BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/14/2019

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“This is precisely the type of movie you’ll forget you saw, even if you don’t dislike watching it.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

 

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“This is the first Jarmusch film that feels behind the curve instead of ahead of it.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“What’s increasingly odd about the casual nature of the plot and aesthetic of THE DEAD DON’T DIE is that it, like a zombie, wants to sneak up on you and leave a mark.” – Sam Cohen, Edge Boston

“It is, in every way, a zombie film only [Jim] Jarmusch would make. But defying its own hype, that’s a bug instead of a feature.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“Ultimately, SHAFT is much more fun than I thought it was going to be.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 6/7/2019

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“A poorly made film telling a bad story that we’ve already seen told badly once before.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“I started wondering why I decided to even give this movie a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“An awfully cute way to watch a menagerie of animals being adorable on screen.” – Deirdre Crimmins, HighDefDigest

 

 

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“The fact that CHASING THE DRAGON II doesn’t waste too much time on all the stuff we’ve already seen before kept me in the movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

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“nowhere is there a sense that the male gaze is not welcome — but when it comes down to it, just as the title tells us, this one is indeed for the ladies.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston

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“I didn’t love KING OF THE MONSTERS, but the action and the destruction that’s being showcased is enough for me to recommend it to anyone who’s interested.” - Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The effect of Dougherty’s filmmaking is to marry monsters of imagination with monsters of reality.” – Andy Crump, The Week

 

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“The film’s smörgåsbord of a plot and blend of humor and horror could have easily been a failure on all fronts. Instead, we have the rare example of ambition and commitment coming together wonderfully.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“I don’t normally suggest watching movies that I don’t see as being good, but MA is an exception.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/24/2019

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“Let’s face it – it wasn’t supposed to work. But this ALADDIN does work… and beautifully.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…ALADDIN is very clearly saddled with a finite imagination unlike the original animated film.” – Sam Cohen, Edge Boston

“It reminded me why I love this franchise, but there’s no surpassing the original and it’s flaws while minimal put it on par more with RETURN OF JAFAR than the original animated movie.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

“The greatest failure of this ALADDIN is that, like our blue-dipped Genie, it possesses incredible power but fumbles it, playing too safe when every beat, specifically every musical one, should have dazzled.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

 

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“[Joanna Hogg's] latest film is perhaps her best to date, certainly her most personal, and without a doubt one of the year’s most remarkable releases so far.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine