BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/17/2017

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“…a gonzo, over-the-top, thriller that slowly morphs into a horror film. Viewers able to buy into this waking nightmare will find themselves amply rewarded.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“the second and third acts of A Cure for Wellness make up for that convoluted first hour with some of the most impressive, insane and remarkable storytelling in recent memory.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“A CURE FOR WELLNESS is a strikingly ambitious work—one of the most daring and inspired mainstream releases of recent memory.” – Greg Vellante, Forces of Geek

“Director Gore Verbinski will never be accused of going small.” – Brett Michell, The Improper Bostonian

 

 

Charlie-Day-and-Ice-Cube-in-Fist-FightFIST FIGHT

“Although the film gets a little to bogged down in toilet humor and silly sex jokes, there’s an energy to it all that makes even the most shamelessly stupid gags kind of fun to watch.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

 

 

the_great_wallTHE GREAT WALL

“The joys of the film are both visceral and subtle. The subtlety is in the interplay between Chinese and Western expectations, both for the characters and for audiences.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

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“TONI ERDMANN climaxes with a comic set-piece so screamingly funny yet perfectly true to the characters, it’s not hyperbole to say that I was gasping for air and my sides were hurting afterwards.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“Crude humor paves the way to an exorcism of sorts, and the hijinks glide to graceful closure.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“And now, a high concept comedy from the country that invented comedy, Germany, in which a career woman’s ambition is pitted against her free-spirited dad’s waggishness. ” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 2/15/2017

Nick Casaletto interviews Kim Coates

Jaskee Hickman and Nick Casaletto talk unseen classic films

Bob Chipman talks LAW & ORDER: SVU and Trump, SUPERGIRL and remembers VIRTUOSITY

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, FLASHDANCE and LEGO BATMAN

Andrew Crump reviews XX, ANATAHAN, TABOO and names The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix.

Kristofer Jenson offers a Boston Reel Rep Roundup

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/10/2017

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

“If the trend of late is to give superheroes more somber cinematic treatments, then THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is a reminder that fun need not be traded for po-faced melodrama to come up with something meaningful.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Audiences universally will surely be entertained, and us comic book fans will get a little extra with the plethora of nods to the genre.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“…this may be one of the very best films based on the DC Comics universe.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 


John-Wick-Chapter-2-2017-Wallpaper-11045JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2

“It is rare that a sequel lives up to the hype generated by its predecessor, but then again, it is rare to have an action hero as slick and unbeatable as John Wick.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

“It works for the simple reason that the characters take the rules of their world seriously, even if we find them preposterous.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 is one of the rare situations where simply raising the stakes works.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

fifty-shades-darker-elevator-1481131638FIFTY SHADES DARKER

“…the film’s idea of “kinky sex” is laughably tame.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 2/8/2017

Max Covill talks FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY

Bob Chipman remembers THE GREAT OUTDOORS and talks TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Allyson Johnson reviews THE SALESMAN

Joyce Kulhawik reviews BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE RED TURTLE, PATERSON, LION and Jim Jarmusch

Kristofer Jenson presents the Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Andrew Crump talks TABOO and interviews Raoul Peck of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 2/1/2017

Andy Hoglund interviews Chris Kattan, Patrick Weathers and Robin Duke

Andy Crump reviews TABOO, MY HAPPY FAMILY and new Criterion releases

Jake Mulligan appears on The Cinephiliacs Podcast

Bob Chipman talks BATMAN directors and Muslim Superheroes

Allyson Johnson looks at BATMAN directors and THE 100

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks GOLD and horror movies

Evan Crean catches up with LION

Kristofer Jenson gives the Boston Reel Rep Roundup