BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 05/13/2022

A black and white still of Mel Brooks as a young man drinking coffee at an Automat restaurant in the documentary The AutomatTHE AUTOMAT

“For those who remember it, this will bring back the sights and memories of the tastes from the past. For the rest of us, it’s a chance to learn its history and – while its passing was inevitable – what was lost.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

A little blond girl in a yellow jacket looks frightened in the Norwegian movie The InnocentsTHE INNOCENTS

“The writer-director of THE INNOCENTS, Eskil Vogt, makes this film on the heels of his highly regarded script for THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, which was a romantic drama of sorts. The transition in genres for Vogt is easily accomplished, but that’s because, subcutaneously, the issues are similar.” – Randy Steinberg, Blast Magazine

 

The cast of the movie Operation Mincemeat with Colin Firth standing in the middleOPERATION MINCEMEAT

“Where it falters is in creating fictional subplots, which slow down the film and prove to be a distraction.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

Donald Cline from the documentary Our FatherOUR FATHER

“Unfortunately, director Lucie Jourdan doesn’t trust the material she has and follows a path that is become increasingly common in documentaries, using actors playing many of the people in “reenactments.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

Rebel Wilson stands smiling wearing a cheerleader's outfit in the movie Senior YearSENIOR YEAR

“It’s a clever if somewhat contrived premise, but thanks to Wilson and a spirited cast, the movie is a winner for Netflix.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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