BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/15/2019

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“in execution, the teen romance never packs the emotional wallop it so obviously, self-satisfyingly, believes it does.” – Allyson Johnson, The Playlist

 

 

gloria-bell1GLORIA BELL

“This isn’t a movie of large ambitions or self-important themes. It’s just about life, and how it goes on.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

wonder-park-trailer-italiano-film-animazione-paramount-nickelodeon-01WONDER PARK

“There’s not much wonder in the film, but when it’s there, it’s there.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

 

 

woman-at-warWOMAN AT WAR

“The film directs a bitter, humorous eye at the complications between embracing activism and functioning in society, especially in an era of increased global commerce and tech surveillance.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/08/2019

07-captain-marvel-costumes-lede.w700.h467CAPTAIN MARVEL

“Larson has to play a character who is both reclaiming her past and discovering her future. It’s a surprisingly complex role which may be why some of the fan base has been put off by it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“CAPTAIN MARVEL is one of the blandest superhero movies ever released to the masses.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…a drab-looking chase picture awash in tedious exposition and overbearing period pop culture references.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“CAPTAIN MARVEL is by no means the next best superhero movie. But it is a lot of fun, and a solid foundation for a character with plenty of potential in the MCU.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“It’s schlocky, campy, and panders to its fanbase, but if you aren’t burnt out on these movies you’ll be in for a fun ride.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/01/2019

greta-isabelle-huppertGRETA

“Good trash is hard to come by these days, but watching the legendary Isabelle Huppert sink her teeth into the “stalker from hell” archetype in GRETA feels like getting struck by a bolt of lightning sent from the gods of camp.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

“GRETA is [Neil] Jordan’s most gonzo fairy tale since 1999’s unfairly derided IN DREAMS, and in Huppert he’s found his ideal Big Bad Wolf.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

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“By tearing cinema down to its foundations once again, this restless raconteur is, as always, forcing us to look at the familiar as if for the first time.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/22/2019

download (10)HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

“…likely the most agreeable HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON film for kids, but it might mark the most disappointing entry yet when it comes to adult enjoyment.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…there were a lot of things left on the cutting room floor that could have made HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD a better film, but as is… it’s just fine.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

 

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“Part narrative feature, part docu-film, an entirely fresh and unforgettable take on the horrors of the Holocaust; this movie may be examining a facet of the worst crime in human history, but it has found a way to enjoy the best of both cinematic worlds.” – Kilian Melly, Edge Boston

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/15/2019

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“It’s fantastical to the point of being cartoonish, but with a grimness that never lets us forget the stakes.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“Thankfully, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL somehow appears to know that the best things going for it are the cyborg designs and the fights.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL is not perfect, but I enjoyed the overall execution.” – Byron D. Zero, Nerd Caliber

“ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL is a technical showcase. When the director of TITANIC and AVATAR asks for money, the correct answer seems to be how much.” – Max Covill, Film School Rejects

 

2507_T1_00059ARV2.0HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

“HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U is smart enough to know that it would be boring to completely repeat the first film, but it goes a little too far away from the original premise and ultimately squanders the tone and purpose of what the franchise originally set out to be.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

hero_EverybodyKnows_2019_1EVERYBODY KNOWS

“EVERYBODY KNOWS is what happens when one of our stodgier dramatists teams up with two movie stars who always look like they just finished having sex.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery