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EPISODE 414: OSCARS!

23 Feb

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In this episode, Tyler is joined by Jason Eaken and Kyle Anderson to discuss the Academy Awards.

The BP Top Ten of 2014

21 Feb

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This list was compiled from the individual top ten lists of Scott, Josh, Aaron, Rita, Matt, Craig, Sarah, Jim, Tyler and David. Each film was weighted according to its placement on each individual list. As such, a film that appeared on only two writers’ lists could still wind up on the finalized list if it placed particularly high. Conversely, a film could conceivably be on everybody’s list, but not make the final list, due to low point value.

Honorable Mentions: The Guest, Life Itself, Gone Girl, Force Majeure, Birdman

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BP’s Ten Worst of 2014

20 Feb

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This list was compiled from the individual bottom ten lists of Scott, Josh, Aaron, Rita, Craig, Sarah, Jim, Tyler and David. Each film was weighted according to its placement on each individual list. As such, a film that appeared on only two writers’ lists could still wind up on the finalized list if it placed particularly high. Conversely, a film could conceivably be on everybody’s list, but not make the final list, due to low point value.

10. American Sniper

American Sniper is the most disingenuous film of 2014. From its insidious effort to link Iraq to the terrorist attacks of September 11th to its cartoonish portrayal of the Iraq theater itself–seemingly a simple endeavor that is easily won if only they can catch that one wascally wabbit–American Sniper revels in its fabricated version of wartime vérité. But it is most deserving of derision for pretending to play Devil’s Advocate to history’s oldest philosophical and moral conundrum: is Chris Kyle (i.e. war itself) inherently just and noble? But American Sniper is a poor mediator, posing as an unbiased witness while nudging the audience towards a definitive answer. It frames the question in a way that seems impartial but only allows for variations of the same answer: Is war hell but ultimately noble, or is war noble but sometimes hell? How trusting can we be of a film so inherently dishonest?- CS

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BPs Winners!

19 Feb

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BEST PICTURE
BOYHOOD

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD

BEST ACTOR
Jake Gyllenhaal, NIGHTCRAWLER

BEST ACTRESS
Essie Davis, THE BABADOOK

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, BOYHOOD

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Gillian Flynn, GONE GIRL

BEST EDITING
Sandra Adair, BOYHOOD

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Daniel Landin, UNDER THE SKIN

BEST FOREIGN FILM
LEVIATHAN (d. Andrey Zyvagintsev)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
THE LEGO MOVIE (d. Phil Lord, Christopher Miller)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
CITIZENFOUR (d. Laura Poitras)

BEST STUNTS
Yayan Ruhian, Iko Uwais, Larnell Stovall, THE RAID 2

THE BRUCE McGILL AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE UNDER 15 MINUTES
Martin Short, INHERENT VICE

BEST SCORE
Mica Levi, UNDER THE SKIN

BEST TRAILER
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

BPs Ceremony

19 Feb

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Jim Rohner presents Best Supporting Actress, via satellite.

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The 2nd Annual BPs Awards Ceremony

19 Feb

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BPs Red Carpet!

19 Feb

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Host David Bax smiles for the camera.

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David’s Top Ten of 2014

18 Feb

Listen to David talk about his top ten!

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10. Life Partners

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Tyler’s Top Ten of 2014

18 Feb

Listen to Tyler talk about his top ten!

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10. Cheap Thrills

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The BPs Are Coming Soon

17 Feb

BPS 2015