BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/30/2016

deepwaterheaderDEEPWATER HORIZON

“Overall, the film offers a lesson about respecting the realities of the world while keeping tastefully away from mere exploitation.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“DEEPWATER HORIZON is a prime example of what’s bad about movies of its kind: Even with a smaller scope, they naturally end up favoring the few instead of the many, and in doing so they fail to fully articulate the consequences of their depicted destructions.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“As far as tasteless theme park rides go DEEPWATER HORIZON isn’t terrible, but it also takes a galling sort of myopia to turn this particular story into a star vehicle with a happy ending.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“More than just a thrilling action movie, the end result is a moving testament to the 11 souls who lost their lives.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“In spite of some of the flaws that it has, DEEPWATER HORIZON is something that’s easy to recommend.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The directing and editing gives us no sense of the space. It’s never clear where characters are in relation to each other and, often, in relation to the action. ” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Berg’s direction is almost poetic as he orchestrates the percolating problem at the ocean floor, tiny bubbles rising from the crust, a crack mirroring the rising tension beneath the facade of congeniality up on the surface.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“We got the outline of something superb when what we needed was a full picture.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

 

peregrins-gallery1-gallery-imageMISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

“Showing restraint is unusual for [Burton], and letting the inherent weirdness of the story do the work, he has turned out his best film since SWEENEY TODD.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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