BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/23/2016

magnificent-seven-2016-cast THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

“Awash in chintzy CGI, the film has a sickly avocado sheen to it, as if it was color-corrected in post-production to look like a can of Bud Lime.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Stylistically, this is a fun, if fluffy, movie — broadly realized and often absurd. In other words, it its the bill for its particular sub-genre of the action-adventure Western. What it lacks is true panache. This SEVEN won’t be galloping to classic film status.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“An old-time western with a modern sensibility. Unlike all too many remakes, it fully justifies its existence.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is entertaining all the way through.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Deconstructionist realism has been the default for this particular genre long enough, and Fuqua’s approach here lands comfortably in the heightened-reality zone between HOPALONG CASSIDY and the original DJANGO.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

 

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“Check, and mate: This Disney QUEEN has more to offer than a raft of “Princess” movies.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Be inspired: see QUEEN OF KATWE, and bring your kids too– let them know it’s good to be the queen of your own destiny.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“…a quiet and sturdy installment to Nair’s impressive filmography and an under-the-radar delight for 2016.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

 

Nick-Jonas-Goat-BB4-beat-2016-billboard-620GOAT

“GOAT could function as a great companion piece to SPRING BREAKERS if it decided on what movie it wanted to be. But instead, it’s a meandering attempt at exposing a nationwide sickness.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“What [Andrew] Neel shows us isn’t fraternity. It’s a barnyard chorused by barking, braying and snarling, an animal house we’ll never want to go back to.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

The-Dressmaker-Gallery-02THE DRESSMAKER

“Ultimately, the film is a Saturday morning screwball meets Western meets melodramatic soap opera meets whatever else you decide to take from it.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

storksSTORKS

“If your child is old enough to know where babies come from, he or she is too old for STORKS.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

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