BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 2/14/14

ROBOCOP (2014)Robocop Movie

“Director José Padilha apparently confuses the potential for commentary with the commentary itself as he raises many ethical and political issues that go bafflingly unaddressed.” – Kristofer Jenson, DIG Boston

“As a fan of the original, this reviewer really didn’t want to like this one… but he did” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“An empty, hollow, tediously self-referencing cover-version of a better movie.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

 

WINTER’S TALEColin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay filming "Winter's Tale" in Prospect Park

“I am sitting here as a nor’easter wails outside, thinking about WINTER’S TALE and how cold it left me.” – Joyce Kulhawik

“Virtually guarantees a few hundred thousand guys will end their Valentine’s Day evenings hearing the phrase ”I’m soooooo sorry I made us go see that!” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“I can at least say that the creators of this film should be given credit for trying something different, but it doesn’t elevate WINTER’S TALE into something better.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“A film that one could possibly, perversely enjoy as filmmaking farce by virtue of its towering level of technical and artistic ineptitude.” - Andy Crump, InReview

“A delicate romantic fantasy that requires that you willingly suspend your disbelief and give yourself over to it. Cynics need not apply.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If you’re familiar with the concept of hate-watching or ironically loving a movie, then by all means, enjoy ripping the movie to shreds with your friends at the bar next door.” – Monica Castillo, Movie Mezzanine

 

endless-love-2013-636-370ENDLESS LOVE

“An unfaithful remake of a already-unfaithful novel adaptation, meaning Hollywood has spent 30 years — and God knows how many writers — massaging all instances of individuality or danger out of the narrative.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE

“A hackneyed story about the boy from the wrong side of the tracks and the girl just waiting to be freed from her prison of privilege.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Despite its purity of feeling, ENDLESS LOVE is both a salvo against personal evolution and a paean to the foolish conviction that love comes first, and growth second.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

 

ABOUT LAST NIGHTABOUT LAST NIGHT

“There’s some fun to be had with the comedy, but it would have worked better if the lead actor was actually in the lead role.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

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