Boston Hassle

Boston Hassle is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Oscar Goff
Rating Title/Year Author
Ready or Not (2019) Oscar Goff A devilishly sick bit of poison popcorn, and a hell of a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
The Mountain (2018) Oscar Goff Its depiction of the human condition, as well as its flat-out oddness, will likely linger in your thoughts long after it ends. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
Luz (2018) Oscar Goff Luz is just a good little movie, and a breath of fresh air for horror fans in search of something they haven't seen before. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Oscar Goff There's an elegiac, melancholy quality that's never before been present in Tarantino's work, and even -- dare I say -- sentimentality. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
In Fabric (2018) Oscar Goff How does one describe a movie so willfully, perversely indescribable? And how do I do that while also conveying that it may be my favorite movie of the year so far? EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Nightingale (2018) Oscar Goff The Nightingale is exponentially more troubling, upsetting, and, yes, horrifying than The Babadook -- or possibly any horror movie you might see this year. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Hail Satan? (2019) Oscar Goff Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the film is how fundamentally decent most of these Satanists appear. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Oscar Goff Avengers: Endgame is almost certainly better than you expect, and far more satisfying and entertaining than its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
High Life (2018) Oscar Goff In its final moments, as throughout, High Life is simultaneously hopeful and foreboding, distant and deeply moving. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Assassinaut (2019) Oscar Goff A modest, nearly handmade film nonetheless bursting with ideas, with truly impressive visual effects and a surprising amount of heart. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Hole in the Ground (2019) Oscar Goff Hole bears all the hallmarks of what has come to be known as "A24 horror": spooky atmospherics, familial strife, some stellar performances, and a gorgeous, lived-in aesthetic. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Morto Não Fala (2018) Oscar Goff Through it all, The Nightshifter captures the dread, mordant humor, and visceral horror of classic EC Comics. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Tone-Deaf (2019) Oscar Goff Tone-Deaf is acrid, caustic satire, but hard to shake off, and whether you're a millennial or a boomer, you'll find things that will hit close to home. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records (2018) Oscar Goff Industrial Accident is a loving portrait, not only of the store and the label, but of the scene and the time they represented, and the men who made it happen. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Oscar Goff Stevens throws a lot of ideas at the wall, and while not all of them stick ... the cumulative effect is dizzying and effective. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Starfish (2016) Oscar Goff Starfish is a triumph of art design over budget. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Greta (2018) Oscar Goff For every superlative I have for this movie, I feel like I should add the qualifier "but ludicrous," while every complaint needs to be followed by an implied "but satisfying." EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
American Dharma (2018) Oscar Goff In the case of Bannon in particular, Morris comes in not with a particular point to make, but in hopes of understanding an evil which he admittedly finds incomprehensible. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Mandy (2018) Oscar Goff Mandy is lovingly assembled from a wide array of prurient obsessions ... woven into a film both clearly personal and breathtakingly gorgeous. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) Oscar Goff As Barr, Elliott takes what could easily be a one- (or two-) joke premise and plays it completely straight, imbuing the role with deep melancholy and humanity. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Suspiria (2018) Oscar Goff Suspiria is nothing if not ambitious, but when a film tackles such a broad swath of heavy topics, it becomes difficult to treat each one with the weight it deserves. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Laissez bronzer les cadavres (2017) Oscar Goff This is an absolutely gorgeous film, even as the characters do increasingly ugly things to each other. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Oscar Goff BlacKkKlansman is not only Lee's best joint in ages, it's undoubtedly among the most vital and important films of the year and the political moment. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
First Reformed (2017) Oscar Goff Like the best of Schrader's work, First Reformed will burrow under your skin, changing shape as you look at it in different lights. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
MexMan (2018) Oscar Goff Yet the film's sympathies clearly lie with the artist, and unlike many similar features, it allows us to watch him make progress as a person. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Ghost Stories (2017) Oscar Goff As delightfully spooky as the anthology stories are, the framing story turns out to be the most chilling -- and the most affecting -- of the lot. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Theta Girl (2017) Oscar Goff If, however, you're an old VHS rat like me, who grew up on Troma, Basket Case, and early Peter Jackson, The Theta Girl will fit like a warm blanket. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
My Name is Myeisha (2018) Oscar Goff Walker owns the film, grabbing your hand and rushing you down one sidestreet after another. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Thoroughbreds (2017) Oscar Goff Thoroughbreds is a comedy, but it's the sort of comedy that would probably be found in the Drama section if Blockbuster still existed. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Division 19 (2017) Oscar Goff But in spite of her scrappy means, Halewood shows a remarkably steady hand, creating a cohesive vision of the future and shooting it with style to spare EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Disaster Artist (2017) Oscar Goff Even Room obsessives who have read the book multiple times should find themselves laughing anew; the material is gold, and and handled masterfully. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Lucky (2017) Oscar Goff Lucky is all about the metatextual pleasure of spending 90 final minutes with one of cinema's all-time most entertaining actors, and for that, it is a pure gift. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Baby Driver (2017) Oscar Goff It's hilarious, of course, but it's also legitimately incredible filmmaking, and it does things that I've simply never seen in a movie before EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Free Fire (2016) Oscar Goff Like a good cheeseburger, its nutritional value is questionable, but it's satisfying enough that it's difficult to care. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
T2 Trainspotting (2017) Oscar Goff We may not have needed a Trainspotting sequel, but as long as it's fun and succeeds on its own terms, what's the harm? EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Void (2016) Oscar Goff Like the best of the movies it emulates, The Void is best paired with a big greasy pizza, a healthy stockpile of brews ... and some similarly inclined friends. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Buster's Mal Heart (2016) Oscar Goff Both Malek and Smith are masters at letting the viewer know they're not getting the full story, but keeping them guessing as to what's being hid. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Hounds of Love (2016) Oscar Goff For those with the emotional wherewithal to endure it, however, Hounds of Love is a rewardingly nuanced thriller. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Prevenge (2016) Oscar Goff Think Under the Skin by way of Edgar Wright, and you've probably got a general idea of the level on which this film is operating. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Kedi (2016) Oscar Goff It is a movie filled with cats, doing cat things and being as dignified and ridiculous as cats can be. You should go see it. Yay, kitties. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Split (2016) Oscar Goff Split is deeply weird, cheerfully perverse, and way, way over the top. It's also a hell of a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Love Witch (2016) Oscar Goff The film is clearly fiercely personal and strikingly original, and Biller is every bit as dedicated to her passions and aesthetic as Wes Anderson. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Raiders! (2015) Oscar Goff What makes Raiders! really work is the even tone with which it treats its subjects. The adaptation is never ridiculed ... nor is it held up as a grand artistic achievement. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (2015) Oscar Goff Where Prince's story plays like a traditional, somewhat bombastic melodrama, Moctar's is gentle, lyrical, and leisurely paced. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Kill Your Friends (2015) Oscar Goff As Stelfox pulls out of situation after situation through increasingly deplorable behavior, what feels giddily transgressive to begin with becomes simply numbing. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Belladonna of Sadness (1973) Oscar Goff A gorgeous film, largely composed of slow pans across still watercolors, and punctuated by vivid, swirling, and, frequently, distinctly anatomical bursts of animation. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) Oscar Goff [Laser] provides an energy sorely lacking in the rest of the film, which limps through a series of tired prison rape jokes and casual racial stereotypes. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
What We Do in the Shadows (2014) Oscar Goff The performances are all winningly guileless, but the true surprise of the film is how realized their world is. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013) Oscar Goff The film could certainly stand to be a good ten minutes shorter ... Nevertheless, [it] is a singular experience for lovers of inventive genre cinema. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Borgman (2013) Oscar Goff But the more I thought about it, and realized what kind of movie it probably is, the more I find I like it, and want to see it again. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019