BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/27/2016

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

“When it comes to X-MEN movies, it’s safe to say that the high hopes that I had for the future are officially a thing of the past.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“As a popcorn movie/timewaster, it’s a sufficient diversion, but it’s becoming clear that this franchise is at the end of the line.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Maybe we can tie a bow on the X-Men and find a whole new box of toys someplace else.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“By far the silliest, most comic book-y of the X-MEN movies, APOCALYPSE is overstuffed with inferior callbacks to Singer’s earlier efforts.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“These movies are never particularly good but this one isn’t half-bad.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

alice-through-the-looking-glass-trailerALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

“It has very little to do with the novel by Lewis Carroll. Indeed, other than some of the characters, it’s so bizarre and different that you may feel you’ve gone through the looking glass yourself.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The film may not be a failure, but it is a waste.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…satisfies all of the basic requirements that satisfy the definition of “movie,” and yet as a movie it is leagues from actually being satisfying.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

chevalier (1)CHEVALIER

“…[Athina Rachel Tsangari] is a gifted, empathetic filmmaker, and she takes CHEVALIER, her characters and her audience to both expected and surprising places.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“The more these fragile men of “Chevalier” seek to aggrandize themselves the more diminished they look in our eyes, with the film’s clinical gaze laying bare the fundamental silliness of the competitions that consume them.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

 

 

 

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