Dallas Critics Pick A STAR IS BORN, Recognize ROMA, THE RIDER
Do you ever agree with your friends about the movies they love?
Maybe some, but not others. That applies here at Screen Anarchy, too; some writers and editors champion films that confound me, and I'm sure the reverse is true, that they worry about my sanity when I suggest that The Hurricane Heist deserves more recognition as a great action extravaganza, as but one of many examples. .
Ah, well. I enjoy a civil discourse about films almost as much as I enjoy watching bloody brawls on a big screen. None of the latter are represented by the choices made below, representing the collective voice of the 33 members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I have been a proud member for several years. I enjoy visiting with fellow members at preview screenings throughout the year -- or at least waving at them in acknowledgement of their presence -- and absolutely love seeing what they think about movies.
All that being said, I am baffled at the Best Picture love for A Star Is Born, an overblown puff piece whose only saving grace is Sam Elliott. (He is named among the runners-up for Best Supporting Actor.) I am more than fine with Roma being recognized as Best Foreign Language Film, even if my personal top pick was Shoplifters, listed among the runners-up.
And, although I favored Yen Tan's 1985 for the Russell Smith Award, honoring the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film, I am certainly not going to complain about Zhao Chloe's The Rider winning the award.
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SUMMARY OF AWARD WINNERS
2018 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
(Choices listed in order of votes received)
Winner: A STAR IS BORN
Runners-up: ROMA; THE FAVOURITE; VICE; BLACKkKLANSMAN; BLACK PANTHER; GREEN BOOK; IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, EIGHTH GRADE; CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Winner: Christian Bale, VICE
Runners-up: Rami Malek, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY; Bradley Cooper, A STAR IS BORN; Ethan Hawke, FIRST REFORMED; Viggo Mortensen, GREEN BOOK
Winner: Olivia Colman, THE FAVOURITE
Runners-up: Lady Gaga, A STAR IS BORN; Melissa McCarthy, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?; Glenn Close, THE WIFE; Nicole Kidman, DESTROYER
Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Mahershala Ali, GREEN BOOK
Runners-up: Richard E. Grant, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?; Sam Elliott, A STAR IS BORN; Timothee Chalamet, BEAUTIFUL BOY; Michael B. Jordan, BLACK PANTHER
Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Regina King, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Runners-up: Emma Stone, THE FAVOURITE; Rachel Weisz, THE FAVOURITE; Amy Adams, VICE; Claire Foy, FIRST MAN and Tilda Swinton, SUSPIRIA (tie)
Winner: Alfonso Cuaron, ROMA
Runners-up: Bradley Cooper, A STAR IS BORN; Yorgos Lanthimos, THE FAVOURITE; Spike Lee, BLACKkKLANSMAN; Adam McKay, VICE
Best Foreign-Language Film
Runners-up: COLD WAR; SHOPLIFTERS; BURNING; NEVER LOOK AWAY
Winner: WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR
Runners-up: FREE SOLO; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; RBG; MINDING THE GAP
Best Animated Film
Winner: ISLE OF DOGS
Runner-up: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Winner: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, THE FAVOURITE
Runner-up: Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED
Winner: Alfonso Cuaron, ROMA
Runner-up: Robbie Ryan, THE FAVOURITE
Best Musical Score
Winner: Alexandre Desplat, ISLE OF DOGS
Runner-up: Justin Hurwitz, FIRST MAN
Russell Smith Award (best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film)
Winner: THE RIDER