BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/14/2018

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“To summarize the plot of MANDY would probably take about two sentences and be entirely beside the point. This is an atmosphere picture steeped in dread, punctuated by heavy metal blasts of cathartic carnage.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“But that doesn’t really capture the fever dream that MANDY is, with visuals that suggest that the characters, the filmmakers, or perhaps the audience are having their perceptions altered by drugs.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“THE PREDATOR should have been more fun than it actually ends up being.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“At least the movie’s ridiculous and incomprehensible leaps in action and logic keep things movie at a brisk clip. You won’t make much sense of this hash, but then again you won’t find yourself glancing at your watch.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

A-Simple-Favor-ledeA SIMPLE FAVOR

“All of the negatives prevent A SIMPLE FAVOR from being as great as I thought it could have been.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The stakes feel low, though they’re literally life and death. A SIMPLE FAVOR refuses to take itself seriously, and is an entertaining little film because of that.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“Nobody’s taking this silly story very seriously, but Feig is too prudish and (let’s face it) incompetent to provide any compensating sensual pleasures, the way Brian De Palma or David Fincher have in the past with similarly chintzy material.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

 

la-1534140517-ikka3z72q5-snap-imageMADELINE’S MADELINE

“There are no traditional establishing shots in the picture, which simply drops us into scenes sometimes halfway through and trusts the audience will suss things out eventually.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

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