BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 6/17/2015

Steve Head looks at Blaxploitation Cinema

Kilian Melloy reviews LIVE FROM NEW YORK, THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING and PROJECT ALMANAC on Blu-ray; plus GEN SILENT, CUPCAKES and WILD TALES

Sean Burns gives his Mid-Year Top 10 and reviews HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT

Bob Chipman’s GAME OVERTHINKER talks Video Game Violence

Joyce Kulhawik looks at SWEET AND SAD

Jared Bowen checks out the Local Arts Scene

Monica Castillo reports on THE MARTIAN, JURASSIC WORLD, STAR WARS toys, EMPIRE, X-FILES, FURY ROAD, iZOMBIE, GAMBIT, INDIANA JONES, PITCH PERFECT 3, Pixar’s INSIDE OUT and THE FORCE AWAKENS

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks JURASSIC WORLD and THE CONNECTION

Andrew Crump looks at THE COMEDIANS, HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT and Movies You Need To See Twice

Jake Mulligan looks at HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT and SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS

Derek Deskins check out THE WOLFPACK

Norm Schrager reviews RESULTS

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 6/10/2015

Jake Mulligan interviews Andrew Bujalski

Bob Chipman looks back at EQUILIBRIUM

Sean Burns looks back at JACKIE BROWN and reviews RESULTS

Monica Castillo reports on Daniel Radcliffe, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, SEINFELD, EMPIRE, Nichelle Nichols, SHARKNADO 3, The Tony Awards, SANDMAN, MASTERS OF SEX, STAR WARS, DOCTOR WHO and X-FILES

Jaskee Hickman interviews Mark Ruffalo for INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

Andrew Crump looks at the CREEP trailer, DOOMSDAYS and SET FIRE TO THE STARS

Kilian Melloy looks at PROJECT ALMANAC on Blu-ray and the Boston Gay Mens Chorus Middle East Tour

Joyce Kulhawik reviews ALL THE TERRIBLE THINGS I DO

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/05/2015

maxresdefault (15)ENTOURAGE

“If you think missing ENTOURAGE means you’ll miss out on chance of seeing an insightful inside look at the workings of a Hollywood studio, then watch the 1992 Robert Altman classic THE PLAYER. It’s a much better movie in every respect.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“As a satire of the movie industry, ENTOURAGE is Hollywood Lite.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…this pack of bratty wolves crying to moon about their rich white male problems is just annoying enough to call to animal control.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“…so celebratory of its wickedness that it feels like the cinematic equivalent of partying within the nine consecutive circles of Hell.” – Charlie Nash, Cinematic Essential

 

melissa-mccarthy-spy-movie-trailer-poster6SPY

“Thank goodness for SPY, which is funny, empowering, and avoids the slippery slope of mean comedy.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“With the release of SPY, it seems that McCarthy has finally found a role that fits her like a glove.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Melissa McCarthy is at the top of her game here, doling out one-liners at the same rate James Bond beds women.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“As perfect a star-vehicle as has been conceived for a comedian since Adam Sandler pulled on his blue suit for THE WEDDING SINGER.” – Bob Chipman, MovieBob

“Excruciatingly funny.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 


insidious-chapter-3INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 does deliver some quality scares for people who aren’t completely turned off by horror films that welcome people under the age of eighteen.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Fits together well enough, but there’s a sameness setting in that’s more pronounced now that you can’t blame it on other returning actors of plot details.” – Bob Chipman, MovieBob

 

 

e917e70cLOVE & MERCY

“LOVE & MERCY doesn’t give us perfection, but it is a powerful, sensorially rich experience all the same.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“In the current context, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to read LOVE & MERCY as some gentle rebuke to blockbuster-season excess.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

 

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RESULTS

“…what makes RESULTS so special is that it delivers all the conventional rom-com satisfactions while also stubbornly being it’s own unique thing. [Bujalski] has respect for the genre, yet brings an experimental filmmaker’s curiosity to the table.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“[Bujalski's] replaced the hallmarks of the genre with the verbal awkwardness and spiritual messiness of real life.” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“Naivety is fun to poke fun at, sure. To grow up with these main players, at least make them interesting to watch being dynamic.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review