BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST – JULY 2017

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Bob Chipman and Steve Head go over the Boston-area repertory screening scene for July, once again recorded on-location at The Video Underground in Jamaica Plain.

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/30/2017

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BABY DRIVER

BABY DRIVER is a good source of entertainment that’s easy to appreciate right from the very beginning.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“I guess calling him CAR-LORD would’ve been a bit on the nose.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“Does the film ever live up to the bliss of its opening moments? Not quite; but, I’ll be damned if it doesn’t try and succeed in, at the very least, being one of the coolest movies I’ll likely see this year.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“For a director of such awesome technical proficiency, Wright demonstrates with every precision-tooled edit that he knows how to make a movie, but he can’t seem to convey a compelling reason why.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…the proverbial summer action movie, but done with enough wit and flair that you don’t feel like you’ve seen it over and over again…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

The BeguiledTHE BEGUILED

“THE BEGUILED’s portraiture of the Southern belle archetype isn’t an endorsement. It’s a mounting indictment verging on satire.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“The film is full of wry observations about the countless little ways women become competitors once a man is introduced into the picture.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

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“We are even ‘treated’ to a scene where a drunken (man) takes samples of Okja flesh, cooks it up and then feeds it to taste testers who proclaim it the best pork they’ve ever eaten…It’s all pretty disgusting.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“In OKJA, Bong Joon Ho has created an imaginative film that’s well crafted and delivers much of what you might be hoping for.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Love him or hate him, there’s nobody else making movies quite like this guy.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

The-Big-Sick-movie-1THE BIG SICK

“If you were to spend just under two hours telling me this same story at a party, I’d be making up an excuse to leave the conversation. Just because you decide to film it doesn’t necessarily mean it was worth being filmed in the first place.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“This isn’t a *bad* movie per se, but it is an extremely frustrating one that left me longing for the days when rom-coms weren’t structured like THE RETURN OF THE KING.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

 

full-trailer-despicable-me-3DESPICABLE ME 3

“Mainly due to the characters and their zany antics, DESPICABLE ME 3 works far better than it probably should have.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“This seems like a funny concept, but it turns out to be a handful of tired clichés, accented with some catchy ’80s pop music.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

“The real strength of the films is the writing and animation, which manage to provide laughs for all age levels from slapstick to sly pop culture references.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 6/29/2017

Tim Estiloz interviews Kumail Nanjiani

Dierdre Crimmins joins a podcast on Mummy movies

Andrew Crump interviews Ana Lily Amirpour and Trey Edward Shults

Kilian Melloy reviews new Blu-ray releases for THE VALACHI PAPERS, BRIDGE AT REMAGEN, T2 TRAINSPOTTING, THE LODGER and THE QUIET AMERICAN

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks WAR MACHINE, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT and THE BAD BATCH

Bob Chipman talks SPIDER-MAN and Classic Gaming

Dan Kimmel has a new short story

Joyce Kulhawik reviews FAT PIG, THE EFFECT and DAYS OF ATONEMENT

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/23/2017

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHTtransformers

“If there’s a movie worse than this set for release this year, let’s hope the distributor has the good sense not to do it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Like the movies that preceded it, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT is empty in virtually all aspects.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“By the obligatory third-act throwdown, we as an audience have been so nauseated and bored for hours that the final epic battle just feels more like work than enjoying an entertaining summer blockbuster.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“I honestly don’t know how to meaningfully “critique” this nonsense anymore.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

 

 

bad-batchTHE BAD BATCH

“THE BAD BATCH is the kind of oddity that arrives early in promising careers, leaving the viewer bewildered but nonetheless eager to see what comes next.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“It’s messy, though astonishingly well-made, but then, maybe we shouldn’t expect a movie where cannibalism plays a central role to be clean.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

 

 

 

hero_Exception-2017THE EXCEPTION

“You could certainly do worse than to enjoy this film for its brash thrills and sumptuous visuals, while remaining open to its timely message.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 6/21/2017

Kilian Melloy reviews LOST IN PARIS

Andrew Crump joins in on Paste’s Top 100 Horror Films list and reviews KILL SWITCH

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks ROUGH NIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, THE BOOK OF HENRY and HELL HOUSE LLC

Bob Chipman looks back on FREAKAZOID! and ranks his Top Ten Nintendo NES Games

Nick Casaletto reviews AND THEN I GO, WHAT WE STARTED

Max Covill and Evan Crean talk 80s movies on Its The Pictures Podcast