BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST – AUGUST 2017

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Bob Chipman, Steve Head and Byron McNeal break down the Boston-area repertory screening scene for August of 2017.

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/28/2017

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“Oozing with uber-style and ultra-violence, this espionage action film pretends a morally complicated worldview, which ironically questions the need for an alliance with any nation.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

“If you’re only in it for the action, ATOMIC BLONDE could be something that you could find entertaining.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The first thing that sticks out in this film is its style, with a big blaring capital hot pink neon ‘S.’” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

“ATOMIC BLONDE isn’t a terrible movie per se, it’s just a painfully forgettable one.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“While there is no doubt discussion to be had about Lorraine breaking the mold-–both the violence and the sex here are very much on her terms––no one should mistake this for anything other than a summer action movie.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“To say this feels like the first sign of the Apocalypse does not feel like hyperbole. What’s next? THE MEME MOVIE?” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“You shouldn’t hand out business cards for your side gig as you give candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, and you shouldn’t make a movie celebrating the virtues of being who you are if it means paying royalties to Instagram.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

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“The film does dig fairly deep into its vault of ’90s throwbacks — wired phones, wall-to-wall carpeting, floppy discs — but it never veers too far into becoming a time capsule parody of itself.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“It’s a real pleasure to watch Slate and newcomer Abby Quinn as bickering sisters brought together by the ordeal, especially since the former is having an affair of her own.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“LANDLINE works as well as just about any drama that you will see in 2017.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film falters when it rushes, wrapping everything up in the last 20 minutes of the film.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/26/2017

Max Covill talks Christopher Nolan on It’s The Pictures Podcast and gives an SDCC overview

Bob Chipman talks Marvel Movies, FANTASTIC FOUR, FLASHPOINT, Ben Affleck, SPIDER-MAN box office, the future of The DC Extended Universe and MARIO games

Spoilerpiece Theatre looks at DUNKIRK, VALERIAN and GIRLS TRIP

Nick Casaletto reviews TWIN PEAKS

Deirdre Crimmins reviews GAME OF DEATH

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/21/2017

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“DUNKIRK is able to show all of Christopher Nolan’s strengths while completely avoiding almost all of his weaknesses.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“DUNKIRK is a spectacle, a cinematic event that will be sure to please not only fans of Nolan, but those of us who appreciate film on a technical level.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“What DUNKIRK is, more than anything else, is a portrait of heroism, and to paint it Nolan looks in some improbable places.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“No matter the talent of the actors, cinematographer or composer, the star of DUNKIRK is undoubtedly Nolan’s work as director.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“DUNKIRK instantly enters the pantheon of great modern war films, like PLATOON and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“DUNKIRK is Nolan’s leanest and most impressive film, boasting his most audacious structural gambit to date.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery


VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

“The movie is a cuckoo-bananas, madcap mess with stilted dialogue, iffy performances and the final half-hour just kind of stalls when it should soar. Still, I want to see it again as soon as possible.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

 

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“Existential ennui is as important a detail in the fabric of Jodorowsky’s film as unapologetic weirdness, and the two enjoy more overlap than not.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/19/2017

Dan Kimmel talks book dedications

Deirdre Crimmins interviews Jung Byung-Gil of THE VILLAINESS and Karen Skloss of THE HONOR FARM and reviews KILLING GROUND

Sean Burns reports on Coolidge Corner outdoor screenings

Allyson Johnson joins the Queen’s Landing Podcast to talk GAME OF THRONES

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks OKJA, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and GHOST STORY and celebrates three years online

Andrew Crump reviews ENDLESS POETRY, FALSE CONFESSIONS

Robyn Bahr reviews Erotic Costume Dramas

Bob Chipman says goodbye to George A Romero and talks Konami Games and THE CRITIC