Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bob's 2016 BOFCA Ballot

As I imagine most are aware, I'm a member and currently the Chairman of the Boston Online Film Critics Association, which late Friday night undertook voting for its year-end film awards. The results of said awards can be viewed HERE, and I invite you to share them as widely as you are able - every little bit helps.


Individual member ballots will be posted to the main BOFCA site at an upcoming date, but until then members are free to share their ballots as they see fit. After the jump, you can see mine:

Friday, December 09, 2016

Review: LA LA LAND

Full text review also available on Geek.com

Good Enough Movies - SPACEBALLS (PILOT)

New potential series, feedback appreciated. Made possible by The MovieBob Patreon.

Monday, December 05, 2016

In Bob We Trust: HOW TO FIX THE "ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK" REMAKE

Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

Full review available on Geek.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review: JACKIE (2016)

This review made possible in part through contributions to The MovieBob Patreon.



Spoiler warning for 2017: You're about to go through about a year and a half's worth of politically-themed film and television releases that are going to feel wistfully out of step because they were designed to be "current" with what everyone assumed was going to be the beginning of the Hillary Clinton administration. See: DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (aka "Aw, Remember White Guy Presidents: The Series") Lynda Carter's aggressively pro-immigration lady President on SUPERGIRL and (most imminently) MISS SLOANE, with Jessica Chastain embodying the ultimate ball-busting-Washington-corporatist-as-liberal-superheroine archetype as a near-sociopathic lobbyist who decides to crush The Gun Lobby under her stilletos as a personal challenge. (If only...)

Meanwhile, on the (accidentally) more prescient side, we have JACKIE; in which an iconic First Lady mourns the crib-death of a revolutionary Presidency that almost was as the nation prepares to slide into darkness in the background. Some art is topical, some art has topicality thrust upon it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In Bob We Trust: SUPERGIRL MAKES IT LOOK EASY

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Really That Good: TITANIC

Better late than never, right?

YouTube version currently blocked in some countries because of a fair use claim, currently under appeal. If you cannot access that version, here is the Vimeo link. Both versions embedded below (Vimeo on top, 'Tube after the jump.) 

As ever, if you enjoy, please consider supporting The MovieBob Patreon.

Really That Good: TITANIC from Bob Chipman on Vimeo.

Review: ALLIED (2016)

Full review text on Geek.com

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Review: ELLE (2016)

NOTE I: An alternately-worded review for this film may run later, elsewhere. Keep up with me on Twitter for details.

NOTE II: This review made possible through support from The MovieBob Patreon.


It's hard to imagine a movie being more divisive than ELLE, which opens in the midst of the brutal home-invasion and rape of Isabella Huppert as the titular character, follows her as she matter-of-factly demands that her friends, family and coworkers not feel bad for her and goes on to present an unraveling story of amoral complexity that sometimes seems to be demanding the same from the audience. It's an icy movie that doesn't feel like it wants to be liked about an icier person who actively works to be disliked, even (or, perhaps, especially) once she finds herself enduring a violation that can't help but earn sympathy.

Some Spoilers Follow:

Monday, November 21, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Full review on Geek.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

So Now What?

If you like what you see and you want to see more, there's a Patreon for that:

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Review: ARRIVAL (2016)

Full text review on Geek.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Here's What I Don't Get

So. Here it is. My contribution to the "Donald Trump is President, what do we do now?" genre. Please share if you like it, I hope you're constructive if you do not, and let's all work to make things better either way. Thank you.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Review: HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)

Full text review on Geek.com

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Review: DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)

Full text review available at Geek.com

Sunday, October 23, 2016

In Bob We Trust - SCHLOCKTOBER 2016: "THE SHIP OF MONSTERS" (La Nave de Los Monstruos)

Monday, October 17, 2016

In Bob We Trust - SCHLOCKTOBER 2016: "THE GUYVER"

Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: THE ACCOUNTANT (2016)

Full text review on Geek.com

Statement

I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this today, because I said my piece where it needed to be said and am otherwise trying my level best to stay out of something that (as far as I'm concerned) has nothing to do with me, But since the usual suspects are looking to make that impossible, I need to nip this part in the bud right now.

Monday, October 10, 2016

In Bob We Trust: SCHLOCKTOBER: "MYSTICS IN BALI"

Friday, October 07, 2016

Review: BIRTH OF A NATION (2016)

Full text version (which is, for purposes of watching vs reading, not 100% identical to the video) available on Geek.com

Monday, October 03, 2016

Schlocktober 2016: NEON MANIACS

It's the most wonderful time of the year.