BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/30/2015

Derek Deskins reviews THE KEEPING ROOM, SECOND MOTHER and FINDERS KEEPERS

Dan Kimmel presents his short story CEL ABUSE

Steve Head looks back at THE BROOD

Andrew Crump on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Kilian Melloy reviews DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD

Sean Burns reviews THE KEEPING ROOM

Bob Chipman talks ANGRY BIRDS and THE DARK KNIGHT

Joyce Kulhawik looks at THE BOYS IN THE BAND and EARNEST SHACKELTON LOVES ME

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/25/2015

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THE INTERN

“THE INTERN is actually quite sweet, and if you are able somehow to get swept up in its sappiness you will like it.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“All of the heartwarming and humorous aspects that make THE INTERN so entertaining though, are the same ones that distract you from issues with its core story.” – Evan Crean, Star Pulse

“Although there is only one screenwriting credit listed … you get the feeling watching it that the film was actually written, maybe crafted is a better word, by committee.” - John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

stonewall-4STONEWALL

“Describing STONEWALL as merely a crummy biopic would be like describing Pasolini’s SALO as a rom-com.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“The indictment of Emmerich’s approach is less that he’s opted to ”print the legend” and more that he’s not printing the right legend.” – Bob Chipman, Movie Bob

 

977452_044THE GREEN INFERNO

“If you’re one of those people who thinks they can handle this type of stuff, THE GREEN INFERNO is a flick that you should surely check out.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

6053581_review-a-brilliant-young-mind-starring_af0e7701_mA BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND

“…a mélange of familiar tropes and character types that feel as carefully calibrated as a page of equations.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

Pawn01PAWN SACRIFICE

“PAWN SACRIFICE is a solid feature that doesn’t have the quality necessary to make it stand out and grab the attention of the public.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

goodnight_mommy_photoGOODNIGHT MOMMY

“This is a rare feature that has a unique style even though the premise has been done before in a couple of other movies over the years.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/23/2015

Monica Castillo reports on Disneyland’s Dapper Day and reviews BECOMING BULLETPROOF

Deirdre Crimmins looks back on AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

Bob Chipman talks Super Mario Maker

Derek Deskins reviews THE SECOND MOTHER

Sean Burns looks back at GOODFELLAS and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Spoilerpiece Theatre looks at BLACK MASS and BLACK PANTHERS

Joyce Kulhawik reviews APPROPRIATE

Andy Crump interviews Jeff McComsey for ULTIMATE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and reviews THE MEND

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/18/2015


black.mass_.thm_BLACK MASS

“Watching the film is like reading Whitey’s Wikipedia entry: Here’s a list of some shit that happened.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

“The cinematic equivalent of a pistol firing blanks aimlessly into the air.” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

“…the narrative consists of barely-connected sequences that start anxiously and end in lethal violence. It’s a tale told in (often bloody) chunks.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Call it Whitey Bulger: Greatest Hits.” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“Like it’s central character, Black Mass is vicious, brutal and dark. It is also marvelously unforgettable.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Examiner

BLACK MASS turns out to be a decent picture that leaves you wanting more.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Whitey Bulger had googly eyes. Who knew?” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“BLACK MASS is Hollywood fakery at its worst…” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“This is a violent film about a criminally evil person who killed or corrupted almost everyone around him. Depp’s portrayal of him makes this one not to miss.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…the film doesn’t need to put decades of wrongdoing on the screen: It needs to find a compelling reason for being in the first place.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“It’s good to see Depp back to form. Shame about the movie he’s in, though.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“So I say see it– but know that the mythic tale has yet to be captured onscreen in all its gruesome glory, unless THE DEPARTED counts.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

maze-runnerTHE MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS

“The question for THE MAZE RUNNER is whether it will it will be remembered as its own success or will it full under the shadow of the bigger titles in the genre.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“…a monotonously grim follow-up to last year’s equally lackluster first entry of this dystopian sci-fi franchise.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

“…a generic time-waster that should be seen if you’re into fleeting moments of interest and a universe that could give a shit less about what you want out of it.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

the-second-motherTHE SECOND MOTHER

“…a smart yet subtle portrait of the incalculable riches of a good relationship between parents and children.” – Monica Castillo, Paste Magazine

 

 

cootiesCOOTIES

“It’s a fun premise for a horror comedy, but unfortunately, a fun premise is all it remains.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/16/2015

Andrew Crump looks at new Criterion releases and reviews BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS

Evan Crean reviews BAD TASTE, TRIP TO ITALY and THE TRIP

Bob Chipman talks the death (or not) of superhero movies

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE VISIT, GRANDMA and 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

Joyce Kulhawik reviews BROKEN GLASS

Jared Bowen checks out a “Strandbeest” at the Peabody Essex museum

Sean Burns looks at 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN