BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/21/2014

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1

“There’s plenty of foreshadowing of what is to come but the story doesn’t so much come to an end as have an intermission.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It’s more interesting than good, but it’s very interesting.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“If the movie is slow and lacking in action, it compensates by being big and dramatic.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“It’s a half-story, and the cliffhanger ending feels made for TV, not the big screen.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“I know they probably like the paychecks and the notoriety they get from these movies, but as actors, they deserve better than what they’re given to work with in MOCKINGJAY PART 1.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

Who knew that if you stripped all the garish clown makeup off Effie Trinket you’d find a compelling performance from Elizabeth Banks?” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“What we ultimately get with this installment is not much more than an intermission before the main event.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Examiner

 

homesman-tommy-lee-jonesTHE HOMESMAN

“…a stubbornly uncommercial and richly challenging inversion of Americana, this time with an eye towards the pioneer women pushed to the margins of our history books.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Swank is simply marvelous, her lanky frame in billowy dresses as expressive as her hard eyes and yearning mouth.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

 

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