BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/28/2016

Andy Hoglund looks back at Presidential biopics

Greg Vellante looks at A BIGGER SPLASH, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON

Allyson Johnson reviews THE DWARVENAUT

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks QUEEN OF KATWE and EIGHT DAYS A WEEK

Max Covill’s It’s The Pictures Podcast talks SULLY

Joyce Kulhawik on MACHINE DU CIRQUE

Deirdre Crimmins checks in from Fantastic Fest

Kristofer Jenson’s Boston Reel posts its Repertory Reccomendations

Andrew Crump reviews BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, LUKE CAGE, FREE STATE OF JONES and GOAT

John Hanlon talks Anthony Weiner

Bob Chipman talks The Five Movies Marvel Must Make

Derek Deskins looks at AUDRIE & DAISY

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/23/2016

magnificent-seven-2016-cast THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

“Awash in chintzy CGI, the film has a sickly avocado sheen to it, as if it was color-corrected in post-production to look like a can of Bud Lime.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Stylistically, this is a fun, if fluffy, movie — broadly realized and often absurd. In other words, it its the bill for its particular sub-genre of the action-adventure Western. What it lacks is true panache. This SEVEN won’t be galloping to classic film status.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“An old-time western with a modern sensibility. Unlike all too many remakes, it fully justifies its existence.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is entertaining all the way through.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Deconstructionist realism has been the default for this particular genre long enough, and Fuqua’s approach here lands comfortably in the heightened-reality zone between HOPALONG CASSIDY and the original DJANGO.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

 

 

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“Check, and mate: This Disney QUEEN has more to offer than a raft of “Princess” movies.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

Nick-Jonas-Goat-BB4-beat-2016-billboard-620GOAT

“GOAT could function as a great companion piece to SPRING BREAKERS if it decided on what movie it wanted to be. But instead, it’s a meandering attempt at exposing a nationwide sickness.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“What [Andrew] Neel shows us isn’t fraternity. It’s a barnyard chorused by barking, braying and snarling, an animal house we’ll never want to go back to.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

The-Dressmaker-Gallery-02THE DRESSMAKER

“Ultimately, the film is a Saturday morning screwball meets Western meets melodramatic soap opera meets whatever else you decide to take from it.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

storksSTORKS

“If your child is old enough to know where babies come from, he or she is too old for STORKS.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/21/2016

Deirdre Crimmins looks ahead to Fantastic Fest

Max Covill talks The TIFF People’s Choice Award

Bob Chipman updates his Patreon and talks critics vs superheroes

Norm Schrager reviews THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT

Andrew Crump reviews OTHER PEOPLE, DEMON, BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK, THE DREAM PATH and talks Summer Blockbusters

Kilian Melloy reviews SUNDAY IN THE PARK, THE PRIDE & THE PASSION, NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH and TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME JUNIE MOON

Joyce Kulhawik looks at REGULAR SINGING, COMPANY and MARJORIE PRIME

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks BLAIR WITCH, DEMON and THE GET DOWN

Kristofer Jenson presents the Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Sean Burns on Somerville Theatre’s 70mm Festival

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/16/2016


snowden-movie-joseph-gordon-levitt-shailene-woodleySNOWDEN

“The weight of the film, though, is on Gordon-Levitt and Woodley and these are easily two of the best performances of the year.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Unlike last year’s Academy Award-winner SPOTLIGHT, where the visual and narrative techniques never make you question the truth of the subject matter. SNOWDEN’s storytelling and visual style continually make it suspect.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

“I’m afraid it’s already safe to say that, as a film, SNOWDEN isn’t going make the contribution to the national conversation its director intended. You’ve got to admire Oliver for taking a swing, though.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

 

Blair-Witch-Image303BLAIR WITCH

“Suspension of disbelief was key in enjoying the original, but now everyone knows the bag of tricks.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“Although there isn’t much to like, simply seeing BLAIR WITCH as a huge disappointment would be a bit disingenuous from my viewpoint.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

BridgetJonesBaby_Trailer2BRIDGET JONES’ BABY

“The result is less a date night movie than one better suited for “girl’s night out.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/14/2016

Jake Mulligan interviews Noah Buschel

Kristofer Jenson’s Boston Reel offers editors picks

Kilian Melloy on LA MOGLIE PIU’ BELLA, INGRID BERGMAN IN HER OWN WORDS, CYMBELLINE and interviews Jamie Pachino

Sean Burns on THE OLIVER STONE EXPERIENCE and Somerville Theatre’s 70mm film festival

Bob Chipman talks SUPER MARIO RUN

Joyce Kulhawik catchers up on the local theatre scene

Allyson Johnson reviews THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, COLOSSAL, THE RED TURTLE, A MONSTER CALLS and talks STAR TREK

Spoilerpiece Theatre digs into SULLY, MORRIS FROM AMERICA and SLEEPAWAY CAMP

John Black reviews THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON and KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE

Andrew Crump looks at BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK, OTHER PEOPLE and KARL MARX CITY

Derek Deskins reviews HIGH RISE on Blu-ray

Sam Cohen talks WHITE GIRL

Max Covill looks back at TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE