The New York Film Critics Circle announce their film honors early, so you know just who you are going to see at their annual awards dinner: with Boyhood taking top honors, the team was a distinct presence at Tao Downtown, with Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, the star, Ellar Coltrane, and director Richard Linklater. The NYFCC's impeccable choices included Marion Cotillard for two roles: in The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night, Timothy Spall as the painter Mr. Turner, J. K. Simmons, as the music teacher from hell in Whiplash. Patricia Arquette won the best supporting actress for her role over a dozen years as Mason's mom in Boyhood: "Thank you for sharing your childhood and your chicken pox" she said to him. "Thank you for a role honoring all mothers."
Boyhood is on top of many best picture lists. The word masterpiece was thrown around quite a bit, and you have to admit that whatever the continued success of this epic movie in the box office, or its fate during the awards marathon that moves this week to Los Angeles, Boyhood is unique in its appro...
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