BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/05/2019

spider-man-_far_from_home-publicity_still_10-h_2019SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

“In spite of me not liking the direction they take as much as I wanted to, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM  HOME is a movie that I liked overall.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“There’s an incredibly charming high school romance in FAR FROM HOME, but it’s buried under IRON MAN 4.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

“…may not be the best movie to ever come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it would be hard to find a more necessary one.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine

 

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“With MIDSOMMAR, A24′s struggles with horror movies continue.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“ At a time where the studios play it safe with lot of pre-sold sequels, MIDSOMMAR takes a chance on something different.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Amid all the entrails and ritual sacrifice, MIDSOMMAR is also a droll comedy of manners, an irresistible revenge fantasy and a warning to bad boyfriends everywhere.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“MIDSOMMAR plays like a slow and inevitable train wreck. It may not surpass Aster’s previous film, but it does show us that not all horrors live in the dark.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

 

0703_under-silver-lake-4-1000x419UNDER THE SILVER LAKE

“Part of the reason I think everybody’s arguing about UNDER THE SILVER LAKE is because it’s a movie very much worth arguing about.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

a shimmering paranoiac fever dream, where [the protagonist's] quest for the truth (of why girls don’t like him) is told in the languages of hard-boiled detective noir as well as surrealist horror…” – Andy Crump, Polygon

 

imageWILD ROSE

“Rough around the edges it might be, like its heroine, but WILD ROSE is a song worth listening to.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“Familiarity isn’t a bad thing, mind, and WILD ROSE presents a version of that star-is-born narrative that works in spite of it…” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine