BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/30/2018

Deirdre Crimmins reviews GEHENNA and talks Cinepocalypse 2018

Jaskee Hickman interviews Leigh Whannell for UPGRADE

Bob Chipman talks SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY spoilers and background,  BUCKAROO BANZAI and THUNDERCATS

Greg Vellante looks back on MAGNOLIA

Joyce Kulhawik reviews JAGGED LITTLE PILL and ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks FIRST REFORMED, Michael Mann, BYE BYE GERMANY and ON CHESIL BEACH

Andrew Crump reports from Boston Calling Festival

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/25/2018

HanSolo5a7e076419ab9.0SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

“SOLO doesn’t succeed as much as it wants to.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY shows that ROGUE ONE was not a fluke. There are stories to be told in the “Star Wars” universe that don’t have to advance the main saga.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This one’s more like comfort food for fans, but there are worse ways to kill a couple of hours.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…Solo is a rather soulless cover version of a character that isn’t even enlivened by the wall-to-wall music that backs his every move.” – Brett Michel, Improper Bostonian

 

18firstreformed-superJumbo-v2FIRST REFORMED

“Don’t look for the angels, or anyone else, to collect much of a share from this misfire.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“FIRST REFORMED is a major work by a cinema giant, urgently reckoning with issues both current and eternal. It is also a form of prayer.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

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“…the star of the show is also its steady and compelling center: Saoirse Ronan outshines her cast mates here and remains the radiant focus of any project she’s part of.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/16/2018

Tim Estiloz interviews Mary Steenburgen for BOOK CLUB

Bob Chipman talks AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR spoilers

Daniel Kimmel reviews TERMINAL

Evan Crean looks back over IFFBoston 2018

Jared Bowen talks to Bernie Weintraub and Peter DuBois about FALL at Huntington Theatre

Spoilerpiece Theatre reaches 200 episodes and talks BREAKING IN, LIFE OF THE PARTY and LU OVER THE WALL

Andrew Crump reviews LET THE SUN SHINE IN

Joyce Kulhawik looks at new productions of BROKELAHOMO! and LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/11/2018

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LIFE OF THE PARTY

“Unlike previous comedies from McCarthy and Falcone, LIFE OF THE PARTY does contain enough jokes to get some kind of response from viewers.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s no masterwork, obviously, but what the film does achieve is a memorable differentiation from its imitative origins.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

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LET THE SUNSHINE IN

“The blend of artistry and genre is breezy and dense at the same time, a film worth enjoying for its surface charms and studied for its deeply personal reflections on intimacy.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

lu-over-the-wall-post2LU OVER THE WALL

“Nobody does drugs in LU OVER THE WALL, but watching it you get the sense that everyone responsible for making it might have.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine