BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 07/10/2020

David Thewlis in the movie Guest of Honour holding a badge in a convenience storeGUEST OF HONOUR

“Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan (THE SWEET HEREAFTER) writes and directs a dark, psychologically intense drama in which a father has nothing but rules left to cling to, while his daughter punishes herself for the things she’s done — and hasn’t.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

Bella Heathcote looks disheveled and scared in the horror movie Relic

RELIC

“In spite of RELIC not being able to comfortably fit into one genre, Natalie Erika James is able to deliver a well-made movie in her first try out.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

Charlize Theron crouches with hair in her face and an axe on her back in the movie The Old Guard THE OLD GUARD

“THE OLD GUARD provides LGBTQ representation and presents an escapist fantasy, as superhero films do while excavating deeper truths about humanity.” – Megan Kearns, EDGE Media Network

 

Simon Morze and Bruno Kanz look at each other in the movie The TobacconistTHE TOBACCONIST

“Nikolaus Leytner’s film reminds us that there’s pleasure to be found in the simple act of living, even when life seems encircled and imperiled by forces seemingly bent on snuffing it out.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 07/03/2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo in the film version of the musical HamiltonHAMILTON

“Thomas Kail again directs his Broadway cast with abandon and his camera with restraint, trusting what is already onstage to shine. It’s an extraordinary amalgam of movement, lighting, sets, and song.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

Alex Essoe and Precious Chong stretch in a workout class in the movie HomewreckerHOMEWRECKER

“What is missing in HOMEWRECKER, though, is any sense of mystery, any sense of unease about who the bad one of the pair will turn out to be.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/26/2020

Lorn Macdonald and Cristian Ortega partying in a black and white still from the movie BeatsBEATS

“And it doesn’t matter if you are young or old, a raver or an easy listening fan, Scottish or not, BEATS is worth both your time and your attention.” – John Black, Cinekong Reviews

 

Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell sing back to back in the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga  EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA

“(McAdams) approaches even the sillier moments in the movie with genuine enthusiasm and, as a result, sells the story in ways the script doesn’t.” – John Black, Cinekong Reviews

Steve Carrell and Rose Byrne stand face to face as she angrily holds him by the tie in the movie IrresistibleIRRESISTIBLE

“Stewart takes no shots at all the easy targets who’ve either skewered themselves by their own idiocy or have been gutted by the current crop of capable late-night talk show hosts. Stewart is after bigger game, and it hinges on our understanding the game to begin with.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“A toothless satire with a message about as clarifying in the current political climate as a Check Engine light in a demolition derby.” – Kris Jenson, C-Ville Weekly