BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/28/2017

Jaskee Hickman interviews David Gordon Green and John Pollono of STRONGER

Max Covill reports on ANNIHILATION

Deirdre Crimmins interviews the director of 78/52

Daniel Kimmel talks writing introductions

Andrew Crump reviews IN SEARCH OF FELLINI

 

Kilian Melloy reviews DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

Bob Chipman talks BATMAN V SUPERMAN, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and RICK AND MORTY

Jake Mulligan looks at Somerville Theatre’s 70mm Festival

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 09/22/2017

stronger-movie-trailer-jake-gyllenhaal-00STRONGER

“Green could have easily presented Bauman as a fictional construct like Sgt. Saunders, an “inspiring” figure who serves as a hero, but the man he reveals is no saint; instead, Gyllenhaal’s Bauman is simply a person who was at the right place at the wrong time.” -Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“…STRONGER is a worthy tribute to not just Jeff Bauman’s story, but everything his story represented and everyone his story impacted — from the people who witnessed his recovery firsthand, to the bystanders who encountered his story through the media and applied Jeff’s struggles to their own in hopes of making things feel a little bit easier.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“At its best, the film recalls late-period Eastwood pictures like FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and AMERICAN SNIPER in its plumbing of the gulf between the truth and what people need to hear.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movie

 

 

a0204a9adc85109a-600x400KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

“There’s enough here to run with yet Vaughn and Co. take the easy way out.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“The violence earns the film its R rating–deservedly so–despite its largely cartoonish nature including killer robot dogs and a meat grinder used as a murder weapon.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Overpopulated and overplotted, inflated to an absurd 141-minute running time, it’s just another cruddy franchise picture.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

 

 

Friend-Request-2016-movie-Simon-Verhoeven-12FRIEND REQUEST

“FRIEND REQUEST is not only socially irresponsible, it is boring and unimaginative.” – Deidre Crimmins, Film Thrills

 

 

 

 

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 9/13/2017

Max Covill reports on THE DISASTER ARTIST and STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Daniel Kimmel reviews THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM and the IT’S ALIVE! Peabody Essex Museum exhibition

Sean Burns reviews TWIN PEAKS, THEY LIVE and GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS

Bob Chipman talks TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE, CUPHEAD and CAPTAIN MARVEL

Allyson Johnson reviews MARY SHELLEY, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI and STRONGER

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks IT, GOOD BURGER and TRIP TO SPAIN

Andy Crump looks at HIGH FANTASY, IT, 80s nostalgia and TOP OF THE LAKE