BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/17/2020

Martin Lawrence stands next to Will Smith in Bad Boys for LifeBAD BOYS FOR LIFE

“Smith, at 51, and Lawrence, 54, aren’t exactly senior citizens, but they both seem past their sell-by date for this kind of movie.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“I don’t think you can have a bad time watching BAD BOYS FOR LIFE.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

Robert Downey Jr. sits among animals in the poster for the movie DolittleDOLITTLE

“Imagine being the biggest household name in the biggest franchise on the planet, finally reaching the end of a contract that made you more money than you can dream of, and then deciding to make DOLITTLE.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE Media Network

 

Two men walk together in the 2019 movie Les MiserablesLES MISÉRABLES

“This film is an open discussion brought to life through cinema. And the genius of LES MISÉRABLES is that the discussion continues long after the screen goes black, as its final image stays seared into the screen and your mind alike.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE Media Network

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUND-UP: 01/15/2020

Robyn Bahr reviews SANDITION and AJ AND THE QUEEN for The Hollywood Reporter. She also appears on the podcast The Film Stage to talk about 1917.

Why would anybody want to devote a weekly blog solely to write about the movies of Nicolas Cage? John Black will tell you with his new blog Enter the Cage.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews JUST MERCY and 1917.

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/10/2020

justmercy2.0JUST MERCY

“The movie proceeds at a leaden pace draining the drama from much of narrative. ” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“There’s no doubt in my mind that most will find JUST MERCY to be watchable. The problem with that is that I’m sure they were hoping for more.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“…once you get over the impressive look of the film, you’re still caught up in the story of how war looks to someone actually fighting it. It’s a story that couldn’t be more timely.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“As a viewer, I’m not sure what I’m supposed to take from 1917. There just isn’t a whole lot in it outside of the continuous tracking shot.” - Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“Stewart…is phenomenal, giving a performance that is so raw it’s almost too much to watch even from the high and dry safety of your movie seat.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/27/2019

little-women-1LITTLE WOMEN

“Louisa May Alcott’s novel  has inspired numerous adaptations for film and TV. Greta Gerwig’s new version is an impressive response to the question whether we really needed another one.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Gerwig has scrambled the plot, and though I wasn’t always sure where I was chronologically, I always knew where I was emotionally.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/20/2019

Rise-of-skywalker-headerSTAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

“STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER isn’t anything special, but it fits in with most of the other STAR WARS movies.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Of course fans will want to see it, whether to embrace it or criticize it, but it’s not likely to lead to demands to continue the story of the surviving characters.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This is a film erected on a preexisting structure with no structure of its own.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“… the movie reduces Ailes to the status of a cartoon villain, though some outstanding performances overcome a script that misses the mark.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“[Jay] Roach’s commodification of this horror show is in the worst taste.” – Andy Crump, Mic.com

 

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“CATS may not be the worst film of 2019, but it’s going to earn a spot on many 10 worst lists, and deservedly so.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies