BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST JUNE 2015

JUNE THUMB

BOFCA’s Bob Chipman, Steve Head, Megan Kearns and Charles Nash team for an epic rundown of the packed Boston-area repertory scene for the month of June 2015

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 5/29/2015

SAN ANDREASSAN ANDREAS

“A turducken of timeworn tropes.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“I can’t say that San Andreas is a film that’s a complete waste of time for whoever decides to take the time to watch it.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Pure escapist, Summer-blockbuster, roller-coaster ride fun.” – Tim Estiloz, El Mundo Boston

“You can practically see the studio notes being written for the actors in each scene. Talk more about how much you miss a cohesive family here. Do something heroic like jumping from a helicopter here. Kiss here.” - Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

ALOHAALOHA

“Tries to craft its own myth about a man reopening old wounds and healing them through emotional re-enlightenment. Instead, the film closes with an act focused in on world domination through private satellite launches.” Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“Crowe’s still doubling down on the artifice of his woebegotten ELIZABETHTOWN.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

“I was exhilarated by the weird magic of this world and cared about these odd characters even if I didn’t always know what they were talking about.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

FELIX AND MEIRAFELIX MEIRA

“The distance prevents the audience from a more satisfying connection. The performances don’t help.” – Norm Schrager, Meet In The Lobby

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/27/2015

Joyce Kulhawik reviews FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER and MAD MAX

Bob Chipman talks MAD MAX controversies

Kilian Melloy reviews TWO MEN IN TOWN and JAMAICA INN

Jared Bowen looks at THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH, MOTHERS & SONS, IRIS AND TOMORROWLAND

Monica Castillo reviews THE FILM CRITIC and reports on George Clooney, POLTERGEIST, Amy Winehouse, STAR WARS, TERMINATOR: GENISYS, iZOMBIE, Summer Movies, LAW & ORDER: SVU and the New Jersey School Sexting Scandal

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks MAD MEN and TOMORROWLAND

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 5/22/2015

TOMORROWLANDtomorowland

“Ugh.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston

“To say that TOMORROWLAND is a disappointment isn’t really fair. If this reviewer was eight years old, it would seem like one of the best movies ever.” – Daniel Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

“A deeply personal blockbuster – it’s a $190 million summer tentpole named after a Disney theme park attraction, but it comes from someplace real.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Straddling many ideas and communicating so little.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“Brad Bird’s newest has so many worldviews and agendas battling each other in the narrative — some half-baked and some well fleshed out — that the intriguing inspiration behind the concept of TOMORROWLAND gets sunk under instances of preachy blathering.” – Sam Cohen, Under The Gun

“A half-baked lecture in search of a movie to occupy.” – Bob Chipman, MovieBob

 

POLTERGEIST (2015)poltergeist

“POLTERGEIST isn’t able to provide an honest source of entertainment for audiences in search of some summertime frights.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…if the only reason you’re remaking a movie is simply because you own the rights, it’s probably not worth doing.” – Daniel Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/20/2015

Jaskee Hickman interviews the writer-director of I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

Joyce Kulhawik on the MAD MEN finale

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and PITCH PERFECT 2

Monica Castillo joins the Village Voice Film Club Podcast for PITCH PERFECT 2 & MAD MAX FURY ROAD and reports on Natalie Portman, B.B. King, MINIONS, Cannes fashion and the Cannes heels controversyDANCING WITH THE STARS, Azealia Banks, MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS and the history of Disney’s TOMORROWLAND

Sean Burns looks at Steven Seagal’s ABSOLUTION

Andy Crump reviews SLOW/WEST and SUNSHINE SUPERMAN and THE COMEDIANS

Bob Chipman talks Retro-Gaming KickStarters

Derek Deskins reviews THE CONNECTION

Jake Mulligan on BREAKING AWAY