BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 03/19/2021

Note: This roundup contains a profanity that is spelled out because it is the official title of the film reviewed by one of our members.

A man in the movie Phobias turning and looking at the cameraPHOBIAS

If you have a short attention span or are prone to stopping and starting the movies that you watch at home, PHOBIAS is, at the very least, user-friendly. – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

Detail of “Self-Portrait of David Wojnarowicz,” 1983–84WOJNAROWICZ: F**K YOU F*GGOT F**KER

“1980s painter and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz could be lawless in his methods, but he was as principled as he was talented, interested not in creating art as a product or pursuing a payday but, rather, focused on the purity of art as a means of expression.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

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Frank Grillo in the movie Boss LevelBOSS LEVEL

“It may be a little over-the-top for the squeamish, but it’s a welcome and entertaining jolt for action fans.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

Taylor Takahashi in the movie BoogieBOOGIE

“Eddie Huang’s coming-of-age drama BOOGIE superficially critiques the expectations of the genre while, at the same time, solidly embracing them.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

Grégoire Ludig in the movie Keep an Eye OutKEEP AN EYE OUT

“Writer-director Quentin Dupieux creates a hermetically sealed comedy that – when he allows it to breathe – feels fresh, but that, at other times, feels all too constrained.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

Olivia Cooke grins in the movie Pixie

 

PIXIE

“PIXIE is a movie for fans of crime and action movies who will enjoy the comic elements as a change of pace.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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Andra Day sings passionately as Billie Holiday in the film The United States vs Billie HolidayTHE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

“This biopic of jazz legend Billy Holiday feels more jazzy and legendary than biographical.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

“Day doesn’t simply imitate, but somehow packs an otherworldly power and tenderness into every phrase, no small feat given how idiosyncratic, brilliantly spontaneous and indelible were Holiday’s interpretive gifts.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

Dave Davis creeps around in the dark with wearing tefilin holding a candle in front of his face in the horror movie The VigilTHE VIGIL

“The horror of THE VIGIL has to do with confronting one’s life and finding the strength to go on living it. – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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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