BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: 09/02/2020

Oscar Goff reviews THE OAK ROOM, SURVIVAL SKILLS, and MONSTER SEAFOOD WARS as part of his Fantasia coverage.

Greg Vellante pays homage to Hayao Miyazaki oeuvre by writing about KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews GET DUKED!, YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE, CENTIGRADE, and films from Fantasia with guest Dede Crimmins.

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 08/28/2020

The poster for the movie Bill & Ted Face the MusicBILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC

“BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC is so silly, corny, fun, and enjoyable that it perfectly matches the tone of the first two films without ever sacrificing its newfound ingenuity and slightly-more-adult tones.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE Media Network

“BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC is unpretentious silly fun. Their adventures still rule.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

John David Washington and Robert Pattinson basked in red light stare each other down in Christopher Nolan's TenetTENET

“…a humorless, superficially complex film masking a standard plot lacking emotional drive and chemistry between its stars. While enhanced by presentation on the large screen, the film would suffer little if we watched it at home.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: 08/26/2020

Kris Jenson reviews I USED TO GO HERE for C-Ville Weekly and covers the Russian Guild of Film Critics 100 | 1940-1949 for his site Burrito and a Movie.

Sam Cohen reviews the 4K restoration of Jean Renoir’s TONI and Evan Purchell’s ASK ANY BUDDY for EDGE Media Network.

Oscar Goff reviews SPECIAL ACTORS, CLASS ACTION PARK, THE PROPHET AND THE SPACE ALIENS, and FEELS GOOD MAN as part of his coverage of Fantasia. He also interviews the creators of the horror movie HOST.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews TESLA, PROJECT POWER, CARMEN Y LOLA, THE PALE DOOR, and PRETENDING I’M A SUPERMAN: THE TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME STORY.

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 08/21/2020

Ethan Hawke in the movie Tesla with raging waterfalls behind himTESLA

“Admittedly, making a film about the ins and outs of electric current doesn’t immediately leap to mind as thrilling drama, and this biopic wisely attempts to capture much more: the breadth and depth and soul of Tesla’s incandescent genius.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“Director Michael Almereyda uses paintings and blue screen backdrops instead of location filming to give the film a hermetic, artificial feel and suggest, rather than present, the shape of a life. The result is rich in mood, but short on charge.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

Taylor Russell and Charlie Plummer dance at prom in the movie Words on Bathroom WallsWORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS

“Despite the lazy arc of some of the secondary characters and the film’s contrived and climactic graduation scene, the film is to be praised for the chemistry of its stars, and its success in humanizing a cruel disease with painful individual and social consequences for teens who suffer its stigma.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices