BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/26/2019

190419101004-avengers-endgame-3-super-teaseAVENGERS: ENDGAME

“AVENGERS: ENDGAME takes a step past pure escapism and into greener, fresher pastures.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“In spite of my legitimate complaints, I ended up having fun with some of what we get from ENDGAME.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“AVENGERS: ENDGAME wonderfully wraps up this decade long chapter in the Avengers saga paying poignant tribute to those who, in varying ways, pass the torch to the next generation of superheroes preparing to assemble in the future.” – Tim Estiloz, Kaleidoscope Reviews

“After a payoff like this, it’s fair to ask where the genre goes from here. This will be a very tough act – if not an impossible one – to follow.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

loder-hailsatan4-800x450HAIL SATAN?

“For a movie about subjects as infuriating as right-wing religious ‘liberty,’ HAIL SATAN? is shockingly funny.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“What does the freedom of religion actually mean, if we’re not free to worship as we believe — or even see fit, at the end of a highly intellectual, if not traditionally spiritual, process?” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

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“Asking audiences to give their understanding to ICP and legions of Juggalos is admittedly a big ask, but Steinel is only interested in Juggalos as far as they provide an extreme foil to offset the film’s roots in the mundane.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“FAMILY offers nothing new to push forward character development or storytelling, but it does offer up some relatably imperfect characters.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

films_4-19_ramen-shop_carousel-3-900x506RAMEN SHOP

“Food lets people discover who they really are; that’s nothing new. But food also lets us reconnect with the dead in profound ways. In RAMEN SHOP, a sip of broth and a slurp of noodles means more than a trip down memory lane. It means a second chance to say goodbye to loved ones.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/19/2019

00thecurse-1-facebookJumboTHE CURSE OF LA LLORONA

“…a competently made horror film that probably wouldn’t have attracted much notice if it wasn’t billed as part of THE CONJURING universe.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The movie doesn’t try to be the next great horror film of the year. Still, it’s hollow at its core, void of mythology and social intention.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

Disneynature "Penguins"PENGUINS

“For the Disneynature films, it’s not about survival of the fittest, but the survival of the cutest.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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“…writer/director Nia DaCosta has written a script that neither exalts nor vilifies its heroines; they just have to do what they have to do to survive.” – David Riedel, City Weekly

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/17/2019

The Boston Online Film Critics Association extends its respects to the family and friends of Boston film legend and BUFF founder David Kleiler, who sadly passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 79.

Evan Crean host a 2019 Gen Z Critics Round Table

Dan Kimmel sits for an interview about his new book

Jared Bowen talks Monet on Open Studio

Robyn Bahr reviews BEYONCE: HOMECOMING

Bob Chipman looks back on the original STAR WARS

Spoilerpiece Theatre and special guest Kristen Halbert talk LITTLE, I’M JUST F*CKING WITH YOU and AMAZING GRACE

Sean Burns talks Somerville Theatre’s Jack Attack retrospective

Deirdre Crimmins reviews I TRAPPED THE DEVIL

Andrew Crump reviews HAGAZUSSA

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/10/2019

Kristofer Jenson reports on the Boston Underground Film Festival

Deirdre Crimmins reviews MERCY BLACK

Bob Chipman talks James Gunn, JOKER and SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE

Sean Burns looks back at DIANE and KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE WIND and SHAZAM!

Jared Bowen interviews Keith Ham Cobb

Robyn Bahr reviews MRS. WILSON