Note: The Boston Online Film Critics Association extends its condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the late Robin Williams. 

Greetings movie-lovers! Here’s your weekly sampling of what the members of the Boston Online Film Critics Association have been doing, seeing and saying lately. Enjoy!

Michael Cox reviewed DOM HEMINGWAY and DISNEY’S BEARS

Deirdre Crimmins reports on horrific offerings from Fantasia Fest

Kilian Melloy on THE DOG and the passing of Robin Williams

Bob Chipman talked GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and more on The Escapist Podcast

Joyce Kulhawik weighs in on LIFE ITSELF

Spoilerpiece Theatre took on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and TMNT


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“DRAFT DAY isn’t so much a movie as it is a 90-minute infomercial pimping out the NFL, the only sport with enough hubris to believe that the drafting of players from college to the professional ranks is important enough to demand a movie all its own.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Like Sonny, Reitman can’t easily make up his mind; unlike Sonny, Reitman never quite figures it out.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“DRAFT DAY, then, is about as daring as a pair of dad jeans – and just as ugly.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“There’s so much melodrama here that a better title might have been “Football Camp.”” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

“How does it all shake out? Well, duh. This is a sports movie starring Kevin Costner. If you can’t guess, you really shouldn’t be in the game.” – David Riedel, The Santa Fe Reporter

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“DOM HEMINGWAY is certainly an enjoyable film for adults who are looking for something different.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“Law goes ugly in DOM HEMINGWAY, and it’s a great look on him. ” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

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“Evans has jettisoned the bare bones approach here in favor of far grander storytelling, complimenting his expanded plot with almost twenty action sequences interwoven along the crewel of his overarching narrative.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“THE RAID 2: BERANDAL is a martial arts classic that’s both spectacular and memorable.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

Film Review Under the SkinUNDER THE SKIN

“It’s about breaking cinematic preconceptions, even if most of the people who will end up watching it will probably already have had theirs broken.” – Jake Mulligan, Movie Mezzanine

“UNDER THE SKIN knows what it is, and it doesn’t care whether the audience is on board or not—especially during the movie’s final 10 minutes, when the alien learns the hard way what humans are capable of.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter


“Though the film never proposes one ultimate uniting truth, this intentional ambiguity never leaves the audience wanting. Rather that failing to explain the actions on those two terrifying nights, it offers several possible explanations.” – Deirdre Crimmins, All Things Horror