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
Gretel & Hansel (2020) Oscar Goff A stylish, deeply idiosyncratic work from one of the genre's most underappreciated auteurs working today. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
Color Out of Space (2019) Oscar Goff I wish I could see it in a planetarium, laser show-style, and let it wash over me. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
The Wave (2019) Oscar Goff The Wave is a scrappy little head trip with heart and style to spare. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
1917 (2019) Oscar Goff It's a piece of filmmaking bravado, but it will be a shame if it continues to suck up award season oxygen that could go to, say, Little Women or The Farewell. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019) Oscar Goff Sandler's [...] charisma and humor give you someone to root for in spite of yourself, and his obnoxiousness keeps you from feeling too bad when he inevitably gets clocked. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2019
Cats (2019) Oscar Goff Cats is the kind of bad movie you'll tell your kids about, and they probably won't believe you. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Oscar Goff [A] wholly original, adult-oriented Hollywood comedy which relies neither on raunchy schtick nor flaccid improv. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
The Report (2019) Oscar Goff [S]martly written, cracklingly paced, and presented by a cast of immensely watchable talent. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Oscar Goff When a filmmaker at the height of his powers is given free rein to pursue his passions, the result can scarcely help but be a treat. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Oscar Goff Perhaps because of the adaptation's Frankensteined origins, that mindbending final act doesn't have a whole lot in common with the two hours (!) that precede it. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
The Current War (2017) Oscar Goff Will I remember it in a year or two? Possibly not, but I left the theater with a smile on my face. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Oscar Goff If you've ever made a movie on a shoestring budget, you'll instantly recognize the triumphs and hardships endured by the characters. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) Oscar Goff Adamson's movies weren't the best -- many were barely even movies -- but it's clear from Blood and Flesh that he was loved. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Blood on Her Name (2019) Oscar Goff Like a minor key Blood Simple, Blood on Her Name is an intense little film. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Extra Ordinary (2019) Oscar Goff From start to finish, the film exudes warmth and friendliness while never once feeling cloying. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Oscar Goff Both the tension and the maniacal comedy build steadily over the entire running time, like a Fawlty Towers episode written by H.P. Lovecraft. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
In Search of Darkness (2019) Oscar Goff In Search of Darkness captures the joy of smuggling lurid, dogeared VHS tapes to a sleepover. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Lucy in the Sky (2019) Oscar Goff The most frustrating thing about Lucy in the Sky is that one can see fragments of several better movies within it. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Joker (2019) Oscar Goff While I can't say I was entirely won over by Joker's thrall in itself, I also can't deny its achievements. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Oscar Goff Once you find your footing, you'll be delighted by possibly the funniest, and certainly the warmest, zombie comedy since Shaun of the Dead. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Oscar Goff [The characters] speak in the stilted, pretentious manner of a Wes Anderson film, but without the remove that invites the audience to be amused. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Oscar Goff One of the curious things that becomes apparent early on [...] is that this portion of the story is served far worse by the splitting of the timelines than its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
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