BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/07/2020

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“BIRDS OF PREY may not turn out to be the worst film of the year, but it is the nadir thus far.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If you’re just going to see this for its mature rating, its feminist message, or maybe some of the characters, there’s a small possibility that you may be satisfied with what you get out of BIRDS OF PREY. If you require even a little bit more than that, you’ll likely regret sitting down and giving this soulless piece of cinema a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“THE ASSISTANT understands well how men manipulate levers of power to exploit their subordinates while buying their secrecy — or if not “buy,” then certainly “compel.” – Andy Crump, Mic.com

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/24/2020

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“While I mostly liked the structure of THE GENTLEMEN, I also think that it may have hurt the film as well.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s violent, and has more twists than a plate of spaghetti.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

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“COLOR OUT OF SPACE feels shaggy at the edges but so rich within them that the flaws of the DIY aesthetic matter less than the merits of Stanley’s perspective.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 01/10/2020

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“The movie proceeds at a leaden pace draining the drama from much of narrative. ” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“There’s no doubt in my mind that most will find JUST MERCY to be watchable. The problem with that is that I’m sure they were hoping for more.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“…once you get over the impressive look of the film, you’re still caught up in the story of how war looks to someone actually fighting it. It’s a story that couldn’t be more timely.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“As a viewer, I’m not sure what I’m supposed to take from 1917. There just isn’t a whole lot in it outside of the continuous tracking shot.” - Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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“Stewart…is phenomenal, giving a performance that is so raw it’s almost too much to watch even from the high and dry safety of your movie seat.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/27/2019

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“Louisa May Alcott’s novel  has inspired numerous adaptations for film and TV. Greta Gerwig’s new version is an impressive response to the question whether we really needed another one.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Gerwig has scrambled the plot, and though I wasn’t always sure where I was chronologically, I always knew where I was emotionally.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 12/20/2019

Rise-of-skywalker-headerSTAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

“STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER isn’t anything special, but it fits in with most of the other STAR WARS movies.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Of course fans will want to see it, whether to embrace it or criticize it, but it’s not likely to lead to demands to continue the story of the surviving characters.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This is a film erected on a preexisting structure with no structure of its own.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

 

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“… the movie reduces Ailes to the status of a cartoon villain, though some outstanding performances overcome a script that misses the mark.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“[Jay] Roach’s commodification of this horror show is in the worst taste.” – Andy Crump, Mic.com

 

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“CATS may not be the worst film of 2019, but it’s going to earn a spot on many 10 worst lists, and deservedly so.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies