BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/07/2019

DARK PHOENIXDARKPHOENIX

“A poorly made film telling a bad story that we’ve already seen told badly once before.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“I started wondering why I decided to even give this movie a chance.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…while it may not rank with the very best in the series neither is it just going through the motions.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2SECRET PETS 2

“An awfully cute way to watch a menagerie of animals being adorable on screen.” – Deirdre Crimmins, HighDefDigest

“…  a fun entry for the younger set that may fall short of the original but manages to work on its own.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

CHASING THE DRAGON II: WILD WILD BUNCHCHASING DRAGON II

 

“The fact that CHASING THE DRAGON II doesn’t waste too much time on all the stuff we’ve already seen before kept me in the movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

 

THIS ONES FOR THE LADIESTHIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES

“nowhere is there a sense that the male gaze is not welcome — but when it comes down to it, just as the title tells us, this one is indeed for the ladies.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 12/30/2015

Deirdre Crimmins ranks her Top Ten Horror Films of the year

Monica Castillo and Andrew Crump contribute to Paste Magazine’s Best Performances list

Kilian Melloy reviews Blu-rays for NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, BORN FREE and EXTANT – SEASON 2

Sean Burns talks his Top Five of 2015

Bob Chipman talks Amiibos

Andrew Crump gives his Top 20 Movies and 12 Most Memorable Characters

Jared Bowen talks to Gardner Museum director Anne Hawley

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/16/2015

Andrew Crump looks at new Criterion releases and reviews BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS

Evan Crean reviews BAD TASTE, TRIP TO ITALY and THE TRIP

Bob Chipman talks the death (or not) of superhero movies

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE VISIT, GRANDMA and 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

Joyce Kulhawik reviews BROKEN GLASS

Jared Bowen checks out a “Strandbeest” at the Peabody Essex museum

Sean Burns looks at 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 9/4/2015

THE TRANSPORTER: REFUELEDtransporter

“It’s easy to see why Jason Statham has no interest in doing anymore of these.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s the cotton candy of action films. It’s fun while you’re enjoying it, but not something that you’ll remember” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

grandmaGRANDMA

“Tomlin’s playing the Billy Bob Thornton role here, as a tough-talking, take-no-prisoners sort on a journey through her checkered past asking for money on her own terms.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“A gripping reminder that accessing abortion is a problem predominantly faced by people with low incomes or few means to travel to a clinic that might be hundreds of miles away.” – Monica Castillo, Bitch Media

 

A WALK IN THE WOODSwalk woods

“Broad, sitcommy and would by all rights probably be unwatchable if it didn’t happen to star Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality