BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/26/2019

190419101004-avengers-endgame-3-super-teaseAVENGERS: ENDGAME

“AVENGERS: ENDGAME takes a step past pure escapism and into greener, fresher pastures.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“In spite of my legitimate complaints, I ended up having fun with some of what we get from ENDGAME.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“AVENGERS: ENDGAME wonderfully wraps up this decade long chapter in the Avengers saga paying poignant tribute to those who, in varying ways, pass the torch to the next generation of superheroes preparing to assemble in the future.” – Tim Estiloz, Kaleidoscope Reviews

“After a payoff like this, it’s fair to ask where the genre goes from here. This will be a very tough act – if not an impossible one – to follow.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

loder-hailsatan4-800x450HAIL SATAN?

“For a movie about subjects as infuriating as right-wing religious ‘liberty,’ HAIL SATAN? is shockingly funny.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“What does the freedom of religion actually mean, if we’re not free to worship as we believe — or even see fit, at the end of a highly intellectual, if not traditionally spiritual, process?” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

familyFAMILY

“Asking audiences to give their understanding to ICP and legions of Juggalos is admittedly a big ask, but Steinel is only interested in Juggalos as far as they provide an extreme foil to offset the film’s roots in the mundane.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“FAMILY offers nothing new to push forward character development or storytelling, but it does offer up some relatably imperfect characters.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

films_4-19_ramen-shop_carousel-3-900x506RAMEN SHOP

“Food lets people discover who they really are; that’s nothing new. But food also lets us reconnect with the dead in profound ways. In RAMEN SHOP, a sip of broth and a slurp of noodles means more than a trip down memory lane. It means a second chance to say goodbye to loved ones.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine