BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/08/2018

OCEAN’S 8hero_Oceans08

“Overall, ‘Ocean’s 8’ does a good job of exploiting the strengths of women and shows the audience the beauty of a glamorous robbery that goes perfectly right. But its ultimate lack of interesting characters makes it lifeless and forgettable as soon as it’s over.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“OCEAN’S 8 isn’t a bad night out at the movies, but it will probably find its true calling in a year or two as one of those pleasant, Sunday afternoon diversions you leave playing on cable TV in the background while you’re doing something else.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“It’s a serviceable comedy/heist movie, but that makes it an entry in a genre where women’s roles are few and far between…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

Hereditary-trailer-screenshots-1-600x373HEREDITARY

“HEREDITARY is best watched with little information about what you’re going to see.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“Although I enjoyed most of what HEREDITARY offers, I can see this not being the kind of horror movie for those who are simply looking for the usual experience.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“By the time the film gets into the home stretch it goes totally off the rails…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“I don’t completely know how well HOTEL ARTEMIS will be received by people who actually see it, but I found this to be a slightly above average affair that missed on an opportunity to leave a mark.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film as a whole is fun and frequently fresh, but the all-encompassing commonplace nature of how its bold premise is communicated is hard to shake.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…it may well be the movie that – in the long run – gets new fans as well as second viewings, long after the summer’s tentpoles are forgotten.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

american-animalsAMERICAN ANIMALS

“AMERICAN ANIMALS is a movie about people who watch too many movies, made by an author who likely also watches too many movies.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“…if you’re going to pursue some sort of redemptive sensibility, is it really enough to show us soulful pauses and then tell us that one of the perpetrators is now “writing a book on prison workout regimens” while the other is a painter who “specialises [sic] in birds”? ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 


maxresdefault (1)SUMMER 1993

“SUMMER 1993 does what movies do so well (and yet so rarely do), which is to let viewers see the world through the eyes of another.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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