BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/07/2014

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INTERSTELLAR

“All of my quibbles aside, INTERSTELLAR is surely to be praised for its scope.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“It’s the best science fiction movie you’re likely to see this year, and quite possibly one of the best films period.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…INTERSTELLAR is big, bold and beautiful, but it’s more confounding than revelatory, and all the organ music in the world can’t save it from not tugging at the heartstrings. – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“INTERSTELLAR is Christopher Nolan’s weakest film to date, but the fact that it’s not terrible says a lot about him and his abilities as a filmmaker.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“…overall, INTERSTELLAR is a reasonably enjoyable experience, even as it strains the edges of Nolan’s comfort zone.” – Kristofer Jenson, Dig Boston

“For a film that has so much going for it, the payoff should be blue-sky beyond most viewers’ imaginations. Instead, it plays like someone explaining how to complete a jigsaw puzzle. – Norm Schrager, Meet in the Lobby

“In place of the action the movie needs, Nolan hits us over the head with the simplistic message that love is the most powerful force in the universe. It’s a nice enough notion, but it doesn’t have a chance.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Ultimately, INTERSTELLAR shoots for the stars but barely gets us past the soundstage.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Some space is best left unexplored.” –  Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“You can sense Nolan bursting to match Kubrick’s eerie, effortless combination of the familiar and otherworldly, but there’s nothing doing.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“The movie is so pedestrian it needs to invent a Bad Guy for McConaughey to fist-fight.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

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“BIG HERO 6 works precisely because it seems so familiar, with just enough fresh spin so that it feels like something new rather than a rerun.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“BIG HERO 6 is not a film that’s going to change the way animated flicks are made, but there is a ton of fun to be had by just about everyone who chooses to watch it.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“Thrilling, well-crafted set pieces are only one aspect of what makes blockbusters like this tick. The bond between a boy and his android makes up the rest.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“LAGGIES explores with empathy and warmth the simultaneous feelings of panic and disbelief upon realizing in your late 20s or early 30s that everyone around you is getting married and having children.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“Man, this is a creepy film.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

 

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“… an incredibly personal (if troubling at times) story that challenges its viewers to accept it.” – Monica Castillo, Movie Mezzanine

 

 

« DIPLOMATIE » Un film de Volker SCHLÖNDORFFDIPLOMACY

“As DIPLOMACY’s briskly paced duologue proceeds, there’s a growing sense that it would be just at home on stage as on camera.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“We all know that the Nazis didn’t blow up Paris, but that won’t stop audiences from biting their nails watching this brilliant film from director Volker Schlöndorff (THE TIN DRUM).” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

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“The risk of any movie that tries so hard to promote claims of extraordinary or supernatural wisdom (which this film more or less does with its subject) is the likelihood that the claims will far exceed any reliable evidence.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

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