BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/22/2019

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“US is a formidable horror giant in an already crowded pantheon of modern horror. The genre has always been political, grand, and aggressively honest, and it’s a boon to see that new directors like Peele are ready to carve out their own place in that world.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“Jordan Peele has become one of the most talked about men in Hollywood in the past three years, evolving from being a sketch comedy virtuoso to one of the most ambitious horror directors of all time. And in his sophomore film US he does not miss a beat.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

“US may be flawed, but it’s well worth seeing. Indeed, if this had been Peele’s first film, we’d be proclaiming him a talent to watch.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Hopefully, a second — or third — viewing of US will reveal all the answers that just didn’t come across strongly enough the first time. If that’s what it takes, then fine. Even if it never leads you to the big “A-HA!” moment you are looking for, watching US is worth it.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

“And in a subtly humorous nod to the ritual of watching horror movies, Peele even provides us opportunities to scream at the stupid things characters in such films do, and we find ourselves yelling at the screen: Don’t go out there! Keep running! Don’t let that kid out of your sight!” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

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“In ASH IS PUREST WHITE, the relief from the bootheel of Chinese patriarchy is shown with subtlety and not bombast.” – Sam Cohen, Edge Boston

“This massively entertaining melodrama is deceptively direct in presentation, but a closer look reveals that even the simplest scenes contain multitudes.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

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“THE AFTERMATH aims for your heart, but it ends up hitting the funny bone. It’s not a bad thing, however, as this incidental effect is what helps an otherwise pedestrian story survive.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

 

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