BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/07/2017

giftedGIFTED

“…the child at the center of GIFTED is just that. But to call anything else in the film remotely remarkable is a misnomer.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“When all is said and done, this formulaic drama is a great film to watch with your family, that will have messages resonate with those of all ages.” -Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

 

hero_After-the-Storm-2017AFTER THE STORM

“An empathetic film about honest mistakes and trying to right wrongs, AFTER THE STORM proves that misdeeds can be weathered and any relationship salvaged with the right amount of effort.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“AFTER THE STORM isn’t the kind of movie that wraps everything up in a big bow for you at the end, and Kore-eda’s certainly not going to pretend that one night can solve years of family dysfunction. But with gentleness and great empathy, the film leaves these characters in a better place than they were before the rain.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

Going-in-Style-Movie-wallpaper-HD-film-2017-poster-imageGOING IN STYLE

“Most surprising, however, is the film’s director, Zach Braff, who has seemed to find a genre that genuinely works for him. After struggling to find his directorial footing with indie Sundance films like GARDEN STATE and WISH I WAS HERE, the filmmaker makes the most out of what screwball can accomplish.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…a film where we get to enjoy three of our finest elder actors showing just how easy they can make it all look.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

trailer-trans-hitman-tale-the-assignmentTHE ASSIGNMENT

“THE ASSIGNMENT will never be confused with one of this filmmaker’s finest, but if you can get on the movie’s bonkers, pulpy wavelength it’s kind of a hoot.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“…a real curiosity and is probably destined for cult status.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/5/2017

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE and The Boston Underground Film Festival

Deirdre Crimmins interviews the director of TRINITY

Norm Schrager reviews THE OA

Max Covill podcasts about GHOST IN THE SHELL

Joyce Kulhawik looks back at BABY BOOM

Kristofer Jenson offers a Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Kilian Melloy reviews 45 YEARS, OUR MAN IN HAVANA, PEYTON PLACE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING and JULIETA

Derek Deskins reviews BOKEH

Andrew Crump talks The 50 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix, reviews THE DISCOVERY and podcasts on THE MATRIX and THE WORLD’S END

Sean Burns reviews AFTER THE STORM and interviews silent film live musician Jeff Rapsis

Bob Chipman talks Marvel diversity

BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST – APRIL 2017

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Bob Chipman, Evan Crean, Sean Burns and Greg Vellante talk the Boston-area repertory movie scene for April 2017.

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NOTE: The lineup for IFFBoston, noted in the podcast, has now been posted in full HERE.