“It’s odious in a way that it feeds into the fear and hate being invoked by our current political leaders.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



la-1530059380-i4hxye4qoi-snap-imageUNCLE DREW

“UNCLE DREW knows just what it is, and delivers to its intended audience exactly what they want.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“UNCLE DREW will never be mistaken for a masterpiece but as far as branded content goes it’s sunny and good-natured enough to get by.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

“UNCLE CREW serves its purpose and works better than I figured it would.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential



leave-no-trace-reviewLEAVE NO TRACE

“Anchored by immensely strong performances from Foster and McKenzie, LEAVE NO TRACE is a wunderkind of emotional complexity.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston






“The number of times I slapped my forehead during this film is equivalent to the number of times I sighed and glanced at my watch during Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 effort. For this alone, “JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM” is the superior film.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE

“We get way too much of the stuff no one came to see to fill the time up.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Credit where due to FALLEN KINGDOM – it at least finally feels like they’ve left the story in a place they can’t take back.” – Bob Chipman,

“It raises some interesting questions, all the while providing the requisite thrills from volcanoes, runaway dinosaurs, and duplicitous humans.” – Daniel Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

“It’s an idiotic plan that nobody in the writing process ever quite cracked how to justify.” – Sean Burns, WBUR



“A “men on a mission” film devoid of true men or a true mission, and it deploys wit and slapstick to put masculinity on trial.” – Andrew Crump, TheWeek




“Moorhead and Benson show how sustained paranoia and foreboding can keep an audience hooked as effectively as special effects.” – Andrew Crump, Paste Magazine


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“Part of the problem is that in the years since THE INCREDIBLES we’ve been inundated with superhero movies. It’s a film that feels like we’ve already seen it – several times.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“I’m sure most people who see INCREDIBLES 2 will be happy with what they get in some form or another.” – Jaskee Hickman. Cinematic Essential

“The whole thing just feels kind of airless and uninspired – which is just… shocking, considering the pedigree.” – Bob Chipman,


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“When you take everything into account, you’re able to see how and why TAG works as well as it does.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“TAG manages to strike the tenuous balance between humor and heart.” – Deidre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“The style is surprising, but the film as a whole is an abundant delight.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture




“A worthy update to a film more contemporarily known for its soundtrack, SUPERFLY is fun and fluffy, just like Priest’s impressive coif.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest







BOFCA Mid-Week Roundup 6/13/2018

Evan Crean looks at up-and-comer Boots Riley

Sam Cohen interviews Christopher Willis

Andrew Crump looks at the year’s best (so far)

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE WIZ and FALL

Jared Bowen interviews Bebe Winans

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks OCEAN’S 8, TOTAL RECALL and HEAT

Bob Chipman looks at SOLO


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“Overall, ‘Ocean’s 8’ does a good job of exploiting the strengths of women and shows the audience the beauty of a glamorous robbery that goes perfectly right. But its ultimate lack of interesting characters makes it lifeless and forgettable as soon as it’s over.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“OCEAN’S 8 isn’t a bad night out at the movies, but it will probably find its true calling in a year or two as one of those pleasant, Sunday afternoon diversions you leave playing on cable TV in the background while you’re doing something else.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“It’s a serviceable comedy/heist movie, but that makes it an entry in a genre where women’s roles are few and far between…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



“HEREDITARY is best watched with little information about what you’re going to see.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“Although I enjoyed most of what HEREDITARY offers, I can see this not being the kind of horror movie for those who are simply looking for the usual experience.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“By the time the film gets into the home stretch it goes totally off the rails…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“HEREDITARY (is) writer/director Ari Aster’s clumsy attempt to make a family drama/family horror movie; call it Ordinary POLTERGEIST, with the emphasis on ‘ordinary’. – John Black, Boston Event Guide



“I don’t completely know how well HOTEL ARTEMIS will be received by people who actually see it, but I found this to be a slightly above average affair that missed on an opportunity to leave a mark.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film as a whole is fun and frequently fresh, but the all-encompassing commonplace nature of how its bold premise is communicated is hard to shake.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…it may well be the movie that – in the long run – gets new fans as well as second viewings, long after the summer’s tentpoles are forgotten.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


american-animalsAMERICAN ANIMALS

“AMERICAN ANIMALS is a movie about people who watch too many movies, made by an author who likely also watches too many movies.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“…if you’re going to pursue some sort of redemptive sensibility, is it really enough to show us soulful pauses and then tell us that one of the perpetrators is now “writing a book on prison workout regimens” while the other is a painter who “specialises [sic] in birds”? ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston


maxresdefault (1)SUMMER 1993

“SUMMER 1993 does what movies do so well (and yet so rarely do), which is to let viewers see the world through the eyes of another.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine