BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/13/2017

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LIVE BY NIGHT

“…doesn’t so much break new ground in the gangster film as deepen explorations into areas opened by others.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“LIVE BY NIGHT is not an amazing movie, but as a testosterone-driven piece of genre narrative this film has many moments of humor, style and character acting bravado that make it a pleasure to watch, and satisfactorily drive the viewer to the next plot point.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

 

 

don-t-think-it-don-t-say-it-how-true-is-the-story-of-the-bye-bye-manTHE BYE BYE MAN

“The plot is pretty dumb, the monster disconnected, and the victims forgettable. All of these missteps in the same film add up to either two experiences: you either dig how bad it is and decide to laugh at the film, or you are frustrated that you wasted time and money on such an uninspired, disposable flick.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

 

 

monster-trucksMONSTER TRUCKS

“…more about commerce than art, but for parents wanting to find something to do with their kids on a wintry afternoon, it will do the trick.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

julieta-pedro-almodovarJULIETA

“The deeply moving conclusion that Almodóvar builds to might strike some as a bit too open-ended, but he finishes as he began, with two lovers in an enclosed compartment, traveling forward on yet another journey toward destiny.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“It’s always a rapturous pleasure to watch a master filmmaker work their magic and exercise their craft, and JULIETA, the latest film from the great Pedro Almodóvar, is no exception.” – Andy Crump, The Playlist

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/06/2017

SILENCESILENCE

“Sometimes even the best of artists get lost inside of long-gestating passion projections.” - Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“It’s a harsh experience made with a gentle hand and shot through the eyes of a master director.” - Andrew Crump, Paste

“In classic Scorsese style, the movie wrestles with questions instead of answering them and these images follow you home into your dreams.” - Sean Burns, WBUR

“You need patience in order to endure SILENCE.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“SILENCE will probably feel like a reaffirmation of Christian faith to some and an impugnation of Christian arrogance to others.” – David Riedel, Salt Lake City Weekly

 

488219_186A MONSTER CALLS

“Deeply emotive and heart-achingly sad, A MONSTER CALLS is a tremendous triumph.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“A MONSTER CALLS to be sure, but will anyone care to answer?” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 1/5/2017

Tim Estiloz interviews David Ortiz

Max Covill talks the films of Makoto Shinkai

Kristofer Jenson presents the Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Bob Chipman remembers BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON and list his Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

Greg Vellante offers a Top Ten of 2016 in video form

Andrew Crump reviews BROOKLYN NINE NINE and Criterion’s Best New Releases

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks PATRIOT’S DAY and the Worst of 2016

Joyce Kulhawik talks THE HANDMAIDEN & FINGERSMITH

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 12/30/2016

HIDDEN FIGURES

HIDDEN FIGURES

“HIDDEN FIGURES soars in bringing their stories to light and it’s long past due.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…stirs your soul as you watch their story unfold… Henson, Spencer and Monáe give a master class in how it should be done.” – John Black, Color Magazine

“It’s refreshing to go to the movies and see a film about a time when America strove for true greatness, international pre-eminence, and scientific primacy.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE

“This is about as good as mainstream inspirational biopics get.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“It makes our eyes wander and our ears perk, always on the look out for those who may next pioneer us into greater, undiscovered territories.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“…thanks to an intelligent script, captivating performances and thoughtful direction (not to mention gorgeous production design), this is a film that deserves a spot on Oscar ballots this year and social studies classrooms for years to come.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

“What is most important about HIDDEN FIGURES is that this eye-opening story is told at all.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

FENCESFENCES

FENCES is about how certain personalities can keep you in or keep you out.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“This is a filmed play, not a movie, and the rare moments outside of Troy’s house or backyard fails to “open it up.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Washington directs this massive emotional load with great delicacy.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices