BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/6/2016

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks NEON DEMON, SWISS ARMY MAN and MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

Max Covill ranks films based on Roald Dahl books

Joyce Kulhawik reviews BEDLAM’S SHAKESPEARE 2 WAYS

Bob Chipman looks at MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Derek Deskins reviews CARNAGE PARK

Andrew Crump reviews LIFE ANIMATED, interviews Penny Lane of NUTS! and talks new Criterion releases

Kristofer Jenson offers Boston Reel’s Editor’s Picks

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/01/2016

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THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

“THE LEGEND OF TARZAN fails to inspire or even engage.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“What we get is something cobbled together by a committee—earnest and admirable but flaccid in execution.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“…a bland and unoriginal adaptation.” – John Hanlon, John Hanlon Reviews

“It’s a movie so painfully bloated, misguided and built upon empty money, that you may as well run it for the GOP ticket and call it the presumptive nominee.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Think of Brewer and Cozad’s screenplay as a chore list instead of a blueprint for visual storytelling. That’s the viewing experience of THE LEGEND OF TARZAN in a nutshell.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“…was this really a movie worth making at our particular moment?” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“It’s all rather flat and predictable, a story we’ve seen many times before even if you’ve never seen a TARZAN movie.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“Thankfully Disney and Steven Spielberg decided to tackle the giant story, and the results are magical.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…the film marks a reunion of Spielberg and Mathison, the team behind E.T. Their new collaboration is an emotionally powerful one — a classic tale of childhood, fantasy, innocence and adventure.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Every single moment of THE BFG is characterized by contrasts of scale (like a giant wearing a circus tent as a shirt) and contrasts of appearance (like a digital monster trading fart jokes over tea with a flesh-and-blood Queen).” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“Many of Dahl’s darker edges have been sanded off by Mathison and Spielberg, who’s working with Disney for the first time. But if you loved the fart jokes in Dahl’s book, well, Spielberg apparently did too!” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“THE BFG will undoubtedly find an audience, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of us have to pretend this giant is less big and friendly than boring and flat.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR

“THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR does hint at a sequel, and given what’s going on in the real world, sadly, there should be plenty of inspiration for it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST JULY 2016

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Bob Chipman, Steve Head, Sean Burns and Deirdre Crimmins break down Boston’s July 2016 repertory screening scene.

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BOFCA Mid-Week Roundup 6/29/16

The Post-Movie Podcast talks FINDING DORY, DR. STRANGELOVE and CUTTER’S WAY

Tim Estiolz shows off how to draw Donald Trump

Monica Castillo joins Mousterpiece Cinema to discuss FINDING DORY

Kristofer Jenson offers Editor’s Picks on Boston Reel, reviews MCCABE & MRS. MILLER and talks The Roxbury International Film Festival

Norm Schrager looks back at THE GREY

Bob Chipman talks more X-MEN movies and spoiler-filled symbolism in THE NEON DEMON

Kilian Melloy reviews WEINER DOG

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks FINDING DORY, FERRIS BUELLER and THE UNTOUCHABLES

Andy Crump interviews Penny Lane for NUTS!

Joyce Kulhawik reviews SHOWBOAT

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/24/2016

 

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“Like most Emmerich films, it’s chintzy, annoying and seems to go on forever.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

 

 

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“With its epic sweep and powerful perfomances shedding light on a little-known chapter of American history, this would have seemed like prime Oscar bait for an autumn release. Instead, its being thrown away now, where it will not likely last long in theaters.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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“…it’s Refn at his most unwieldy and funny; like if Dario Argento decided to remake SHOWGIRLS and did so with the questionable moral ethics of Stanley Kubrick’s LOLITA.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“[Refin's] film is a Terry Richardson print that’s been slathered in gore and stationed under a strobe light.” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“THE NEON DEMON is not easy to watch or easy to follow, but its dark humor and even darker opinion of humanity makes it one of the best films of 2016.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

 

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“It’s sobering stuff that invites our compassion instead of baiting it.” – Andy Crump, The Playlist

 

 

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“…minor To is better than major films by most any other contemporary filmmaker you can imagine. It’s also better than no To at all.” - Andy Crump, Paste Magazine