BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/02/2016

the-light-between-oceans-fassbender-vikandaTHE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

“[It] tells us loud and clear that summer is over and it’s okay for grown-ups to go to the movies again.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The film often looks lovely. But all of that loveliness is a cover for a creaky narrative.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“The film, despite its unquestionable beauty, is nothing but a skeleton of a great and timeless romance.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

 

morgan-katemara-labMORGAN

“This is a thriller haphazardly disguised as sci-fi, all leading to the same boilerplate pseudo-philosophical revelation that humans’ god complex can only bring ruin.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“MORGAN is the flip side of EX MACHINA… making it part of a lively debate rather than the “ripoff” or “clone” that some critics will inevitably claim.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

42de97ca684a714a_000070.26554.16724_Hollars_still1_JohnKrasinski_AnnaKendrick__byJonnyCournoyerTHE HOLLARS

“Even if Krasinski’s skills as a filmmaker need honing, chutzpah could have taken him, and his film, someplace interesting.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“This would be a good date movie for audience members too wrapped up in their dates to pay attention to what’s on the screen. For anyone else… well, maybe once it’s on cable. Or, more likely, not.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“THE HOLLARS deals in misplaced things—misplaced drama, misplaced comedy, misplaced farce, and even misplaced Anna Kendrick. It’s a crushing tide of inept parts coming together, sinking the talented people with it.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

 

complete-unknown-sundance-2016COMPLETE UNKNOWN

“A jagged poem with broken rhythms, to be sure, something that catches you off guard and keeps you there, but at the same time a work of disconcerting potency. ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

BOFCA Mid-Week Roundup 8/31/2016

Evan Crean released his new book, YOUR 80s MOVIE GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING

John Black reviews TUNNEL

Jake Mulligan talks outdoor screenings in Boston

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks DON’T BREATHE, THE WITNESS, INDIGNATION and MAN UP

Sean Burns reports on Ira Sachs’ Coolidge Corner Q&A

Bob Chipman talks about BATMAN

John Hanlon talks Christian films,

Andrew Crump reviews THE DECALOGUE, WHITE GIRL, IS THAT ALL? looks at THE GET DOWN and talks John Krasinsky

Kristofer Jenson presents Boston Reel Editor’s Picks

BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST SEPTEMBER 2016

The Killers

Steve Head, Sean Burns and Bob Chipman look at the Boston area repertory scene for September 2016.

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 08/26/2016


Jane Levy stars in Screen Gems' horror-thriller DON'T BREATHE.DON’T BREATHE

“It keeps you guessing throughout the running time, and has fun playing with the audience’s expectations.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

“DON’T BREATHE should be commended for being a film that tries its hardest to be different during a time when familiarity is all too common.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“A seemingly limited premise is rendered utterly riveting and tense as hell. ” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“Less is more, because each item on your plate is divine to the palate, assuming that uncontrollably squirming in your seat is to your taste.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“…an adrenaline rush of a film, a taut 88-minute thrill ride.” - Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 


a-tale-of-love-and-darkness-natalie-portman-photo-1A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS

“…Portman makes bold visual choices and sticks to a personal, at times trying, aesthetic strategy. She’s a real filmmaker.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“This is a deceptively complex and layered film, calm and dense and fraught with unease.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

mechanicresurrectionMECHANIC: RESURRECTION 

“There’s little to separate MECHANIC: RESURRECTION from a dozen other Jason Statham action movies, other than the obvious lack of effort from all involved to even try and do anything different.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 8/24/2016

Jake Mulligan talks INTO A DREAM

Evan Crean interviews Eric Latek

Spoilerpiece Theatre digs into WAR DOGS, KUBO and LO AND BEHOLD

Max Covill talks movie trailers and Jai Courtney

Sean Burns reviews THE KILLING JOKE, talks his Ten Best of 1982 and looks back at GET CARTER and POINT BLANK

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE WITNESS

Andy Crump interviews Ira Sachs and reviews THE LOST ARCADE, THE GET DOWN and Herzog’s LO AND BEHOLD

Bob Chipman talks SPIDER-MAN casting and also in video form

John Hanlon talks Meryl Streep

Deirdre Crimmins interviews Steven Shainberg and wraps up Fantasia Fest

Kristofer Jenson presents Boston Reel Editors’ Picks