BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/25/2016

MOANA

“2016 has turned out to be quite a good year for animation, and “Moana” is a worthy addition to the honor roll.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“MOANA presents audiences with a lush cinematic world that they’ll wish they could explore for themselves, but more importantly, it pushes the “princess movie” past its traditional boundaries to portray an honest, invigorating tale of a girl’s self-actualization.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

“Lonergan nails the gruff, emotionally constipated way that men of a certain stripe (particularly here in the Northeast) express a complex array of emotions exclusively through busting each other’s chops.” – Sean Burns, The Artery

“Lonergan is extraordinarily attuned to the way people talk and has a knack for casting just the right performers to mine both pathos and humor from his peerless dialogue.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

 

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

“An admirable effort by all involved, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS ends up being one of those films that’s more fun to talk about afterwards than it is to actually watch.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

ALLIED

“ALLIED’s innovations point to the future of cinema, but its pleasures are in the fundamentals.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Zemeckis and screenwriter Steven Knight tread a carefully wrought path that negotiates between wartime drama, spy-thriller potboiler, and domestic fluff, while steering well clear of comedy (this is, thankfully, not a fresh spin on MR. AND MRS. SMITH).” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

  1. RULES DON’T APPLY

“…a film that’s not unwatchable, but it’s hardly the capstone of a distinguished career.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

 

 

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