BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/11/2016

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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

“It may not leave you screaming for a sequel, but it won’t leave you screaming for your money back either.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“While there isn’t enough to make 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE into a genuine sequel to CLOVERFIELDthere are a number of small features that link them together.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film manages intermittent moments of suspense, and a few genuine shocks.” – Kilian Melly, Edge Boston

“It’s the rare circumstance where the mystery box approach actually succeeds.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“…claustrophobic, terrifying, terrifically-made and will have you clapping by the time the credits roll.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“Originally conceived through individual creative inspiration, and a spectacularly satisfying film regardless of its association to a previous one, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE makes mincemeat of expectations and becomes its own entity.” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

 

knight_of_cups_malick_14KNIGHT OF CUPS

“To summarize the film’s plot, or lack thereof, would be a disservice to the film itself. KNIGHT OF CUPS does not exist to tell or story or explain a character’s evolution into a slightly changed person, rather it is a visual reflection on a man’s existence in Los Angeles and along a bunch of beaches.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“We fucking get it, Terry. You can do something different now.” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

“As someone who considers Malick’s first four films stone masterpieces, the increasing narrowness of his vision is a disheartening development. ” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

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“This is a stunningly original piece of art, that fully transports viewers into the heart of the Amazon jungle.” – Max Covill, Impassioned Cinema

“It is possible that there’s a tighter movie in here, or at least a more subtle one, but though Guerra plays loose with structure and pacing, his unmuted messages hold the film’s disparate parts under an umbrella of harmony.” – Andy Crump, Birth. Movies. Death.

 

 

sacha-baron-cohen-the-brothers-grimsby-trailer-00 THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY

“A tasteless affair with brief moments of hard laughter and heavy shame, yet it’s all too sparse and too minimal.” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

“Oh, did I laugh. God help me, I laughed like a mental patient.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/9/2016

Steve Head and John Black bring back The Post-Movie Podcast (and again)

Deirdre Crimmins joins the Film Thrills podcast to talk GHOSTBUSTERS, THE WITCH and Oscars

Kilian Melloy reviews THE HAWAIIANS and THE FALL

Joyce Kulhawik talks The Oscars and THREE SISTERS

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks TRIPLE 9, GODS OF EGYPT and BATMAN ’89

Monica Castillo covers The Miami Film Festival

Bob Chipman has published 7 new books of collected works

Jake Mulligan covers PIECES, Spike Lee’s MICHAEL JACKSON and DEMOCRATS

Kristofer Jenson talks MAGIC MIKE XXL

Andrew Crump has an Oscars post-script, reviews BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and the best of Criterion new releases.

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/04/2016

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WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

“WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is episodic, so much so that one may rightly wonder if it Baker’s (or Barker’s) tale would work better as a miniseries.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“Tina Fey gets her best role since playing Sarah Palin on ‘Saturday Night Live.’” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It may not leave an impression with you far after watching it but it’s a good way to spend two hours watching talented people do things.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

videothumbnail_zootopia_officialtrailer_disney_a4d0f4ceZOOTOPIA

“It says a lot about the state of America’s cultural dialogues on acceptance and discrimination that a Disney movie feels this urgent, but maybe a movie about animals living under the impression of harmony is a long-term solution for our short-term failures.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“ZOOTOPIA is by no means a miss, it just never fully settles into its own message or visual style.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“Everything you could want in an animated film: creative visuals, solid script, engaging characters.” - Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“And perhaps, it’s a movie we all need. Something that shows us how to love others, how to not only accept those who are different from us, but embrace them. ” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

 

londonhasfallenLONDON HAS FALLEN

“This is a movie designed to appeal to the worst in its audience.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“London Is Fallen is fast, frenzied and, at least for the audience, a truly fun and entertaining wild ride.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Examiner

“…this is all about the action and plot.” - Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

BOFCA Repertory Podcast: March 2016

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Bob Chipman, Steve Head and Sean Burns dig into Boston’s March 2016 repertory screening scene. NOTE: Technical issues resulted in minor fluctuating audio during first few minutes, corrected for remainder.

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