BOFCA Mid-Week Roundup 6/13/2018

Evan Crean looks at up-and-comer Boots Riley

Sam Cohen interviews Christopher Willis

Andrew Crump looks at the year’s best (so far)

Joyce Kulhawik reviews THE WIZ and FALL

Jared Bowen interviews Bebe Winans

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks OCEAN’S 8, TOTAL RECALL and HEAT

Bob Chipman looks at SOLO


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“Overall, ‘Ocean’s 8’ does a good job of exploiting the strengths of women and shows the audience the beauty of a glamorous robbery that goes perfectly right. But its ultimate lack of interesting characters makes it lifeless and forgettable as soon as it’s over.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“OCEAN’S 8 isn’t a bad night out at the movies, but it will probably find its true calling in a year or two as one of those pleasant, Sunday afternoon diversions you leave playing on cable TV in the background while you’re doing something else.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“It’s a serviceable comedy/heist movie, but that makes it an entry in a genre where women’s roles are few and far between…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



“HEREDITARY is best watched with little information about what you’re going to see.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“Although I enjoyed most of what HEREDITARY offers, I can see this not being the kind of horror movie for those who are simply looking for the usual experience.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“By the time the film gets into the home stretch it goes totally off the rails…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“HEREDITARY (is) writer/director Ari Aster’s clumsy attempt to make a family drama/family horror movie; call it Ordinary POLTERGEIST, with the emphasis on ‘ordinary’. – John Black, Boston Event Guide



“I don’t completely know how well HOTEL ARTEMIS will be received by people who actually see it, but I found this to be a slightly above average affair that missed on an opportunity to leave a mark.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The film as a whole is fun and frequently fresh, but the all-encompassing commonplace nature of how its bold premise is communicated is hard to shake.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…it may well be the movie that – in the long run – gets new fans as well as second viewings, long after the summer’s tentpoles are forgotten.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


american-animalsAMERICAN ANIMALS

“AMERICAN ANIMALS is a movie about people who watch too many movies, made by an author who likely also watches too many movies.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“…if you’re going to pursue some sort of redemptive sensibility, is it really enough to show us soulful pauses and then tell us that one of the perpetrators is now “writing a book on prison workout regimens” while the other is a painter who “specialises [sic] in birds”? ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston


maxresdefault (1)SUMMER 1993

“SUMMER 1993 does what movies do so well (and yet so rarely do), which is to let viewers see the world through the eyes of another.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine