BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/01/2016

the-legend-of-tarzan-movie-alexander-skarsgacc8ardTHE LEGEND OF TARZAN

“THE LEGEND OF TARZAN fails to inspire or even engage.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“What we get is something cobbled together by a committee—earnest and admirable but flaccid in execution.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“…a bland and unoriginal adaptation.” – John Hanlon, John Hanlon Reviews

“It’s a movie so painfully bloated, misguided and built upon empty money, that you may as well run it for the GOP ticket and call it the presumptive nominee.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Think of Brewer and Cozad’s screenplay as a chore list instead of a blueprint for visual storytelling. That’s the viewing experience of THE LEGEND OF TARZAN in a nutshell.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“Thankfully Disney and Steven Spielberg decided to tackle the giant story, and the results are magical.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…the film marks a reunion of Spielberg and Mathison, the team behind E.T. Their new collaboration is an emotionally powerful one — a classic tale of childhood, fantasy, innocence and adventure.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Every single moment of THE BFG is characterized by contrasts of scale (like a giant wearing a circus tent as a shirt) and contrasts of appearance (like a digital monster trading fart jokes over tea with a flesh-and-blood Queen).” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

 

 

BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST JULY 2016

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Bob Chipman, Steve Head, Sean Burns and Deirdre Crimmins break down Boston’s July 2016 repertory screening scene.

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BOFCA Mid-Week Roundup 6/29/16

The Post-Movie Podcast talks FINDING DORY, DR. STRANGELOVE and CUTTER’S WAY

Tim Estiolz shows off how to draw Donald Trump

Monica Castillo joins Mousterpiece Cinema to discuss FINDING DORY

Kristofer Jenson offers Editor’s Picks on Boston Reel, reviews MCCABE & MRS. MILLER and talks The Roxbury International Film Festival

Norm Schrager looks back at THE GREY

Bob Chipman talks more X-MEN movies and spoiler-filled symbolism in THE NEON DEMON

Kilian Melloy reviews WEINER DOG

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks FINDING DORY, FERRIS BUELLER and THE UNTOUCHABLES

Andy Crump interviews Penny Lane for NUTS!

Joyce Kulhawik reviews SHOWBOAT

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/24/2016

 

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“Like most Emmerich films, it’s chintzy, annoying and seems to go on forever.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

 

 

the-free-state-of-jonesFREE STATE OF JONES

“With its epic sweep and powerful perfomances shedding light on a little-known chapter of American history, this would have seemed like prime Oscar bait for an autumn release. Instead, its being thrown away now, where it will not likely last long in theaters.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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“…it’s Refn at his most unwieldy and funny; like if Dario Argento decided to remake SHOWGIRLS and did so with the questionable moral ethics of Stanley Kubrick’s LOLITA.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“[Refin's] film is a Terry Richardson print that’s been slathered in gore and stationed under a strobe light.” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“THE NEON DEMON is not easy to watch or easy to follow, but its dark humor and even darker opinion of humanity makes it one of the best films of 2016.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

 

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“It’s sobering stuff that invites our compassion instead of baiting it.” – Andy Crump, The Playlist

 

 

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“…minor To is better than major films by most any other contemporary filmmaker you can imagine. It’s also better than no To at all.” - Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 6/22/2016

Allyson Johnson launches the Finding Her Voice podcast

Derek Deskins reviews SLASH

Sean Burns looks at DE PALMA

Kristofer Jenson looks at THE DYING OF THE LIGHT and offers his Boston Reel Editor’s Picks

Megan Kearns made Screen Queen’s List of 15 Women Film Critics You Should Be Reading

Bob Chipman looks back on The X-MEN Movies

Brett Michel reviews DHEEPAN

Kilian Melloy talks Fiddlehead Theatre Company and Bedlam’s Twelfth Night

Andrew Crump looks at RAIDERS! and The 100 Greatest Westerns of All Time

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks FINDING DORY, FERRIS BEULLER and THE UNTOUCHABLES

Joyce Kulhawik looks at The Tony Awards, Boston’s Summer Stage Scene and MATILDA

Jake Mulligan digs into Lucio Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN