BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/21/2017

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“DUNKIRK is able to show all of Christopher Nolan’s strengths while completely avoiding almost all of his weaknesses.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“DUNKIRK is a spectacle, a cinematic event that will be sure to please not only fans of Nolan, but those of us who appreciate film on a technical level.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“What DUNKIRK is, more than anything else, is a portrait of heroism, and to paint it Nolan looks in some improbable places.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“No matter the talent of the actors, cinematographer or composer, the star of DUNKIRK is undoubtedly Nolan’s work as director.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“DUNKIRK instantly enters the pantheon of great modern war films, like PLATOON and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“DUNKIRK is Nolan’s leanest and most impressive film, boasting his most audacious structural gambit to date.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

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“Existential ennui is as important a detail in the fabric of Jodorowsky’s film as unapologetic weirdness, and the two enjoy more overlap than not.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/19/2017

Dan Kimmel talks book dedications

Deirdre Crimmins interviews Jung Byung-Gil of THE VILLAINESS and Karen Skloss of THE HONOR FARM and reviews KILLING GROUND

Sean Burns reports on Coolidge Corner outdoor screenings

Allyson Johnson joins the Queen’s Landing Podcast to talk GAME OF THRONES

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks OKJA, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and GHOST STORY and celebrates three years online

Andrew Crump reviews ENDLESS POETRY, FALSE CONFESSIONS

Robyn Bahr reviews Erotic Costume Dramas

Bob Chipman says goodbye to George A Romero and talks Konami Games and THE CRITIC

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/14/2017

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

“These movies aren’t just serious, they’re *serious* in a young man’s overcompensating manner that becomes monotonous.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“It’s clear that Reeves…has studied up on the Westerns of Sergio Leone, films like THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, since he loves getting in tight on Caesar’s eyes, much like Leone did on Clint Eastwood’s.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“…as an example of crisp and compelling storytelling, this WAR is a loss.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is a nice finish to a trio of solid movies.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES takes every aspect of the films preceding it and improves on it in every way possible.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

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“The PG-13 rating disservices the genre, the film has no real target audience, and I don’t expect to be seeing WISH UPON staying at the multiplex for too long.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“Because WISH UPON is taken so seriously, it ends up becoming a semi-decent comedy.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…in a brisk 90 minutes it provides its audiences with a few shudders at the real horror show–high school.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“This little low-budget film begins to contain multitudes, with the white sheet of Affleck’s costume becoming a blank slate upon which we are free to project our own yearnings and anxieties.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/12/2017

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, CADDYSHACK, OUTSOURCED and The Beach Boys

Nick Casaletto reviews TWIN PEAKS

Jared Bowen looks at THE BIG SICK and DOWNSTAIRS

Bob Chipman talks SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, video game crossovers and looks back at UNDERCOVER BROTHER

Max Covill talks GAME OF THRONES and title sequences

Sean Burns looks at the midpoint of TWIN PEAKS and both versions of THE BEGUILED

Greg Vellante looks back on BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Kristofer Jenson presents the Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Andy Crump reviews THEIR FINEST HOUR, GYPSY and visits a new Beer Garden

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/07/2017

 

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“The best bits are the ones where the main characters are out of their costumes and being human instead of manically flying around the screen being an all-powerful superhero.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“…SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is a harmlessly fun time that reminds us all that Spider-Man is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“Aunt May seems to have discovered the Fountain of Youth. Once played by Rosemary Harris, who was 75 at the time of SPIDER-MAN (2002), she was succeeded by Sally Field, who was 66 in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2012). Here she’s become Marisa Tomei, age 53. At this rate Aunt May will soon be younger than her nephew.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Overall, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is a balanced mix of welcomed ingenuity that works and familiar mechanisms that seem unavoidable at this point when it comes to these damned universe-building studio blockbusters.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Because of the way it’s all set up and how well they use the characters to build the world that is shown to us, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING provides more depth and quality than the vast majority of movies regardless of genre that are being released at the moment.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“In a world of heroes, where myths sling magic hammers and summon lighting, playboy millionaires build an army of robots that threaten to take down the world, super soldiers gets frozen in ice and a green and growling “exposed nerve” can crush those demigods with a well-thrown punch, Spider-Man remains remarkably human.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is far more than an obligatory restart, and if you are a newcomer to the series, it is a perfect place to start.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

“Because this is an MCU movie, HOMECOMING is full of plants and setups for upcoming installments, including a post-credits scene that Captain America himself makes fun of you for staying to watch.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality