BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 03/14/2014

NEED FOR SPEED  aaron_paul_kid_cudi_need_for_speed_h_2013

“NEED FOR SPEED’s” aimed-for pop-affect is the denim and axel-grease working-class musk of early Bruce Stingsteen… the retro-upon-retro haze of sentiment by-proxy that weeps with nostalgia for the moments of the 80s that wept with nostalgia for moments of the 50s.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“For most viewers, they’re watching something like this for the action packed car chases that are there to be had. If that’s the case, then you’ve come to the right place as that’s exactly what you’re going to get, and you most likely won’t be disappointed with the majority of it.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“There’s no getting around it. This is a dumb movie. However, if all you want out of it is cars going fast, it will fulfill your personal “Need For Speed.”” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If you take this movie too seriously, your head will explode. Make a choice. Live in its world or live in yours. You can’t live in both and enjoy it.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

 

BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRYOlivia-Wilde-and-Sam-Rockwell-in-BETTER-LIVING-THROUGH-CHEMISTRY-618x400

“Give Rockwell’s Doug credit for having the right instinct about his future married mistress: “I hate rich people.”" – Inkoo Kang, The Village Voice

“There are probably worse ways to spend 90 minutes than watching this cast act like idiots.” – David Riedel, San Antonio Current

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“Many shots are of an abandoned amusement park; is the film critiquing our tendency to frippery? Or lamenting the coming day when the fun and games will be over?” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

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“A viewer who has seen MOTHER going into CHILD’S POSE will likely struggle to watch the Romanian film without thinking a few times of the Korean one.” – Jake Mulligan, InReview Online