BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/02/2016

the-light-between-oceans-fassbender-vikandaTHE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

“[It] tells us loud and clear that summer is over and it’s okay for grown-ups to go to the movies again.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The film often looks lovely. But all of that loveliness is a cover for a creaky narrative.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“The film, despite its unquestionable beauty, is nothing but a skeleton of a great and timeless romance.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

 

morgan-katemara-labMORGAN

“This is a thriller haphazardly disguised as sci-fi, all leading to the same boilerplate pseudo-philosophical revelation that humans’ god complex can only bring ruin.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“MORGAN is the flip side of EX MACHINA… making it part of a lively debate rather than the “ripoff” or “clone” that some critics will inevitably claim.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

42de97ca684a714a_000070.26554.16724_Hollars_still1_JohnKrasinski_AnnaKendrick__byJonnyCournoyerTHE HOLLARS

“Even if Krasinski’s skills as a filmmaker need honing, chutzpah could have taken him, and his film, someplace interesting.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“This would be a good date movie for audience members too wrapped up in their dates to pay attention to what’s on the screen. For anyone else… well, maybe once it’s on cable. Or, more likely, not.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“THE HOLLARS deals in misplaced things—misplaced drama, misplaced comedy, misplaced farce, and even misplaced Anna Kendrick. It’s a crushing tide of inept parts coming together, sinking the talented people with it.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

 

complete-unknown-sundance-2016COMPLETE UNKNOWN

“A jagged poem with broken rhythms, to be sure, something that catches you off guard and keeps you there, but at the same time a work of disconcerting potency. ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

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