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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Long Night in a Dead City 5
Wonder Woman (2017) 4.47
My Cousin Rachel (2017) 4.14
Didi's Dream 4
God of War 4

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Transformers: The Last Knight 1.56
Churchill 1.86
Berlin Syndrome 2
47 Meters Down 2.29
Alien: Covenant 2.71

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Trishna 3.71
Your Sister's Sister 3.71
Headshot (2012) 4
Jackpot 5
All In (La suerte en tus manos) 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Confession of Murder 3
Machi Action 4
Key of Life 4
Machine, The 4.57
Vessel (2013) 3.14
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Rush 3.53
Armstrong Lie, The 4.14
What If (2014) 1
One Chance 3
Invisible Woman, The (2013) 5
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.75
About Time 2
Jimmy P. 4.14
Only Lovers Left Alive 4
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Le Week-End 3.71
Book Thief, The 3
Kill Your Darlings (2013) 2.22
Nordstrand 5
Nebraska 3.63
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Birth of a Nation, The (2016) 1.29
Outlaws and Angels 4.88
Lobster, The 3.63
Brahman Naman 4
Wiener-Dog 2
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2016 Slamdance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Embers 4.14
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2016 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Gremlins 4.29
High Treason 4.14
Man Who Fell to Earth, The 4.6
Native (2016) 5
Alienated 2
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2016 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Under the Shadow 5
Embers 4.14
Antibirth 4
Rupture 4
Three (2016) 4
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
Hollars, The 4
High-Rise (2015) 1.5
Five Nights in Maine 4
Under the Shadow 5
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2016 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Lure, The 3
Belladonna of Sadness 4
Wendigo 2.42
Cash Only 4
Chasing Banksy 3
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2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
Life, Animated 5
Demon 4
Under the Shadow 5
In A Valley of Violence 4.43
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2016 Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Antibirth 4
Abattoir 1
Beyond the Gates (2016) 2
Found Footage 3D 4.14
I Am Not A Serial Killer 4.71
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2016 Las Vegas Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
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2016 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Magnificent Seven, The (2016) 2.75
Blair Witch 2.67
Handmaiden, The 5
La La Land 3.06
Prevenge 4
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2016 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea 4
Red Turtle, The 5
Shin Godzilla 4.43
Fraud 4.22
Dark Song, A 4
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2016 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Manchester by the Sea 3.5
20th Century Women 5
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea 4
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 4
La La Land 3.06
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2016 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Arrival 3.19
Paterson 4.88
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 4
We Are the Flesh 4
I Am Not Your Negro 5
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2016 Venice Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Arrival 3.19
Magnificent Seven, The (2016) 2.75
Light Between Oceans, The 3
Hacksaw Ridge 4.1
Age of Shadows, The 5
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2016 Telluride Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
La La Land 3.06
Arrival 3.19
Sully 4.09
Moonlight (2016) 4.82
Wakefield 3
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2016 AFI Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Fraud 4.22
Paterson 4.88
Jackie 3.71
Prevenge 4
Red Turtle, The 5
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2016 Savannah Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Arrival 3.19
La La Land 3.06
Jackie 3.71
Paterson 4.88
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2016 Austin Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
La La Land 3.06
Loving (2016) 4
Found Footage 3D 4.14
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2016 Denver Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
We Are the Flesh 4
La La Land 3.06
Jackie 3.71
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2016 Monster Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Dark Song, A 4
My Father Die 4
Safe Neighborhood 3
Playground (2016) 3
Mondo Yakuza 3
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2017 Slamdance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Dave Made a Maze 5
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2017 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Band Aid 4
XX 2
Little Hours, The 5
Get Out 4.08
Berlin Syndrome 2
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2017 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Song to Song 2
Most Beautiful Island 5
Bill Frisell, A Portrait 5
Ballad of Lefty Brown, The 5
Hounds of Love 5
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LITTLE HOURS, THE
"Really, there need to be more raunchy convent comedies."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2017: I might not have known I needed a movie about foul-mouthed nuns and the hunk hiding in their convent as a deaf-mute before seeing "The Little Hours", but I did, especially at the end of a day of serious documentaries about societal inequity. This movie is tremendously funny, but also has a weirdly sweet core under the sarcastic exterior." (more)
LONG NIGHT IN A DEAD CITY
"Griffin saves his best for almost-last."
