BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/26/2018

 

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURETHE MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

“MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE ends up being so bloated that it’s hard to appreciate the positive features that are included.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…far too predictable to really invest any emotion into if you are not already a fan of this series.” - Byron D. Zero, Nerd Caliber

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 1/24/2018

Joyce Kulhawik looks at the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Deirdre Crimmins talks 2017 horror on Horror Happens Radio

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER

Byron McNeal updates on his current projects

Andy Crump reviews CRIME + PUNISHMENT, MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER and MOM & DAD

Bob Chipman names his Most Anticipated 2018 Movies

Greg Vellante counts down his Top 25 of 2017

Sean Burns looks at MOM & DAD

Robyn Bahr offered her Oscar Predictions

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/19/2018

 

den-of-thievesDEN OF THIEVES

“All in all, this is such a surprise for the mid-January release slog – an entertaining, funny and consistently anxious film that leaves you teetering on the edge.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Outside of the issues that DEN OF THIEVES has, there’s a lot to like about what’s unfolding as the movie presses forward.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It won’t make any ten best lists next year, but as a midwinter entry to rev the engines, it satisfies.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“At least we know now that [Gerard] Butler’s career hasn’t been a complete fluke. The guy still has work to put out, if only someone could give him the right script.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

 

forever-my-girl-movie-hollywood-mickey-liddell-interview1-1FOREVER MY GIRL

“No one would call this film a triumph of feminism, but you could say it’s been shot from an idealistic female gaze.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

 

 

 

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“…the greatest horror lies in the movie’s subtext — the internal prison of believing that your desires are destructive. It’s a movie about not being able to be who you are.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

momdadheaderMOM AND DAD

“In a tight 83 minutes, writer/director Brian Taylor sets up his absurd premise, and then runs with it. Don’t watch this one with your parents – or your children.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The concept is just clever enough for you to wish it had been developed further.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“If cinema were a china shop, then Nicolas Cage is the bull.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

 

FILM-12STRONG-REVIEW-ADV1912 STRONG

“12 STRONG is less a celebration of American military might than of the tenacity of the men who responded to the horrors of 9/11 by answering their country’s call.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“12 STRONG isn’t something you are guaranteed to regret watching, but it is a missed opportunity for Warner Bros. Pictures when you look at what they had in front of them.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/12/2018

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“Love is patient, love is kind; love is haunting, and occasionally crazy.” - Andy Crump, The Playlist

“This is a fiendishly funny movie, one that’s extremely self-aware and follows its own internal logic to a conclusion that makes perfect sense while being entirely mad.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“The title alludes to one of the many beautiful things about PHANTOM THREAD: that which we create is alive, never just the sum of its physical parts.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“PHANTOM THREAD would have been near the top of my favorite films of 2017 had it not featured such a disappointing ending.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

the-commuterTHE COMMUTER

“THE COMMUTER is the type of movie that could have worked wonderfully if they allowed it to be dumber than it actually is.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s a convoluted plot, to be sure, and you just have to go with the flow and not question it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This is such a stupid movie, and I had fun with every single second of it.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…easy, unsubtle, unabashedly masculine action films don’t need nuance as long as they’re this much of a goofy pleasure to watch.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 1/10/2018

Sam Cohen examines the films of Rob Zombie

Spoilerpiece Theatre reflects on the best of 2017

Robyn Bahr looks at TV depiction of sex work

Andy Hoglund interviews Jim Breuer

Sean Burns looks back on THE SHINING

Bob Chipman talks Luke Skywalker in THE LAST JEDI and BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Dave Riedel gets ready for Sundance

Joyce Kulhawik catches up on recent holiday blockbusters

Andrew Crump reviews THE POLKA KING looks at women-directed films

Allyson Johnson reviews THE MAGICIANS