BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/14/2014

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“There are some movies that are able to stay with you well after you watch it for the first time, but THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING isn’t one of them.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is only a routine movie devoted to two extraordinary people, but at least they’ve each been gifted with extraordinary actors to portray them.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“As patchwork, this film has its charms. As biopic, well, it wouldn’t pass muster before a doctoral committee. ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

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“As admirably cohesive as the story is, it’s far surpassed by the wonderfully committed lead performances.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“It just could be the saddest comedy ever made.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“After this, it’s doubtful anyone will want to do “There’s Something More About Mary.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“ROSEWATER is at once everything and nothing like what we expect from THE DAILY SHOW host Jon Stewart.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“ROSEWATER swings uneasily back and forth between hard drama, silly comedy, social commentary and even fantasy (a few scenes depict Bahari’s early life appearing on the sides of buildings as he walks past them, as if the buildings are movie screens).” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

 

DSC_1710.NEFBEYOND THE LIGHTS

“In spite of how it’s been promoted, BEYOND THE LIGHTS is actually a versatile movie that is able to effectively talk about all that it has to say.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“The social commentary dissipates, but never disappears: This is what Nicholas Sparks movies would look like if he had any interest in the culture surrounding his prototypical star-crossed lovers.” – Jake Mulligan, Edge Boston

 

force-majeure-cannes-21FORCE MAJEURE

“I never figured that I’d see a movie based on a subject like fatherhood and the assumptions that came with it, but it’s here and I like it very much.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“…the film works as a serious, if artistic, inquiry into the expectations people have of one another, realistic and otherwise, and the illusions we maintain to secure our relationships and anchor our identities.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“… a squrimingly funny deadpan comedy of emasculation.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

 

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