“… a conventional action film with some unconventional ideas and the star power of Tom Cruise.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If you’ve been watching the action movies that have been released over the past decade or so, you’ve already seen JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Sorry, but once you’ve seen Tom Cruise hanging from the Burj Khalifa watching him almost fall off a cheap set left over from an eighties cop show isn’t exactly wow material.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality


ouija-origin-of-evilOUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL

“…even with the late missteps OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL is a strong horror film. It does not insult the audience’s intelligence and still manages to create some scares along the way. ” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills


certain-womenCERTAIN WOMEN

“Human situations are often difficult; does that excuse us for looking away as often as we do? Or is there something there worth seeing, if we can stand to stay with it? That’s a question you’ll have to answer for yourself.” – Killian Melloy, Edge Boston







Deirdre Crimmins reviews BELIEF

Allyson Johnson reviews YOU’RE THE WORST,

Kristofer Jenson brings you Boston Reel’s Rep Roundup

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE ACCOUNTANT, THE DYBBUK and A MAN CALLED OVE


Dan Kimmel talks his upcoming projects

Bob Chipman looks back at THE GUYVER

Jared Bowen updates the Open Studio Archive

Joyce Kulhawik reviews HAMLET and UNCANNEY VALLEY


the_accountant-trailer-screen1THE ACCOUNTANT

“There are some entertaining things taking place in THE ACCOUNTANT, but it also clearly lacks in some areas.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Save your receipts. Ben Affleck is THE ACCOUNTANT, and you don’t want to get on his bad side.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…we’re left with a mess of a movie that could have used a little levity. It’s this lack of self-awareness that’s the real killer here.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“…adds ups to a terrific entertainment and is an asset in Affleck’s acting portfolio.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“Maybe there’s a leaner version of THE ACCOUNTANT lurking in its slightly overlong structure, but you won’t mind all of its excess when all of its killin’ is so damn good.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine


e284020a-90b4-11e6-83ed-f5f4c84ea0bb-1020x680KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?

“WHAT NOW? is consistently funny and worth taking a trip to your local theater.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…stand-up comedy works best when it feels and sounds off the cuff and spontaneous, and the overt implication of how each beat and inflection must have been pre-determined spoils that illusion.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston



A_Man_Called_Ove_-_2A MAN CALLED OVE

“At its heart is a sweet love story, but around the margins are stories of other sorts — funny, dramatic, tragic, but all of them human and uplifting. ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston






Monica Castillo reports on Cuban films for The New York Times

Derek Deskins reviews BLUE JAY and THE GREASY STRANGLER

Max Covill reviews WESTWORLD

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, AMANDA KNOX, BIRTH OF A NATION, THE GREASY STRANGLER and talk to Robert David

Allyson Johnson reviews SUPERGIRL

Bob Chipman looks back at MYSTICS IN BALI and talks SUPERGIRL

Jake Mulligan interviews AMERICAN HONEY’s Sasha Lane

Andy Hoglund talks President Obama and hip-hop

Kristofer Jenson talks up the Somerville Theatre’s Terrorthon 2016


Sean Burns looks at the controversy surrounding BIRTH OF A NATION

Joyce Kulhawik catches up with DEEPWATER HORIZON & SNOWDEN


68fbb8f3-27e3-4a97-bda7-d9b8d2a05ee4THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

“THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN fails to impress on even the most basic level.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“From its patronizing title to its incoherent storytelling, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is one of the least satisfying thrillers in some time.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“For stories like this to work, one needs suspense and maybe an ounce or two of tension. Lugubrious acting and fancy coats are not enough.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine



the-birth-of-a-nation-5THE BIRTH OF A NATION

“While it may be carrying some of the most personal and visceral subject matter of the year, Parker’s freshman film feels lost in between telling a story and striving to make a difference as its lead character did.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“This new BIRTH is less of a landmark than Parker might have intended, but in its point of view and the story it tells, it is worthy addition to the list of movies spotlighting American history.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“I don’t know if this gamble will pay off for Parker, but THE BIRTH OF A NATION proves to be worth at least some of the risks that he chose to take on.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The kind of one-dimensional human avatars that fit so well into heightened action-heavy folk-history lack the depth of character to be compelling at a regular human level.” – Bob Chipman,


american-honey-2AMERICAN HONEY

“Don’t call it a movie about American counter-culture, call it a movie about the love for that same culture, however messy and erratic it may be.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“… AMERICAN HONEY maintains a style and voice all its own which makes the movie, hands down, one of the best films of the year.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston