BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 02/19/2021

Dan Stevens tilts his head while looking at Isla Fisher in the movie Blithe SpiritBlithe Spirit
“You won’t take any of this seriously, nor are you asked to. Instead, you can simply enjoy the period costumes, sumptuous sets, and an attractive cast having a bit of fun.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

Alberto Testone looks haggard and looks over his shoulder in the movie SinSIN

“Director Andrey Konchalovskiy uses period authenticity to bolster the film’s psychological elements, which sometimes take the form of overwhelming religious superstition and guilt-ridden paranoia.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

Nick Robinson stands holding his hands behind his head in the movie Silk RoadSILK ROAD

“Writer/director Tiller Russell seems to be working at cross purposes throughout the film, leaving unfocused what should have been a straight-ahead crime story.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 02/12/2021

Michael Aloni holds a shotgun at someone in the film Happy TimesHAPPY TIMES
“It makes KNIVES OUT look like a walk in the park.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

Gillian Wallace Horvat wears green sunglasses and a pink Hollywood shirt at a cemetary in the film I Blame SocietyI BLAME SOCIETY

“…the supposed comedy comes from her reactions to her crime spree. This was apparently intended to be witty and subversive, but ends up filling you with revulsion.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

Dean Imperial wears a backpack and looks to off camera in the film LapsisLAPSIS

“Superficially a work of near-future science fiction, LAPSIS is actually a thoroughgoing and deep-reaching satire.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

Kyle Allen and Kathryn Newton sit on a bed together looking at a map in the movie The Map of Tiny Perfect ThingsTHE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS

“THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS makes good use of a well-worn plot device without making you feel you’ve already seen this story multiple times.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

Zoe Marshall leans over on Jan Oliver Lucks in the documentary There's No I in ThreesomeTHERE IS NO I IN THREESOME

“What seems like a road leading to a foregone destination suddenly becomes a much more challenging route through questions of love, romance, autobiographical art, and the documentary genre itself.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

A drag queen holding a fan and wearing a necklace with the letters MKD in the documentary Workhorse QueenWORKHORSE QUEEN

“Washko’s portrait of the drag performance ecosystem that exists at the edges of fame is funny and heartbreaking, but it also brims with compassion and creative excitement.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 01/29/2021

A woman sits in front of a door screaming in the movie The Queen of Black MagicTHE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC

“Multi-legged creepy-crawlies swarm; possessed innocents wield knives, rifles, and staple guns; and the gore spouts. It’s effectively executed one-stop shopping for horror fans.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

A man riding on a moped on a desolate road in the documentary NotturnoNOTTURNO

“As the film’s images accumulate, its power and intrigue mount.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 10/16/2020

Liam Neeson looks a little roughed up sitting in his car with a cellphone in his hand in the movie Honest ThiefHONEST THIEF

“HONEST THIEF hits (pun) close to home, being set in Boston, but clearly the makers never saw Seth Meyer’s late-night parody Boston Accent, a spoof about movies that feature, more than anything else, someone with a Boston brogue.” – Randy Steinberg, Blast Magazine

 

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II leans over to talk to Mark Rylance in the movie The Trial of the Chicago 7THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

“Though the film is sometimes stiffly directed, riding roughshod over tone and pace, and occasionally losing its narrative thread, it is a linguistic tour de force propelled by Sorkin’s gift of gab and a dazzling cast…” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices