BOFCA Repertory Podcast – April 2018

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Steve Head and Bob Chipman break down the Boston-area repertory screening scene for April 2018.

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BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/4/2018

Jake Mulligan looks at the history of The Boston International Festival of Women’s Cinema

Max Covill talks 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Kristofer Jenson reviews THE RANGER

Bob Chipman looks deeper into READY PLAYER ONE as an adaptation and Mark Rylance’s mysterious character

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks PANDAS, READY PLAYER ONE and The Boston Underground Film Festival

Jared Bowen looks into CHAPPAQUIDDICK and ISLE OF DOGS

Andrew Crump reviews FIRST MATCH, THE CHINA HUSTLE and talks READY PLAYER ONE and ISLE OF DOGS

Joyce Kulhawik reviews GUARDS AT THE TAJ, A BAKELITE MASTERPIECE and A DEAD MAN’S DIARY

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/30/2018

 

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“The best latter-day Spielberg films look back in order to tell us about where we are. READY PLAYER ONE just speeds along in reverse.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“The final act helps READY PLAYER ONE redeem itself a bit as it’s energetic and puts the spotlight on the elements that should have taken center stage from the outset.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s a fitting summation of Spielberg’s career: occasional nods to the real world, but really preferring a world of fantasy and eternal adolescence.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

still_isle_of_dogs_copyright_2017_twentieth_century_fox-croppedISLE OF DOGS

“What makes this standout from other Anderson films (besides having a plot) is that the characters – particularly the dogs – are much more well-rounded than the caricatures who you usually parade through his movies.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Wes Anderson movies are already such exactingly micro-designed miniatures, it’s a wonder he doesn’t use stop-motion animation for all of them.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/23/2018

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PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

“Although this won’t be well received due to everything it gets wrong, there are some things in PACIFIC RIM UPRISING that people may like.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Like most of these event movies, there’s a threat of more to come before the credits close. Let’s hope that someone with a good reason for returning to this universe gets attached to the project.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“This agonizing cash-grab is quite literally a vegetable, dead on arrival inside a coffin made of mediocrity and buried within a shallow grave of uninspired bullshit.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

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“A deliciously nasty little thriller with a ragged, low-budget edge, the film feels like a kicky, throat-clearing exercise by a guy who just wanted to see if he could go make a whole movie on his phone.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“As you watch UNSANE, you’ll learn that what’s most important are the elements that allow this to be a sound mystery that manages to keep you busy on a mental level.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“UNSANE questions the true nature of people and curiously explores whether we can even trust our neighbors, creating a strong case for us all to just become hermit crabs viewing the world from a smartphone shell.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“I am not saying specifically that UNSANE should be avoided, but if you do choose to see it, keep your expectations reserved, even when the film itself promises you more.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills

“Rather than looking cheap, the iPhone-lensed images capture a certain queasiness, as though you’re witnessing something that you shouldn’t.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/22/2018

Spoilerpiece Theatre joins the Patreon Community

Deirdre Crimmins interviews the makers of SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

John Hanlon interviews Armando Ianucci and Catherine Hand

Jared Bowen looks at THE HUMANS and more for WGBH

Joyce Kulhawik reviews HIT N’ MISS

Bob Chipman looks back to TOYS R US