BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUND-UP: 09/25/2019

Kristofer Jenson launches his new blog Burrito and a Movie, which discusses films from the Russian Guild of Film Critics 100. His first post covers movies from 1917-1929.

Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews TALL GIRL, HER SMELL, RAUL JULIA: THE WORLD’S A STAGE, and LATE NIGHT with guest and BOFCA member Charlie Nash.

Robyn Bahr reviews BET’s FIRST WIVES CLUB, BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE, BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, CAROLE’S SECOND ACT, and HUSTLERS for The Hollywood Reporter.

Deirdre Crimmins reviews KOKO-DI KOKO-DA from Fantastic Fest for Rue Morgue.

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/03/2019

F_D5_01292.NEFLONG SHOT

“The notion of these two as a cinematic couple seems beyond bizarre and yet, somehow, it works.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

ask-dr-ruth-headerASK DR. RUTH

“It’s normally the director’s job to chronicle their subject; [Ryan White’s] job is to keep up with his, as if he stepped into her path and wound up caught in her nonstop whirlwind of activity.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Dr. Ruth was a staple of 1980s and 1990s television and radio, and was a major cultural figure in the fight for being more open about sexuality. ASK DR. RUTH is a fitting love letter.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

Knock_Down_The_House_01_19_59_04-1000x527KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

“Compelling as the other stories may be, you kinda can’t help but spend them waiting for [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] to come back onscreen.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

uglydolls-880x320UGLYDOLLS

“The characters are nice enough and the songs catchy enough, but the lackluster animation, ambiguous messaging, and forced humor make UGLYDOLLS something to be tolerated rather than celebrated.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

0430_hersmell2-400x267HER SMELL

“By the time the film’s enormously cathartic closing concert sequence rolls around you really do feel like you’ve been to hell and back with these people, the emotional payoffs stay with you longer for being so intensely earned. HER SMELL lingers.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…his really is a tour-de-force for Moss, playing a character who for much of the film is utterly unsympathetic.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“In contrast to [Alex Ross Perry's] other work, HER SMELL is compassionate, even tender…” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

Poster for the South Korean movie Savage with a man holding a rifle in the snowy wildernessSAVAGE

“Although it was a bit slow for my taste early, SAVAGE has enough moments to make you happy that you gave it a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential