BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST – AUGUST 2015

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BOFCA’s Bob Chipman and Steve Head examine the wide variety of films playing on the Boston-area repertory scene for the month of August, 2015

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 7/31/2015

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATIONMISSION

“The summer movie we’ve been waiting for: filled with action, exotic locations, and enough plot twists that you simply can’t check your brain at the door.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The way Cruise and Ferguson dispatch baddies clearly stronger than them is balletic, shooting people the way Astaire and Rogers danced: cheek-to-cheek.” – Sam Cohen, Under The Gun

“If nothing else, “Rogue Nation” has the sense to stick with what the “Mission: Impossible” movies do best.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE

“Proves to be one of the year’s best blockbuster action movies thus far.” – Tim Estiloz, El Mundo Boston

“Clearly falls short of Ghost Protocol, but there is some fun to be had if you can accept the lack of depth that we’re asked to watch.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

VACATIONVACATION (2015)

“Instead of relying on sight gags and absurdist humor (there’s an incest gag in the original film, people), Vacation follows a new family versed in more smarm than charm.” – Sam Cohen, Under The Gun

“Nothing in Vacation is spectacular, but you’ll most likely feel satisfied with what’s there after you’ve finished watching it.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The original is much better. In fact, all four of the original Vacation movies – National Lampoon’s Vacation, European Vacation, Christmas Vacation and even Vegas Vacation – are better.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

A LEGO BRICKUMENTARYBRICKUMENTARY

“Directors Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge manage to capture the essence of what makes playing with these colorful plastic bricks so entertaining (some would say addictive) to those who do.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

PHOENIX 2013PHOENIX

“A masterful melodrama that pays loving homage to cinema’s past.” – Charles Nash, EDGE

 

 

SUGARTHAT SUGAR FILM

“The sight of the filmmaker munching on a sandwich of sugar cubes and spooning up sugar from a shockingly full cup is comical, but also revolting. He makes his point.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/29/2015

Jake Mulligan looks at screwball comedy via Howard Hawks and HIS GIRL FRIDAY

Andrew Crump reviews FELT

Steve Head talks ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

Deirdre Crimmins looks back at TANK GIRL

Monica Castillo and Sean Burns contribute to Indiewire’s Hypothetical Documentary Sequels roundup

Kilian Melloy reviews A GAY GIRL IN DAMASCUS

Joyce Kulhawik reports on the Woods Hole Film Festival and reviews SAVING KITTY

Bob Chipman belatedly revisits TERMINATOR GENISYS and BATMAN

Jared Bowen interviews Will Lyman

Spoilerpiece Theatre assembles for THE TRIBE, PIXELS, SOUTHPAW and INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

Derek Deskins pens a letter to Adam Sandler

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/22/2015

Jake Mulligan talks Howard Hawks

Evan Crean reviews WOMAN IN GOLD, LITTLE BOY and GOING CLEAR

Jared Bowen interviews Judd Apatow

Spoilerpiece Theare talks ANT-MAN and TRAINWRECK

Andy Crump looks at FELT and interviews Joshua Oppenheimer of THE LOOK OF SILENCE

Kilian Melloy looks at HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, reviews WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, SET FIRE TO THE STARS, LOVE UNTO DEATH/LIFE IS A BED OF ROSES and X-MEN: DOFP – ROGUE CUT

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/15/16

Andrew Crump looks at DO I SOUND GAY? and COURT, interviews the makers of TANGERINE and offers a movie-year Half-Time Report

Kilian Melloy reviews HIPPOCRATES, 10,000 KM and DO I SOUND GAY?

Monica Castillo reports on Marisa Tomei in SPIDER-MAN, Princess Charlotte, Ron Perlman, EMPIRE Season 2, DOCTOR WHO, GHOSTBUSTERS, SDCC 2015, DEADPOOL, Harley Quinn and JOY

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks STRANGERLAND, A PIGEON, MR HOLMES and MINIONS

Bob Chipman talks classic video-games and Jackie Chan