BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/31/2019

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“I didn’t love KING OF THE MONSTERS, but the action and the destruction that’s being showcased is enough for me to recommend it to anyone who’s interested.” - Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The effect of Dougherty’s filmmaking is to marry monsters of imagination with monsters of reality.” – Andy Crump, The Week

“…it’s all just marking time until the main event, which is Godzilla battling King Ghidorah at Fenway Park.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

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“The film’s smörgåsbord of a plot and blend of humor and horror could have easily been a failure on all fronts. Instead, we have the rare example of ambition and commitment coming together wonderfully.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“I don’t normally suggest watching movies that I don’t see as being good, but MA is an exception.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/24/2019

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“Let’s face it – it wasn’t supposed to work. But this ALADDIN does work… and beautifully.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…ALADDIN is very clearly saddled with a finite imagination unlike the original animated film.” – Sam Cohen, Edge Boston

“It reminded me why I love this franchise, but there’s no surpassing the original and it’s flaws while minimal put it on par more with RETURN OF JAFAR than the original animated movie.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

“The greatest failure of this ALADDIN is that, like our blue-dipped Genie, it possesses incredible power but fumbles it, playing too safe when every beat, specifically every musical one, should have dazzled.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“Children and people with kids will more than likely have a deep appreciation for this version of ALADDIN.” – Jaskee Hicknam, Cinematic Essential

The-SouvenirTHE SOUVENIR

“[Joanna Hogg's] latest film is perhaps her best to date, certainly her most personal, and without a doubt one of the year’s most remarkable releases so far.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“Sweet and powerful, this is a film to take in rather than to resist.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 05/17/2019

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“JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM isn’t anywhere near as good as CHAPTER 2 and I don’t think it quite catches the original either. However, it’s just as fun in most instances since it delivers the type of crazy action that’s both familiar and new at the same time.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s not clear if [there's] an end in sight to this saga, or they’ll just play it out until either Reeves or audiences get bored. Until then, no one is likely to be bored with JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“It struggles a bit at the start due to the non-stop dialogue, but NON-FICTION ends up being the type of good little flick that mature audiences will end up liking.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…it’s pure pleasure listening to these people who are so smart about their work, and so dumb about love.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 THE HUSTLE

“This may be one of the most unnecessary remakes since Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/10/2019

Pikachu looks happy in the the movie Pokemon Detective PikachuPOKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

“But the fact that it never speaks down to its audiences, and never insults their intelligence with the psychotic stupidity of many children’s movies, is enough to call it a success.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

 

A warrior wields his sword in the Chinese movie ShadowSHADOW

“SHADOW doesn’t quite reach the epic levels that it hopes to, but it’s serviceable overall.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

Meagan Goode and Michael Ealy look worried in the movie The IntruderTHE INTRUDER

“THE INTRUDER is a movie for people who wish Lifetime movies would dial it up a notch, then rip off the dial completely.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly