GHOSTBUSTERS, written by and starring the late Harold Ramis (discussed and debated by the BOFCA Podcast crew around 11:05)

BOFCA members Steve Head, David Riedel and Bob Chipman discuss new and classic films coming to the repertory screening scene in Boston.



“The most unnecessary remake since Gus van Sant’s peculiar shot-for-shot remake of PSYCHO in 1998.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“A complete waste of time and energy for everyone involved and for the audience unfortunate enough to watch it.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“However despite their [Moretz and Moore] efforts, they cannot overcome director Pierce’s misguided vision for this bloody mess of a remake.”-Tim Estiloz, Examiner



“The picture makes gestures to trope-subversion and social awareness, but it’s filler, not commentary.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

“This is the action version of those movies with ensemble casts of older British actors being adorably British together.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The Italian Stallion is stuck carrying the burden of exposition, mumbling semi-intelligibly about structural engineering while The Governator goes hog-wild, stealing scenes with reckless abandon.” – Sean Burns, Metro



“Keeps its own perspective unmistakably clear; praising the ideals behind WikiLeaks while damning its figurehead as an icy, intemperate megalomaniac.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“As riveting as a ‘tweet’ on Twitter. It might grab your attention for the moment but it has no staying power.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…stutters along for the span of its running time, alternating between working perfectly and operating clunkily in fits and spurts before shuddering to a helpless climax long after overstaying its welcome.” – Andrew Crump, Go-See-Talk



“To’s worked around the censors by imbuing his societal criticism into the mood and tone of the piece, rather than the text.”- Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

“The stark consequences and eventual pile-up of dead bodies gunned down in front of a schoolyard say all we need to know about this dead-end trade. DRUG WAR is cold, hard and impeccable.”- Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly


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“Trying to keep all the various threads of the storyline straight in your mind will give you a headache and, frankly it’s not really worth it.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Will Smith continues his sad journey from ‘promising young movie star’ to ‘CEO of Smith Family Dynasty Entertainment Properties.'” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly

“I hate to break it to our readers, but the wise-cracking worms are practically nonexistent save for a background comment. Sad alien face.” – Monica Castillo, DigBoston

“You’ll come out looking for the neuralizer.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“The stupidity of this movie extends beyond 3D, into the dialogue between its characters.” – Evan Crean, Reel Recon

“Brolin’s dead-on impression of a younger Tommy Lee Jones is what makes this movie so enjoyable.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Latino TV

“It won’t change your life nor will it boggle you with its concepts. However if you let it, this is a movie prepared to entertain.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, Sci-Fi Movie Page

“Decisions this safe should never be celebrated.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston  

“This movie is absolutely weightless, in the worst way possible. It holds absolutely no substance, no lasting power, and I loathe it for existing in the first place.” – Greg Vellante, The Eagle Tribune



“It’s appropriate that the young cast spends a good deal of time running in circles—it’s a metaphor for first-time director Brad Parker’s repetitive, colorless action.” – Norm Schrager, Paste Magazine

“If I only had a nickel for every fucking bad decision characters make in this film…” – Steve Head, The Post-Movie Podcast

“The film’s bark is worse than its bite, and its constant teases wear thin, even over a 90-minute runtime.” – Jake Mulligan, The Boston Phoenix

“If only CHERNOBYL DIARIES had a story. Or even diaries.” – Brett Michel, The Boston Herald



“Unforgettable. A multi-layered, almost impressionistic vision of what being immersed in the lives of these police officers must be like.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide
“A work of stunning realism that regularly falls off the rails into cop-show melodrama.” – Jake Mulligan, The Suffolk Voice
“It’s like seeing an onion of revolting sins peeled away layer by putrid layer, the rot growing blacker with each scene.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston
“Part love and loss, part drama and a dash of a few musical numbers, the grief never weighs too heavily before moving on.” – Monica Castillo, La Vida de Mcastmovies
“A ramshackle curiosity of a film, poorly made and more admirable in intent than execution.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly
“The dialogue feels wholly original as both actors translate their characters’ pent-up disdain for one another into fits of spontaneous spewing — and hilarity.” – Norm Schrager, Meet In The Lobby