BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/08/2017

the-shape-of-water-sally-hawkinsTHE SHAPE OF WATER

“Unfathomably magical, relentlessly worrying and fittingly romantic, THE SHAPE OF WATER may be del Toro’s most earnest film.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“Visually, THE SHAPE OF WATER screams dieselpunk, signifying BIOSHOCK more than the brothers Grimm, but the film bears the indelible stamp of folkloric mythmaking all the same.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“THE SHAPE OF WATER is a perversely adult fairy tale that plays like a collection of the filmmaker’s private fetishes spackled over with an unconvincing coat of feel-good whimsy.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

Wonder-Wheel-Kate-WinsletWONDER WHEEL

“Too bad the screenplay’s all stuff plucked from Woody’s recycling bin, including not one but two instances of the old Allen standby in which the manly stud gives flighty women books to read.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…sodden is sodden and you can’t help missing the light, dry, nimbly acerbic Allen of old.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

thumbnail_26516DARKEST HOUR

“This film wants you to know that Churchill was an eccentric and a bit of a bumbling drunk, yet it timidly skirts over the more controversial components of the historical figure’s persona.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

 

 

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