BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/8/2017

Joyce Kulhawikl narrates a new production of THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT and reviews NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, STAGE KISS, EDWARD II and INFORMED CONSENT

Nick Casaletto talks LA LA LAND vs MOONLIGHT

Bob Chipman looks at SUPERGIRL, LOGAN fallout and MAX MON AMOUR

Sean Burns remembers E.T., revisits MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and reviews CATFIGHT

Andy Crump reviews THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, CATFIGHT, HEADSHOT, TABOO and talks The 50 Best Films of The 1940s

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks LOGAN, TABLE 19, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI and BEFORE I FALL

Allyson Johnson reviews THE FLASHSUPERGIRL and lists 25 Movies That Understand Female Relationships

Dan Kimmel offers a Hollywood-themed short story and talks the fan-convention scene

Derek Deskins reviews HEADSHOT

Kristofer Jenson touts the Boston Underground Film Festival and presents the Boston Reel Rep Roundup

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/03/2017

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“LOGAN is gritty, and it’s dark but it’s far from being full of despair, despite the horrors the characters witness as the film progresses.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“…the most varied, earnest and interesting take on a comic book character since THE DARK KNIGHT.” – Andy Hoglund, Movie Mezzanine

“Regardless of its flaws, LOGAN is without question one of the better superhero films in recent memory.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“If I haven’t stressed this enough, this isn’t a comic book movie for your kids.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“After a while, it was hard not to notice that LOGAN was having a difficult time keeping up with the level of quality that had been delivered in the first act.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“For fans of the X-MEN, this is easily the best entry in the series in some time, a film that’s more interested in the characters than in the special effects.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Typically I tend to adore violent movies with tons of cussing, but none of the explicit gore or profanity feels at all organic to the picture here.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

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“It treats its characters with respect, and understands the trials and tribulations that high school can bring.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…adequate entertainment for the current crop of teens and tweens, but it’s not one that their younger siblings will be wanting to see a few years from now.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 


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“…when the camera isn’t lingering on some unforgettably gruesome sights, it’s busy tending to a core of genuine human sadness, encapsulated by the fears of its characters.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST – MARCH 2017

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Steve Head, Bob Chipman, Greg Vellante and Sean Burns break down the Boston-area repertory scene, the now-infamous 2017 Academy Awards broadcast and the passing of actor Bill Paxton.

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/24/2017

Film Title: Get Out

GET OUT

“I would barely call GET OUT a horror movie, that’s simply dumbing it down to one particular adjective. This is a risk in modern day cinema, and a damn great one at that.”- Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“Mixing horror, humor, and satirical perspective with an artful ease, GET OUT cements Jordan Peele as a real deal to watch in the cinematic realm.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“As far as judging based purely on its cinematic qualities, GET OUT is a movie that’s well done and sure to get reactions from its audience.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s to Peele’s credit that he’s able to set up certain expectations and then pull the rug out from under us.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Peele’s cutting use of iconography is what you’ll be discussing when the movie’s over. ” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“When we’re exposed to the whole truth of GET OUT’s race dynamic, it feels like a gut punch instead of a bombshell.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“Filled with magical realism, THE RED TURTLE is a meditative feature that’s concerned with nature and the natural rhythms and wonders of life.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“…a masterclass in intricacies and what it means to tell a full and honest story, one that is both celebratory of human nature but also can pinpoint the flaws which lead to our own distress.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“You can unpack its subtleties and puzzle over its meaning as much as you like, but in the end you’re better off just surrendering to the experience of watching it.” – Andy Crump, The Playlist

 

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“KEDI may not be an obvious head scratcher, but it may be the film you need to take a deep breath and think for a moment that everything is going to be okay.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

 

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“The inspiring tale of how a talking canine learns to follow his dreams AND saves a small village from genocide through some sweet, sweet guitar licks.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

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“The film begins and ends with the tolling of a village bell used to warn the peaceful inhabitants of danger. We should be listening to that bell here in the Western world of the 21st century, and taking it seriously.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 2/22/2017

Jared Bowen talks the Boston art scene

John Hanlon reviews THE GOOD FIGHT

Kristofer Jenson presents the Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Bob Chipman remembers Jackie Chan’s CITY HUNTER, talks the fate of Jar Jar Binks, SUPERGIRL and the ending of A CURE FOR WELLNESS

Max Covill looks at BIG LITTLE LIES

Andrew Crump reviews TABOO