BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/15/2019

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“in execution, the teen romance never packs the emotional wallop it so obviously, self-satisfyingly, believes it does.” – Allyson Johnson, The Playlist

 

 

gloria-bell1GLORIA BELL

“This isn’t a movie of large ambitions or self-important themes. It’s just about life, and how it goes on.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

wonder-park-trailer-italiano-film-animazione-paramount-nickelodeon-01WONDER PARK

“There’s not much wonder in the film, but when it’s there, it’s there.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

 

 

woman-at-warWOMAN AT WAR

“The film directs a bitter, humorous eye at the complications between embracing activism and functioning in society, especially in an era of increased global commerce and tech surveillance.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/08/2019

07-captain-marvel-costumes-lede.w700.h467CAPTAIN MARVEL

“Larson has to play a character who is both reclaiming her past and discovering her future. It’s a surprisingly complex role which may be why some of the fan base has been put off by it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“CAPTAIN MARVEL is one of the blandest superhero movies ever released to the masses.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…a drab-looking chase picture awash in tedious exposition and overbearing period pop culture references.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“CAPTAIN MARVEL is by no means the next best superhero movie. But it is a lot of fun, and a solid foundation for a character with plenty of potential in the MCU.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“It’s schlocky, campy, and panders to its fanbase, but if you aren’t burnt out on these movies you’ll be in for a fun ride.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/6/2019

Evan Crean interviews Sam J. Jones of FLASH GORDON and LIFE AFTER FLASH

Allyson Johnson reviews LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD and A SILENT VOICE

Bob Chipman talks the history of CAPTAIN MARVEL

Sean Burns looks at Godard’s THE IMAGE BOOK

Robyn Bahr talks animated movies taking on toxic masculinity

Spoilerpiece Theatre offers an Oscar wrap-up and talks CLIMAX and GRETA

Andrew Crump reviews WOMAN AT WAR and THE HOLE IN THE GROUND

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/01/2019

greta-isabelle-huppertGRETA

“Good trash is hard to come by these days, but watching the legendary Isabelle Huppert sink her teeth into the “stalker from hell” archetype in GRETA feels like getting struck by a bolt of lightning sent from the gods of camp.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

“GRETA is [Neil] Jordan’s most gonzo fairy tale since 1999’s unfairly derided IN DREAMS, and in Huppert he’s found his ideal Big Bad Wolf.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

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“By tearing cinema down to its foundations once again, this restless raconteur is, as always, forcing us to look at the familiar as if for the first time.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery