BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/05/2018

A STAR IS BORN

A STAR IS BORN

“A STAR IS BORN is an American standard, beautifully sung.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“A STAR IS BORN has all of the markings of a movie that audiences will love.”  – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Cooper’s gamble – both in stepping in behind the camera and giving Lady Gaga her first starring film role – has paid off handsomely.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“With explosive songs and an engaging romance at the center of a crowd drawing drama, A STAR IS BORN doesn’t necessarily give new legs to an old story, but it makes up for any redundancies with its soulful intent and committed performances.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

venom-4-700x350VENOM

“I don’t know where this will put Venom and Spider-Man in the future, but the movie we get turned out to actually be a respectable exercise when it had all the potential to fail before it was even released.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“VENOM delivers for its audience. It’s exciting, entertaining, and fun.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“VENOM isn’t funny. VENOM doesn’t have a hero or antihero or villain to root for. Were it not for a pretty good car chase, some decent visual effects, and Hardy’s performance, it would be a complete waste of time.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

z034_tomatg_00825THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

“It’s only fitting that Redford’s final bow is playing a character known for dramatic exits…” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“The Old Man & the Gun is ostensibly Redford’s final on-screen role; in August, he announced his retirement from acting. If he makes good on that pledge, he’s capping off his sterling filmography with a dazzling crowd pleaser, and walking off the screen beaming.” – Andy Crump, The Week

 

download (6)THE SISTERS BROTHERS

“While rich and textured throughout, the movie’s ultimate impact sneaks up on you.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

 

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