National Board of Review: Articles


National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression

'Mad Max: Fury Road': National Board of Review Best Film Award winner. National Board of Review 2015 Awards: First indication of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' awards season potential Going over the December 2015 movie awards not previously discussed on this site, we begin with the National Board of Review Awards, […]


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National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression



Kathryn Bigelow First Female Best Director Winner: National Board of Review Awards

Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow. The “war on terror” thriller Zero Dark Thirty has yet to open in the U.S., but it can already be labeled as one of the year's most controversial movies, as it deals with the hunt for and assassination of Osama bin Laden. Besides, there […]


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Kathryn Bigelow First Female Best Director Winner: National Board of Review Awards



Best Cast Goes to Female-Centered Movies + Homages to Early Cinema Are Top Picks

Best Cast winner Bridesmaids with Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Early this awards season, two female-centered hit movies topped the Best Cast category: the National Board of Review's choice was Tate Taylor's socially conscious The Help, toplining Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Jessica […]


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Best Cast Goes to Female-Centered Movies + Homages to Early Cinema Are Top Picks



National Board of Review Awards: Clint Eastwood Flop Among Many Surprises

National Board of Review Awards: Hereafter, starring Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard. Directed by NBR favorite Clint Eastwood, the poorly received metaphysical drama is listed as one of the year's Top Ten movies. Besides Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard, the Hereafter cast includes Cécile de France, Jay Mohr, […]


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National Board of Review Awards: Clint Eastwood Flop Among Many Surprises



NBR: Carey Mulligan Pushes Meryl Streep Aside & Fave Clint Eastwood Returns

Up in the Air with George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. As the United States remains mired in one of its worst economic crises ever, the National Board of Review (NBR) has selected Jason Reitman's Up in the Air – the story of a frequent-flying, company-downsizing expert – as the year's […]


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NBR: Carey Mulligan Pushes Meryl Streep Aside & Fave Clint Eastwood Returns



National Board of Review & Gotham Awards Mix Big & Small Movies + Star-Studded Spirit Award Nominations

Slumdog Millionaire with Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. On its way to becoming 2008's most notable sleeper hit, Slumdog Millionaire has been announced as the National Board of Review's Best Film winner. Danny Boyle's Bollywood-inspired mix of drama, music, romance, and social commentary is already being touted as a likely […]


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National Board of Review & Gotham Awards Mix Big & Small Movies + Star-Studded Spirit Award Nominations



Julie Christie Best Actress: 1965 Oscar Winner Is Back + Violence & 'Blood'

Julie Christie: Best Actress in Away from Her. In Sarah Polley's Canadian drama Away from Her, National Board of Review Best Actress winner Julie Christie plays a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which takes her increasingly away from husband Gordon Pinsent – especially once she develops a relationship with fellow […]


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Julie Christie Best Actress: 1965 Oscar Winner Is Back + Violence & 'Blood'



National Board of Review Winners: First Non-English-Language Best Film in Nearly Six Decades

National Board of Review Best Film winner Letters from Iwo Jima, with Ken Watanabe. Clint Eastwood's accompanying piece to Flags of Our Fathers shows the battle of Iwo Jima from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers. The war drama has become the first non-English-language release in nearly six […]


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National Board of Review Winners: First Non-English-Language Best Film in Nearly Six Decades



Brave Journalist vs. Far Right + America the Homicidal: Movie Awards

Brave Journalist vs. the Far Right: Good Night and Good Luck. with David Strathairn. George Clooney's black-and-white drama about television journalist Edward R. Murrow (played by David Strathairn) was the National Board of Review Awards' Best Film winner. Clooney also co-wrote (with Grant Heslov) and “co-acted” in Good Night and […]


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Brave Journalist vs. Far Right + America the Homicidal: Movie Awards



Johnny Depp Family Movie Tops Highly Eclectic National Board of Review Awards

Johnny Depp family movie Finding Neverland. Directed by Marc Forster, and starring Johnny Depp as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie and Kate Winslet as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, the audience-friendly, truth-distorting period piece Finding Neverland was the National Board of Review Awards' Best Film winner. Making his screenwriting debut, David Magee […]


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Johnny Depp Family Movie Tops Highly Eclectic National Board of Review Awards