BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/08/2016

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HARDCORE HENRY

“…the film is pure fun enlivened by — rather than dominated by — inventive chaos.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Luckily though, the movie is committed to its own crazed insanity that it actually becomes kind of admirable.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“The most interesting part of HARDCORE HENRY is the level of violence that’s being displayed.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“HARDCORE HENRY just wants to dazzle us with conceit, and your mileage will vary based on your capacity for tolerating Naishuller’s gimmickry.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

 

 

bossTHE BOSS

“…an atonal mess, with a few respectable laughs mixed in.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

 

 

MTM3NzMzMjY0MjI2OTg1NjMxTHE INVITATION

“THE INVITATION’s constructed world is as constricting as its closed-door setting. Maybe that’s why nobody thought to leave.” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“We feel like we’re intruding on the melancholic privacies of Kusama’s characters, and yet she locks the doors and keeps us trapped inside with them.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

april-720x389APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

“The true magic to APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD is that it has an endgame worthy of its ambition.” – Norm Schrager, Film Racket

“…a beautiful film that reminds us of the aesthetic value of traditional animation and the necessity of human ingenuity, all without treating its audience like idiots. ” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/6/2016

Tim Estiloz interviews Blake Jenner of EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

Andy Crump reviews BASKIN, checks out the IFFBoston lineup and new Criterion releases

Monica Castillo appears on Balder & Dash Meet The Writers, reviews H and talks EVERYBODY WANTS SOME and gender roles

Greg Vellante interviews Blake Jenner for EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

Steve Head talks saving serious cinema conversation

Joyce Kulhawik reviews SOLD

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME and PEE WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY

Bob Chipman talks BATMAN V SUPERMAN (V CRITICS) and WONDER WOMAN villains

Jake Mulligan looks back at HIGH TENSION

BOFCA Repertory Podcast April 2016

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Steve Head, Andy Hoglund and Bob Chipman cover the Boston-area repertory scene for April 2016.

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/01/2016

EVERYBODY WANTS SOMEEVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

“… a hangout movie with a high blood alcohol concentration—a descendant of National Lampoon’s most famous off-campus romp, and all the guy-gang comedies that followed it.” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! is a fun-loving feature that paints a positive picture about being yourself and understanding the importance of building relationships.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…the film’s flimsiness is made frustrating by the fact that we know [Linklater] can do so much better.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

 

midnight-special-test-xlargeMIDNIGHT SPECIAL

“Unfortunately, just as he did in TAKE SHELTER, Nichols pushes too far into an ending that may have been best left offscreen, unvisualized.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“The film is a symphony of theme and mood that grows and grows, much like the excellent score which evolves from the backbone of a simple piano motif to booming bass synths only to arrive at orchestral culmination in the final act. ” - Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

“Writer/director Jeff Nichols has grand ideas, but they lack hard edges.” - Killian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Sometimes we’re asked to do things that are beyond us. Too bad for Nichols that glorifying his own influences proves beyond him.” - Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“This is a glum bit of business, with a few more nods to the original TERMINATOR movie than were perhaps necessary. What’s also missing is a sense of wonder.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

theclan4-xlargeTHE CLAN

“There’s a GOODFELLAS vibe here, as horrific violence and criminal incompetence combine. In the end, however, the film — which is based on true events and the crimes of a real family — is more a tragedy than either a comedy or a caper.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston