BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/08/2018

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“Overall, ‘Ocean’s 8’ does a good job of exploiting the strengths of women and shows the audience the beauty of a glamorous robbery that goes perfectly right. But its ultimate lack of interesting characters makes it lifeless and forgettable as soon as it’s over.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“OCEAN’S 8 isn’t a bad night out at the movies, but it will probably find its true calling in a year or two as one of those pleasant, Sunday afternoon diversions you leave playing on cable TV in the background while you’re doing something else.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“It’s a serviceable comedy/heist movie, but that makes it an entry in a genre where women’s roles are few and far between…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“HEREDITARY is best watched with little information about what you’re going to see.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“Although I enjoyed most of what HEREDITARY offers, I can see this not being the kind of horror movie for those who are simply looking for the usual experience.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“By the time the film gets into the home stretch it goes totally off the rails…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“I don’t completely know how well HOTEL ARTEMIS will be received by people who actually see it, but I found this to be a slightly above average affair that missed on an opportunity to leave a mark.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film as a whole is fun and frequently fresh, but the all-encompassing commonplace nature of how its bold premise is communicated is hard to shake.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…it may well be the movie that – in the long run – gets new fans as well as second viewings, long after the summer’s tentpoles are forgotten.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

american-animalsAMERICAN ANIMALS

“AMERICAN ANIMALS is a movie about people who watch too many movies, made by an author who likely also watches too many movies.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“…if you’re going to pursue some sort of redemptive sensibility, is it really enough to show us soulful pauses and then tell us that one of the perpetrators is now “writing a book on prison workout regimens” while the other is a painter who “specialises [sic] in birds”? ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 


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“SUMMER 1993 does what movies do so well (and yet so rarely do), which is to let viewers see the world through the eyes of another.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/01/2018

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Although I did leave the theater with a positive view of HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, I will admit that it’s a movie that isn’t for everyone.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s the only hardcore sex picture I’ve ever seen that could be legitimately described as ‘joyful.’” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

upgrade-2018-logan-marshall-greenUPGRADE

“UPGRADE certainly lives up to its name by being a fun, refreshing take on a familiar genre.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“… a slick, taut genre piece that may have been done on a budget but doesn’t look like they cut corners.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

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BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/30/2018

Deirdre Crimmins reviews GEHENNA and talks Cinepocalypse 2018

Jaskee Hickman interviews Leigh Whannell for UPGRADE

Bob Chipman talks SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY spoilers and background,  BUCKAROO BANZAI and THUNDERCATS

Greg Vellante looks back on MAGNOLIA

Joyce Kulhawik reviews JAGGED LITTLE PILL and ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks FIRST REFORMED, Michael Mann, BYE BYE GERMANY and ON CHESIL BEACH

Andrew Crump reports from Boston Calling Festival

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/25/2018

HanSolo5a7e076419ab9.0SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

“SOLO doesn’t succeed as much as it wants to.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY shows that ROGUE ONE was not a fluke. There are stories to be told in the “Star Wars” universe that don’t have to advance the main saga.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This one’s more like comfort food for fans, but there are worse ways to kill a couple of hours.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…Solo is a rather soulless cover version of a character that isn’t even enlivened by the wall-to-wall music that backs his every move.” – Brett Michel, Improper Bostonian

 

18firstreformed-superJumbo-v2FIRST REFORMED

“Don’t look for the angels, or anyone else, to collect much of a share from this misfire.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“FIRST REFORMED is a major work by a cinema giant, urgently reckoning with issues both current and eternal. It is also a form of prayer.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

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“…the star of the show is also its steady and compelling center: Saoirse Ronan outshines her cast mates here and remains the radiant focus of any project she’s part of.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston