BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/24/2017

thumbnail_25006 SABAN’S POWER RANGERS

“I couldn’t tell you what hardcore POWER RANGERS fans might’ve wanted out of a movie, but if someone did this to something I’d loved as, say, an 8-year-old? My inclination might be (in the parlance of my 8-year-old self) to punch them in the taint.” – Bob Chipman, GEEK.COM

“Beneath the colors, catch phrases, and cheesiness, is a story about five characters looking to make their lives meaningful. This is a story of relationships, friendships, and becoming something that’s always been inside you.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

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“You can nap through about half the movie and wake up in time to be entertained, rather than annoyed.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“It’s not terrible. It’s just terribly unoriginal.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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“…a film that understands that the toughest part about getting older is that, with each passing day, your future gets smaller as your past exponentially grows.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…as depressing as the film can be, it nevertheless contains much of the humor that likewise cut the drug-induced drama of Boyle and returning screenwriter Hodge’s original.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“T2 teasingly nails the very specific sadness of guys who stayed too late at the party and now find themselves waking up in their 40s when all that settled-down stuff they used to sneer at suddenly doesn’t seem so bad anymore.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/22/2017

Nick Casaletto talks Disney remakes and IRON FIST

Jaskee Hickman reviews SENSE OF AN ENDING

Max Covill podcasts about March Madness movies

Derek Deskins reports from SXSW on ATOMIC BLONDE, FREE FIRE and DRIB

Jake Mulligan previews THE BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

Bob Chipman looks at IRON FISTYouTube problems and tries out a new podcast venture

Joyce Kulhawik and Kilian Melloy both review TOP DOG/UNDERDOG

Jared Bowen looks at Art This Week

Sean Burns remembers THE DEPARTED

Andrew Crump reviews DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks BEAUTY & THE BEAST and PERSONAL SHOPPER

Allyson Johnson reviews A WOMAN A PART and THE FLASH

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/17/2017

landscape-1485831848-hbz-batb-new-1 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

“They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but here it feels more like flatulence.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is far from spectacular, and it’s certainly leagues away from touching the iconography of the 1991 animated version, but it’s more than fine as a beautiful and touching homage to a film the writers, directors and stars clearly adore.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“…the best movie musical in years, and one that deserves to be seen on the big screen.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

the_sense_of_ending_stillTHE SENSE OF AN ENDING

“Nostalgia can be hazardous to one’s health, but as demonstrated by [Ritesh] Batra, those hazards can also be healing when met with the right demeanor.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

personal-shopper-1PERSONAL SHOPPER

“…audience members willing to embrace it are in for something special: a film happy to meditate on the process of grief through a genuine cinematic mold.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“As it stands now, I found PERSONAL SHOPPER to be an ambitious piece of filmmaking that is much more than meets the eye.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 


chilefilm2-master675NERUDA

“It’s stuff and nonsense, and yet all of that stuff and nonsense is precisely what makes NERUDA, a living poem given shape and form through cinema, so darn good.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

the-belko-experiment-tiff-2THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

“… if you are in the age bracket of 12-17, you will more than likely think this is the best movie ever.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP – 3/15/2017

Dan Kimmel talks time travel movies

Nick Casaletto reviews IRON FIST

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE DOG IN NIGHT TIME

Kristofer Jenson presents a Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Allyson Johnson reviews THE FLASH

Bob Chipman previews DRAGON QUEST HEROES II, TOEJAM & EARL and talks WONDER WOMAN

Sean Burns looks at BRIMSTONE

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Andrew Crump talks Samuel L. Jackson and The Ten Best Movies In Theatres Now

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/10/2017

heaps-of-kong-skull-island-photos-clipsKONG: SKULL ISLAND

“For some ungodly reason, what should be a straight-line journey to the evacuation point at the other end of the island is made a mess by constantly splitting up these countless characters and sending them in opposite directions for stupid, screenplay-generated reasons until we don’t know which way is up.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“SKULL ISLAND knows exactly what type of film it wants to be, and never loses steam or tries to be something more than what it is.” -Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“Serves its purpose and will likely satisfy most viewers who know not to expect something that contains a compelling amount of depth.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I would’ve enjoyed this even more if it really was just a guy in a dumpy gorilla suit stomping around on miniature sets and wrestling with foam-rubber monsters.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“So grab the popcorn and sit back like a kid at a Saturday matinee. KONG: SKULL ISLAND is the real deal.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

The-last-word-700x300THE LAST WORD

“Stale as the ingredients are, the film offers just enough tart freshness to be enjoyable.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

the-lureTHE LURE

“If you’re only going to see one sexed-up, cannibal-mermaid disco musical this year, make sure it’s THE LURE.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

Brimstone_Trailer1BRIMSTONE

“…a dark and engaging story of two people who won’t give up, one for his evil ends, the other for her chance of survival.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies