BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 5/26/2017

PIRATES 5PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

“From the start, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES proves itself to be mediocre.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The damn thing is just a hair over two hours but by the time the house lights came up I felt like I’d been stuck watching it a for goddamn week.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“As a movie it’s disposable. As this year’s edition of a favorite ride, it will likely satisfy.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The fifth and supposedly final installment turns out to be the best movie in the franchise since THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

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“What hurts BAYWATCH is basically having a first half that fails to impress.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It turns out to be a lot more entertaining than it has any right to be.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“There’s a point where being ironically disposable turns into regular disposable, and BAYWATCH gets there a lot sooner than it needs to.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 5/19/2017

alien covenantALIEN: COVENANT

“It can’t surprise us as the early films did. Instead, it plays in the margins, providing variations on a theme.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“A rip-snorting scare picture with a deliciously sick sense of humor.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Scott and company decided to take this franchise down a cliché, though sometimes mesmerizing, path.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“ALIEN: COVENANT isn’t a great film, but it’s a solid one that serves its purpose by moving the franchise forward.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“I don’t give a damn where the Alien comes from and neither should you.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

 

wakefieldWAKEFIELD

“What a fantastically odd and different movie.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

 

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“For teenagers who feel they have discovered passion and love–sentiments apparently unknown to earlier generations–this is a movie that may to speak to them.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/12/2017

maxresdefault (34)KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

“KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD turns out to be nothing more than a failed practice in repetition.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

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“One or two changes could have possibly put THE WALL in a position to become a cult classic at the very least.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

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“Dellal, who also co-wrote, throws so much into the film that it should feel overstuffed: Reproductive rights, marriage equality, non-traditional family structures, cross-generational tensions, gender roles, parental rights, sexual liberation, and even a hint of polyamory all find their way into the film’s structure, often by way of its busy, but warm-hearted, dialogue.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/05/2017

guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-kurt-russell-chris-prattGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

“We come for the eye-popping visuals and the snarky humor, but we’re touched by the emotional ties of the characters…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It kills me to say that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is more or less a filler episode. You won’t regret watching it, but you’ll probably never want to watch it again.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“What’s missing is that spark of the unexpected that made the first film such a delight. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 isn’t a bad movie, but it feels like a dutiful one, which is almost worse.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is a strange one since it’s kind of hollow while at the same time managing to have one of the more emotionally driven attempts at an ending that you’re probably ever going to see in a film about superheroes.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

Busters1BUSTER’S MAL HEART

“BUSTER’S MAL HEART doesn’t exactly feel conventional, but its insistence on convention, however rare, hamstrings its evocative power.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

 

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THE DINNER

“This is a film that is appreciated more in subsequent viewings if you can make it through the first.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/21/2017

free-fire-brie-larsonFREE FIRE

“Like a cinematic bullet hitting you square in the chest, the most immediately striking aspect of FREE FIRE is its inimitable approach to technical craft.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

THE PROMISETHE PROMISE

“… feels contrived for the purpose of packing as much horror and outrage into the film as its meager narrative framework can handle.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Kudos for telling the story, but that can’t be all the film is.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

 

Is-born-in-china-ok-for-childrenBORN IN CHINA

“One of the most remarkable results of this kind of documentary is the way it draws captivating parallels to the human condition by infusing wildlife with human emotions. Nature is a world of single mothers where females must “take life to give life,” and “one mother’s brave rescue” is another’s loss.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston