BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 07/10/2020

David Thewlis in the movie Guest of Honour holding a badge in a convenience storeGUEST OF HONOUR

“Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan (THE SWEET HEREAFTER) writes and directs a dark, psychologically intense drama in which a father has nothing but rules left to cling to, while his daughter punishes herself for the things she’s done — and hasn’t.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

Bella Heathcote looks disheveled and scared in the horror movie Relic

RELIC

“In spite of RELIC not being able to comfortably fit into one genre, Natalie Erika James is able to deliver a well-made movie in her first try out.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

Charlize Theron crouches with hair in her face and an axe on her back in the movie The Old Guard THE OLD GUARD

“THE OLD GUARD provides LGBTQ representation and presents an escapist fantasy, as superhero films do while excavating deeper truths about humanity.” – Megan Kearns, EDGE Media Network

 

Simon Morze and Bruno Kanz look at each other in the movie The TobacconistTHE TOBACCONIST

“Nikolaus Leytner’s film reminds us that there’s pleasure to be found in the simple act of living, even when life seems encircled and imperiled by forces seemingly bent on snuffing it out.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

Keita Ninomiya looks sad standing in front of photos of his parents in the movie We Are Little ZombiesWE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES

“The film has much to say about commercialism, fame, errant parents, abusive adults, teen angst, loneliness, love, and what it takes to stay alive in an absurd, cynical, and often cruel world.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

 

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