BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/14/2020

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“While it may hit more than a few bumps along the way to its conclusion, there is a real sense of mystery and tension that underscores just about every scene in FANTASY ISLAND.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

 

Screen_Shot_2020_02_14_at_1.42.30_PM.0PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

“The term “masterpiece” gets thrown around hyperbolically these days, but PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is, quite honestly, the most perfectly calibrated and emotionally cathartic film I saw last year.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

“PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE’s central feature is its love story, which is as much a story of gender politics, life as a woman under patriarchal rule, queer identity, and what it’s like to truly see, and be seen by, another person as it is a visual lesson on the artist’s process.” – Andy Crump, The Week

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/07/2020

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“BIRDS OF PREY may not turn out to be the worst film of the year, but it is the nadir thus far.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If you’re just going to see this for its mature rating, its feminist message, or maybe some of the characters, there’s a small possibility that you may be satisfied with what you get out of BIRDS OF PREY. If you require even a little bit more than that, you’ll likely regret sitting down and giving this soulless piece of cinema a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“THE ASSISTANT understands well how men manipulate levers of power to exploit their subordinates while buying their secrecy — or if not “buy,” then certainly “compel.” – Andy Crump, Mic.com

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/24/2020

merlin_167288352_e87b93b1-440a-4680-b924-4c1fa5cdb003-jumboTHE GENTLEMEN

“While I mostly liked the structure of THE GENTLEMEN, I also think that it may have hurt the film as well.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s violent, and has more twists than a plate of spaghetti.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

color-out-of-space-madeleine-arthurCOLOR OUT OF SPACE

“COLOR OUT OF SPACE feels shaggy at the edges but so rich within them that the flaws of the DIY aesthetic matter less than the merits of Stanley’s perspective.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine