BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: 11/11/2020

Randy Steinberg compares the thrillers ALONE and THE INVISIBLE MAN.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews films from IFFBoston’s Fall Focus and Nightstream.

Nick Johnston offers a preview of IFFBoston’s Fall Focus.

Robyn Bahr reviews the Christmas romcom DASH & LILY and the HBO Documentary TRANSHOOD.

Sam Cohen reviews the Blu-ray of Luigi Cozzi’s BLACK CAT and the Blu-ray of BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS.

Megan Kearns describes how grief is brutal in the disturbing and emotional KOKO-DI KOKO-DA.

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 10/16/2020

Liam Neeson looks a little roughed up sitting in his car with a cellphone in his hand in the movie Honest ThiefHONEST THIEF

“HONEST THIEF hits (pun) close to home, being set in Boston, but clearly the makers never saw Seth Meyer’s late-night parody Boston Accent, a spoof about movies that feature, more than anything else, someone with a Boston brogue.” – Randy Steinberg, Blast Magazine

 

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II leans over to talk to Mark Rylance in the movie The Trial of the Chicago 7THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

“Though the film is sometimes stiffly directed, riding roughshod over tone and pace, and occasionally losing its narrative thread, it is a linguistic tour de force propelled by Sorkin’s gift of gab and a dazzling cast…” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 10/08/2020

BLACK BOX

“BLACK BOX is like a prolonged BLACK MIRROR episode that stretches itself far too thin in terms of ideas and execution, despite having a few moments of intrigue amongst the dullness.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

Danielle Deadwyler and Ezra Hasalam sit together in the movie The Devil to PayTHE DEVIL TO PAY

“THE DEVIL TO PAY is a rare gem of a genre movie, one that terrifies you without relying on shocking jump scares or gruesome special effects.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

 

THE LIE

“It offers a story of cliches and cartoonish plot developments that may have you howling in your seat.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

 

Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet sit together in the movie A Rainy Day in New YorkA RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK

“The opportunity for something fresh to come of 21st-century lovers cavorting through classic Manhattan never materializes, and these characters sit claustrophobically in a time warp of Woody’s stunted making.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 10/02/2020

Julianne Moore holding her fingers up and talking in the film The GloriasTHE GLORIAS

“And like its protagonist, The Glorias is less interested in being admired than it is in being right.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

“What a chaotic mess.” – John Black, Cinekong Reviews

 

ON THE ROCKS

“When you watch ON THE ROCKS, you’ll see that it’s just a simple, old school picture that just happens to be set during a more contemporary time.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential