BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/28/2019

ANNABELLE COMES HOMEANNABELLE 3

“If you’ve enjoyed the series, this will work, but beyond that it’s hard to see this entry winning new converts.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Most scary movies aren’t really. A lot of people go into them wanting them to be, but we ultimately just want to have a good time. If you can do that, you’ll keep us coming back for more.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“We’ve seen plenty of haunted house movies and plenty creepy doll movies, and plenty of babysitting gone amuck movies, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more, so long as it’s done right. ANNABELLE COMES HOME does it right.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“This isn’t a movie in search of a greater meaning. It just needs to be entertaining. But it does both, and better still, it bothers to be creative.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“YESTERDAY is a tribute to the Beatles as well as a rich comedy… it’s one of the best movies you’re likely to see this year.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“While some of it is undeniably heavy-handed, much of the film’s philosophy has a tender touch.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

0626_moe-berg-1-400x536THE SPY BEHIND HOME PLATE

“The flat, functional visuals and deliberately artless presentation had me thinking more than once this might be better off as a podcast. Maybe the third Moe Berg movie will finally get it right.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/21/2019

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“So, after the brilliant and emotional conclusion to TOY STORY 3, was there possibly anything left to be said? As it turns out, there was.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…in a summer when studios have released almost nothing but underwhelming and underperforming sequels, sandwiched between Disney’s mega-budget remakes of ALADDIN and THE LION KING, the mildly amusing, profoundly unnecessary TOY STORY 4 leaves one starving for something more than just reheated comfort food.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“The amount of love put into this film by its creative team is only trumped by the love that it filled the audience with.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

“Was TOY STORY 4 really necessary? No, but we’d be lying a bit if we were resistant towards Disney’s specific brand of nostalgia.” – Sam Cohen, Edge Boston

“If this is the end of the TOY STORY run, it leaves on a positive note.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/14/2019

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“This is precisely the type of movie you’ll forget you saw, even if you don’t dislike watching it.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

 

0612_dead-dont-die-3-1000x563THE DEAD DON’T DIE

“This is the first Jarmusch film that feels behind the curve instead of ahead of it.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“What’s increasingly odd about the casual nature of the plot and aesthetic of THE DEAD DON’T DIE is that it, like a zombie, wants to sneak up on you and leave a mark.” – Sam Cohen, Edge Boston

“It is, in every way, a zombie film only [Jim] Jarmusch would make. But defying its own hype, that’s a bug instead of a feature.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“Ultimately, SHAFT is much more fun than I thought it was going to be.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 6/7/2019

DARK PHOENIXDARKPHOENIX

“A poorly made film telling a bad story that we’ve already seen told badly once before.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“I started wondering why I decided to even give this movie a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2SECRET PETS 2

“An awfully cute way to watch a menagerie of animals being adorable on screen.” – Deirdre Crimmins, HighDefDigest

 

 

CHASING THE DRAGON II: WILD WILD BUNCHCHASING DRAGON II

 

“The fact that CHASING THE DRAGON II doesn’t waste too much time on all the stuff we’ve already seen before kept me in the movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

THIS ONES FOR THE LADIESTHIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES

“nowhere is there a sense that the male gaze is not welcome — but when it comes down to it, just as the title tells us, this one is indeed for the ladies.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston