the_florida_project-1c_marc_schmidt_h_2017THE FLORIDA PROJECT

“This is empathetic cinema at its very finest.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“I laughed and I laughed until all of a sudden I couldn’t stop crying.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery


Happy Death Day (2017)HAPPY DEATH DAY

“…somehow, HAPPY DEATH DAY settles into its own superficiality and asks you to do the same. Give it a try!” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

“I know comedy is difficult, but improving on that gives HAPPY DEATH DAY the kind of quality that makes it easy to recommend to just about anybody.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…the film breaks a lot of rules, but I think that’s what makes it so endearingly different and aggressively entertaining, despite its countless flaws.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston



“While it won’t likely be nominated for too many awards or anything, MARSHALL is a well put together film that I’m happy to have taken the time to see.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film is a courtroom drama with tinges of a police procedural; the meat of the story lies with the question of what really happened on the night in question.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“…an absorbing drama based in fact, about a true American hero.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


thumbnail_6427THE FOREIGNER

“Most of the time, it feels like two movies happening concurrently that never seem to mesh, and this is where the film collapses in on itself.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“I left THE FOREIGNER feeling satisfied with what was giving to me.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential




“Of all the superhero origin tales – real or fictional – this one may be the most extraordinary.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies







“BLADE RUNNER 2049 is less than the sum of its parts, although some will overlook or defend its flaws and embrace it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“While some will likely consider it to be a “masterpiece,” it certainly doesn’t reach that level.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“BLADE RUNNER 2049 is just too clean for its own good.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“Clocking in at a posterior-numbing 163 minutes, BLADE RUNNER 2049 tells maybe two-thirds of a story that could fit inside a movie half its length.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery




“LUCKY is a lovely film, but now it’s taken on an even deeper emotional resonance; it’s become a eulogy to one of the greatest character actors of our time.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston



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“If the film had gone on much longer they might have had to meet a survivalist sect or a group of zombies.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies




thumbnail_26361AMERICAN MADE

“By the end, even Cruise’s contagious Cheshire grin looks like an act of desperation, our middle-aged Maverick finally meeting the consequences of his need for speed.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…though strained, one’s suspension of disbelief holds fast: That was the 1980s, after all, and a time when daring scoundrels could outwit and outflank the authorities.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Cruise plays this mostly for laughs, and it’s a return to the screen of the charmer of his earlier films.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“With everything that we witness, it’s easy to see how audiences can get behind AMERICAN MADE even if there are some alterations that could have been made to turn this into a fantastic feature film.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“By setting the precedent that Cruise is in fact someone capable of usurping the wildest of situations with ease and a hint of smugness, the story of Barry Seal roars onto the screen with the shagginess of a 70s/80s thriller.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine



battle-of-the-sexesBATTLE OF THE SEXES

“The battle for equality may not be over, but BATTLE OF THE SEXES reminds us–in the slogan of the women’s tour sponsor–we’ve come a long way, baby.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“BATTLE OF THE SEXES is a terrific-looking movie photographed with intelligence and written in crayon.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality




“ There’s fascination to be found in even the most bafflingly erroneous work, and WOODSHOCK certainly had me engaged despite its flaws.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston






“Green could have easily presented Bauman as a fictional construct like Sgt. Saunders, an “inspiring” figure who serves as a hero, but the man he reveals is no saint; instead, Gyllenhaal’s Bauman is simply a person who was at the right place at the wrong time.” -Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“…STRONGER is a worthy tribute to not just Jeff Bauman’s story, but everything his story represented and everyone his story impacted — from the people who witnessed his recovery firsthand, to the bystanders who encountered his story through the media and applied Jeff’s struggles to their own in hopes of making things feel a little bit easier.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“At its best, the film recalls late-period Eastwood pictures like FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and AMERICAN SNIPER in its plumbing of the gulf between the truth and what people need to hear.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movie



a0204a9adc85109a-600x400KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

“There’s enough here to run with yet Vaughn and Co. take the easy way out.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“The violence earns the film its R rating–deservedly so–despite its largely cartoonish nature including killer robot dogs and a meat grinder used as a murder weapon.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Overpopulated and overplotted, inflated to an absurd 141-minute running time, it’s just another cruddy franchise picture.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality




Friend-Request-2016-movie-Simon-Verhoeven-12FRIEND REQUEST

“FRIEND REQUEST is not only socially irresponsible, it is boring and unimaginative.” – Deidre Crimmins, Film Thrills








“Aronofsky has created a work that plays as if Guillermo del Toro was directing a play by Harold Pinter.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“MOTHER! is nothing short of a cinematic triumph. We only get a few of these each year, so pay attention and see this before some internet troll tries to ruin it for you.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

“There’s a self-reflexivity in the technique here that I can’t remember seeing in Aronofsky’s prior work. Not enough to signal to the audience that the filmmaker is completely in on the joke but just enough to make things cheekier. After all, it is a two-hour saga about misdirected pain and suffering.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“…through this blistering vision of humanity in decline, there’s no denying that Aronofsky is at the peak of his powers here, delivering what could be one of the most feverishly demented films to ever emerge from a mainstream studio.” – Charlie Nash, Film Thrills

“I might not like MOTHER! very much but I feel enormous gratitude that it exists.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality



first-trailer-american-assassin-696x464AMERICAN ASSASSIN

“This is a spy thriller for the Trump Era, where rules that are inconvenient are simply brushed aside.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“… a tired, all-too-familiar string of spy tropes that mainly serve as bridge work to the film’s dull, gratuitously violent action sequences, each of which has the exact same formula: Both parties shoot at one another, and if they miss, they start throwing fists before eventually drawing blades that end up either in someone’s neck or abdomen.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston