BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/16/2018

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BLACK PANTHER

“BLACK PANTHER is one of the best films to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“BLACK PANTHER entertains, emotionally stirs, and thoughtfully provokes its audience with the swagger and confidence of an instant classic. And a meaningful one, at that.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“If you are invested in art as a political force, then you will be able to stand up cheering at BLACK PANTHER too.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Daily Grindhouse

 

 

movie-trailer-early-manEARLY MAN

“EARLY MAN has the ability to make you laugh and enjoy yourself with everything else that’s included.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/09/2018

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“As a feature-length film, THE 15:17 TO PARIS is a gamble that had very little chance of delivering a payoff.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

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“I didn’t have any fun with this one, just gotta be honest about that fact. I found myself asking “why” about the writing so many times.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/02/2018

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B.P.M. (BEATS PER MINUTE)

“Even though I’d recommend you bring tissues, be aware that Campillo isn’t just unblinking with his look at the devastating effects of AIDS, but also with his compassionate look at a hopeful community that still finds time to celebrate life.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“Even though it takes place 25 years ago “BPM” just might be the movie we need right now because you’ll say goodbye to these characters wanting nothing more than to hit the streets and follow their example — to live, to resist.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/26/2018

 

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“MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE ends up being so bloated that it’s hard to appreciate the positive features that are included.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…far too predictable to really invest any emotion into if you are not already a fan of this series.” - Byron D. Zero, Nerd Caliber

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/19/2018

 

den-of-thievesDEN OF THIEVES

“All in all, this is such a surprise for the mid-January release slog – an entertaining, funny and consistently anxious film that leaves you teetering on the edge.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Outside of the issues that DEN OF THIEVES has, there’s a lot to like about what’s unfolding as the movie presses forward.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It won’t make any ten best lists next year, but as a midwinter entry to rev the engines, it satisfies.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“At least we know now that [Gerard] Butler’s career hasn’t been a complete fluke. The guy still has work to put out, if only someone could give him the right script.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

 

forever-my-girl-movie-hollywood-mickey-liddell-interview1-1FOREVER MY GIRL

“No one would call this film a triumph of feminism, but you could say it’s been shot from an idealistic female gaze.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston

 

 

 

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“…the greatest horror lies in the movie’s subtext — the internal prison of believing that your desires are destructive. It’s a movie about not being able to be who you are.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

momdadheaderMOM AND DAD

“In a tight 83 minutes, writer/director Brian Taylor sets up his absurd premise, and then runs with it. Don’t watch this one with your parents – or your children.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The concept is just clever enough for you to wish it had been developed further.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“If cinema were a china shop, then Nicolas Cage is the bull.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

 

 

FILM-12STRONG-REVIEW-ADV1912 STRONG

“12 STRONG is less a celebration of American military might than of the tenacity of the men who responded to the horrors of 9/11 by answering their country’s call.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“12 STRONG isn’t something you are guaranteed to regret watching, but it is a missed opportunity for Warner Bros. Pictures when you look at what they had in front of them.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential