BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/5/2017

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE and The Boston Underground Film Festival

Deirdre Crimmins interviews the director of TRINITY

Norm Schrager reviews THE OA

Max Covill podcasts about GHOST IN THE SHELL

Joyce Kulhawik looks back at BABY BOOM

Kristofer Jenson offers a Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Kilian Melloy reviews 45 YEARS, OUR MAN IN HAVANA, PEYTON PLACE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING and JULIETA

Derek Deskins reviews BOKEH

Andrew Crump talks The 50 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix, reviews THE DISCOVERY and podcasts on THE MATRIX and THE WORLD’S END

Sean Burns reviews AFTER THE STORM and interviews silent film live musician Jeff Rapsis

Bob Chipman talks Marvel diversity

BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST – APRIL 2017

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Bob Chipman, Evan Crean, Sean Burns and Greg Vellante talk the Boston-area repertory movie scene for April 2017.

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NOTE: The lineup for IFFBoston, noted in the podcast, has now been posted in full HERE.

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/31/2017

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“As far as dumb action movies go, this is a great-looking one, but it should have been so much more.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

“Sadly, besides a few memorable scenes and the visual/score matchup to be nothing short of brilliant, I was underwhelmed and bored by the once manga masterpiece.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

 


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“It should engage the youngsters but will leave more sophisticated viewers–say, those older than eight or nine–wanting something with more substance…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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“In the end, what lingers most about THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER is a sunken feeling in the pit of your stomach that everything is *not* going to be okay.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/24/2017

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“I couldn’t tell you what hardcore POWER RANGERS fans might’ve wanted out of a movie, but if someone did this to something I’d loved as, say, an 8-year-old? My inclination might be (in the parlance of my 8-year-old self) to punch them in the taint.” – Bob Chipman, GEEK.COM

“Beneath the colors, catch phrases, and cheesiness, is a story about five characters looking to make their lives meaningful. This is a story of relationships, friendships, and becoming something that’s always been inside you.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

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“You can nap through about half the movie and wake up in time to be entertained, rather than annoyed.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“It’s not terrible. It’s just terribly unoriginal.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The problem with LIFE isn’t that it’s regurgitated genre fare, but that in its redundancies it remains flavorless, too pleased sticking to the straight and narrow.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“There are a few references to the nature of life being to destroy and consume, which perhaps informed the hybrid creature design, but they come far too late to save this LIFE.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

 

 

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“…a film that understands that the toughest part about getting older is that, with each passing day, your future gets smaller as your past exponentially grows.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…as depressing as the film can be, it nevertheless contains much of the humor that likewise cut the drug-induced drama of Boyle and returning screenwriter Hodge’s original.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“T2 teasingly nails the very specific sadness of guys who stayed too late at the party and now find themselves waking up in their 40s when all that settled-down stuff they used to sneer at suddenly doesn’t seem so bad anymore.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“While Danny Boyle’s first ever sequel isn’t perfect, it provides more than enough of that dark comedic content that will delight audiences.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/22/2017

Nick Casaletto talks Disney remakes and IRON FIST

Jaskee Hickman reviews SENSE OF AN ENDING

Max Covill podcasts about March Madness movies

Derek Deskins reports from SXSW on ATOMIC BLONDE, FREE FIRE and DRIB

Jake Mulligan previews THE BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

Bob Chipman looks at IRON FISTYouTube problems and tries out a new podcast venture

Joyce Kulhawik and Kilian Melloy both review TOP DOG/UNDERDOG

Jared Bowen looks at Art This Week

Sean Burns remembers THE DEPARTED

Andrew Crump reviews DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks BEAUTY & THE BEAST and PERSONAL SHOPPER

Allyson Johnson reviews A WOMAN A PART and THE FLASH