BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/07/2019

DARK PHOENIXDARKPHOENIX

“A poorly made film telling a bad story that we’ve already seen told badly once before.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“I started wondering why I decided to even give this movie a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…while it may not rank with the very best in the series neither is it just going through the motions.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2SECRET PETS 2

“An awfully cute way to watch a menagerie of animals being adorable on screen.” – Deirdre Crimmins, HighDefDigest

“…  a fun entry for the younger set that may fall short of the original but manages to work on its own.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

CHASING THE DRAGON II: WILD WILD BUNCHCHASING DRAGON II

 

“The fact that CHASING THE DRAGON II doesn’t waste too much time on all the stuff we’ve already seen before kept me in the movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

THIS ONES FOR THE LADIESTHIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES

“nowhere is there a sense that the male gaze is not welcome — but when it comes down to it, just as the title tells us, this one is indeed for the ladies.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/8/2019

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE INTRUDER and the best of IFFBoston 2019

Deirdre Crimmins interviews Aaron Schimberg

Jake Mulligan looks at Harvard Film Archive’s “Cinema of Resistance”

Max Covill talks Disney on It’s The Pictures Podcast

Bob Chipman talks SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and the rebooted SHE-RA

Allyson Johnson reviews BLOW THE MAN DOWN

Robyn Bahr reviews THE SPANISH PRINCESS

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE RETURN

Andrew Crump looks at new releases from Criterion and reviews ASK DR. RUTH

Jared Bowen looks at BLACK ODYSSEY BOSTON and VIETGONE

Transmundane Press interviews Daniel Kimmel on his new anthology contribution