BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 08/05/2022

Katharina Behrens and Adam Hoya smile and embrace in the movie BlissBLISS

“The drama here comes from the question of whether these two souls — one older than her years, the other weary before her time — will find a way to meet, and stick, in the middle.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

 

Zach Villa in the movie HypochondriacHYPOCHONDRIAC

“Heimann crafts a tidy little thriller that works all the better for including a realistic same-sex relationship, though one can’t help wishing he’d done more with the real-life horrors around the health disparities LGBTQ+ people encounter
from a too-often biased health care system.”
Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

Amber Midthunder hides from a Predator behind a tree in the movie PreyPREY

“At the film’s heart is the same bag of tricks we’ve seen in previous installments of the franchise. But the movie also confounds typical tropes, and (mostly) insists on earning its departures.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network

 

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 06/24/2022

Jim Mahoney laughs maniacally while Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Bass, and Sarunas J. Jackson look terrified in the film Gatlopp: Hell of a GameGATLOPP: HELL OF A GAME

“Clearly done on a relatively tight budget, it’s essentially a cross between a sitcom and supernatural horror film, although the horror is more in the threat than in any real violence, save for an arrow that punishes the wrong person, and even that’s played more for laughs than for gore.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP: 06/17/2022

Daryl MacCormack and Emma Thompson clink glasses in Good Luck to You, Leo GrandeGOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE

“GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE is not a film for everyone, but proves to be a rewarding examination of a subject that isn’t often addressed.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

The character Buzz Lightyear grins in the movie LightyearLIGHTYEAR

“…entertaining enough, mixing the comedy, adventure, and pathos that are the hallmarks of Pixar’s best films.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Visuals are what you expect from this studio — a nice contrast of bright lights and dark tones that suit the moods of each scene. And the reimagining of designs was brilliant.” – Byron D. Zero, Nerdcaliber

Siobhan Hewlett sits in a field of purple flowers looking up in the movie The Lost GirlsTHE LOST GIRLS

“Amidst a flood of remakes and sequels, it’s easily one of the most original movies you’re likely to see this year.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

A character in a gas mask stands in light in the movie Mad God and helmet MAD GOD

“MAD GOD will no doubt develop partisans as cult films tend to do. Kudos to Shudder for giving this unusual art film some space among the more conventional horror movies.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies