BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/6/2016

Tim Estiloz interviews Blake Jenner of EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

Andy Crump reviews BASKIN, checks out the IFFBoston lineup and new Criterion releases

Monica Castillo appears on Balder & Dash Meet The Writers, reviews H and talks EVERYBODY WANTS SOME and gender roles

Greg Vellante interviews Blake Jenner for EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

Steve Head talks saving serious cinema conversation

Joyce Kulhawik reviews SOLD

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME and PEE WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY

Bob Chipman talks BATMAN V SUPERMAN (V CRITICS) and WONDER WOMAN villains

Jake Mulligan looks back at HIGH TENSION

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/01/2016

EVERYBODY WANTS SOMEEVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

“… a hangout movie with a high blood alcohol concentration—a descendant of National Lampoon’s most famous off-campus romp, and all the guy-gang comedies that followed it.” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! is a fun-loving feature that paints a positive picture about being yourself and understanding the importance of building relationships.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…the film’s flimsiness is made frustrating by the fact that we know [Linklater] can do so much better.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

 

midnight-special-test-xlargeMIDNIGHT SPECIAL

“Unfortunately, just as he did in TAKE SHELTER, Nichols pushes too far into an ending that may have been best left offscreen, unvisualized.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“The film is a symphony of theme and mood that grows and grows, much like the excellent score which evolves from the backbone of a simple piano motif to booming bass synths only to arrive at orchestral culmination in the final act. ” - Greg Vellante, Sound & Picture

“Writer/director Jeff Nichols has grand ideas, but they lack hard edges.” - Killian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Sometimes we’re asked to do things that are beyond us. Too bad for Nichols that glorifying his own influences proves beyond him.” - Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“This is a glum bit of business, with a few more nods to the original TERMINATOR movie than were perhaps necessary. What’s also missing is a sense of wonder.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

theclan4-xlargeTHE CLAN

“There’s a GOODFELLAS vibe here, as horrific violence and criminal incompetence combine. In the end, however, the film — which is based on true events and the crimes of a real family — is more a tragedy than either a comedy or a caper.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/25/2016

Batman-V-Superman-Armored-Batsuit-Costume-Comic-ConBATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

“Zack Snyder has now made two Superman films and if I can glean anything coherent from this path he is taking, he absolutely hates Superman.” – Derek Deskins, LonelyReviewer

“BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE turned out to be a failure when it’s clear that didn’t have to be one.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“… a bit like going to a funeral except without the laughs.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“…the climactic battle(s) go on a bit long, although Cavill has grown comfortable since “Man of Steel” and Affleck successfully takes over from Christian Bale.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“BATMAN V SUPERMAN will no doubt please many eager to see two of their comic book heroes make stuff “blow up real good”. However, this DAWN OF JUSTICE may prove far too dark and convoluted a beginning for many others.” – Tim Estiloz, El Mundo Boston

“If the primary sources for the film are too incongruous to fit into a single story, the film’s erratic tone doesn’t help.” – Kilian Melloy, Kal’s Movie Blog

“…I’m perversely fascinated to know what happens next now that one of the biggest studios on the planet has built multiple Summers worth of release slates around follow-ups to what’s turned out to be a Hindenbergian catastrophe.” – Bob Chipman, MOVIEBob

“…BATMAN V SUPERMAN  is a misfire of massive proportions and doesn’t just start the JUSTICE LEAGUE off on the wrong foot. They aren’t even in the right galaxy.” – Max Covill, Impassioned Cinema

“BATMAN V SUPERMAN is all about cheats and shortcuts. It is Wile E. Coyote, running off a cliff onto nothing and staying suspended mid-air as long as it doesn’t look down.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2

“Consider it a visit to the old neighborhood and discovering that not only have things not changed, but you’re welcomed back with open arms and a piece of baklava.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“For anyone who adored the first film, they will likely get a kick out of another visit with old friends.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential