BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/26/2019

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio lean up against a wall with their heads leaning to the side in the movie Once Upon a Time... In HollywoodONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

“ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD turns out to be nothing more than a waste of time.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“For all his movie savvy, Tarantino’s take on Hollywood is broad but shallow. It can be entertaining, but it falls short of the filmmaker at his best.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It’s a rare hybrid of fact & fairy tale, history, memory, and fantasy, wrapped in nostalgia, grounded in meticulous detail and propelled by the artistry, obsession, and love of a filmmaker with silver nitrate running through his veins.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 07/19/2019

THE LION KING - Featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba, Disney’s “The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau. In theaters July 29, 2019.  © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.THE LION KING

“The notion that a 25-year-old film is so sacrosanct it should not be remade will come as a surprise to those who have made a hit of Julie Taymor’s creative stage adaptation.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies
 ”Even though I would have preferred something more original, this remake of THE LION KING is pretty strong.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential
“If you wanted a shot-for-shot recreation of THE LION KING so the nostalgia you crave is satiated, then that’s what you’ll get from this Jon Favreau-directed remake. If you seek a different vision of a tale that you love, cancel that ticket reservation right this very minute.” – Sam Cohen, EDGE Media Network

A scene from the movie I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as BarbariansI DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS

“Jude’s film is sharp-edged, implacable, and sometimes punishing in the length of its scenes; clearly, the director is out to make us uncomfortable, which is part and parcel off his exploding of easy national myths and the gilding of bloody history.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

The poster for the documentary This Changes Everything which has the female symbol turned into a question mark with the title in the middleTHIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

“The documentary takes apart the myth of equality brick by brick, not only constructing a case for inclusion, but also paving a path toward making inclusion a reality.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/12/2019

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“A decent enough movie to watch, but it’s not something I would suggest people go out of their way to see.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Will never enter the history books as one of the greats, but a few jokes save it from being a total loss.” – Deirdre Crimmins, HighDef Digest

Crawl movie poster with Danger! sign with alligator warningCRAWL

“Aja keeps the tension of CRAWLcranked up to 11, giving the audience little time to breathe.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine