BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/15/2015

maxresdefault (14)MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

“Miller has made a phenomenal action film with a righteous cause, a movie that layers smart commentary atop jaw-dropping set pieces.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is a thrill ride for the ages.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“Miller dropped the mic and then stepped on it.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“This is bold, go-for-broke, visionary filmmaking of such a high order that I’m not really sure where to begin.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“…exceeds all expectations as a super-charged, relentless action assault on the senses that will leave you truly breathless, awe-struck and satisfyingly exhausted…” – Tim Estiloz, El Mundo Boston

“…a carnivalesque thrill ride down the highways of Hell that’s more meticulously crafted than just about any mainstream motion picture in recent memory.” – Charlie Nash, Cinematic Essential

“It’s got the action and explosions of a TRANSFORMERS movie, but makes those films look like complex dramas in comparison.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Few movies live up to the hype, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD laughs in their faces and makes them eat its dust.” – Max Covill, Impassioned Cinema

 

Pitch Perfect 2PITCH PERFECT 2

“While there are plenty of significant similarities between the two films, Pitch Perfect 2 does not simply regurgitate the first film.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“What, one wonders, would Beca – or Anna Kendrick for that matter — have to say about the insulting misogynist jokes and offensive racial stereotypes that make-up most of the ‘humor’ of the first half of the movie?” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“…a movie that will make you laugh out loud without feeling stupid.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The over-the-top racist caricature feels horribly out-of-sync with the movie’s positive message about girl power and friendship.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

 

Iris-movie_104335IRIS

“If you saw Iris Apfel  pawing through the racks at a Harlem thrift store, you would want to know her story. But does that mean you want to sit through a documentary about her?” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“IRIS is a vibrant, lively portrait of an icon in her field, but it’s also a celebration of inner (and outer) uniqueness.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

Bird-LegsI AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

“…Big Bird is such a huge part of our cultural Gestalt that I defy anyone who has not grown up with this immense character to be unmoved by this movie.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

“It is impossible to observe the film’s interviews with Spinney and not be taken aback by the man’s extraordinary sensitivity, and the deeply unhappy childhood that seems still very much with him today.” – Sean Burns, WBUR

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