BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 08/18/2017

HITMAN2THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD

“There are a lot of blazing thrills in this film, from Hayek’s scorching turn to ceaseless weapons fire, to a late-breaking detonation or two (not to mention an unexpected moment featuring a human torch), but despite its fever-pitch sound and fury this action flick is a misfire.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Samuel L. Jackson prevents THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD from falling apart.”- Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

logan-luckyLOGAN LUCKY

“The film has the tossed-off, casual sophistication of an old master’s late work, the kind of thing great directors make when they’ve already forgotten more than a lot of filmmakers will ever know.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…with Soderbergh back in the driver’s seat you know you’re in or an enjoyable ride.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Once more unto the breach he goes with LOGAN LUCKY, which stuck out to this writer as a retooling of what Soderbergh does incredibly well: ensembles.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

 

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“..a sharp, moving dissection of personal identity and self-agency. You don’t need to know Yiddish to make sense of that.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“It immerses us in this community, and by the end of the film, it’s hard not to feel like a part of it.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

 

nullTHE TRIP TO SPAIN

“It’s all just more of the same, so frequent flyers get rewarded. It’s all a matter of what lens you’re viewing the franchise through.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“These movies have yet to fizzle out and lose their appeal or run out of creative space to explore, and frankly, because they use the lives of two very real people as their bases, they probably never will.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

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“If anything, one might wish the film had gone even farther, but for it to have done what it has — sitting in a pit of its own urban provincialism, hard and bright as a diamond and as alluringly lethal as a hateful smile — is, in itself, nothing short of refreshing.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

Marjorie Prime - Still 1MARJORIE PRIME

“…you feel active while you’re watching MARJORIE PRIME — engaged in a way you don’t at films that lazily spell everything out for you.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK UPDATE 8/2/2017

Allyson Johnson looks at August movies

Andrew Crump looks at new Criterion titles, the Vermont Brewers’ Festival and reviews MENASHE, ROOM 104 and THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES

Nick Casaletto interviews Natalia Leite and reviews TWIN PEAKS

Deirdre Crimmins interviews the cast and crew of LOWLIFE

Joyce Kulhawik talks the WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL and ROMEO & JULIET and AMERICAN MOOR

Bob Chipman talks CAPTAIN MARVEL, BUBSY and classic-gaming

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks ATOMIC BLONDE and HIS GIRL FRIDAY

Robyn Bahr reviews THE WORST WITCH

Andy Hoglund talks Randy Newman looks at the history behind DETROIT