BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/17/2017

wonder-woman-justice-leagueJUSTICE LEAGUE

“It has its moments, but it comes across as an “Avengers” wannabe with second-rank superheroes.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…the biggest problem I have with JUSTICE LEAGUE is that it never shows us what we are fighting for.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

“Much to my surprise, I ended up coming out of JUSTICE LEAGUE looking forward to what may be ahead for us in the future.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

07-frances-mcdormand.w710.h473THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

“A harsh look at loss, potent misogyny and the insidious nature of unchecked racism while also being a dark comedy, a stirring tragedy and above all else a remarkable and raw character study, the film masters its tone.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“THREE BILLBOARDS is the most consistently surprising film I’ve seen this year, not because of its plot twists, but because these characters are constantly revealing unexpected sides of themselves.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

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“The characters in LAST FLAG FLYING love this country enough to question what they fought and bled for, demanding that we in the audience honor their sacrifice by doing the same.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

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“…if you’re looking for a movie this season that, for a little while at any rate, will make you feel better about the world, this is the one you need to see.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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“With a deft script that builds such a world around its characters that its silence goes unnoticed, “God’s Own Country” is such a success because there’s a deep appreciation for what the characters are creating.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 11/10/2017

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“I understand that it’s old school in that sense, but it’s too slow and lacks any semblance of consistent energy.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“The joke, of course, would be that you’d probably have to turn it into a superhero movie… except that’s pretty much EXACTLY what’s been done here.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

LADY BIRDLADY BIRD

“succeeds in constantly subverting whatever read you may have on it.” – Sam Cohen, Substream

“One of the most important parts of growing up is realizing what a pain in the ass you were as a kid.” – Sean Burns, WBUR

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/03/17

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THOR: RAGNAROK

“…the first Thor movie that can take its place in the first ranks of Marvel movies, instead of just being something to do with the character between outings in the AVENGERS series.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“RAGNAROK can’t even be arsed to keep Goldblum’s character in the loop, abruptly abandoning him until after the closing credits.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“THOR: RAGNAROK isn’t fantastic by any stretch, but it’s a decent action movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…[Taika] Waititi has managed to do something with Thor: Ragnarok managed to do something with the character no director has managed to do yet: make us look forward to seeing him again.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

the-squareTHE SQUARE

“The best scenes stew in their own juices until the cuts feel like acts of mercy.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…in the end, it’s all so pleased with itself that the stimulating conundrum at its core makes me want to brush it off than let it swim in my mind.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 10/27/2017

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“All in all, this is missed opportunity after missed opportunity — a failed experiment that only comes to life once, when Oscar Issac briefly enters the picture to stir some much-needed energy into the pot.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…there’s something exploitative and gross about [George] Clooney grafting a real-life civil rights struggle onto his jokey spouse-murder farce.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“In order for it to work, SUBURBICON would need a complete makeover.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“In a year that has given us GET OUT and DETROIT, this is a lightweight rendition of a serious matter and not the “statement” that was apparently intended.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

lanthimos2.0THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

“…a think piece that doesn’t penetrate the psyche enough, and a horror film that doesn’t sneak its way into your nightmares. In the end, it seems just to exist.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

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ALL I SEE IS YOU proved to be better than I thought it was going to be.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

tyfys-gallery1-59488b698e81e-1THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

“There’s an important story to be told in THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, but this dramatic adaptation of the book by David Finkel may not have been the best way to tell it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies