BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 07/24/2020

In a black and white photo the photographer Helmut Newton sits with his legs crossed in a chair outdoorsHELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

“The films of photographers that I’ve seen are terribly boring,” Newton muses, as the camera follows him walking into the Hotel Chateau Marmont. That’s far from the case with this documentary on the influential German fashion photographer, who dies in 2004.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

The doc is revelatory in the way that a documentary should be, showing us more than meets the eye…a feast of flesh and fantasy with an engaging array of models, muses, and admirers weighing in on Helmut’s subversive genius.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

Rosamund Pike pours a beaker into a funnel as Marie Curie in the movie RadioactiveRADIOACTIVE

“Jarringly edited, the film hurtles back and forth in time with the finesse of an atomic bomb.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

 

Surrounded by red fog in the woods, Alison Brie holds her phone's flashlight in the movie The RentalTHE RENTAL

“People who watch THE RENTAL will most likely find enough value in it by the time it’s over. It’s not perfect, but it’s somewhat different and will likely hold your attention during its 88-minute run.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

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