BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/1/2015

Jaskee Hickman interviews the director of WOMAN IN GOLD

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks GET HARD

John Black reviews KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER

Bob Chipman debuted his new series REALLY THAT GOOD with a look at GHOSTBUSTERS

Monica Castillo talks April movies, SXSW 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown, The Walking Dead and Ming-Na Wen’s live-action MULAN campaign

Kilian Melloy interviews André Schneider

Sean Burns looks at THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ

Andy Crump looks at THE SALVATION, RIOT CLUB, Noah Baumbach’s WHILE WE’RE YOUNG Q&A

Joyce Kulhawik looks at GOD’S EAR and the new theatrical production of BIG FISH

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/27/2015

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“GET HARD is the comedic equivalent of listening to a couple of bros regurgitate prison rape jokes at a family dinner table.” – Sam Cohen, Sumo Skinny

“What [Cohen] lacks in insight he almost makes up for in moxy (and an endless supply of dick jokes).”  - Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Will Ferrell needs to be stopped.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“At least Hart and Ferrell have solid comic chemistry.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“While I wish it offered more intellectually in the form of a meaningful story, GET HARD does provide legitimate entertainment.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“HOME is not going to be anyone’s new favorite film from Dreamworks. It will, however, serve as a really fun time out with your kids to the theater.” - Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…a charming entertainment for children that should amuse the adults that have to accompany them.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


Serena with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer LawrenceSERENA

“…director Susanne Bier never veers from a tone of mournful humorlessness, sticking firmly to prestige-picture blandness when the material clearly calls for something much soapier and wilder. ” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

“Some guys just don’t look good in hats.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Handsome to look at, but saddled with tonally inconsistent plot points and performances, SERENA falls short, and falls flat.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/25/2015

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE COLORED MUSEUM and looks at THE HUNTING GROUND

Jaskee Hickman has an article and a interview with DANNY COLLINS’ Dan Fogelman

Bob Chipman concluded his long-running YouTube series, THE GAME OVERTHINKER

Monica Castillo reports on FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’s stalled sequel and the EMPIRE lawsuit interviews iZOMBIE’s Rob Thomas and the cast of HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS

Jake Mulligan interviews the director of IT FOLLOWS

Jared Bowen has a rare interview on the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum case

Spoilerpiece Theatre covers THE GUNMAN and INSURGENT

Norm Schrager reviews the Israeli courtroom drama GETT

Andy Crump reviews the best buddy cop films and interviews the director of IT FOLLOWS

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/20/2015


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“Woodley does solid work here as she’s done elsewhere, and continues to be someone to watch…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“INSURGENT, bless its heart, relies even more on Young Adult fiction tropes than THE HUNGER GAMES, a series it resembles from top to bottom.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“Looking to surge forward in a big way with more action and a faster pace, INSURGENT turns into something with the ability to only be incoherent and disjointed throughout its entire time on-screen.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

gunmanTHE GUNMAN

“THE GUNMAN not only falls short on the action itself, but it offers little else for the audience to enjoy.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…a quandary of NGOs, poverty statistics and humanitarian efforts with an occasional shoot-out sprinkled in for good measure. Kinda like if Bono penned a Liam Neeson potboiler.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“What’s remarkable isn’t how the movie slides into dumb action and trite execution, but how close it comes to hitting the target in spite of itself.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

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“Fused with a synth-pop soundtrack (thank god those are making a comeback), some genuine scares, and an eerily calm atmosphere that gets pulled without a moments notice, IT FOLLOWS is a startlingly good new horror feature.” – Sam Cohen, Sumo Skinny

IT FOLLOWS is a throwback of sorts that utilizes certain aspects of horror that serious fans of the genre are sure to love.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…a moody, elegantly crafted little throwback that’s probably not being particularly well-served by the breathless hype that’s been following it (har-har) around festivals ever since last year’s Cannes premiere.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Stylistically and thematically, IT FOLLOWS is one of the best horror movies to hit the big screen in recent years.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

 

goodbye-language-556x514GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

“You might hate it, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t see it anyway.” – Kristofer Jenson, Scout Cambridge

“It’s a bona fide art-house “blockbuster event movie.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“That we may not have reached the limit of language per se, but we might very well have have reached, if not exceeded, our capacity to give a shit.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Maybe language keeps us at arm’s length from nature, but if so, it still does a pretty solid job of articulating the full gamut of human emotion.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

MERCHANTS OF DOUBTMERCHANTS OF DOUBT

“MERCHANTS OF DOUBT damningly eviscerates most of the asinine arguments clung to by bought-and-paid-for representatives of the oil companies, including an oft-cited, thoroughly discredited study signed by 31,000 scientific luminaries — some of whom happen to have the same names as BACK TO THE FUTURE’s Marty McFly and the Spice Girls.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine