BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/03/17

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THOR: RAGNAROK

“…the first Thor movie that can take its place in the first ranks of Marvel movies, instead of just being something to do with the character between outings in the AVENGERS series.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“RAGNAROK can’t even be arsed to keep Goldblum’s character in the loop, abruptly abandoning him until after the closing credits.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“THOR: RAGNAROK isn’t fantastic by any stretch, but it’s a decent action movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…[Taika] Waititi has managed to do something with Thor: Ragnarok managed to do something with the character no director has managed to do yet: make us look forward to seeing him again.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

the-squareTHE SQUARE

“The best scenes stew in their own juices until the cuts feel like acts of mercy.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…in the end, it’s all so pleased with itself that the stimulating conundrum at its core makes me want to brush it off than let it swim in my mind.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/27/2017

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“All in all, this is missed opportunity after missed opportunity — a failed experiment that only comes to life once, when Oscar Issac briefly enters the picture to stir some much-needed energy into the pot.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…there’s something exploitative and gross about [George] Clooney grafting a real-life civil rights struggle onto his jokey spouse-murder farce.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“In order for it to work, SUBURBICON would need a complete makeover.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“In a year that has given us GET OUT and DETROIT, this is a lightweight rendition of a serious matter and not the “statement” that was apparently intended.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

lanthimos2.0THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

“…a think piece that doesn’t penetrate the psyche enough, and a horror film that doesn’t sneak its way into your nightmares. In the end, it seems just to exist.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

Stills_All I See Is YouALL I SEE IS YOU

ALL I SEE IS YOU proved to be better than I thought it was going to be.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

tyfys-gallery1-59488b698e81e-1THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

“There’s an important story to be told in THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, but this dramatic adaptation of the book by David Finkel may not have been the best way to tell it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/13/2017

the_florida_project-1c_marc_schmidt_h_2017THE FLORIDA PROJECT

“This is empathetic cinema at its very finest.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“I laughed and I laughed until all of a sudden I couldn’t stop crying.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

Happy Death Day (2017)HAPPY DEATH DAY

“…somehow, HAPPY DEATH DAY settles into its own superficiality and asks you to do the same. Give it a try!” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

“I know comedy is difficult, but improving on that gives HAPPY DEATH DAY the kind of quality that makes it easy to recommend to just about anybody.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…the film breaks a lot of rules, but I think that’s what makes it so endearingly different and aggressively entertaining, despite its countless flaws.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

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“While it won’t likely be nominated for too many awards or anything, MARSHALL is a well put together film that I’m happy to have taken the time to see.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film is a courtroom drama with tinges of a police procedural; the meat of the story lies with the question of what really happened on the night in question.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“…an absorbing drama based in fact, about a true American hero.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

thumbnail_6427THE FOREIGNER

“Most of the time, it feels like two movies happening concurrently that never seem to mesh, and this is where the film collapses in on itself.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“I left THE FOREIGNER feeling satisfied with what was giving to me.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMENPROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

“Of all the superhero origin tales – real or fictional – this one may be the most extraordinary.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 10/11/2017

Jared Bowen reviews THE ENEMY

Derek Deskins reviews BARRACUDA

Bob Chipman looks back at MONKEYSHINES and THE SEVENTH CURSE, speculates on INHUMANS and SUPERGIRL and recaps WWE Hell In A Cell 2017

Max Covill looks deeper into BLADE RUNNER 2049

Andrew Crump reviews THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON and THE MAYOR

Sean Burns looks back at SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Joyce Kulhawik looks at new plays and art exhibits in Boston

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks GERALD’S GAME, BLADE RUNNER 2049, DUNE and The Online New England Film Festival

Tim Estiloz reports on health care and IBM