BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 06/24/2022

Jim Mahoney laughs maniacally while Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Bass, and Sarunas J. Jackson look terrified in the film Gatlopp: Hell of a GameGATLOPP: HELL OF A GAME

“Clearly done on a relatively tight budget, it’s essentially a cross between a sitcom and supernatural horror film, although the horror is more in the threat than in any real violence, save for an arrow that punishes the wrong person, and even that’s played more for laughs than for gore.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 06/17/2022

Daryl MacCormack and Emma Thompson clink glasses in Good Luck to You, Leo GrandeGOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE

“GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE is not a film for everyone, but proves to be a rewarding examination of a subject that isn’t often addressed.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

The character Buzz Lightyear grins in the movie LightyearLIGHTYEAR

“…entertaining enough, mixing the comedy, adventure, and pathos that are the hallmarks of Pixar’s best films.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Visuals are what you expect from this studio — a nice contrast of bright lights and dark tones that suit the moods of each scene. And the reimagining of designs was brilliant.” – Byron D. Zero, Nerdcaliber

Siobhan Hewlett sits in a field of purple flowers looking up in the movie The Lost GirlsTHE LOST GIRLS

“Amidst a flood of remakes and sequels, it’s easily one of the most original movies you’re likely to see this year.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

A character in a gas mask stands in light in the movie Mad God and helmet MAD GOD

“MAD GOD will no doubt develop partisans as cult films tend to do. Kudos to Shudder for giving this unusual art film some space among the more conventional horror movies.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 06/03/2022

Viggo Mortensen lays on a chair in between Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart in the movie Crimes of the FutureCRIMES OF THE FUTURE

“In many ways this seems like a summing-up film, with Cronenberg hearkening back to earlier movies (including reusing the title of one of his first films) while further exploring the issues that have long been his focus.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

Alexandra Slade hits her hand on a wall in a black and white still from the movie Friend of the WorldFRIEND OF THE WORLD

“It makes for a disturbing 50-minute running time that is engaging but will likely leave you wondering what it was all about.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 05/27/22

The poster for The Bob's Burgers Movie which has all the characters screaming except for BobTHE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE

“BOB’S BURGERS is not a show which lends itself to big narrative swings; there’s no ‘lore,’ and, apart from a handful of runners and call-backs, it is blessedly non-serialized. Instead, THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE wisely focuses on what has made the show such an enduring success: the interplay between, and surprising warmth of, its core characters.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

 

 

Tom Cruise holds up his fist in triumph and yells while wearing a flight suit and aviators in the movie Top Gun: MaverickTOP GUN: MAVERICK

“The action and the technology afforded the filmmakers today might make the movie visually better than the first, but since it’s stuffed with derring-do we’ve seen so many times before it fails to be memorable outside of its nostalgia.” – Randy Steinberg, Blast Magazine

“While it doesn’t skimp on the high-flying action sequences that made the first film a hit, it goes it one better by focusing on the obvious: Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is a lot older.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The looks on those actors’ faces captured by cameras in cockpits? Real. They all had skin in the game, so I did too. Visceral reality pops right through the screen in a way that CGI does not. ” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices