BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/12/2014

The Drop Movie (5)THE DROP

“What you have here in THE DROP is a solid film that does a bunch of things well, but nothing really amazing.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“Sometimes you need coincidence for the sake of a good thrill, and THE DROP has thrills to spare.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“It’s a flabby Boston noir transplanted to Brooklyn for budgetary purposes, starring Tom Hardy as a sad-sack bartender who finds a new lease on life when he discovers an abused puppy pitbull stuffed in a garbage can.” - Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“…THE DROP is a classy, intelligent genre exercise, and a worthy sendoff for Gandolfini.” – Kristofer Jenson, Dig Boston

 


DolphinTale2DOLPHIN TALE 2

“You could accuse DOLPHIN TALE 2 of trying to have its kelp and eat it too. But the whole thing just works; the film gets pretty close to the Platonic ideal of accessible but still meaningful edutainment.” - Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“…as a story that’s designed for kids, this movie conveys important messages on the values of treating sea creatures as animals that belong in their natural habitat, as opposed to exotic pets that exist merely for our own entertainment.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

“The characters are sympathetic, the families care about one another, the theme of not letting your disabilities own you is so resonant that it’s allowed to be as overt as it is, and there’s even a genuine struggle as difficult as the grimmest of grown-up movies.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

“If you don’t have youngsters in tow, there’s no reason to waste any time with this.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

Terry (Taraji P. Henson)  Colin (Idris Elba) in Screen Gems' NO GOOD DEED. NO GOOD DEED

“Much of the scant 84-minute running time is wasted on loud noises: a crash here, a car alarm there.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

 

BOFCA Review Round-Up: 09/05/2014

15-6-4930.JPGLOVE IS STRANGE

“If the struggle for gay marriage has taught us anything, it’s that love is patient, love is kind, but same-sex love is a fount of bureaucratic nightmares.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“How long did Lithgow and Molina film before their relationship felt so lived in? Within the first few moments of separation, we can see the anguish etched into the actors’ faces.” – Monica Castillo, Movie Mezzanine

 

robinhood29f-2-webTHE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD

“Structured clunkily as a series of flashbacks, as Florence relates the story to a writer looking to wring a sensationalistic book out of the scandal, THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD has a workmanlike feel and, often, a tin ear.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“The best thing THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD does is focus on the Aadlands and how they were affected by this man’s (waning) power and influence.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

 

700237_035INNOCENCE

“The story has (Kelly) Reilly go from being the standoffish headmistress to banging Beckett’s dad with no real dramatic reason – or real reaction from anybody else in the film. It’s unbelievable, but so is most of what you see.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide