BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/11/2016

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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

“It may not leave you screaming for a sequel, but it won’t leave you screaming for your money back either.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“While there isn’t enough to make 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE into a genuine sequel to CLOVERFIELDthere are a number of small features that link them together.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film manages intermittent moments of suspense, and a few genuine shocks.” – Kilian Melly, Edge Boston

“It’s the rare circumstance where the mystery box approach actually succeeds.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“…claustrophobic, terrifying, terrifically-made and will have you clapping by the time the credits roll.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“Originally conceived through individual creative inspiration, and a spectacularly satisfying film regardless of its association to a previous one, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE makes mincemeat of expectations and becomes its own entity.” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

 

knight_of_cups_malick_14KNIGHT OF CUPS

“To summarize the film’s plot, or lack thereof, would be a disservice to the film itself. KNIGHT OF CUPS does not exist to tell or story or explain a character’s evolution into a slightly changed person, rather it is a visual reflection on a man’s existence in Los Angeles and along a bunch of beaches.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“We fucking get it, Terry. You can do something different now.” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

“As someone who considers Malick’s first four films stone masterpieces, the increasing narrowness of his vision is a disheartening development. ” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

the-new-film-embrace-of-the-serpent-conjures-a-forgotten-indigenous-vision-of-the-amazon-1452186262-crop_mobileEMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

“This is a stunningly original piece of art, that fully transports viewers into the heart of the Amazon jungle.” – Max Covill, Impassioned Cinema

“It is possible that there’s a tighter movie in here, or at least a more subtle one, but though Guerra plays loose with structure and pacing, his unmuted messages hold the film’s disparate parts under an umbrella of harmony.” – Andy Crump, Birth. Movies. Death.

 

 

sacha-baron-cohen-the-brothers-grimsby-trailer-00 THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY

“A tasteless affair with brief moments of hard laughter and heavy shame, yet it’s all too sparse and too minimal.” – Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

“Oh, did I laugh. God help me, I laughed like a mental patient.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

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