BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 7/22/2015

Jake Mulligan talks Howard Hawks

Evan Crean reviews WOMAN IN GOLD, LITTLE BOY and GOING CLEAR

Jared Bowen interviews Judd Apatow

Spoilerpiece Theare talks ANT-MAN and TRAINWRECK

Andy Crump looks at FELT and interviews Joshua Oppenheimer of THE LOOK OF SILENCE

Kilian Melloy looks at HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, reviews WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, SET FIRE TO THE STARS, LOVE UNTO DEATH/LIFE IS A BED OF ROSES and X-MEN: DOFP – ROGUE CUT

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

BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 02/20/2015


HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2Hot-Tub-Time-Machine-2

Even though it doesn’t live up to the outrageous quality of its predecessor, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 doesn’t do any damage to the brand that was created in 2010.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“The jokes are rapid and raunchy, the rants border on nonsensical, the dashes of drama are toiling, and the sci-fi references are as thin as the narrative.” – Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“When you drain out the filler of homophobic rape and masturbation jokes from HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, you’re not left with much else at the scuzzy bottom of this movie.” - Monica Castillo, International Business Times

 

635500985690760008-XXX-MCFARLAND-USA-MOV-JY-3690-68240686MCFARLAND, USA

“MCFARLAND USA is less a sports film and more a film about community, tradition and family. It’s a film about being proud and respecting where you’ve come from, no matter what you manage to achieve in life; however grand or humble.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Examiner

“When you think the movie should be hitting home harder, it doesn’t.” – Sam Cohen, Sumo Skinny

 

 

what-we-do-in-the-shadows1WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

“A bitingly fake documentary about four New Zealand blood suckers sharing a flat: THE REAL WORLD for the undead.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“…A witty gem of a movie. Mixing horror comedy with reality-TV tropes and Christopher Guest’s mockumentary style storytelling…”  - Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“…Waititi and Clement hit the precise balance between playing to the niche and letting the rest of us in on the joke.” – Andy Crump, Badass Digest

 

Timbuktu_01TIMBUKTU

“…the few scenes of violence in the film are so visceral, so disturbing that you’ll be haunted by them long after the lights come back on.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

 

The Last 5 Years MovieTHE LAST FIVE YEARS

“Overall, THE LAST FIVE YEARS Years is a pleasant distraction and features solid performances from its leads.” - Monica Castillo, International Business Times 

“Not only does Kendrick have a lovely voice tailor made for show tunes like the ones in this production, but she really knows how to sell a song to the audience through camera.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

 

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 2/18/2015

Spoilerpiece Theatre does FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Monica Castillo talks GHOSTBUSTERSBenedict Cumberbatch, 31 Days of Oscar and female directors

Sam Cohen looks at the Terrence Mallick-produced THE BETTER ANGELS

Bob Chipman reviews LAW & ORDER: SVU’s controversial new episode

Jared Bowen debuts a brand new OPEN STUDIO

Andy Crump breaks down WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, alternate Oscar viewing, Neil Blomkamp’s possible ALIEN movie and AGENT CARTER