BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/26/2017

Sean Burns presents an overview of Independent Film Fest Boston 2017 and a FREE FIRE Q&A

Dierdre Crimmins interviews Ben Wheatley

Evan Crean interviews Robin Berghaus of STUMPED

Bob Chipman looks to the future of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 and interviews Ben Wheatley

Allyson Johnson talks FATE OF THE FURIOUS

Andy Hoglund talks SNL alumni and public service

Nick Casaletto reviews BAND AID

Kristofer Jenson presents a Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks FREE FIRE, THE PROMISE and I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THE WORLD

Andy Crump reviews OBIT and SLACK BAY

Kilian Melloy reviews NORMAN

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/21/2017

free-fire-brie-larsonFREE FIRE

“Like a cinematic bullet hitting you square in the chest, the most immediately striking aspect of FREE FIRE is its inimitable approach to technical craft.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

THE PROMISETHE PROMISE

“… feels contrived for the purpose of packing as much horror and outrage into the film as its meager narrative framework can handle.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Kudos for telling the story, but that can’t be all the film is.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

 

Is-born-in-china-ok-for-childrenBORN IN CHINA

“One of the most remarkable results of this kind of documentary is the way it draws captivating parallels to the human condition by infusing wildlife with human emotions. Nature is a world of single mothers where females must “take life to give life,” and “one mother’s brave rescue” is another’s loss.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/19/2017

New member Robyn Bahr talks post-holiday recipes and TONI ERDMANN

Andrew Crump reports on the IFFBoston Schedule, reviews BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and interviews Terence Davies of A QUIET PASSION

Bob Chipman talks STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, Marvel’s HYDRA, the new MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000 (twice!) and social media

Spoilerpiece Theatre looks at FATE OF THE FURIOUS and YOUR NAME

Max Covill talks Cannes on It’s The Pictures Podcast

Joyce Kulhawik reviews the new documentary BOSTON

Kristofer Jenson presents a Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Kilian Melloy reviews A QUIET PASSION

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/14/2017

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THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

“…with all of the action and characters getting a chance to shine, we get something that’s all over the place while still having the type of form that’s easy to follow.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“If a film is directly referencing John Woo’s HARD BOILED and I’m not having a good time watching it, something is seriously wrong.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“If you are a fan of this franchise, you’ll get your money’s worth. For me, I’ll just say ‘meh.’” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“You’re always aware THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS is a mercenary product that has no real reason for being except to make more money and more FURIOUS movies, collecting characters and co-stars like a lint-roller while putting them into increasingly absurd and strangely weightless vehicular cataclysms.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

Anne-Hathaway-ColossalCOLOSSAL

“…COLOSSAL is a failure in pretty much every way imaginable.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“For all of the monster movies film-goers have seen over the 100 years of cinema, the ones that tend to hit the hardest are those that recognize and exploit the inner demons within ourselves which come alive incarnate.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

Brody-AMasterfulEmilyDickinsonMovie2-1200A QUIET PASSION

“[Terence] Davies seems to determined to make a film that’s as prickly and as smart as its main character.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/12/2017

Nick Casaletto talks movie trailers

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE ASSIGNMENT and ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

Bob Chipman talks AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and Movies in Development

Norm Schrager reviews TOMMY’S HONOUR

Kristofer Jenson offers the Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Andrew Crump joins the Over/Under Podcast and reviews CEZANNE ET MOI and WIN IT ALL