BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/17/2017

landscape-1485831848-hbz-batb-new-1 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

“They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but here it feels more like flatulence.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is far from spectacular, and it’s certainly leagues away from touching the iconography of the 1991 animated version, but it’s more than fine as a beautiful and touching homage to a film the writers, directors and stars clearly adore.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“…the best movie musical in years, and one that deserves to be seen on the big screen.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

the_sense_of_ending_stillTHE SENSE OF AN ENDING

“Nostalgia can be hazardous to one’s health, but as demonstrated by [Ritesh] Batra, those hazards can also be healing when met with the right demeanor.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

personal-shopper-1PERSONAL SHOPPER

“…audience members willing to embrace it are in for something special: a film happy to meditate on the process of grief through a genuine cinematic mold.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“As it stands now, I found PERSONAL SHOPPER to be an ambitious piece of filmmaking that is much more than meets the eye.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 


chilefilm2-master675NERUDA

“It’s stuff and nonsense, and yet all of that stuff and nonsense is precisely what makes NERUDA, a living poem given shape and form through cinema, so darn good.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

the-belko-experiment-tiff-2THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

“… if you are in the age bracket of 12-17, you will more than likely think this is the best movie ever.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP – 3/15/2017

Dan Kimmel talks time travel movies

Nick Casaletto reviews IRON FIST

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE DOG IN NIGHT TIME

Kristofer Jenson presents a Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Allyson Johnson reviews THE FLASH

Bob Chipman previews DRAGON QUEST HEROES II, TOEJAM & EARL and talks WONDER WOMAN

Sean Burns looks at BRIMSTONE

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Andrew Crump talks Samuel L. Jackson and The Ten Best Movies In Theatres Now

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/10/2017

heaps-of-kong-skull-island-photos-clipsKONG: SKULL ISLAND

“For some ungodly reason, what should be a straight-line journey to the evacuation point at the other end of the island is made a mess by constantly splitting up these countless characters and sending them in opposite directions for stupid, screenplay-generated reasons until we don’t know which way is up.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“SKULL ISLAND knows exactly what type of film it wants to be, and never loses steam or tries to be something more than what it is.” -Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“Serves its purpose and will likely satisfy most viewers who know not to expect something that contains a compelling amount of depth.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I would’ve enjoyed this even more if it really was just a guy in a dumpy gorilla suit stomping around on miniature sets and wrestling with foam-rubber monsters.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“So grab the popcorn and sit back like a kid at a Saturday matinee. KONG: SKULL ISLAND is the real deal.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

The-last-word-700x300THE LAST WORD

“Stale as the ingredients are, the film offers just enough tart freshness to be enjoyable.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

the-lureTHE LURE

“If you’re only going to see one sexed-up, cannibal-mermaid disco musical this year, make sure it’s THE LURE.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

Brimstone_Trailer1BRIMSTONE

“…a dark and engaging story of two people who won’t give up, one for his evil ends, the other for her chance of survival.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/8/2017

Joyce Kulhawikl narrates a new production of THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT and reviews NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, STAGE KISS, EDWARD II and INFORMED CONSENT

Nick Casaletto talks LA LA LAND vs MOONLIGHT

Bob Chipman looks at SUPERGIRL, LOGAN fallout and MAX MON AMOUR

Sean Burns remembers E.T., revisits MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and reviews CATFIGHT

Andy Crump reviews THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, CATFIGHT, HEADSHOT, TABOO and talks The 50 Best Films of The 1940s

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks LOGAN, TABLE 19, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI and BEFORE I FALL

Allyson Johnson reviews THE FLASHSUPERGIRL and lists 25 Movies That Understand Female Relationships

Dan Kimmel offers a Hollywood-themed short story and talks the fan-convention scene

Derek Deskins reviews HEADSHOT

Kristofer Jenson touts the Boston Underground Film Festival and presents the Boston Reel Rep Roundup

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/03/2017

fda587652334bfb84c32665ae9b23e4525e5fa99 LOGAN

“LOGAN is gritty, and it’s dark but it’s far from being full of despair, despite the horrors the characters witness as the film progresses.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“…the most varied, earnest and interesting take on a comic book character since THE DARK KNIGHT.” – Andy Hoglund, Movie Mezzanine

“Regardless of its flaws, LOGAN is without question one of the better superhero films in recent memory.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“If I haven’t stressed this enough, this isn’t a comic book movie for your kids.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“After a while, it was hard not to notice that LOGAN was having a difficult time keeping up with the level of quality that had been delivered in the first act.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“For fans of the X-MEN, this is easily the best entry in the series in some time, a film that’s more interested in the characters than in the special effects.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Typically I tend to adore violent movies with tons of cussing, but none of the explicit gore or profanity feels at all organic to the picture here.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

beforeifall_TRAILERBEFORE I FALL

“It treats its characters with respect, and understands the trials and tribulations that high school can bring.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…adequate entertainment for the current crop of teens and tweens, but it’s not one that their younger siblings will be wanting to see a few years from now.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 


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“…when the camera isn’t lingering on some unforgettably gruesome sights, it’s busy tending to a core of genuine human sadness, encapsulated by the fears of its characters.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine