BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP – 2/25/2015

Megan Kearns opines on the Patricia Arquette Oscar controversy

Monica Castillo talks Oscar history, the new Aquaman, John Legend & Common’s “Glory” performance and Oscar win, Arquette and Sean Penn’s “green card” joke

Deidre Crimmins talks evil moms for BitchFlicks and reviews WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

SpoilerPiece talks The Oscars (pre-show)

Andrew Crump talks Oscar oversights

Tim Estiloz reports on Eva Longoria’s Harvard honor and interview’s THE DUFF’s Bianca Santos

John Black reviews THE LAST FIVE YEARS and WHAT WE DO IN THE DARK

Jared Bowen interviews Iran’s Parvis Tanavoli on OPEN STUDIO

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 2/18/2015

Spoilerpiece Theatre does FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Monica Castillo talks GHOSTBUSTERSBenedict Cumberbatch, 31 Days of Oscar and female directors

Sam Cohen looks at the Terrence Mallick-produced THE BETTER ANGELS

Bob Chipman reviews LAW & ORDER: SVU’s controversial new episode

Jared Bowen debuts a brand new OPEN STUDIO

Andy Crump breaks down WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, alternate Oscar viewing, Neil Blomkamp’s possible ALIEN movie and AGENT CARTER

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/13/2015

fifty-shades-grey-movie-trailerFIFTY SHADES OF GREY

“What’s important is that the novel began life as “Twilight” fan fiction. That tells you everything you need to know.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“After getting whipped over the rear with the banal story that FIFTY SHADES OF GREY employs, you may walk out of the theater feeling as fatigued as Anastasia.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“It ain’t bad. It isn’t good, either, but it’s also not the train wreck that most people seem to want it to be.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“There’s a really funny, sexy comedy in this big-screen version of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY that would probably have been wonderful were it not also stuck with being an adaptation of the loathsome novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

kingsman-hollywood-film-6-14-6-movies-you-need-to-watch-before-you-watch-kingsman-the-secret-serviceKINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

“Nothing in KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE has the ability to transform into the spectacle that it could have been. It’s an okay movie that could have been made better by simply turning everything up a few extra notches and allowing it to move faster.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE may lack the sophistication of its peers, but damned if it doesn’t know how to have a good time.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Given the gratuitous gravitas that handcuffs most action movies these days – that whole “With great power comes great responsibility” shtick – it’s refreshing to enjoy an unapologetic thrill ride like KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“For once, we have an inspired genre film that is self-aware and focuses more on the love for that genre instead of throwing jabs at its inconsistencies.” – Sam Cohen, Sumo Skinny

“If Bond’s upper lip has grown too stiff for you, Eggsy’s new breed of spy is bound to raise a few eyebrows.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

 

Valeria Bruni TedeschiHUMAN CAPITAL

“…emotional carnage of all sorts — romantic, sexual, marital — abounds here, the outcome of people keeping secret or holding on to assumptions about others’ worth, or their own.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“The end result is a muddled mess with a few memorable moments” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“If HUMAN CAPITAL is the kind of thing that’s supposed to pass for great foreign cinema these days, we’re all assuredly fucked.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 2/11/2015

Here’s Sean Burns’ Sundance Coverage, parts ONE, TWO and THREE – featuring reviews of GOING CLEAR, MONTAGE OF HECK, MISTRESS AMERICA and more

Andrew Crump looks at Chekov’s Gun, Race-Relations in Film, The United States of Film, The Crisis of Masculinity on Film and reviewed AMIRA & SAM, THE VOICES, BROOKLYN NINE NINE and WYRMWOOD

Killian Melloy reviewed PREDESTINATION and SYNCOPATION

John Black looks at OUTCAST

Spoilerpiece Theatre hits 30 episodes with JUPITER, SPONGEBOB and more

Max Covill analyzes the career of The Wachowskis

Jake Mulligan ruminates on KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE

Monica Castillo reports on The Grammys’ Beck-Troversy and updates her guide to TCM’s 31 DAYS OF OSCAR

Jaskee Hickman reports on The Biannual International Online Film Critics’ Poll

Bob Chipman muses on Netflix’s possible LEGEND OF ZELDA series

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 2/4/2015

Spoilerpiece Theatre is all over A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Bob Chipman says: “American Sniper Sucks (And It’s Okay To Admit That)”

Monica Castillo reviewed MISTRESS AMERICA from Sundance and offers up her Top 5 of the festival

Jared Bowen remembers Boston icon “Sidewalk Sam”

Jaskee Hickman catches up with A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Andrew Crump looks at the trailers for SALVATION and MADAME BOVARY; along with AMIRA & SAM and a look at Chekov’s Gun.

Dan Kimmel will be appearing at Boskone

Jake Mulligan looks back at PORCO ROSSO