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Oscar Goff

Film Editor, Boston Hassle

Location icon United States of America

Boston-based writer, film critic, and man about town. Managing Film Flam editor for BMA-nominated blog Boston Hassle and its print counterpart, the Boston Compass.

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Reviews

Boston Hassle
05/31/2015
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) dir. Tom Six

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: I come not to bury the Human Centipede, but to praise it. In the annals (har) of horror, few franchises have taken as much shit (hardy har) as Tom Six's series of graphic, weirdly single-minded body horror epics. "Gimmicky," their detractors call them.

Boston Hassle
03/27/2016
BUFF18 REVIEW: Sympathy for the Devil (2016) dir. Neil Edwards

As cults go, The Process Church of the Final Judgement is a little like Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr: more often namedropped than actually experienced or understood. If referenced at all today, it's likely in reference to their alleged connections to the Manson Family and David "Son of Sam" Berkowi

Boston Hassle
03/24/2016
BUFF18 REVIEW: Belladonna of Sadness (1973) dir. Eiichi Yamamoto

Film festivals are, by their nature, about discovery - young filmmakers vying for their first moment in the spotlight, industry insiders scouting for the Next Big Thing, critics and audiences simply looking for something they haven't seen before. But just as important, especially in underground or a

Boston Hassle
02/23/2015
What We Do in the Shadows

In any given rundown of what's going on in horror right now-what with your zombies and your exorcisms and your endless franchise reboots-you're likely to find a mention of vampires. This is understandable; bloodsuckers are seemingly everywhere these days. But can the current vamp-vogue really be pro

Features

artery
05/29/2016
That Cwazy Wabbit Is Back At The Bwattle - Why We Wuv Him So Much

Bugs Bunny is 76 years old. Entertainment has changed dramatically since that rabbit first popped out of his hole: YouTube, the Internet, HD, home video, television. The first Bugs Bunny cartoon (1940's "A Wild Hare," opposite Elmer Fudd) predates U.S.

Boston Hassle
03/05/2014
(3/3) TRASH HUMPERS (2009) DIR. HARMONY KORINE - DIRECTOR IN PERSON! @HFA

Of all the left-field surprises to come out of Hollywood in recent years (see: two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill), few have been quite as stunning as the runaway blockbuster success of last year's SPRING BREAKERS. Drenched in neon colors, gratuitous nudity, and dubstep, the film's jarringl

Boston Hassle
11/14/2014
(11/14 - 11/15) URGH! A MUSIC WAR (1981) DIR. DEREK BURBIDGE @BRATTLE

In 1820, naturalist James Audubon declared his intention to paint and describe every bird in North America in a single volume. Using pastels, watercolors, and a homemade contraption of wires to keep his specimens posed, Audubon created life-sized, photorealistic portraits of hundreds of birds from a

Boston Hassle
10/09/2015
The Blair Witch Project (1999) dir. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez

The Blair Witch Project is perhaps the first blockbuster of the internet age. Where previous films relied on TV spots and trailers to advertise, Blair Witch was among the first to make its name through what would eventually be called Viral Marketing: covert agents, posing as ordinary web surfers, be

Boston Hassle
02/23/2015
Damn Fine Cinema: The Films of David Lynch

Twin Peaks is coming back. That news broke more than four months ago, but to many, myself included, it has yet to sink in. Sure, rumors of such a comeback have echoed around the 'net every couple of years since the show ended, but, historically, they've all turned out to be wishful thinking.