BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/14/2020

download (1)FANTASY ISLAND

“While it may hit more than a few bumps along the way to its conclusion, there is a real sense of mystery and tension that underscores just about every scene in FANTASY ISLAND.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

 

Screen_Shot_2020_02_14_at_1.42.30_PM.0PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

“The term “masterpiece” gets thrown around hyperbolically these days, but PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is, quite honestly, the most perfectly calibrated and emotionally cathartic film I saw last year.” – Charlie Nash, Edge Boston

“PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE’s central feature is its love story, which is as much a story of gender politics, life as a woman under patriarchal rule, queer identity, and what it’s like to truly see, and be seen by, another person as it is a visual lesson on the artist’s process.” – Andy Crump, The Week

 

DownhillDOWNHILL

“The movie is being billed as a comedy but is – in fact – a cringeworthy story of a married couple whose relationship is in a humiliating downward spiral.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/07/2020

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“BIRDS OF PREY may not turn out to be the worst film of the year, but it is the nadir thus far.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If you’re just going to see this for its mature rating, its feminist message, or maybe some of the characters, there’s a small possibility that you may be satisfied with what you get out of BIRDS OF PREY. If you require even a little bit more than that, you’ll likely regret sitting down and giving this soulless piece of cinema a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“THE ASSISTANT understands well how men manipulate levers of power to exploit their subordinates while buying their secrecy — or if not “buy,” then certainly “compel.” – Andy Crump, Mic.com

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/24/2020

merlin_167288352_e87b93b1-440a-4680-b924-4c1fa5cdb003-jumboTHE GENTLEMEN

“While I mostly liked the structure of THE GENTLEMEN, I also think that it may have hurt the film as well.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s violent, and has more twists than a plate of spaghetti.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

color-out-of-space-madeleine-arthurCOLOR OUT OF SPACE

“COLOR OUT OF SPACE feels shaggy at the edges but so rich within them that the flaws of the DIY aesthetic matter less than the merits of Stanley’s perspective.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/17/2020

Martin Lawrence stands next to Will Smith in Bad Boys for LifeBAD BOYS FOR LIFE

“Smith, at 51, and Lawrence, 54, aren’t exactly senior citizens, but they both seem past their sell-by date for this kind of movie.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“I don’t think you can have a bad time watching BAD BOYS FOR LIFE.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

Robert Downey Jr. sits among animals in the poster for the movie DolittleDOLITTLE

“Imagine being the biggest household name in the biggest franchise on the planet, finally reaching the end of a contract that made you more money than you can dream of, and then deciding to make DOLITTLE.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE Media Network

 

Two men walk together in the 2019 movie Les MiserablesLES MISÉRABLES

“This film is an open discussion brought to life through cinema. And the genius of LES MISÉRABLES is that the discussion continues long after the screen goes black, as its final image stays seared into the screen and your mind alike.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE Media Network