BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/20/2014

imagesJERSEY BOYS

“The casting is of good quality, the songs are fun to listen to, but JERSEY BOYS as a whole suffers from the deficiencies of the tone and style that’s utilized.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“Those of you who have despaired of finding any major studio release amidst the flood of monster, superhero, fairy tale, and goofy comedy movies now have something to go see. ” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Does it work? Your parents might think so, but… Eastwood’s not exactly Martin Scorsese.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“In the public eye, that talking-to-the-chair bit at the Republican National Convention got Eastwood written off as a serious personality. In the cinema, this film might do the same.” – Jake Mulligan, Movie Mezzanine

 

Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce in The RoverTHE ROVER

“If you looked in Robert Pattinson’s Netflix cue, you would probably find that he’s recently rented RAIN MAN, I AM SAM, FORREST GUMP, RADIO, and just about every other movie you can think of featuring a Hollywood star pretending to be mentally challenged. All for naught.”  - John Black, Boston Event Guide

THE ROVER isn’t the kind of film someone would highly recommend, but it’s solid enough to watch if you’re interested in giving it a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“Even in THE ROVER’s darkest moments, there are pieces of humanity in Eric and Rey that keep them from becoming the worst of the worst, like Henry and his cohorts.” - David Riedel, Santa Fa Reporter

 


" THE GRAND SEDUCTION " MAX FILMSPhoto: Duncan de Young  /  Max FilmsTHE GRAND SEDUCTION

“At the very least, McKellar deserves acknowledgement for being shrewd enough to poach from an underseen film instead of something more visible.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“It’s pleasant, occasionally funny, relatively well-made, and yet it’s intensely frustrating every step of the way.”  - Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

 


battlecompanykorengal7900x506KORENGAL

“…KORENGAL does carry a tinge of rehash about it, and a sense that it’s a document about yesterday’s battles with current events rapidly overshadowing the past. – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

hero_IvoryTower-2014-1IVORY TOWER

“Rossi doesn’t content himself simply with examining the spinning gears in society that have allowed the cost of education to ratchet up to such astronomical levels as they’re at today.” - Andy Crump, Paste Magazine