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 MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: 09/16/2020

John Black interviews Gina O’Brien about her film FIRST ONE IN and reviews THE LAST LAUGH.

Joyce Kulhawik promotes a free virtual screening of THE WAY I SEE IT.

Randy Steinberg reviews BLACKBIRD.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY, MULAN, RENT-A-PAL, and ROBIN’S WISH.

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 09/04/2020

Jesse Buckley looking concerned with her hand on her chest in the movie I'm Thinking of Ending ThingsI’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

“Is I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS worth seeing? Of course it is; Kaufman is the sort of singular auteur who is always worth checking out […] But what you get out of it probably depends on what you bring into it; to those not on the film’s wavelength, its elliptical structure and feel-bad characters will be an endurance test.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

“I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is a meticulous film that’s enigmatic, challenging, and haunting. It pushes you to question what’s on-screen.” – Megan Kearns, EDGE Media Network

 

The poster for the documentary Mr. Soul!MR. SOUL!

“The documentary makes the best case for how the arts and a TV show can engender groundbreaking cultural change by reflecting to the community ALL of itself.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

 

Yifei Liu holds poised to fire an arrow in the movie MulanMULAN

“We’ve seen this movie before, and not just because it’s a remake. We’ve seen it before because, at its core, there isn’t much originality in this blockbuster’s bones.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE Media Network

“Only exceeded in quality and entertainment value by the live-action CINDERELLA; MULAN takes a rather simplistic animated story and elevates it into something more evolved and wonderfully different in many ways.” – Tim Estiloz, Kaleidoscope Reviews

“It’s an expansively shot and handsomely choreographed epic adventure that will inspire all the women (and the men I hope) in your household; it inspires me still, and I know the story well.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

A poster for the documentary Robin's WishROBIN’S WISH

“If you’re searching for a work that attempts to profile the beautiful life of a marvelous soul and succeeds, despite the pedestrian nature of its cinematic construction, ROBIN’S WISH is the ideal fit.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture