BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/25/2015

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE COLORED MUSEUM and looks at THE HUNTING GROUND

Jaskee Hickman has an article and a interview with DANNY COLLINS’ Dan Fogelman

Bob Chipman concluded his long-running YouTube series, THE GAME OVERTHINKER

Monica Castillo reports on FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’s stalled sequel and the EMPIRE lawsuit interviews iZOMBIE’s Rob Thomas and the cast of HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS

Jake Mulligan interviews the director of IT FOLLOWS

Jared Bowen has a rare interview on the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum case

Spoilerpiece Theatre covers THE GUNMAN and INSURGENT

Norm Schrager reviews the Israeli courtroom drama GETT

Andy Crump reviews the best buddy cop films and interviews the director of IT FOLLOWS

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 1/28/2015

BOFCA Members are at Sundance! Follow Monica Castillo, Charlie Nash and Sean Burns on Twitter for updates from the year’s biggest indie film-festival!

Spoilerpiece Theatre is all over CAKE, THE BOY NEXT DOOR, STILL ALICE and more!

Jared Bowen remembers Boston artist John Wilson

Bob Chipman covers Marvel’s Secret Wars announcement

Monica Castillo offers 14 Things That Only Happen At A Latin Club for Cosmo

Kristofer Jenson interviews the director of OUT OF PRINT

John Black caught up with TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Andy Crump reviews R100 and SONG ONE

This week’s AGENT CARTER was recapped by both Andy Crump & Bob Chipman

David Riedel caught up with A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

BOFCA Mid-Week Roundup 11/26/14

Inkoo Kang asks hard questions about pop-culture and Bill Cosby

Spoilerpiece Theatre poured over ROSEWATER and DUMB & DUMBER TO

John Black reviewed POINT AND SHOOT

Bob Chipman talks serialization and franchsies

Norm Schrager observed THE CIRCLE

Jake Mulligan looked at the work of JACQUES DEMY

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 12/27

THE WOLF OF WALL STREETWOLFWALL

“The film isn’t engaging with the dark soul of a man, it’s a work of societal criticism, disguised as a character piece.” – Jake Mulligan, Movie Mezzanine

“Eventually the movie’s gargantuan three-hour running-time becomes part of the joke. The vulgarity feels heroic.” – Sean Burns, Technology Tell

“It does for stockbrokers what GOODFELLAS did for mobsters.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Most shamefully of all, it’s also a total blast, though you’ll probably want to take a shower afterward.” – Andrew Crump, Go-See-Talk

“About as pure cinema as a movie can get.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“Scorsese puts us there, right in the filthy-rich middle of it. I understood the lure, the addiction, the sheer adrenaline rush and ride.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“The cast is so game for whatever [Scorsese] plunges them into, it’s hard not to get a contact high.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

 

WALTERMITTYTHE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

“The brand name-dropping is so gratuitous that when the movie appears on television, the commercials will already be in place.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“it almost seems like a self-aware joke that never fully pays off.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“Trudges along – amiable, lovingly photographed by Stuart Dryburgh, and utterly forgettable.” – Kilian Melloy, Kal’s Movie Blog

“More like The Secret Life of Walter Shitty. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY holds you in contempt, so why not make a lame joke at its expense?” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

 

HERHER

“The film’s critical fans–seem to think he’s breaking new ground. He’s not, and the resulting film is more disappointing than the hype surrounding it lets on.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“A wholly unique work that’s peppered with humor but is more meaningfully shaped through its examination of human relationships in a culture grown overly reliant on precious gadgetry.” – Andrew Crump, Go-See-Talk

“A surprisingly sweet, melancholy, and touching meditation on how we manage relationships.” - David Riedel, C-Ville

 

GRUDGEMATCHGRUDGE MATCH

“This ludicrous movie turns out to much better than anyone might have expected.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It’s ROCKY versus RAGING BULL by way of an anti-buddy movie formula. The genius fizzles there, and the adequate takes over, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 5/25

We’ll be updating this page weekly with our reviews, interviews, features and more. 

MEN IN BLACK III

“Trying to keep all the various threads of the storyline straight in your mind will give you a headache and, frankly it’s not really worth it.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Will Smith continues his sad journey from ‘promising young movie star’ to ‘CEO of Smith Family Dynasty Entertainment Properties.’” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly

“I hate to break it to our readers, but the wise-cracking worms are practically nonexistent save for a background comment. Sad alien face.” - Monica Castillo, DigBoston
 

“You’ll come out looking for the neuralizer.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“The stupidity of this movie extends beyond 3D, into the dialogue between its characters.” – Evan Crean, Reel Recon

“Brolin’s dead-on impression of a younger Tommy Lee Jones is what makes this movie so enjoyable.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Latino TV

“It won’t change your life nor will it boggle you with its concepts. However if you let it, this is a movie prepared to entertain.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, Sci-Fi Movie Page

“Decisions this safe should never be celebrated.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston  

“This movie is absolutely weightless, in the worst way possible. It holds absolutely no substance, no lasting power, and I loathe it for existing in the first place.” – Greg Vellante, The Eagle Tribune

 

CHERNOBYL DIARIES

“It’s appropriate that the young cast spends a good deal of time running in circles—it’s a metaphor for first-time director Brad Parker’s repetitive, colorless action.” – Norm Schrager, Paste Magazine

“If I only had a nickel for every fucking bad decision characters make in this film…” – Steve Head, The Post-Movie Podcast
 

“The film’s bark is worse than its bite, and its constant teases wear thin, even over a 90-minute runtime.” – Jake Mulligan, The Boston Phoenix

“If only CHERNOBYL DIARIES had a story. Or even diaries.” – Brett Michel, The Boston Herald

  

POLISSE

“Unforgettable. A multi-layered, almost impressionistic vision of what being immersed in the lives of these police officers must be like.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide
 
“A work of stunning realism that regularly falls off the rails into cop-show melodrama.” – Jake Mulligan, The Suffolk Voice
 
“It’s like seeing an onion of revolting sins peeled away layer by putrid layer, the rot growing blacker with each scene.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston
 
 
 
WHERE DO WE GO NOW?
 
“Part love and loss, part drama and a dash of a few musical numbers, the grief never weighs too heavily before moving on.” – Monica Castillo, La Vida de Mcastmovies
 
“A ramshackle curiosity of a film, poorly made and more admirable in intent than execution.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly
 
 
 
THE COLOR WHEEL
 
“The dialogue feels wholly original as both actors translate their characters’ pent-up disdain for one another into fits of spontaneous spewing — and hilarity.” – Norm Schrager, Meet In The Lobby