“Emma Seligman has delivered a movie that stretches its own genre and tells a story that is decidedly unique, while also feeling cozily familiar. Bottoms is smart, different, and, through it all, unrelentingly funny.” – Derek Deskins, EDGE Media Network
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“Rising above all the other themes the film integrates is that of identity: What’s clear throughout is that however broken, troubled, or apparently self-centered Feña might have been in his former life, he’s now able to be who he’s supposed to be.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network
THE POD GENERATION
“The Pod Generation has too much on its mind, introducing one idea after another as worldbuilding details to buttress its main concerns about women’s bodily autonomy. As fumbles go, Barthes straining her story’s seams isn’t a game-ender; when making art that imagines the future by mulling over the present, it’s worse by far not to think enough.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine
“Those looking for a thoughtful, gentle film which will leave you with something to think about will find The Pod Generation offers views a “what if?” that may not be as far-fetched as we might like.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE
“When the insults turn friendly, the underlying erotic charge powering their feelings for each other find their way to the surface in this gay rom com. The two leads bring a heartfelt freshness to their roles, along with loads of charm.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network
THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER
“The Dracula aboard The Demeter is a vicious, hungry animal. Period. There’s no clue of the man shape he will assume once he arrives at Carfax Abbey. And that’s a good thing.” – John Black, Cinekong
“Jules is ultimately a touching story about the very human need to make connections – with family, with friends, and even with visitors from another world.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies
possesses no shortage of either style or substance; it boasts both a dazzling visual gimmick and one of the densest and wordiest screenplays of the year. Yet these two aspects never quite gel, resulting in a film that feels curiously less than the sum of its parts.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle
“Ben is easily one of the most unlikable leading characters ever written into a rom-com, and no amount of relief from Alice or Miko can make sitting there listening to Ben spout out his never-ending dribble about life and cinema worth sitting through Shortcomings.” – John Black, Cinekong
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM
“It’s not very good but undemanding youngsters – and adults swooning with their own TMNT nostalgia – should have no trouble getting down into the sewer and into the ooze with this “Mutant Mayhem.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies