Special Award For Career Achievement: David Schwartz, Chief Film Curator at Museum of the Moving Image for 33 years
  • Special Award: Kino Classics Box Set “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers”

Interesting seeing both Pawlikowski and Hawke honored. Makes me think of an underrated movie they made together in 2011. Also makes me want to see “Cold War.”

NYFCC's big winner, “Roma,” I won't be able to see until Dec. 7 at the Cinerama in Seattle. Wanted to go big screen on it. But I‘ve tended to like NYFCC’s choices. Past NYFCC winners here, with thoughts. 

2000 Traffic  Not for me
2001 Mulholland Drive  Sure
2002 Far from Heaven  Nah
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  Please 
2004 Sideways  Sure
2005 Brokeback Mountain  Definitely
2006 United 93  Definitely
2007 No Country for Old Men  Definitely
2008 Milk  I could watch this again.
2009 The Hurt Locker  Safe choice
2010 The Social Network  Good choice
2011 The Artist  Fun and inventive 
2012 Zero Dark Thirty  Problematic
2013 American Hustle  Even more fun 
2014 Boyhood  Deserved
2015 Carol  Wasn't head-over-heels like a lot of people, but respected.
2016 La La Land  Similar
2017 Lady Bird  Long live Greta Gerwig
2018 Roma  Seeing Dec. 7. 
Posted at 09:29 AM on Friday November 30, 2018 in category Movies - Awards