“Unlike previous comedies from McCarthy and Falcone, LIFE OF THE PARTY does contain enough jokes to get some kind of response from viewers.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s no masterwork, obviously, but what the film does achieve is a memorable differentiation from its imitative origins.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture



“The blend of artistry and genre is breezy and dense at the same time, a film worth enjoying for its surface charms and studied for its deeply personal reflections on intimacy.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine



lu-over-the-wall-post2LU OVER THE WALL

“Nobody does drugs in LU OVER THE WALL, but watching it you get the sense that everyone responsible for making it might have.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine




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“…as much a fantastic amusement park ride as a cinematic experience, with an engaging cast doing an incredible job of not getting lost in the proceedings.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Packed to the brim with familiar Marvel flaws but so earnest in it’s tonal dissonance, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is a remarkable, sometimes frustrating, and endlessly entertaining behemoth of an undertaking, and it’s one that will require an immediate revisit.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is neither a classic or one of the best Marvel movies we’ve seen, but it’s a good, solid flick that gets the job done overall.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Though I am not usually too shy about spoilers, I do think INFINITY WAR particularly benefits from audience ignorance, so I’ll leave it here. The film is engaging, entertaining, and dark enough for me to get a kick out of the reveling evil on screen.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills



“What to make of this flick? Paradoxical, self-abnegating, smacking of both sullied biography and ironic farce, GODARD MON AMOUR is, in a way, the perfect biopic of its titular subject.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“This is a work that is constantly in pursuit of such purpose. It periodically finds what it’s looking for, yet consistently loses itself along the way.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

“Someday, another director might try their hand at the Sisyphean task of figuring out the honest to goodness truth of the man. Until that day, we have Hazanavicius and the well-intended failure of GODARD MON AMOUR.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine


ghost-stories-151x151GHOST STORIES

“This isn’t a bait and switch—more just a switch.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine






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“90 whole minutes of unfunny things.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“ Sticking with the spirit of the first movie means ducking social commentary—or any kind of commentary, really, apart from commentary on the drastic lengths men will go to for their own amusement.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine



img-tiff-picks_105746414756-3-1000x525GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI

“Some of the footage feels revelatory and some of it just seems random.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery






“Everybody’s having fun, and the movie beats you over the head with its fuck-it-all approach that eventually you can’t help but give in and enjoy the ride. And what a fun ride it is.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Whatever your age, if you have fun with movies where giant monsters are wreaking havoc, you’ll have a blast.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“As it turns out, it’s hard to hate RAMPAGE.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“As giant monster movies go, it’s pretty damn terrific.” – Bob Chipman,


You-Were-Never-Really-Here-929410YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

“Akin to the trauma its protagonists experience, the film assaults you from all angles then strands you to soak in the aftermath, all while reminding you there’s still beauty to be found in life’s brutality.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…in Ramsay’s hands, it’s impossible to avert your eyes and ears from the PTSD-driven horrors.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE is an icky, rotgut noir filtered through a prism of abstract art.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“Calling it a revenge movie doesn’t do it justice. It’s more like a sustained scream. ” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine


lucy-hale-truth-or-dare (1)TRUTH OR DARE

“Although I wouldn’t suggest paying for this, movies like TRUTH OR DARE are good to have around.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…none of this has payoff anywhere near worth what it takes to set up.” – Bob Chipman,

“Fun and trashy on nearly every level, this nifty joyride races into B-movie glory with each accelerated absurdity.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture


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“It’s a coming of age story without the sweet middle or the empty placating.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks






a-quiet-placeA QUIET PLACE

“Recent attempts at what might be called “smart horror,” like GET OUT and COLOSSAL, didn’t offer up documentary reality but they did have an internal logic for the world the films created. A QUIET PLACE fails this basic test.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“In spite of some significant issues, A QUIET PLACE will likely please most of the people who see it.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Tension defines this clever and well-crafted creature feature, and director John Krasinski has found a comfortable niche where his efforts as a director truly shine…” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture




“CHAPPAQUIDDICK is no hatchet job. Instead, it offers a serious meditation on the uses and abuses of power, a story that is timely in any era.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“What we might hope for from a film bold enough to call itself CHAPPAQUIDDICK is a payoff equal to the promise of that charged name. We get a tingle here and there, but no real jolt from this effort.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston