December 09, 2013
December 09, 2013 03:38:46 GMT
The Chiwetel Ejiofor starrer bags three awards from Boston Society of Film Critics and gets six prizes from Boston Online Film Critics.
"12 Years a Slave" dominates both Boston Society of Film Critics and Boston Online Film Critics Awards this year. The epic historical slavery drama win Best Picture, Best Director (Steve McQueen) and Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) in the voting held by the two associations on Sunday, December 8.
8:00 AM PST 12/8/2013 by Scott Feinberg
Daniel Bruhl, Adele Exarchopoulos, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jared Leto and June Squib will be feted at the fest on Feb. 4.
DECEMBER 8, 2013 2:27 PM
Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's "Her" tied for top honors with the LA Film Critics, who in general were very much up for offering shared honors. Cate Blanchett, and Adele Exarchopoulos tied for best actress, while Jared Leto and James Franco shared best supporting actress. Notably, both "Her" and "Gravity" were released by Warner Brothers, so clearly it was a happy day for them.
Best Supporting Actor: James Franco, Spring Breakers and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Tie)
See the full list of winners on Indiewire. | Thanks to Rachel.
December 08, 2013
ON DECEMBER 06, 2013 AT 3:18 PM
It might be hard at first to muster sympathy for a world famous rock band lamenting the greed of the record industry. But watch three minutes of Artifact, Jared Leto's cinematic chronicle of his band's fight against their record label EMI, and you will be ready to storm the gates of an industry that hews closer to a serfdom rather than a fair and properly functioning business. Artifact, which was released for download on iTunes this past Tuesday, initially began life as film documenting the creation of Thirty Seconds To Mars' third studio album This is War. It quickly morphed, however, into a dueling narrative: a tale of the self-financed creation of their third album, along with the chronicle of their fight against EMI and the absurd $30 million breach of contract lawsuit that they were slapped with back in 2008. What transpires over the course of 103 minutes is the story of a group of artists struggling against the immoveable forces of corporate greed.