5 stars
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ALL THE RAGE: SAVED BY SARNO
"Is it in my head?"
4 stars
Rob Gonsalves says... "As a reader of Dr. John Sarno’s book "Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection," I was eager to see the documentary about him, "All the Rage: Saved by Sarno."" (more)
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
"It Only Feels Like 13 Hours"
1 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "Although this news will probably comes as no surprise to anyone who has taken even a cursory look at my reviews of the various entries in the “Transformers” saga, I must state for the record that I would just as soon lower my dangling bits into a blender than sit through “Transformers: The Last Knight” again in this lifetime. That said, there is one circumstance in which I would cheerfully and happily purchase the Blu-ray of the film when it hits stores and that would be if it took a page from the home video release of the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake and included video of the actors gathered around for the first table read of the screenplay. This, I hasten to add, is not because I want an opportunity to savor the sparkling dialogue on display—of which the most profound statement may be Merlin (yes, Merlin) remarking “God, I’m sozzled”—but because I am curious to see how the actors reacted to the jumbo helping of word salad masquerading as a script that they were charged with making sense of and bringing to life. Did someone like Mark Wahlberg or John Turturro or the celebrated Sir Anthony “Freejack” Hopkins at any point stop the proceedings to ask if any of what they were reading made a lick of sense to anyone or did they simply shut up those thoughts and think instead of the buckets of money that they were presumably given to appear in it? My guess is that such footage will never appear on the Blu-ray but if anyone has access to such a thing and can leak it, it would be most appreciative—not only would it be an invaluable guide to how much silliness a star is willing to swallow in the name of a big paycheck but it would almost certainly prove to be more entertaining—or at least quieter—than the film itself." (more)
WARRIORS OF THE DAWN
"Good enough not to have to call for substitutes."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "The story at the center of this film is not bad - a frightened crown prince trying to stay ahead of a Japanese invasion has only a squadron of mercenaries to support him. All must come to recognize a greater purpose, and it turns out that the prince is, in his way, serving the same purpose. It's a solid enough base that basic competence will make it enjoyable enough, although it would be really nice if it had a bit more to offer." (more)
MY COUSIN RACHEL (2017)
"Impressively mysterious without being coy."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "As soon as I'm done doing the same thing with Raymond Chandler, I should start working through the novels of Daphne Du Maurier, and for much the same reason - there have been enough absolutely fantastic movies made from them to make a deep dive worth it. This version of "My Cousin Rachel" may not be in the absolute top echelon - Hitchcock adapted three of her works, after all - but it's a strong period thriller with an especially impressive performance by Rachel Weisz as the title character." (more)
47 METERS DOWN
"Shark Weak."
2 stars
Jay Seaver says... "There are times when it feels like "47 Meters Down" was patched together as best it could be around the days when certain resources were available. Like, the pitch was good and the filmmakers really thought they'd have the script in better order by the time they had the use of the tank needed to shoot it, and then maybe they could cover the gaps with visual effects, or when re-recording the dialogue, but they never had everything they needed, and as a result, they're never able to build enough up around the gem of a decent idea to make a particularly good picture. It likely didn't actually happen that way, but if not, things are worse, and the bits that seem bent out of shape to cover something else are just poorly done." (more)
CARS 3
"The Third Time Isn't Quite The Charm"
3 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "“Cars 3” is easily the best installment of the insanely popular Pixar film franchise centered around a universe in which automobiles and other vehicles evidently became sentient, rose up and slaughtered all human beings and have taken over the world for themselves. This is largely because, unlike the previous entries, this one actually makes an attempt to include the kind of thoughtful and serious-minded themes that have always been present in the very best Pixar films. That said, proclaiming “Cars 3” to be the best of the “Cars” films says more about the general lousiness of its predecessors than it does about its own accomplishments because even though it is somewhat more ambitious than the previous installments, it still doesn’t come close to reaching the accomplishments of such stone-cold Pixar classics as “Ratatouille,” “Up” and “Inside Out” and still feels more like an extended toy commercial than anything else." (more)
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