John Black reviews 47 METERS DOWN:UNCAGED.
Sean Burns goes deep into spoiler territory with his essay on Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME.. IN HOLLYWOOD.
Robyn Bahr reviews GOOD BOYS and discusses the rise of the ‘Gritty Middle School Comedy’.
“Pixar figured out how to sell the same exact toy again, just with a different outfit. If only this franchise justified this blatant marketing ploy, but alas.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston
“It will keep the young fans happy… but lacks the emotional impact of the far more involving TOY STORY sequels.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies
“Why is “Rough Night” different from all other “friends go on a drunken spree” movies? It generates laughs without having to humiliate its characters, or make you wonder why supposed adults would act like this.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies
THE BOOK OF HENRY
“THE BOOK OF HENRY turns into something that never lives up to what it could have been due to there not being enough character development while also trying to do too much with the story.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential
“It’s not a film for everyone, but something so risky and vicious should be celebrated, and for that, The Book of Henry is great in my book.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment
“…watching THE BOOK OF HENRY is a lot like noshing on an everything bagel, while driving an airboat through the nightmare tunnel in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory at breakneck speed.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine
47 METERS DOWN
“47 METERS DOWN manages to squeeze everything it can out of the small amount of material that it actually has to work with.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential
ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
“[Steve] James has always been a filmmaker fascinated by community, and ABACUS doubles as an engrossing glimpse inside cloistered Chinatown customs and an immigrant population looking out for one another because it’s infuriatingly obvious that nobody else will.” – Sean Burns, Boston Reel
“Watching Tim Smit’s KILL SWITCH is a lot like watching over your friend’s shoulder as he plays a first-person shooter.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine
“…THE HERO strains too hard for profundity at times but Elliott’s pitch-perfect performance is one for the books.” – Sean Burns, Boston Reel
“Nevertheless, even if [Brett] Haley is treading through the work of others—and even himself, given some surface similarities to his superior I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS —he’s doing so with great empathy and affection for his characters.” – Brett Michel, Improper Bostonian