BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 5/22/2015

TOMORROWLANDtomorowland

“Ugh.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston

“To say that TOMORROWLAND is a disappointment isn’t really fair. If this reviewer was eight years old, it would seem like one of the best movies ever.” – Daniel Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

“A deeply personal blockbuster – it’s a $190 million summer tentpole named after a Disney theme park attraction, but it comes from someplace real.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Straddling many ideas and communicating so little.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“Brad Bird’s newest has so many worldviews and agendas battling each other in the narrative — some half-baked and some well fleshed out — that the intriguing inspiration behind the concept of TOMORROWLAND gets sunk under instances of preachy blathering.” – Sam Cohen, Under The Gun

“A half-baked lecture in search of a movie to occupy.” – Bob Chipman, MovieBob

 

POLTERGEIST (2015)poltergeist

“POLTERGEIST isn’t able to provide an honest source of entertainment for audiences in search of some summertime frights.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…if the only reason you’re remaking a movie is simply because you own the rights, it’s probably not worth doing.” – Daniel Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/20/2015

Jaskee Hickman interviews the writer-director of I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

Joyce Kulhawik on the MAD MEN finale

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and PITCH PERFECT 2

Monica Castillo joins the Village Voice Film Club Podcast for PITCH PERFECT 2 & MAD MAX FURY ROAD and reports on Natalie Portman, B.B. King, MINIONS, Cannes fashion and the Cannes heels controversyDANCING WITH THE STARS, Azealia Banks, MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS and the history of Disney’s TOMORROWLAND

Sean Burns looks at Steven Seagal’s ABSOLUTION

Andy Crump reviews SLOW/WEST and SUNSHINE SUPERMAN and THE COMEDIANS

Bob Chipman talks Retro-Gaming KickStarters

Derek Deskins reviews THE CONNECTION

Jake Mulligan on BREAKING AWAY

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 4/15/2015

Monica Castillo talks Beamly, Tribeca and THE COMEDIANS,

Sean Burns on DANNY COLLINS

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks Scientology, Nicholas Sparks and climate change

Andy Crump revies THE COMEDIANS, 5 TO 7, THE DEAD LANDS, REBELS OF THE NEON GOD and interviews Glenn Morshower

Bob Chipman’s REALLY THAT GOOD covers DIE HARD

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 3/18/2015

Andrew Crump reviews BROOKLYN NINE NINE, reviews HOME SWEET HELL, interviews the director of IT FOLLOWS and considers the film

Kilian Melloy on LOW DOWN and THE LIBERATOR

Bob Chipman reviews this week’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D

Monica Castillo reports on GAMES OF THRONES at SXSW, Ava DuVernay’s keynote speech, recaps the iZOMBIE pilot and reviews TRAINWRECK and THE FINAL GIRLS

Sean Burns tackles MERCHANTS OF DOUBT and TWO MEN IN TOWN

Spoilerpiece Theatre goes over CINDERELLA, IT FOLLOWS and RUN ALL NIGHT

Joyce Kulhawik reviews the new theatrical productions of GROUNDED and TRISTAN & YSEULT

Jake Mulligan covers film for DIG Boston’s Spring Preview

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP – 2/25/2015

Megan Kearns opines on the Patricia Arquette Oscar controversy

Monica Castillo talks Oscar history, the new Aquaman, John Legend & Common’s “Glory” performance and Oscar win, Arquette and Sean Penn’s “green card” joke

Deidre Crimmins talks evil moms for BitchFlicks and reviews WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

SpoilerPiece talks The Oscars (pre-show)

Andrew Crump talks Oscar oversights

Tim Estiloz reports on Eva Longoria’s Harvard honor and interview’s THE DUFF’s Bianca Santos

John Black reviews THE LAST FIVE YEARS and WHAT WE DO IN THE DARK

Jared Bowen interviews Iran’s Parvis Tanavoli on OPEN STUDIO