BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/03/2016


teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2-out-shadowsTEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

“While this isn’t an excellent picture, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS does manage to make noticeable improvements over its most immediate predecessor.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The resulting dissonance feels like somebody dubbed a vocal track from BANANAS IN PAJAMAS over a particularly Ramsay-heavy episode of GAME OF THRONES.” – Bob Chipman, Movie Bob

 

maxresdefault (31)POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING

“…a delightfully silly breath of fresh air to remind us that Hollywood is capable periodically removing its own head from its ass.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…the film is constantly teetering the lines between brilliantly stupid and just dumb.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“THIS IS SPINAL TAP this is not, but there are so many hints at greatness here that you may not care.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

 

maxresdefault (30)ME BEFORE YOU

“Yet thanks to its two leads, it is a film that should score with its intended audience even if it doesn’t get much respect.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

maggies-plan-1024MAGGIE’S PLAN

“…one can’t help but wonder what Gerwig and FRANCES HA co-writer and director Noah Baumbach—her creative and romantic partner—might have accomplished with MAGGIE’S PLAN’s premise. ” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

 

 

thewailing_trailer1THE WAILING

“In THE WAILING, it doesn’t matter whether you believe in evil or not. Evil believes in you.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST – JUNE 2016

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Bob Chipman, Sean Burns and Andy Hoglund talk the Boston-area repertory scene for June 2016

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BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 6/1/2016

Joyce Kulhawik reviews WEINER

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks WEINER, CONFIRMATION and GHOSTBUSTERS

Boston Reel offers its Editor’s Picks

Norm Schrager reviews WE ARE TWISTED F*CKING SISTER!

Jared Bowen check out CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Kilian Melloy looks at CITY OF WOMEN

Bob Chipman talks GHOSTBUSTERS

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/27/2016

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

“When it comes to X-MEN movies, it’s safe to say that the high hopes that I had for the future are officially a thing of the past.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“As a popcorn movie/timewaster, it’s a sufficient diversion, but it’s becoming clear that this franchise is at the end of the line.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Maybe we can tie a bow on the X-Men and find a whole new box of toys someplace else.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“By far the silliest, most comic book-y of the X-MEN movies, APOCALYPSE is overstuffed with inferior callbacks to Singer’s earlier efforts.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“These movies are never particularly good but this one isn’t half-bad.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

alice-through-the-looking-glass-trailerALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

“It has very little to do with the novel by Lewis Carroll. Indeed, other than some of the characters, it’s so bizarre and different that you may feel you’ve gone through the looking glass yourself.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The film may not be a failure, but it is a waste.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…satisfies all of the basic requirements that satisfy the definition of “movie,” and yet as a movie it is leagues from actually being satisfying.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

chevalier (1)CHEVALIER

“…[Athina Rachel Tsangari] is a gifted, empathetic filmmaker, and she takes CHEVALIER, her characters and her audience to both expected and surprising places.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“The more these fragile men of “Chevalier” seek to aggrandize themselves the more diminished they look in our eyes, with the film’s clinical gaze laying bare the fundamental silliness of the competitions that consume them.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA Mid-Week Update 5/25/2016

Monica Castillo joins the New York Times “Watching” Team

Deirdre Crimmins looks back at DROP DEAD FRED

Steve Head and Jon Black talks KRAMPUS on The Post-Movie Podcast

Bob Chipman talks Nintendo Movies and the original SUPERMAN

Joyce Kulhawik reports on the Elliot Norton Awards

Kristofer Jenson looks at Mike Pecci’s 12 KILOMETERS

Andy Crump reviews WEINER and GAME OF THRONES