den-of-thievesDEN OF THIEVES

“All in all, this is such a surprise for the mid-January release slog – an entertaining, funny and consistently anxious film that leaves you teetering on the edge.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Outside of the issues that DEN OF THIEVES has, there’s a lot to like about what’s unfolding as the movie presses forward.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential



forever-my-girl-movie-hollywood-mickey-liddell-interview1-1FOREVER MY GIRL

“No one would call this film a triumph of feminism, but you could say it’s been shot from an idealistic female gaze.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston





“…the greatest horror lies in the movie’s subtext — the internal prison of believing that your desires are destructive. It’s a movie about not being able to be who you are.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery







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“Love is patient, love is kind; love is haunting, and occasionally crazy.” - Andy Crump, The Playlist

“This is a fiendishly funny movie, one that’s extremely self-aware and follows its own internal logic to a conclusion that makes perfect sense while being entirely mad.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“The title alludes to one of the many beautiful things about PHANTOM THREAD: that which we create is alive, never just the sum of its physical parts.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“PHANTOM THREAD would have been near the top of my favorite films of 2017 had it not featured such a disappointing ending.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential



the-commuterTHE COMMUTER

“THE COMMUTER is the type of movie that could have worked wonderfully if they allowed it to be dumber than it actually is.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s a convoluted plot, to be sure, and you just have to go with the flow and not question it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This is such a stupid movie, and I had fun with every single second of it.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…easy, unsubtle, unabashedly masculine action films don’t need nuance as long as they’re this much of a goofy pleasure to watch.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine





Sam Cohen examines the films of Rob Zombie

Spoilerpiece Theatre reflects on the best of 2017

Robyn Bahr looks at TV depiction of sex work

Andy Hoglund interviews Jim Breuer

Sean Burns looks back on THE SHINING

Bob Chipman talks Luke Skywalker in THE LAST JEDI and BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Dave Riedel gets ready for Sundance

Joyce Kulhawik catches up on recent holiday blockbusters

Andrew Crump reviews THE POLKA KING looks at women-directed films

Allyson Johnson reviews THE MAGICIANS

BOFCA Repertory Podcast – January 2018


Better overdue than never! Steve Head and Bob Chipman go over the Boston-area repertory screening scene for January 2018!



zeowqkusgat8rksy2rkuINSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

“This may be above average for the series, but that’s still only a C-plus.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Since it fails as much as it does, THE LAST KEY should probably be the last movie of a highly successful franchise.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film is obviously not without its issues, nor were its three predecessors, but if the INSIDIOUS franchise proves anything, it is that screw-it-all-riskiness pays dividends in the horror genre.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston


gallery-1510127037-tom-hanks-the-postTHE POST

“Don’t go to see Spielberg grappling with why stories like these work dramatically. Go because this master still remains nimble no matter the slighted material given to him.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“The spirit is always buoyant and joyful, even when we’re being lectured.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“THE POST may be getting overpraised because it seems to be in touch with the current revulsion towards more current government lies, but that’s just not enough. Adequate at best, this represents a missed opportunity.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies