BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/07/2016

68fbb8f3-27e3-4a97-bda7-d9b8d2a05ee4THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

“THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN fails to impress on even the most basic level.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“From its patronizing title to its incoherent storytelling, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is one of the least satisfying thrillers in some time.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“For stories like this to work, one needs suspense and maybe an ounce or two of tension. Lugubrious acting and fancy coats are not enough.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

the-birth-of-a-nation-5THE BIRTH OF A NATION

“While it may be carrying some of the most personal and visceral subject matter of the year, Parker’s freshman film feels lost in between telling a story and striving to make a difference as its lead character did.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“This new BIRTH is less of a landmark than Parker might have intended, but in its point of view and the story it tells, it is worthy addition to the list of movies spotlighting American history.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“I don’t know if this gamble will pay off for Parker, but THE BIRTH OF A NATION proves to be worth at least some of the risks that he chose to take on.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“To say that art is inseparable from the artist is not as one-dimensional as suggesting that one should never watch something made by bad people. ” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

“The kind of one-dimensional human avatars that fit so well into heightened action-heavy folk-history lack the depth of character to be compelling at a regular human level.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

 

american-honey-2AMERICAN HONEY

“Don’t call it a movie about American counter-culture, call it a movie about the love for that same culture, however messy and erratic it may be.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“… AMERICAN HONEY maintains a style and voice all its own which makes the movie, hands down, one of the best films of the year.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

“It’s a road movie that winds up driving in circles.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

 

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