BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST – SEPTEMBER 2017

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Bob Chipman and Steve Head break down the Boston-area September repertory scene

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BOFCA AWARDS: 2014

THE 2014 BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

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BEST PICTURE: SNOWPIERCER

INARRITUBEST DIRECTOR: Alejandro González Iñárritu, BIRDMAN

GLEESONBEST ACTOR: Brendan Gleeson, CALVARY

COTILLARDBEST ACTRESS: Marion Cotillard, TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

NORTONBEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Edward Norton, BIRDMAN

SWINTONBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Tilda Swinton, SNOWPIERCER

MCDONAGHBEST SCREENPLAY: John Michael McDonagh, CALVARY

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHTBEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

LIFE ITSELFBEST DOCUMENTARY: LIFE ITSELF

LEGO MOVIEBEST ANIMATED FILM: THE LEGO MOVIE

BIRDMAN1BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BIRDMAN

EDGE TOMORROWBEST EDITING: James Herbert & Laura Jennings, EDGE OF TOMORROW

UNDERSKIN1BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Mica Levi, UNDER THE SKIN

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BEST ENSEMBLE: BIRDMAN

THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR:

1. SNOWPIERCER

2. UNDER THE SKIN

3. BOYHOOD

4. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

5. THE BABADOOK

6. TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

7. BIRDMAN

8. CALVARY

9. INHERENT VICE

10. SELMA

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/25/2014

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“The less funny the lines are, the more obnoxiously loud and shrill they get said until, buy the end (if you stay that long) it’s actually more painful to listen to than nails on a chalk board.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Here is the optimistic wish that we have bottomed out for the year and the films to come–good, bad, or indifferent–will have to be better than this. It would take a special effort to be worse.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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“As distractions go it’s a lot of fun, a totally solid action piece with an admirable (and admirably unobtrusive) social-consciousness and a killer final act.” - Bob Chipman, Escapist

“With the action being typical stuff, a story that’s unstable and acting that is well below par, we’re looking at a movie in Brick Mansions that fails on essentially every level.” - Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“While Belle swoops and lunges mid-air with elegant brutality, the rest of the film embraces the kind of cartoonish manly-man knuckle dragging that elicits unintended laughter. ” - Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“It’s so forgettable though that if you do see it you may want to make note of the title so that you don’t accidentally rent it when it comes out on DVD.” - Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

2-the-quiet-onesTHE QUIET ONES

“What’s the best way to document paranormal activity? Joseph has no idea, and judging by the meandering script by Pogue, Craig Rosenberg, and Oren Moverman, neither do the screenwriters.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

 

 

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ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

“Stylistically, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE has as much in common with vampire films as the excellent DEAD MAN has with westerns, with Jarmusch distilling the genre conventions of each into smooth, easy-to-watch tone poems.” – Kristofer Jenson, DIG

“There are intimations of the lethal vampiric fury and dynamic, demonic energy Adam and Eve possess, but we seldom witness their superior physical capabilities only briefly.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

“Like their director, Adam and Eve are creators, repudiating fame, preferring to disseminate their works quietly. They derisively refer to the humans who consume their art as “zombies.” That is to say, us—the drones who pay 12 bucks to get our Friday night cinematic fix.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“Perhaps more pointedly, that vampiric Trojan horse also allows Jarmusch to make a film about a steady, unthreatened relationship – one that’s been battle-tested by generations, one where commitment and love and fidelity is never in doubt.” – Jake Mulligan, Movie Mezzanine

“Writer-director Jim Jarmusch gets loneliness, and Tom Hiddleston in particular is adept at showing what that feeling looks like on a once-human face. It’s morose, but also quietly appealing. Maybe that’s why this vampire story is effective when so many others merely suck.” - David Riedel, San Antonio Current

 

walking-with-the-enemy1WALKING WITH THE ENEMY

“The film takes on a Saturday serial tone, as Cohen and his colleagues pull off one escapade after another, often in defiance not only of the odds but common sense.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

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MAKE YOUR MOVE

“Its core dance styles are a wonderfully frenetic fusion of tap and hip-hop and a truly novel blend of Japanese taiko drumming and K-pop girl-group choreography.” – Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times

 

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ALAN PARTRIDGE

“Purists may have their pitchforks out for ALAN PARTRIDGE, as Coogan and co. tear down the boundaries of Partridge’s ancestral stomping grounds through their change in medium, but the truth is that all of this material plays to the character’s core qualities.” – Andy Crump, In Review Online

 

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“…one can’t help but see the leaner, more focused film enmeshed within ON MY WAY’s fractured sheen.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“Even at the times when the story starts to drag – the section with Bettie getting to know her grandson goes on way too long – Deneuve steps up and focuses you attention on her character.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide