BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/08/2015

UTC_6-6-14_04146.CR2HOT PURSUIT

“I walked out.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Though HOT PURSUIT is not the worst cinematic experience I have had this year, its lack of actual comedy is decidedly cringeworthy.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…a throwback to those old ’80s comedies you always find yourself watching way too often on cable on hungover Sunday afternoons.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

“Hilarity ensues – and by hilarity, I mean I laughed twice.” – Monica Castillo

 

dtrainTHE D-TRAIN

“I’m unable to completely slam THE D TRAIN, but I wouldn’t suggest that anyone rush out to theaters to see it since I simply don’t think it’s worth the money.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film is largely without charm, and it’s brim-full of ‘Oh No They Didn’t!’” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

meeeWELCOME TO ME

“It helps that Wiig uses her well-honed comedic chops and adds a layer of dramatic desperation.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

 

Maggie-1MAGGIE

“Arnold’s doing Eastwood again, and this is his MILLION DOLLAR ZOMBIE.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

 

5-flights-up5 FLIGHTS UP

“It really shouldn’t be such a novelty to see a movie about two senior citizens that doesn’t portray them as clumsy, sex-crazed curmudgeons for cheap laughs, but here we are.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/6/2015

Kilian Melloy reviews MASTERS OF SEX on Blu-ray

Jake Mulligan looks at CHEATIN’ and WORLD OF TOMORROW

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and IFF Boston

Bob Chipman features THE AVENGERS on “Really That Good” and returns as THE GAME OVERTHINKER

Sean Burns reviews PLAYING IT COOL

Andy Crump reviews IRIS, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE COMEDIANS and talks IFF Boston

Jared Bowen has some Boston-area Art Picks

Monica Castillo has Orson Welles Birthday Picks, reports on INDIANA JONES, FIFTY SHADES, MONTAGE OF HECK,  and Captain America becoming the new most-popular Marvel hero

Jaskee Hickman reviews ABOUT ELLY

BOFCA Repertory Podcast for May 2015

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/01/2015

avengersTHE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

“…a comic book movie, to be sure, but it’s got enough spectacle, wit, and talent on display to make it a most entertaining kickoff to the season.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This film could have been, and indeed given it’s hype and latitude in production, should have been a grand exercise in Marvel excellence. But like Ultron himself, the film lacks heart, passion and comes across as cold and artificial.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Examiner

“Those with high hopes may not be as blown away as they were by the first film, and may be disappointed. Those with measured expectations may leave the theater happily surprised that this latest Marvel film was able to maintain consistency of awesomeness.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“There’s the familiarization with the team again, the pulverization by a new foe, the rebuilding of the team, and the big showdown. AGE OF ULTRON is a comic book movie at its most unapologetic.” – Sam Cohen, Sumo Skinny

“ULTRON doesn’t outstay its welcome. It’s fun all around.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“The action is relentless. In fact, there is so much frantic fighting in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON that it’s boring to watch after a while no matter how many different ways writer/director Joss Whedon tries to film it.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“The movie is stiff and enervated. It’s all punch-punch, banter-banter, like a sitcom in which cities get leveled.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“There’s plenty to love with this latest entry into the Marvel Universe, but hopefully we haven’t already experienced the peak of the franchise.” – Max Covill, Fresh From the Theatre

 

quad_DIOR-4x3DIOR AND I

“Thankfully, the House of Dior is filled with people who can humanize the story for the fashionably uneducated, and in a very fascinating way: The women and men who actually make the clothes.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Watching this film is like eating cake and ice cream for 90 minutes and still wanting more.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

 

lambert_and_stamp_dogwoof_documentary_2_800_514_85LAMBERT AND STAMP

“Fans of The Who will probably be familiar with much of what’s hashed over here, but even so there’s a crackle of residual energy that fifty years, and the deaths of Kit Lambert, Keith Moon and John Entwistle have not completely dispelled.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/29/2015

Deirdre Crimmins looks back at THE LAST UNICORN

Monica Castillo reports on STAR TREK 3FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, Adam Sandler’s Native American controversyTEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2, Victoria’s Secret’s New Angels and INDEPENDENCE DAY 2

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks LITTLE BOY, AGE OF ADALINE and THE WATER DIVINER

Sam Cohen covers days 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of IFF Boston

Jared Bowen talks THE ART OF BASEBALL with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Andy Crump talks IFF Boston, THE COMEDIANS and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Sean Burns looks at CAS & DAN

Joyce Kulhawik has a SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW

Kilian Melloy interviews Rachel Garlin