BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 5/26/2017

PIRATES 5PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

“From the start, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES proves itself to be mediocre.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The damn thing is just a hair over two hours but by the time the house lights came up I felt like I’d been stuck watching it a for goddamn week.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“As a movie it’s disposable. As this year’s edition of a favorite ride, it will likely satisfy.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The fifth and supposedly final installment turns out to be the best movie in the franchise since THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

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“What hurts BAYWATCH is basically having a first half that fails to impress.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It turns out to be a lot more entertaining than it has any right to be.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“There’s a point where being ironically disposable turns into regular disposable, and BAYWATCH gets there a lot sooner than it needs to.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/25/2017

Andy Hoglund reports on the career of Rachel Dratch

Kristofer Jenson examines Nicholas Winding Refn

Sean Burns looks at the revival of TWIN PEAKS and reviews FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks ALIEN: COVENANT, BUSTER’S MAL HEART and THE WEDDING PLAN

Bob Chipman talks VENOM, ALIEN: COVENANT vs GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, LAST MAN STANDING and celebrity video games

Allyson Johnson reviews BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and THE FLASH

Nick Casaletto reviews THE LEFTOVERS

Dan Kimmel reviews A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 5/19/2017

alien covenantALIEN: COVENANT

“It can’t surprise us as the early films did. Instead, it plays in the margins, providing variations on a theme.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“A rip-snorting scare picture with a deliciously sick sense of humor.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Scott and company decided to take this franchise down a cliché, though sometimes mesmerizing, path.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“ALIEN: COVENANT isn’t a great film, but it’s a solid one that serves its purpose by moving the franchise forward.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“I don’t give a damn where the Alien comes from and neither should you.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

 

wakefieldWAKEFIELD

“What a fantastically odd and different movie.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

 

everything everythingEVERYTHING EVERYTHING

“For teenagers who feel they have discovered passion and love–sentiments apparently unknown to earlier generations–this is a movie that may to speak to them.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/17/2017

Robyn Bahr has a new cooking blog post

Joyce Kulhawik reports on the Elliot Norton Awards

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks SNATCHED and RISK

Bob Chipman talks SOUTH PARK, video games, a new family podcast and THE FANTASTIC FOUR

Sean Burns talks David Lynch

Kristofer Jenson presents a Boston Reel Rep-Roundup

Nick Casaletto reviews WAKEFIELDTHE LEFTOVERS and the new HEAT Blu-ray

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/12/2017

maxresdefault (34)KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

“KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD turns out to be nothing more than a failed practice in repetition.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

5849a53f134aa126b82774f1_o_U_v1THE WALL

“One or two changes could have possibly put THE WALL in a position to become a cult classic at the very least.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

THREE GENERATIONS3 GENERATIONS

“Dellal, who also co-wrote, throws so much into the film that it should feel overstuffed: Reproductive rights, marriage equality, non-traditional family structures, cross-generational tensions, gender roles, parental rights, sexual liberation, and even a hint of polyamory all find their way into the film’s structure, often by way of its busy, but warm-hearted, dialogue.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston