BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 12/5/2018

Deirdre Crimmins reviews MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, RUIN ME, A MILLION HITS and THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES

Robyn Bahr reviews NBC Christmas Specials

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME and AT ETERNITY’S GATE

Sean Burns reviews DIVIDE AND CONQUER and SHOPLIFTERS

Bob Chipman looks at STAR WARS KIDS and BATTLEFIELD V

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/30/2018

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“SHOPLIFTERS presents a mighty story of connection, lost dreams, found homes and forced hope in an intimate package.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“The rap against Kore-eda is that sometimes he can get a little sappy, but the nature of this story brings with it an undercurrent of darkness that tempers the director’s more winsome tendencies.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“From a purely cinematic perspective, it’ll be easy for most to gain an appreciation for all that SHOPLIFTERS hopes to achieve.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…SHOPLIFTERS is held up by the strength of its ensemble and Kore-eda’s gifts as a storyteller, which gain with every movie he makes—even in the same year.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 11/28/2018

Andrew Crump reviews Art Brut’s latest

Joyce Kulhawik looks at new productions of MACBETH and EQUIVOCATION

Spoilerpiece Theatre goes into CREED II, THE OUTLAW KING, and SIMON AND THEODORE

Bob Chipman talks the history of STAR WARS and infamous un-made movies

Jaskee Hickman reviews SHOPLIFTERS

Sean Burns talks 2018 Coolidge Award recipient Michael Douglas and Orson Welles’ THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND

Robyn Bahr argues on behalf of a HARRY POTTER animated series

Andy Hoglund interviews Michael McKean

Jared Bowen interviews James Comey

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 11/23/2018

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“…take the movie for what it is: a better Creed sequel than you’d expect, and an improvement on the Rocky sequel that could use some work.” – Andy Crump, Men’s Health

“It may not be a fantastic picture, but CREED II is a serviceable boxing movie that will almost certainly please the crowd primarily because its positive attributes far outweigh its negatives.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s definitely not the original, nor will it ever be, but it’s still enjoyable to endure. There’s just no escaping that shadow.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Just as Adonis Creed is a worthy of the Apollo Creed legacy, CREED II is another deserving addition to the ROCKY canon.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“CREED II is pretty much the movie everyone was worried the first CREED was gonna be, but it’s well-acted enough that I couldn’t hate it.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

 

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“GREEN BOOK is about two men from very different worlds and experiences who discover their common humanity.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“GREEN BOOK plays like a bizarre Trumpist’s anti-Obama empowerment fantasy, in which a proudly ignorant white prole is constantly humiliating an erudite, sophisticated black man and showing him how the world really works.” - Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

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“It’s in the grand tradition of the classic Hollywood cartoons in that it provides entertainment for all ages, even if you end up laughing at different things.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movie

“The brainstorming and care put into both WRECK-IT RALPH and RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET are obvious. Aside from the journey we get being comprehensively pleasant, this sequel is also just a project brimming with thoughtfulness.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“Non-super things made super isn’t a new aesthetic, but it’s at its most shameless in ROBIN HOOD, superimposing raw essential parts stolen from Batman’s background upon its source material.” – Andy Crump, Polygon

 

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“AT ETERNITY’S GATE is about van Gogh as a painter and a craftsman, not a symbol. Schnabel puts the focus back on the work, and in the process allows us to see these familiar paintings with fresh eyes.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery