Petes-Dragon-Movie-Disney-2016PETE’S DRAGON

“It’s one thing for the movie to acknowledge Elliot as a character, and another thing entirely for the movie to acknowledge Elliot as a living, breathing entity of empathetic depth.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“… a breath of fresh air in a summer where updates to franchises intended for children and teenagers are all glum, ironic, violent, self-aggrandizing and ultimately hollow.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

“A reimagining of the same studio’s 1977 live-action/animation hybrid, Disney breathes excellent new life into this story in all the right ways—beginning with, of course, the dragon.” – Greg Vellante, Forces of Geek

“Tender, warmhearted and, most importantly, earnest to its core, PETE’S DRAGON hearkens back to old adventure stories, an E.T. for today’s generation of kids that inspires wonder and the want for exploration.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day


Sausage-Party-trailer-stillSAUSAGE PARTY

“Most of the time, I sat in disbelief at how they got away with this stuff — but I’m so glad they did.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Just when you think this surreal world can’t surprise you any longer, it comes up with something else that may make you gasp or wince but will most likely make you laugh.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“SAUSAGE PARTY is a nasty, crass, and unique movie that only Rogen and Goldberg could concoct.” – Max Covill, Film School Rejects

“Bottom line: This movie is piss your pants funny, and not just because I almost laughed hard enough to do that, because it’s the kind of humor where pissing your pants would actually be the punchline.” – Bob Chipman, Movie Bob

“Respect for other people and their beliefs is something that we shouldn’t have to talk about as adults.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential



“…like ED WOOD (1994), it’s a movie in which love of art and kindness of heart triumphs over lack of talent.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Nicholas Martin’s script prompts us to cringe at her, rather than laugh with her.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“Streep, Frears, and company have mounted a tender and revealing spectacle onstage and off, at Carnegie Hall and behind the scenes, and finally on the imaginary stage on which we each see ourselves.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices


Jeff-Bridges-Hell-or-High-Water-793x526HELL OR HIGH WATER

“Since humans from every walk of life tend to only view things from their perspective, I guess it’s normal for movies to want to tell us as viewers how to feel, think and behave.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The themes of brotherhood and male bonding are some of the most powerful in Taylor Sheridan’s decidedly smart script.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston




“As an entertainment, this film is a mixed bag, but as a lesson in courage, ANTHROPOID makes its case in no uncertain terms.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston





“From its maelstrom of violence and hyper-vigilance there emerge cunning ambiguities and questions left artfully unanswered.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston








Deirdre Crimmins revisits THE LAST STARFIGHTER and joins Steve Head on the Diabolique Podcast

Bob Chipman talks ANIMAL MAN

Brett Michel talks Philip Roth

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks BAD MOMS, SUICIDE SQUAD and STRANGER THINGS

Kristofer Jenson offers his Boston Reel Editor’s Picks

Kilian Melloy reviews NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH


suicidesquadSUICIDE SQUAD

“Sure, the film throws in some contractual cameos and obligated pandering, but the majority of its running time is injected with the fuel of screw-it-all abandon.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“SUICIDE SQUAD had the ingredients to be something truly unique; but once again it seems the suits at Warner Brothers and DC have no idea how to make their own characters work on screen.” – Tim Estiloz, El Mundo Boston

“What does writer/director David Ayer do with all this? He gives us extended fight scenes… What he does not do is give us any reason to care about the results.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“What prevents SUICIDE SQUAD from being as epic as it should be is the story and the film’s overall structure.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential



“…a two-hour chronicle of how terminal illness consumes its victims and overwhelms their loved ones, a portrait of what it is like to be helpless, in visceral terms, to your own mortality, and what it is like to watch the person you care about most in the entire world die slowly while you can only stand and watch.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine



John Hanlon talks Hollywood and 2016 politics

Jake Mulligan looks back on Jackie Chan

Evan Crean interviews Carol Conley of PENITENCE

Andrew Crump interviews Mike Birbiglia & Chris Gethard for DON’T THINK TWICE

Allyson Johnson podcasts on Mira Nair

Max Covill looks back at The Joker onscreen

Kilian Melloy reviews LACE CRATER

Bob Chipman talks THE GREAT WALL

Kristofer Jenson drops the Boston Reel Editors Picks