BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/09/2017

MummyTHE MUMMY

“THE MUMMY isn’t a strike out by any means; it’s more like a pop-foul that has the opportunity to learn to make this new universe a more entertaining and fun ride.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“Yeah, it’s karaoke, but the movie gets you drunk enough on its own carefree zeal that the occasional flat notes don’t seem to matter.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Dear Hollywood: Stop.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“It provides the requisite thrills and chills one would expect without much downtime.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“THE MUMMY certainly isn’t what many would consider a great movie, but it will likely manage to generate interest in Universal’s Dark Universe for plenty of moviegoers.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“A disaster, a movie that almost seems to have intentionally made every decision incorrectly on purpose.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“…there is no central idea at work in Alex Kurtzman’s Tom Cruise vehicle, so much so that the titular mummy is essentially a side plot in her own movie.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

“…there’s a palpable “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” sigh hanging over this entire enterprise.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

 

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“Shults uses intimacy as the key to engineering IT COMES AT NIGHT’s nightmarish scheme, trapping us with his characters as their options for survival dwindle and civility devolves into animal savagery.” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“Slow-burning psychological horror that’s built around inevitability rather than twists or jump-scares.” – Bob Chipman, Geek.com

“IT COMES AT NIGHT will ultimately be viewed as a disappointment even if it’s not all that bad to watch.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“IT COMES AT NIGHT made me feel awful, which then made me angry because I didn’t feel like the movie had earned the right to do so.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…a story that gets under your skin, puts yourself in these real life situations and makes you ask questions about your own humanity and what you would do to survive.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“If fear lies in the unknown, I will leave further details on the film’s plot and surprises unspoiled. Just remember, attention to detail is rewarded and IT COMES AT NIGHT assumes that the audience is intelligent and engaged.” – Deirde Crimmins, Film Thrills

 

 

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“Some movies think they have all the answers. This one, more sensibly, settles for asking the right questions.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“When the film gets serious, it gets serious, though at least the seriousness is buttressed by profound insight into relationship politics (and by Lister-Jones’ terrific chemistry with Adam Pally).” – Andy Crump, A Constant Visual Feast

“It’s a tart comedy for the first hour or so, with writer-director Zoe Lister-Jones and co-star Adam Pally starring as a childless married couple grinding on each other’s last nerve.” – Sean Burns, Boston Reel

 

 

kate-maraMEAGAN LEAVEY

“Mara shows the grit of a Marine in combat as well as the feelings of the human being inside, never letting one undercut the other.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/12/2017

maxresdefault (34)KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

“KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD turns out to be nothing more than a failed practice in repetition.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

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“One or two changes could have possibly put THE WALL in a position to become a cult classic at the very least.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

 

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“Dellal, who also co-wrote, throws so much into the film that it should feel overstuffed: Reproductive rights, marriage equality, non-traditional family structures, cross-generational tensions, gender roles, parental rights, sexual liberation, and even a hint of polyamory all find their way into the film’s structure, often by way of its busy, but warm-hearted, dialogue.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/14/2017

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THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

“…with all of the action and characters getting a chance to shine, we get something that’s all over the place while still having the type of form that’s easy to follow.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“If a film is directly referencing John Woo’s HARD BOILED and I’m not having a good time watching it, something is seriously wrong.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“If you are a fan of this franchise, you’ll get your money’s worth. For me, I’ll just say ‘meh.’” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

“You’re always aware THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS is a mercenary product that has no real reason for being except to make more money and more FURIOUS movies, collecting characters and co-stars like a lint-roller while putting them into increasingly absurd and strangely weightless vehicular cataclysms.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

Anne-Hathaway-ColossalCOLOSSAL

“…COLOSSAL is a failure in pretty much every way imaginable.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“For all of the monster movies film-goers have seen over the 100 years of cinema, the ones that tend to hit the hardest are those that recognize and exploit the inner demons within ourselves which come alive incarnate.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

 

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“[Terence] Davies seems to determined to make a film that’s as prickly and as smart as its main character.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 04/07/2017

giftedGIFTED

“…the child at the center of GIFTED is just that. But to call anything else in the film remotely remarkable is a misnomer.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“When all is said and done, this formulaic drama is a great film to watch with your family, that will have messages resonate with those of all ages.” -Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

 

hero_After-the-Storm-2017AFTER THE STORM

“An empathetic film about honest mistakes and trying to right wrongs, AFTER THE STORM proves that misdeeds can be weathered and any relationship salvaged with the right amount of effort.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“AFTER THE STORM isn’t the kind of movie that wraps everything up in a big bow for you at the end, and Kore-eda’s certainly not going to pretend that one night can solve years of family dysfunction. But with gentleness and great empathy, the film leaves these characters in a better place than they were before the rain.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

 

 

Going-in-Style-Movie-wallpaper-HD-film-2017-poster-imageGOING IN STYLE

“Most surprising, however, is the film’s director, Zach Braff, who has seemed to find a genre that genuinely works for him. After struggling to find his directorial footing with indie Sundance films like GARDEN STATE and WISH I WAS HERE, the filmmaker makes the most out of what screwball can accomplish.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…a film where we get to enjoy three of our finest elder actors showing just how easy they can make it all look.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

 

trailer-trans-hitman-tale-the-assignmentTHE ASSIGNMENT

“THE ASSIGNMENT will never be confused with one of this filmmaker’s finest, but if you can get on the movie’s bonkers, pulpy wavelength it’s kind of a hoot.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“…a real curiosity and is probably destined for cult status.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/31/2017

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“As far as dumb action movies go, this is a great-looking one, but it should have been so much more.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

“Sadly, besides a few memorable scenes and the visual/score matchup to be nothing short of brilliant, I was underwhelmed and bored by the once manga masterpiece.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

 


bossbaby3THE BOSS BABY

“It should engage the youngsters but will leave more sophisticated viewers–say, those older than eight or nine–wanting something with more substance…” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

The-Blackcoats-DaughterTHE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER

“In the end, what lingers most about THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER is a sunken feeling in the pit of your stomach that everything is *not* going to be okay.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality