BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/19/2018

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“This HALLOWEEN is so much fun they’ll probably ruin it with a bunch of sloppy sequels.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“HALLOWEEN feels more like a slow-moving action movie than it did a horror film.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“Just like the young man at its center, the film is evocative, at times dazzling and too frequently unreliable as a source of consistent storytelling, but it will manage to wrangle your wandering and aching heart by the end.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

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“…[Rupert] Everett’s Wilde projects great warmth and humor, even during the darkest of days, aided by John Conroy’s sumptuous cinematography and Gabriel Yared’s achingly lovely score.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

 

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THE GUILTY

“All of what we have in THE GUILTY comes together to create a thriller that you won’t really get to experience anywhere else at the moment.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/12/2018

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“There are some good moments to get out of FIRST MAN, but there aren’t enough to turn it into something I’d be willing to watch again all the way through.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It seems that every young filmmaker is currently emulating Terrence Malick, specifically his work in spiritual drama THE TREE OF LIFE. Sadly, the latest to suffer from this affliction is 33-year-old Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, who cribs mercilessly from Malick’s metaphysical masterpiece, whether or not his biopic of Neil Armstrong needs it.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“FIRST MAN will probably be nominated for half-a-dozen Oscars. I left the theater fuming.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“Chazelle’s versatility and skill is on display, a step forward in an already formidable career, but there’s always the inescapable sense we’re seeing only half of what the film could have been.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

 

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“In spite of the apparent potential for something fresh, a lot of what we get in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE is actually predictable.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The new film from Drew Goddard (director and co-writer of THE CABIN IN THE WOODS) is a film out of time; set during the late ’60s, it feels exactly like one of these Tarantino wannabes—only arriving 20 years too late for extra hipster cred.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

 

starr-carterTHE HATE U GIVE

“While the film possesses a great deal of compassion, humor and warmth, it’s response to injustice that makes for one of the most startlingly visceral films of the year.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“THE HATE U GIVE is powerful and should be compulsory viewing. Its simple approach to these complex issues is appreciated, and makes its clear point accessible to the young audience for whom it was created.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 10/10/2018

Robyn Bahr reviews the new DOCTOR WHO

Jared Bowen interviews Liv Ullman

Joyce Kulhawik reviews BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

Bob Chipman looks back on OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN

Sean Burns joins One Heat Minute Podcast

Andy Crump looks at the best new Criterion releases

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/05/2018

A STAR IS BORN

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“A STAR IS BORN is an American standard, beautifully sung.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“A STAR IS BORN has all of the markings of a movie that audiences will love.”  – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Cooper’s gamble – both in stepping in behind the camera and giving Lady Gaga her first starring film role – has paid off handsomely.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“With explosive songs and an engaging romance at the center of a crowd drawing drama, A STAR IS BORN doesn’t necessarily give new legs to an old story, but it makes up for any redundancies with its soulful intent and committed performances.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

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“I don’t know where this will put Venom and Spider-Man in the future, but the movie we get turned out to actually be a respectable exercise when it had all the potential to fail before it was even released.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“VENOM delivers for its audience. It’s exciting, entertaining, and fun.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“VENOM isn’t funny. VENOM doesn’t have a hero or antihero or villain to root for. Were it not for a pretty good car chase, some decent visual effects, and Hardy’s performance, it would be a complete waste of time.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

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“It’s only fitting that Redford’s final bow is playing a character known for dramatic exits…” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“The Old Man & the Gun is ostensibly Redford’s final on-screen role; in August, he announced his retirement from acting. If he makes good on that pledge, he’s capping off his sterling filmography with a dazzling crowd pleaser, and walking off the screen beaming.” – Andy Crump, The Week

 

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“While rich and textured throughout, the movie’s ultimate impact sneaks up on you.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

 

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