“It’s a strange picture. A melancholic dirge in the guise of a comic bauble, at once light as a feather and pitilessly sad, Café Society is Woody Allen’s best since Midnight In Paris. They’ll make a great double bill someday, both films interrogating a warm and fuzzy nostalgia that’s incredibly soothing and ultimately useless.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 07/22/2016
STAR TREK BEYOND * * *
Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. Screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Directed by Justin Lin. Continue reading
“A boisterous outdoor adventure, nodding to influences from Up to The Blues Brothers while maintaining a distinctly funky vibe all its own. It has the stylized exaggerations and emotional directness of the best children’s literature. Everything is just a bit louder and more colorful than real life, but the feelings are straightforward and unadorned.” – North Shore Movies, 07/21/2016
GHOSTBUSTERS * * *
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. Screenplay by Paul Feig and Katie Dippold. Directed by Paul Feig.
“Robert Aldrich’s Hustle is a long, boozy slouch towards something like redemption, with Reynolds flashing faint flickers of disgust as he warily tries to navigate his way through a fallen world of venality and corruption. Old Hollywood movies are constantly blaring on television, as if taunting him with their glamorous tales of uncomplicated heroism.” – Boston Reel, 07/15/2016
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN * 1 / 2
Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou and Christoph Waltz. Screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer. Directed by David Yates.
Talking with fellow Boston Online Film Critics Association members Bob Chipman, Steve Head and Dede Crimmins about this month’s repertory offerings. Topics include the lasting influence of David Fincher’s Seven, the first time you saw Blue Velvet, the odd ubiquity of Willem Dafoe and also that time Marky Mark fingered Reese Witherspoon on a rollercoaster. – BOFCA, 07/01/2016