BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/13/2017

the_florida_project-1c_marc_schmidt_h_2017THE FLORIDA PROJECT

“This is empathetic cinema at its very finest.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“I laughed and I laughed until all of a sudden I couldn’t stop crying.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

Happy Death Day (2017)HAPPY DEATH DAY

“…somehow, HAPPY DEATH DAY settles into its own superficiality and asks you to do the same. Give it a try!” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

“I know comedy is difficult, but improving on that gives HAPPY DEATH DAY the kind of quality that makes it easy to recommend to just about anybody.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…the film breaks a lot of rules, but I think that’s what makes it so endearingly different and aggressively entertaining, despite its countless flaws.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

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“While it won’t likely be nominated for too many awards or anything, MARSHALL is a well put together film that I’m happy to have taken the time to see.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film is a courtroom drama with tinges of a police procedural; the meat of the story lies with the question of what really happened on the night in question.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“…an absorbing drama based in fact, about a true American hero.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

thumbnail_6427THE FOREIGNER

“Most of the time, it feels like two movies happening concurrently that never seem to mesh, and this is where the film collapses in on itself.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“I left THE FOREIGNER feeling satisfied with what was giving to me.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMENPROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

“Of all the superhero origin tales – real or fictional – this one may be the most extraordinary.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 10/11/2017

Jared Bowen reviews THE ENEMY

Derek Deskins reviews BARRACUDA

Bob Chipman looks back at MONKEYSHINES and THE SEVENTH CURSE, speculates on INHUMANS and SUPERGIRL and recaps WWE Hell In A Cell 2017

Max Covill looks deeper into BLADE RUNNER 2049

Andrew Crump reviews THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON and THE MAYOR

Sean Burns looks back at SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Joyce Kulhawik looks at new plays and art exhibits in Boston

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks GERALD’S GAME, BLADE RUNNER 2049, DUNE and The Online New England Film Festival

Tim Estiloz reports on health care and IBM

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/06/2017

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BLADE RUNNER 2049

“BLADE RUNNER 2049 is less than the sum of its parts, although some will overlook or defend its flaws and embrace it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“While some will likely consider it to be a “masterpiece,” it certainly doesn’t reach that level.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“BLADE RUNNER 2049 is just too clean for its own good.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“Clocking in at a posterior-numbing 163 minutes, BLADE RUNNER 2049 tells maybe two-thirds of a story that could fit inside a movie half its length.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

52e7ef1d44LUCKY

“LUCKY is a lovely film, but now it’s taken on an even deeper emotional resonance; it’s become a eulogy to one of the greatest character actors of our time.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

 

 

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“If the film had gone on much longer they might have had to meet a survivalist sect or a group of zombies.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies