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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Time Lapse 4.88
Mad Max: Fury Road 4.51
Breakup Buddies 4.14
Slow West 4
Reality (2014) 4

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
House With 100 Eyes, The 2
Butter on the Latch 2
Film Critic, The (El Critico) 2
Piku 2.14
Pitch Perfect 2 2.79

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Take this Waltz 3.19
Headshot 4
Hysteria 3.13
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 3
Playroom, The 3
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Willow Creek 5
Conjuring, The 4.13
Helter Skelter (2013) 5
V/H/S/2 4
Number 10 Blues/Goodbye Saigon 3
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Dallas Buyers Club 4.4
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.75
Of Good Report 5
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 3.63
Metalhead 4
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Her 4.36
Only Lovers Left Alive 4
Invisible Woman, The (2013) 5
12 Years a Slave 3.46
Missing Picture, The 4
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Immigrant, The 4.23
Northwest 4
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
Labor Day (2013) 1
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2015 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Good Kill 3.29
As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM 5
Wolfpack, The 3
Thank You for Playing 5
Bad Hurt 5
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Look of Silence, The 5
Ex Machina 3.9
Lost River 5
Ned Rifle 4
Unfriended 4.25
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2015 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
I'll See You in My Dreams 4
Stray Dog 3
Midnight Swim, The 3
Runoff 5
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 5
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2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Keeping Room, The 4
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 5
End of the Tour, The 3
Slow West 4
Raiders! 5
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2015 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
World of Kanako, The 4
Excess Flesh 3
Bag Boy Lover Boy 3
Der Samurai 4.57
Editor, The 4
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2015 San Francisco International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
When Animals Dream 4
End of the Tour, The 3
Tribe, The (2015) 5
H. 3
Welcome to Me 5
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2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Cartel Land 5
Look of Silence, The 5
Wolfpack, The 3
(T)ERROR 4
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2015 Stanley Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Over Your Dead Body 3
Shrew's Nest 4
Treatment, The 4
We Are Still Here 5
When Animals Dream 4
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2015 Cannes Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Mad Max: Fury Road 4.51
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2015 Independent Film Festival Boston MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 5
Look of Silence, The 5
Keeping Room, The 4
Brilliant Young Mind (aka X+Y), A 3
H. 3
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2015 Seattle International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 5
End of the Tour, The 3
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2015 AFI Docs Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Cartel Land 5
Chinese Mayor, The 4
Look of Silence, The 5
Wolfpack, The 3
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ALOHA
"Made of Real Crowe Parts, But You Have To Look For Them"
3 stars
Erik Childress says... "Walking into a Cameron Crowe film is typically a welcome relief from the general cynicism of today's filmmaking and by-the-numbers romantic comedies stealing well too many hard-earned dollars from people too quick to forget how those things work. This is a filmmaker who transformed the window serenade into the iconic boombox image in "Say Anything." He went from the irony of "show me the money" to "you had me at hello" and then won an Oscar for turning what could have been an autobiographical vanity project into a romanticized commentary on the music industry that would have made his mentor, Billy Wilder, proud. The point being that a new Cameron Crowe project should be met with open arms and not cautious derision. Yet you can bet that the pessimists out there will be having a field day with the double meaning of his latest title. Unfortunately, there are not entirely wrong." (more)
GOOD KILL
"Asks good questions, but could still do more."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Writer/director Andrew Niccol has never been a guy who had a problem with letting the audience know exactly what he is getting at with his movies, and that's certainly the case when he sets his movies in the recent past rather than the indefinite future. Surprisingly, "Good Kill" does a fair job of doing more than just preaching to the converted about the questionable ethics of drone warfare. Its measured approach may not appeal to all, but it does make the film fairly effective." (more)
HOUSE WITH 100 EYES, THE
"Snuff's Enough"
2 stars
Charles Tatum says... "Once again, a serious opening credits crawl tells us that this film was assembled from "found footage"...damn it..." (more)
REALITY (2014)
"Dupieux's stuff is still wrong and oh so right."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "A sad thing about how peculiar movies like those made by Quentin Dupieux are likely to be more readily available to a larger audience via the various on-demand services is that I'm certain that, at some point while making this film, he smiled upon imagining people going to a cinema box office and asking for "a ticket to reality". Or "un billet à réalité", since he's French. I suppose selecting "Reality" from a set-top box's menu works too, although it's not the same as saying it out loud. Either way, you'll wind up with something else entirely, as entertaining and odd as his previous features." (more)
MAGGIE
"Does a bit more than half a good job playing against expectations."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Show me "Maggie" at a genre film festival with a cast of unknowns, and I likely react with unreserved excitement. That is, after all, the natural life-cycle and scale of movies such which play with genre conventions the way this one does. This one's got Arnold Schwarzenegger in the middle of it, and for all that this is intriguing in its own right, it throws things off even more than such an imperfect fit otherwise might." (more)
PITCH PERFECT 2
"Not perfect, but still a good time"
4 stars
Charles Tatum says... "The Barden Bellas are back, and the comedy is cranked up in this sequel that is just as good as the first film." (more)
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
"Funniest movie about a teenager with cancer that you'll see."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2015: There are plenty of reasons to be wary of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"; from the start, it's got a seeming tendency to be glib and self-aware in a way that doesn't always do it many favors. That's why it must eventually be relentless in making those properties work for it, and while I don't really see enough teen-oriented movies that I can conclusively say that this is one of the best in recent memory, it's both impressively well-intentioned and entertaining, and not a whole lot of movies for any demographic manage both at once." (more)
PIKU
"This cast and premise should be a much more enjoyable trip."
2 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Even if you're not a real fan of Indian film but just sort of generally aware of it (and maybe not even that), the cast of "Piku" should make you take note: Amitabh Bachchan is an institution who has been popular for decades and patriarch of a major acting family, Deepika Padukone is one of the country's most popular leading ladies, and Irrfan Khan is in tremendous demand in both Bollywood and Hollywood. And, yet, despite what seems like it should be a fun premise, the film is a real bore because this great cast is given nothing to do." (more)
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