BOFCA Repertory Podcast – December 2016

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Steve Head, Charlie Nash and Bob Chipman break down the Boston Area repertory screening scene for December 2016. Enjoy!

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BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 5/3

IRON MAN 3Iron Man 3

“It’s not a perfect movie but the flubs are pretty minor, ultimately accomplishing a more satisfying mid-life crisis superhero arc than THE DARK KNIGHT RISES managed.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“Seems to have learned the lessons of last summer’s THE AVENGERS. By making us care about its superhero as a person, we’re willing to go along for the ride about almost everything else.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Like Iron Man’s armor in this outing, the film may have a few dinks and dents… but, in the end, it still gets the job done with entertaining aplomb.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Movie Examiner

He still delivers a quip better than any other superhero in the biz; the suit is still cool; and the villains still seem beneath him. The glue in all this silliness is Downey.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“The billionaire, genius, playboy philanthropist has a heart buried under his self-serving sarcasm. Wrapped up in Tony’s guilt is humorous self-loathing, a quality that Black enjoys infusing into his protagonists.” – Evan Crean, Starpulse

Half the fun of the film is seeing Tony react to pressure once he’s robbed of his signature high-tech gadgetry, relying on his wits and resourcefulness to overcome foes and scrape by danger.” - Andrew Crump, Go See Talk 

“An amalgam of nonsense. The result of a relentlessly marketing-oriented studio exec and a snarky, know-it-all filmmaker smashing their sensibilities together like action figures.” – Jake Mulligan, Rushmore Kite Flying Society

“It’s a ripping little detective yarn, occasionally punctuated with the obligatory soulless special effects sequences required by the genre. The formulaic demands are leavened by genuine wit.” – Sean Burns, The Improper Bostonian

 

Kon TikiKON-TIKI

“Despite the atmospheric design and gorgeous open water cinematography, the film feels dramatically airless, as canned as the rations upon which the men subsist.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

RENOIRRenoir

“It’s a good thing the photography is beautiful; the family is so repressed it barely elicits an emotion. Bouquet is wonderful, but for a moving experience featuring a Renoir, try a museum.” - David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter