BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 6/7/2019

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“A poorly made film telling a bad story that we’ve already seen told badly once before.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“I started wondering why I decided to even give this movie a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“An awfully cute way to watch a menagerie of animals being adorable on screen.” – Deirdre Crimmins, HighDefDigest

 

 

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“The fact that CHASING THE DRAGON II doesn’t waste too much time on all the stuff we’ve already seen before kept me in the movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

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“nowhere is there a sense that the male gaze is not welcome — but when it comes down to it, just as the title tells us, this one is indeed for the ladies.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/31/2019

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“I didn’t love KING OF THE MONSTERS, but the action and the destruction that’s being showcased is enough for me to recommend it to anyone who’s interested.” - Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The effect of Dougherty’s filmmaking is to marry monsters of imagination with monsters of reality.” – Andy Crump, The Week

 

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“The film’s smörgåsbord of a plot and blend of humor and horror could have easily been a failure on all fronts. Instead, we have the rare example of ambition and commitment coming together wonderfully.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“I don’t normally suggest watching movies that I don’t see as being good, but MA is an exception.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/24/2019

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“Let’s face it – it wasn’t supposed to work. But this ALADDIN does work… and beautifully.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…ALADDIN is very clearly saddled with a finite imagination unlike the original animated film.” – Sam Cohen, Edge Boston

“It reminded me why I love this franchise, but there’s no surpassing the original and it’s flaws while minimal put it on par more with RETURN OF JAFAR than the original animated movie.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

“The greatest failure of this ALADDIN is that, like our blue-dipped Genie, it possesses incredible power but fumbles it, playing too safe when every beat, specifically every musical one, should have dazzled.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“Children and people with kids will more than likely have a deep appreciation for this version of ALADDIN.” – Jaskee Hicknam, Cinematic Essential

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“[Joanna Hogg's] latest film is perhaps her best to date, certainly her most personal, and without a doubt one of the year’s most remarkable releases so far.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 05/17/2019

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“JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM isn’t anywhere near as good as CHAPTER 2 and I don’t think it quite catches the original either. However, it’s just as fun in most instances since it delivers the type of crazy action that’s both familiar and new at the same time.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s not clear if [there's] an end in sight to this saga, or they’ll just play it out until either Reeves or audiences get bored. Until then, no one is likely to be bored with JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“It struggles a bit at the start due to the non-stop dialogue, but NON-FICTION ends up being the type of good little flick that mature audiences will end up liking.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…it’s pure pleasure listening to these people who are so smart about their work, and so dumb about love.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery