BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/13/2020

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BLOODSHOT

“If you go into BLOODSHOT with low expectations while also realizing that you’re not going to get an amazing work of art, you might like some of what you get here.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s dumb, predictable, but not without its charm.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

 

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“Except for those snowflakes on the left and the right who can’t brook any criticism or incorrectness, it’s a satisfying, visceral send-up of our current politics.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

first-cowFIRST COW

“FIRST COW shows viewers a glimpse at what manhood looked like two centuries ago, when men were expected to be tough and those who weren’t were prey and sport for the rest.” – Andy Crump, The Week

 

 

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The Way BackTHE WAY BACK

“THE WAY BACK isn’t exactly what I was anticipating, but it’s a film that works and accomplishes most of what it wants to.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

OnwardONWARD

Although the comedy isn’t the best, ONWARD gets just about every other important aspect it implements correct.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s the filmmakers striking that balance between pathos and goofiness that makes the movie work.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/14/2020

download (1)FANTASY ISLAND

“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

 

DownhillDOWNHILL

“The movie is being billed as a comedy but is – in fact – a cringeworthy story of a married couple whose relationship is in a humiliating downward spiral.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies