BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/11/2019

Will Smith on a motorcycle in the movie Gemini ManGEMINI MAN

“GEMINI MAN is a weird movie that had the potential to be significantly better than it actually is.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

Sheri Moon Zombie wearing an Indian headdress and holding a bow in 3 From Hell3 FROM HELL

“Returning to the material which produced THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005), Rob Zombie resurrects his most cherished characters in 3 FROM HELL (2019)—and in reanimating them, undoes nearly everything the prior film accomplished. – Jake Mulligan, DigBoston

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/04/2019

Joaquin Phoenix in the movie Joker in full clown makeup and a suit waiting in an elevatorJOKER

“Director Phillips, best known for the inane HANGOVER movies, wants to show he can be serious and profound, but has bitten off more than he can chew.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This version of The Joker that we get is okay, but the movie around him needed to be much stronger.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The chance to do something great gets lost as deep thoughts about the human condition gets truncated to make room for a checklist of the character’s canon requirements.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUND-UP: 09/25/2019

Kristofer Jenson launches his new blog Burrito and a Movie, which discusses films from the Russian Guild of Film Critics 100. His first post covers movies from 1917-1929.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews TALL GIRL, HER SMELL, RAUL JULIA: THE WORLD’S A STAGE, and LATE NIGHT with guest and BOFCA member Charlie Nash.

Robyn Bahr reviews BET’s FIRST WIVES CLUB, BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE, BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, CAROLE’S SECOND ACT, and HUSTLERS for The Hollywood Reporter.

Deirdre Crimmins reviews KOKO-DI KOKO-DA from Fantastic Fest for Rue Morgue.

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/20/2019

Some of the ladies of Downton Abbey stand dressed up and ready to go out in the Downton Abbey movieDOWNTON ABBEY

“There is a tinge of nostalgia that clings to every nook and cranny as we follow the thread of its legacy through the inevitable passage of time. May Downton continue to thrive in Mr. Fellowes imagination and lead him to conjure up yet another gilded installment on the big screen.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“If you find yourself encountering the Crawley family (and their relatives and servants) for the first time, you may not be moved to track down the 52 episodes of the series, but the movie is a pleasant and entertaining story.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

In a spacesuit Brad Pitt looks out the window of a spacecraft in the movie Ad AstraAD ASTRA

“Most of the negative attributes that I see in AD ASTRA wouldn’t matter as much if they would have just sped things up.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

Richard Kind smiling on a beach in the movie AuggieAUGGIE

“AUGGIE answers the age-old plaint of ‘what do women want?’ with the question ‘what do men want?’” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies