BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/29/2016

MD-06487.CR2MOTHER’S DAY

“Audiences who like a shred of cohesive story telling or characterization, or even a chuckle during a supposed comedy, should stay very far away.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“The film is harmless, yes, but also irrelevant and insignificant, even when it tries to toss in the occasional social comment.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 


chicago-jewish-film-festival-dough-movie-700x600DOUGH

“Questions aside as to the suitability of such secular, adult treats when it comes to religious communities and children, the film rattles along deftly, tracing its obvious story arcs with verve and humor.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“DOUGH is the very definition of “bang for your buck,” assuming that hodgepodge is your thing.” - Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 


watch-the-first-trailer-for-papa-hemingway-in-cuba-001PAPA: HEMINGWAY IN CUBA

“…when you get down to it, the movie has a hollow core puffed by little more than hot air.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/22/2016

huntsman-winters-war-trailerTHE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR

“The story may not be deep, but it remains visually arresting….” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR is a disheveled heap of scenes with vague relation to one another more than it is an actual, whole movie.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“…THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR is indicative of a disease running rampant in theaters today.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

 

thumbnail_23889SING STREET

“SING STREET is endlessly charming, a truly uplifting gem, but it earns its charms and uplift through the desperation of failure.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

elvis-nixon-kevin-spaceyELVIS & NIXON

“For all these failings, comedy remains the film’s oeuvre and it is a pretty funny film.” – Kilian Melly, Edge Boston

“…a small comic gem in which two twentieth-century icons get to confront each other and, possibly, learn something about themselves.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP

Kristofer Jenson launches his new film venture, “Boston Reel”

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks JUNGLE BOOK, CRIMINAL and MILES AHEAD

Deirdre Crimmins reviews MIDNIGHT SHOW and THE FORSAKEN

Max Covill reviews SING STREET

Evan Crean looks at THE WALKING DEAD

Andrew Crump reviews MEN & CHICKEN and talks WONDER WOMAN, IFFBoston

Kilian Melloy reviews NEON BULL, SKY, JULIA and interviews Devon Scalisi of FINISH LINE

Sean Burns and Andrew Crump interviews GREEN ROOM’s Jeremy Saulnier

Monica Castillo appears on The Newsreel and talks Cuba and the U.S. media

Joyce Kulhawik talks Norton Award Nominations

Norm Schrager reviews THE INVITATION

Bob Chipman interviews GREEN ROOM’S Anton Yelchin

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 4/15/2016

THE JUNGLE BOOKJUNGLEBOOK

“It’s almost like a direct retort to all of the other dire pieces of big budget garbage people have to sit through every weekend.” – Sam Cohen, Under The Gun

“Favreau turns out to be the ideal director for this material as he’s used to dealing with special effects movies like the IRON MAN series, while presenting the characters as something more that just tricks for the camera.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Feels so instantaneously classic and modern that to describe its appeal is somewhat difficult to accurately nail on the head.” – Greg Vellante, Forces of Geek

 

CRIMINALCRIMINAL

“Neither smart nor exciting, but it does not try to be either. In that regard, it is a success, but were the bar set even slightly higher it would be a complete miss.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/13/2016

Andy Hoglund talks the career of Ice Cube

Deirdre Crimmins looks back at THE WITCHES and reviews DARLING

Bob Chipman interviews the director of GREEN ROOM, talks the future of the DC Cinematic Universe and the visual language of HARDCORE HENRY

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks HARDCORE HENRY, HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS and more

Joyce Kulhawik reviews MAKING MUSIC FROM DISASTER & NUCLEAR NATION

Andrew Crump interviews Karyn Kusama for THE INVITATION

Kilian Melloy reviews Tom Stoppard’s ARCADIA and interviews ART’s John Geoffrion