BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/07/2018

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“THE NUN is a horror movie that I would watch again even though I can’t definitively recommend it to others.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The scariest thing about THE NUN is that its creative team actually considered this something worthwhile.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

 

open2GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD

“Audiences of faith might embrace this film – briefly – but it’s hard to imagine anyone being satisfied with it for very long.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 08/31/2018

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“Burn everything down, or continue a patchwork progress? Kill a butcher for his crimes, or offer him the dignity of a trial? Build a wall against the past or a bridge to the future? These are the questions the film poses, and they’re worth the asking.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“It is in the scenes between Isaac and the protean Ben Kingsley, adding another memorable performance to his filmography as Eichmann, where the film’s dilemma plays out.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“For anyone who knows the real story of Eichmann’s capture and trial, OPERATION FINALE offers little to enhance those facts or turn them into a compelling narrative.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

screen-shot-2018-04-26-at-3-15-43-pmKIN

“[It] wastes a talented cast in a road movie tarted-up with some superficial science fiction trappings.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The high concept and visual effects add a bit of science fiction to KIN, but don’t let that fool you. This is a film about family and loyalty, and it tells that tale well.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

a_midsummer_nights_dream_stillA MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

“Pretty much every MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM adaptation stumbles over the supernatural stuff, which is done no favors by the specificity of a movie camera and perhaps needs the abstraction of a stage.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 08/17/2018

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“…a romantic comedy that breathes new life into the genre…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“CRAZY RICH ASIANS is a wonderful escapist romantic comedy that somehow manages successfully to be both romantic and comedic. Even typical curmudgeons like me can enjoy being whisked away from everyday life into this fantasy land of wealth and affection.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“Jon M. Chu’s CRAZY RICH ASIANS proves that Hollywood can still produce a glitzy romantic comedy no matter who’s starring in it or where it’s set.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

 

 

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“MILE 22 is one of the least engaging action movies I’ve ever seen in my entire life.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…a serviceable late summer action film, likely to be forgotten by Labor Day.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

never-goin-backNEVER GOIN’ BACK

“NEVER GOIN’ BACK is a gross-out comedy that pulls no punches, foul expulsions captured by the eye of a filmmaker who sees art in churning stomachs.” – Andy Crump, Polygon

 

 

 

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“…it’s hard to escape the fact that Skate Kitchen drags for a good amount of its running time and fails to present any meaningful performances from its cast.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

 

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“…the relationship between the movie and its audience is marvelous and symbiotic. The film immerses viewers into this uncomplicated existence, to witness the pleasures of watching a boy and his dog.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

 

 

scottyandthesecrethistory_01aSCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD

“The stories are decadent, and Scotty himself is complex, but SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD would have been a much better documentary if it were willing to ask some tough questions.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 08/10/2018

blackkklansman.0BLACKKKLANSMAN

“…a clarion wake-up call the likes of which haven’t been heard since the climactic moments of [Spike] Lee’s SCHOOL DAZE three decades ago.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“Spike Lee’s latest joint is well acted, well produced, and worth seeing – but make no mistake: It’s out to harsh your buzz.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Spike Lee has made a lot of great films but never one that has felt so urgent and crucial to the current moment. Normally I flinch when people call movies “necessary,” but this one may very well be.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“A film as brazenly, bluntly, unapologetically entertaining as BLACKKKLANSMAN could only be made by a filmmaker as brazen, blunt, and unapologetic as Lee…” – Andy Crump, The Week

 

hero_Meg-2018-2THE MEG

“Humor is the greatest strength of this script, and I found myself laughing uncontrollably at various scenes, from well-placed jokes to the many pitiful schmucks who became chum.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

“…providing plenty of thrills even if none of the characters are likely to stick in your memory.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

Tone-Bell-and-Nina-Dobrev-Dog-DaysDOG DAYS

“DOG DAYS is a pointless exercise in attempting to create human emotions and romance. The dogs may be cute, but that isn’t nearly enough to make this worth anyone’s time or attention.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

 

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“PUZZLE isn’t perfect and doesn’t feel fresh or necessary, but it’s a comfortable way to spend some time exploring the world through a character’s expanding view of it.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest