BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 1/13/2016

Deirdre Crimmins examines masculinity in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE REVENANT, THE FOREST and DRINKING BUDDIES

Joyce Kulhawik talks BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Bob Chipman talks retro-videogames

Andrew Crump reviews MUSTANG and talks The Golden Globes

BRATTLE BEST OF 2013 BOFCA PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

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Throughout February (and the last day of January) Harvard Square’s historic Brattle Theater will feature their “(Some of) The Best of 2013″ Repertory Series. Members of the Boston Online Film Critics Association are honored to present introductions to select screenings of these films, scheduled as follows:

1/31 9:15pm ENOUGH SAID presented by Inkoo Kang

2/2 4:45pm MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING presented by Evan Crean

2/2 9:00pm MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING presented by Daniel Kimmel

2/6 7:30pm WADJDA presented by Monica Castillo

2/7 7:30pm SHORT TERM 12 presented by Norm Schrager

2/8 7:00pm THE ACT OF KILLING presented by Kristofer Jenson

2/8 9:30pm THE FAST & THE FURIOUS 6 presented by Kristofer Jenson

2/9 4:45pm THE WORLD’S END presented by Andrew Crump

2/9 7:00pm DRINKING BUDDIES presented by Andrew Crump

2/10 8:30pm DRUG WAR presented by Monica Castillo

The complete schedule, along with additional showtimes and presenters, is available at The Brattle Theater’s website.

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 9/13

INSIDIOUS 2INSIDIOUS

“A downright devious understanding of what the audience’s relationship with modern horror iconography really is.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

 

 

THE FAMILYTHE FAMILY

“A deliriously violent black comedy.” – Andrew Crump, Go-See-Talk

“Luc Besson has done the seemingly impossible. He’s resuscitated the corpse of Robert De Niro’s career.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

THINGS NEVER SAIDTHINGS NEVER SAID

“The remarkable performance from Shanola Hampton is the heart and soul of the movie…” – Monica Castillo, WBUR

 

 

 

DRINKING BUDDIESDRINKING BUDDIES

“The film is billed as a comedy, but it feels more like a drama with comic notes.” - Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 8/30

GETAWAYGETAWAY

“GETAWAY is nothing more than a horribly constructed action film with no heart, no purpose, no characters really worth caring about.” – Tim Estiloz, Examiner

“There’s not much to watch, at all.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“…the car chases are dull, the stunt work isn’t very interesting, and the characters would have to be fleshed out to become cardboard figures.” - Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“You can never vibe along with the car chases, the way you can with great car chases, because you never know where the hell you are.”- Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

 

THE GRANDMASTERGRANDMASTER

 

“Tony Leung plays Ip with a quiet dignity, allowing the unconsummated romance that develops between him and Gong to play out without melodrama.” - Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

 

 

shortterm12SHORT TERM 12

“It’s a delicate yet passionate creation, modest in scope but almost overwhelming in its emotional intricacy, ambition, and resonance.” - Inkoo Kang, Village Voice

“Fortunately, viewers are not meant to feel the heavy-handedness and are cleverly spared from any long-term emotional damage with careful dialog. ” - Monica Castillo, Paste Magazine

“There’s a gentle humanism here that reminds me of early Jonathan Demme pictures. Even the most emotional scenes are punctuated by jokes, the way life is so often funny and sad at the same time.” - Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly

 

AUSTENLANDla_ca_0416_austenland

“As a comedy, the film offers some amusing turns and touches; as a meditation on the pitfalls of romantic fantasy, it has little of note to offer, especially since this is, in some respects, less a film set in a re-creation of Austen’s books than a modern riff on the books themselves.” - Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

I DECLARE WARI DECLARE WAR

“I DECLARE WAR is a must-see for parents who want to relate to their kids … even if you should leave them at home.” – Kristofer Jenson, Dig Boston