Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA continues its winning streak with the Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards as the film was awarded the top prize of Best Film.
First Reformed (2017)
NAME OF FILM: FIRST REFORMED
DIRECTOR(S): Paul Schrader
STARRING: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Michael Gaston, Philip Ettinger, Victoria Hill
GENRE: Thriller Film
SYNOPSIS: The pastor of a small New England church (Ethan Hawke) spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife (Amanda Seyfried) in this taut, chilling thriller.
The Seattle Film Critics Society awarded the top prize of Best Picture to Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, a semi-autobiographical film that follows the life of a live-in housekeeper during a politically turbulent time in Mexico City.
Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite leads the nominations for the 2018 Houston Film Critics Society awards with six, including Best Picture, and Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos.
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma was a hit with the Las Vegas Film Critics, winning five awards including; Best Picture, Best Director and Best Foreign Film.
Paul Schrader’s First Reformed leads the Vancouver Film Critic’s Circle international awards with three wins, including Best Director for Schrader.
Roma and Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse scored three awards with the Utah Film Critics Association, with Spider-man receiving the honors of being named Best Picture of 2018.
“The Hate U Give,” a drama that examines contemporary race relations in America took top prizes at the 2018 Indiana Film Journalists Association awards, including Best Film.
Roma and The Favourite took home three Kansas City Film Critics Circle’s James Loutzenhiser Awards each, and tied for the top prize of Best Film.
ROMA, THE RIDER, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR Win 2018 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Honors
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the musical drama A STAR IS BORN as the best film of 2018, ROMA as the best foreign-language film and WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR won for Best Documentary.
The Favourite leads in the Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s international section with six nominations and Katherine Jerkovic’s Roads in February leads all films in the Canadian section with six nominations.
Lucrecia Martel’s Zama, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning, and Paul Schrader’s First Reformed took the top spots among films released in 2018 on Film Comment’s annual end-of-year survey.
Sight & Sound, the BFI’s international film magazine, today named Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma as the Best Film of 2018 in one of the most anticipated and respected critics’ opinion poll: Sight & Sound’s Films of the Year.