BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 08/21/2015

american-ultraAMERICAN ULTRA

AMERICAN ULTRA is a bloody, aggressive, fast and funny rampage through the streets of an unassuming small town unaware of anything that’s going on around them.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“You could, in theory, call this a reinvention. But you could also call it recycling.” – Jake Mulligan, Edge Boston

“…all Nourizadeh has done here is present us with a gorily refreshing Popsicle that wants to have its joint and take a drag off it, too.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

ni8azuapvtnojwrbokpbHITMAN: AGENT 47

“HITMAN: AGENT 47 is a completely forgettable movie complete with completely forgettable actors portraying completely forgettable characters.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The movie plods along with the usual inane gunplay and explosions, offering some pretty scenery but not much else to hold your interest.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

mistress-americaMISTRESS AMERICA

“Depending on your mood and sensibility you’ll find this either effervescent or annoying as hell.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“…what the film anchors itself to is the genuine sisterly affection that grows between the two stepsisters-to-be.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“I couldn’t stop watching, laughing, and lapping up the fizzy promise of life channeled by this crazy dreamer.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

CallMeLucky_03CALL ME LUCKY

“…at times a bit hectic and overstuffed, but despite the clutter it’s an awesome ride that’s as likely to draw tears as laughter.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“…a journey of healing and advocacy, about coming to terms with a horror almost impossible to imagine, and then trying to take all that pain and turn it into something positive.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

 

 

diary2DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

“For an industry that can barely manage to put women in leading roles, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL casts a sexually brash 15-year-old as antihero, and succeeds.” – Monica Castillo, Paste Magazine

 

MTE5NTU2MzI1MDEyMDQ3MzcxKAHLIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET

“No matter how beautiful the film might be, it will be a tough sell for American audiences.” – Max Covill, Movie Mezzanine

“Gibran’s words are just as affecting to the ear as to the eye, but there’s very little substance present on the screen to properly weigh them.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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