BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: 08/26/2020

Kris Jenson reviews I USED TO GO HERE for C-Ville Weekly and covers the Russian Guild of Film Critics 100 | 1940-1949 for his site Burrito and a Movie.

Sam Cohen reviews the 4K restoration of Jean Renoir’s TONI and Evan Purchell’s ASK ANY BUDDY for EDGE Media Network.

Oscar Goff reviews SPECIAL ACTORS, CLASS ACTION PARK, THE PROPHET AND THE SPACE ALIENS, and FEELS GOOD MAN as part of his coverage of Fantasia. He also interviews the creators of the horror movie HOST.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews TESLA, PROJECT POWER, CARMEN Y LOLA, THE PALE DOOR, and PRETENDING I’M A SUPERMAN: THE TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME STORY.

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 08/21/2020

Ethan Hawke in the movie Tesla with raging waterfalls behind himTESLA

“Admittedly, making a film about the ins and outs of electric current doesn’t immediately leap to mind as thrilling drama, and this biopic wisely attempts to capture much more: the breadth and depth and soul of Tesla’s incandescent genius.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“Director Michael Almereyda uses paintings and blue screen backdrops instead of location filming to give the film a hermetic, artificial feel and suggest, rather than present, the shape of a life. The result is rich in mood, but short on charge.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

Taylor Russell and Charlie Plummer dance at prom in the movie Words on Bathroom WallsWORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS

“Despite the lazy arc of some of the secondary characters and the film’s contrived and climactic graduation scene, the film is to be praised for the chemistry of its stars, and its success in humanizing a cruel disease with painful individual and social consequences for teens who suffer its stigma.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 08/14/2020

A boy wearing a Texas lanyard sitting in a large group of boys in the documentary Boys StateBOYS STATE

“The film is a compassionate portrait of several young men dead set on success in politics, with all the virtues– and flaws– that come with it.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

 

Annabelle Wallis as a police officer looking annoyed in the movie The SilencingTHE SILENCING

“…a frustratingly messy movie filled with twists and turns that lead nowhere and ultimately build towards nothing.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

 

 

Fedor Bondarchuk and Oksana Akinshina in the movie Sputnik SPUTNIK

“While I like where we end up in terms of the film’s conclusion, the ending itself is probably more predictable than I would have hoped. I ultimately didn’t mind though as the journey that got us there used a significant amount of unpredictability itself.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Unlike the films of Hollywood’s Cinematic Universe Cycle, it is self-contained and resolutely un-goofy, but unlike the current wave of high-minded horrors, it makes no pretense of being Serious Art. It simply is what it is, and for that, I enjoyed the hell out of it.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: 08/12/2020

John Black reviews COMPOUND FRACTURE.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews SHE DIES TOMORROW, LA LLORONA, I USED TO GO HERE, and MADE IN ITALY.

Oscar Goff interviews Jesse Moss and Amanda McBain, the directors of BOYS STATE.

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY and THE TEMPEST.

Kilian Melloy reviews YOU NEVER REALLY HAD IT: AN EVENING WITH CHARLES BUKOWSKI and JULIA SCOTTI: FUNNY THAT WAY.