BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/22/2019

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“…likely the most agreeable HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON film for kids, but it might mark the most disappointing entry yet when it comes to adult enjoyment.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…there were a lot of things left on the cutting room floor that could have made HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD a better film, but as is… it’s just fine.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

 

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“Part narrative feature, part docu-film, an entirely fresh and unforgettable take on the horrors of the Holocaust; this movie may be examining a facet of the worst crime in human history, but it has found a way to enjoy the best of both cinematic worlds.” – Kilian Melly, Edge Boston

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/15/2019

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“It’s fantastical to the point of being cartoonish, but with a grimness that never lets us forget the stakes.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“Thankfully, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL somehow appears to know that the best things going for it are the cyborg designs and the fights.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL is not perfect, but I enjoyed the overall execution.” – Byron D. Zero, Nerd Caliber

“ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL is a technical showcase. When the director of TITANIC and AVATAR asks for money, the correct answer seems to be how much.” – Max Covill, Film School Rejects

 

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“HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U is smart enough to know that it would be boring to completely repeat the first film, but it goes a little too far away from the original premise and ultimately squanders the tone and purpose of what the franchise originally set out to be.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

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“EVERYBODY KNOWS is what happens when one of our stodgier dramatists teams up with two movie stars who always look like they just finished having sex.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/08/2019

 

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THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

“THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART doesn’t come all that close to meeting the standard set by its predecessor.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

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WHAT MEN WANT

“WHAT MEN WANT is not perfect, but it can be pretty funny. For an escapist comedy, it’s a perfectly adequate way to spend two hours.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/01/2019

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“Aesthetic and technical feats aside, THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD will leave you feeling short of breath. Not because it’s intentionally trying to mimic how a soldier would feel on the battlefield, but because it creates an immediacy to a time most of us did not live through with remarkable detail.” – Sam Cohen, Edge Boston

“The men who gave their lives during World War I forsook the privilege of growing older. In Jackson’s film, they’ll keep their youth, vigor, and bravery forever.” – Andy Crump, Polygon

“Nothing less than a miracle of bleeding-edge digital filmmaking techniques…” – Sean Burns, The ARTery