BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 08/05/2016


suicidesquadSUICIDE SQUAD

“Sure, the film throws in some contractual cameos and obligated pandering, but the majority of its running time is injected with the fuel of screw-it-all abandon.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“SUICIDE SQUAD had the ingredients to be something truly unique; but once again it seems the suits at Warner Brothers and DC have no idea how to make their own characters work on screen.” – Tim Estiloz, El Mundo Boston

“What does writer/director David Ayer do with all this? He gives us extended fight scenes… What he does not do is give us any reason to care about the results.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“What prevents SUICIDE SQUAD from being as epic as it should be is the story and the film’s overall structure.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

steve-gleason-skydive-gleason-movieGLEASON

“…a two-hour chronicle of how terminal illness consumes its victims and overwhelms their loved ones, a portrait of what it is like to be helpless, in visceral terms, to your own mortality, and what it is like to watch the person you care about most in the entire world die slowly while you can only stand and watch.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 8/3/2016

John Hanlon talks Hollywood and 2016 politics

Jake Mulligan looks back on Jackie Chan

Evan Crean interviews Carol Conley of PENITENCE

Andrew Crump interviews Mike Birbiglia & Chris Gethard for DON’T THINK TWICE

Allyson Johnson podcasts on Mira Nair

Max Covill looks back at The Joker onscreen

Kilian Melloy reviews LACE CRATER

Bob Chipman talks THE GREAT WALL

Kristofer Jenson drops the Boston Reel Editors Picks

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/29/2016

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JASON BOURNE

“One would think that after more than a century of cinematic car chases we would have seen it all, but Greengrass and company have a few tricks up their sleeves.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The last great serious spy series has become tedious.” – Norm Schrager, Meet in the Lobby

“For reasons I can only assume involve giant piles of money, Damon and Greengrass have returned at this late date to at long last make their own BOURNE REDUNDANCY, and I’m still a bit taken aback by how lousy it is.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“The times certainly are a-changin’. Now, the identity crisis seems focused less on the main character and more-so the film he resides within.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

Nerve_dareyou_Trailer (1)NERVE

“You don’t ask if a roller coaster has a coherent plot or well-developed characters. You just get on and enjoy the thrills. If you can do that, you can take the dare.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“NERVE may be too safe for its own good, and too ignorant of its subject matter to be taken fully seriously, but at least it knows how to show us a good time.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“NERVE is a good movie that provides thrills as long as you’re like me and had no idea what was about to happen. It would also help if you’re the kind of person who is fine with it being as safe as it is.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

phantom_boy_stillPHANTOM BOY

“…the movie’s magic fantasy is gentle and childlike instead of brawny and authoritarian. Here, might does not make right. Compassion does.” – Andy Crump, The Playlist

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/28/2016

John Black reviews ONE NIGHT ONLY

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks STAR TREK BEYOND, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and HEAVEN’S GATE

Allyson Johnson reviews HEAVEN’S GATE

Bob Chipman talks BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, JUSTICE LEAGUE and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Jake Mulligan examines the state of streaming services

Sean Burns interviews TALULLAH’s Sian Heder

Kristofer Jenson presents Boston Reel’s Editor’s Picks

Deirdre Crimmins reviews WE ARE THE FLESH at Fantasia Fest

Andrew Crump Interviews Mike Birbiglia And Chris Gerhard for DON’T THINK TWICE

Kilian Melloy looks at new Blu-rays for THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS, MISS SADIE THOMPSON and THE LAST DIAMOND