BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/30/2018

Deirdre Crimmins reviews GEHENNA and talks Cinepocalypse 2018

Jaskee Hickman interviews Leigh Whannell for UPGRADE

Bob Chipman talks SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY spoilers and background,  BUCKAROO BANZAI and THUNDERCATS

Greg Vellante looks back on MAGNOLIA

Joyce Kulhawik reviews JAGGED LITTLE PILL and ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks FIRST REFORMED, Michael Mann, BYE BYE GERMANY and ON CHESIL BEACH

Andrew Crump reports from Boston Calling Festival

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/25/2018

HanSolo5a7e076419ab9.0SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

“SOLO doesn’t succeed as much as it wants to.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY shows that ROGUE ONE was not a fluke. There are stories to be told in the “Star Wars” universe that don’t have to advance the main saga.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This one’s more like comfort food for fans, but there are worse ways to kill a couple of hours.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…Solo is a rather soulless cover version of a character that isn’t even enlivened by the wall-to-wall music that backs his every move.” – Brett Michel, Improper Bostonian

 

18firstreformed-superJumbo-v2FIRST REFORMED

“Don’t look for the angels, or anyone else, to collect much of a share from this misfire.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“FIRST REFORMED is a major work by a cinema giant, urgently reckoning with issues both current and eternal. It is also a form of prayer.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

thumbnail_27462ON CHESIL BEACH

“…the star of the show is also its steady and compelling center: Saoirse Ronan outshines her cast mates here and remains the radiant focus of any project she’s part of.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston