BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/22/2016

181576_019DIRTY GRANDPA

“Spread the word. The worst movie of 2016 has just been released. It’s called DIRTY GRANDPA.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It would have taken a decent sized miracle to make DIRTY GRANDPA amusing in any way.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Too bad that amoral isn’t in right now.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

download (16)THE 5TH WAVE

“Casting Moretz as Cassie was a smart move. Like Jennifer Lawrence in THE HUNGER GAMES films and Shailene Woodley in the DIVERGENT series, Moretz is first and foremost an actress.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…plodding pacing and sub-par effects prevent The 5th Wave from moving beyond its middling status.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

 

ip-man-3-mike-tyson-donnie-yenIP MAN 3

“There’s ultimately nothing groundbreaking in IP MAN 3, but it’s a serviceable martial arts film done in a fashion that many have enjoyed for years.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

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“In order to watch 45 YEARS without feeling gutted by the end, you must lack the requisite guts entirely.” – Andy Crump, Birth. Movies. Death.

 

 

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“The film’s visual style only rarely opens up, and when it does it shows us glimpses of unrelenting horror: Piles of corpses, heaps of ash, leaping flames, white smoke and encroaching darkness that blot everything out.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 1/20/2016

Tim Estiloz covers the Critic’s Choice Awards and the Oscar Nominations

Andy Crump talks STAR WARS, BAND OF ROBBERS, MOONWALKERS and interviews Jim Whitaker for THE FINEST HOURS

Jared Bowen talks Oscar Nominations

Kilian Melloy reviews SHANGHAI, PEACE OFFICER, FREEHELD, PARTISAN and SON OF SAUL

Deirdre Crimmins and Film Thrills talk 2016 movies

Bob Chipman reports on Jet Li, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and BOONIE BEARS

Joyce Kulhawik looks at Oscar Nominations and DISGRACED

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/15/2016

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13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI

“Politics aside, 13 HOURS is just a dull and poorly assembled grab for ticket sales.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“It’s the bloated and relentlessly violent brother of PEARL HARBOR, another Bay film we almost forgot about being offensive for the sake of the director’s juvenile compulsions.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“If you take all of the film’s political trappings away, all you have is a mediocre war movie made with a grand total of zippety-do in the craft department.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“13 HOURS is not a political film, but will be treated as such by those with an agenda.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

ride-along-2RIDE ALONG 2

“Unfortunately, the movie shows its cards much too early, defeating the element of surprise.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“RIDE ALONG 2 shocked me a little bit by maybe being better than the original.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

hero_Mustang-2015MUSTANG

“Ergüven doesn’t tip the outrage scale into histrionics, but she doesn’t need to. We can sense exactly how pissed off she is behind the lens.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Whatever the outcome maybe, though, always keep that early image in mind, the one with the girls cuddled protectively around each other. Carry it with you as you leave the theater. ” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

 

band of robbersBAND OF ROBBERS

“Ever wonder what Tom Sawyer might look like in the mold of a 20-something millennial slacker? Then this film is for you.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 1/13/2016

Deirdre Crimmins examines masculinity in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE REVENANT, THE FOREST and DRINKING BUDDIES

Joyce Kulhawik talks BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Bob Chipman talks retro-videogames

Andrew Crump reviews MUSTANG and talks The Golden Globes

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/08/2016

maxresdefault (25)THE REVENANT

“This is the action-adventure film as arthouse epic, where a tighter script and more clearly defined characters might have made it more engaging.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It’s a Malick film by way of Gibson and Herzog—but mostly The Revenant is a testament to Iñárritu’s machismo.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

anomalisaANOMALISA

“A brilliant, if disheartening look at ourselves, Anomalisa is wonderful.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

 

 

download (15)THE FOREST

“…one of those generic horror films you find at the video store or your online streaming service, unsure if you saw it but willing to take a chance. On your laptop this should do fine.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“‘Why aren’t there any good horror movies to be seen anymore?’ the people decry. Well, stop seeing the bad ones.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review