BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/05/2017

guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-kurt-russell-chris-prattGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

“We come for the eye-popping visuals and the snarky humor, but we’re touched by the emotional ties of the characters…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It kills me to say that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is more or less a filler episode. You won’t regret watching it, but you’ll probably never want to watch it again.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“What’s missing is that spark of the unexpected that made the first film such a delight. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 isn’t a bad movie, but it feels like a dutiful one, which is almost worse.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is a strange one since it’s kind of hollow while at the same time managing to have one of the more emotionally driven attempts at an ending that you’re probably ever going to see in a film about superheroes.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

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“BUSTER’S MAL HEART doesn’t exactly feel conventional, but its insistence on convention, however rare, hamstrings its evocative power.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

 

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THE DINNER

“This is a film that is appreciated more in subsequent viewings if you can make it through the first.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/3/2017

Nick Casaletto looks back on ALIEN vs ALIENS

Allyson Johnson reviews 13 REASONS WHY, LOVE AFTER LOVE, AARDVARK, THE MAGICIANS, FLAMES, PERMISSION, BLAME, SWEET VIRGINIA, and FOR AHKEEM and looks at IFFBoston 2017

Kilian Melloy interviews Will Lyman, Georgia Lyman, Obehi Janice and reviews new Blu-rays for OPHELIA, LA LA LAND, BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH, DONNIE DARKO and WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Evan Crean interviews editor Sabrina Zanella-Foresi and Robin Berghaus

Kristofer Jenson pesents a Boston Reel Rep Roundup

Greg Vellante gives an IFFBoston 2017 overview

Robyn Bahr looks at CATASTROPHE: SEASON 3

Bob Chipman looks back at WILLOW and THE MATRIX and talks FANTASTIC FOUR movies

Jake Mulligan looks at IFFBoston 2017 Films

Sean Burns looks at IFFBoston 2017′s Jury Awards

Andrew Crump reviews BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, BUSTER’S MAL HEART and talks Criterion Collection New Releases