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MOVIES IN RELEASE
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Film Critic, The (El Critico) 2
Piku 2
1915 2
Butter on the Latch 2
Pitch Perfect 2 2.69

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
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Trishna 3.71
2 Days in New York 3.15
Side by Side 3.86
Revisionaries, The 4
Graceland 4
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
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Conjuring, The 4.13
Library Wars 3
Dead Experiment, The 3
When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep 4
Son of Sardaar 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Why Don't You Play in Hell? 4.88
Metallica Through The Never 3.29
Labor Day (2013) 1
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 3.63
Ida 5
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
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All Is Lost 4.53
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.36
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The 3.92
Invisible Woman, The (2013) 5
Touch of Sin, A 5
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Immigrant, The 4.23
Le Week-End 3.71
Missing Picture, The 4
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
Fifth Estate, The 2
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2015 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Maggie 3
Slow West 4
Wolfpack, The 3
Good Kill 5
Thank You for Playing 5
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
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Look of Silence, The 5
Ned Rifle 4
Get Hard 5
Unfriended 4.25
Naz & Maalik 4
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2015 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
I'll See You in My Dreams 4
Stray Dog 3
Slow West 4
Naz & Maalik 4
Runoff 5
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2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Keeping Room, The 4
Call Me Lucky 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
Gone with the Pope 1
I Am a Knife with Legs 4
Bloody Knuckles 4
Bag Boy Lover Boy 3
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2015 San Francisco International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
When Animals Dream 4
End of the Tour, The 3
Call Me Lucky 5
H. 3
Welcome to Me 5
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2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
(T)ERROR 4
Cartel Land 5
Look of Silence, The 5
Wolfpack, The 3
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2015 Stanley Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Let Us Prey 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 4.63
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2015 Independent Film Festival Boston MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 5
Tribe, The (2015) 5
Call Me Lucky 5
Cartel Land 5
Brilliant Young Mind (aka X+Y), A 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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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)
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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)
WOLFPACK, THE
"For and about movie-lovers, and missing much else."
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Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2015: I suspect that film fans are going to talk "The Wolfpack" up more than it truly merits; the only thing we like more than an amazing story is meeting folks who love movies as much as we do, and there's no denying that this movie has both. The thing is, while "meeting" the Angulo brothers certainly makes one want to like the movie, I wonder how much it will hide the film's flaws to those who aren't the same sort of fanatics." (more)
I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
"Always nice to see veterans getting something good to do."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2015: Thing to ponder: I can put a note in my phone or computer that says "revisit 'I'll See You In My Dreams' twenty-five years from now", and it could follow me from device to device over that time, and it will actually remind me to give this movie I liked well enough in 2015 another look with the proper amount of life experience. I like it; I'd like to see how much it speaks to me at that age." (more)
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Charles Tatum says... "If David Lynch and Bruce La Bruce ever teamed up to make a film...well, for one thing, it would be completely insane. For another thing, it would be this film." (more)
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4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "There was another documentary about the man behind one of "Sesame Street"'s most beloved Muppets a couple years back, and even before it certain allegations (most later rescinded) were made, it didn't really feel like "Becoming Elmo" gave the viewer a complete picture of Kevin Clash. I think that "I Am Big Bird" does a better job of giving us a full picture of Caroll Spinney, perhaps because less is being held back, perhaps because he's had a longer life to draw from. Of course, it probably also doesn't hurt that this viewer is of an age that Spinney's greatest hits as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch hit the nostalgia button a lot harder than Elmo's." (more)
TOMORROWLAND
"I've Seen The Future, Brother, And It Is Meh. . ."
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Peter Sobczynski says... "With the obvious exception of last week's "Mad Max: Fury Road," it is almost a certainty that you will not see another film this summer--at least in the nine-figure budget hoped-for blockbuster category--as ambitious and deeply personal as the family fantasy epic "Tomorrowland." One of the few big films of the season not to have its roots in a comic book property or an older screen franchise, this is a case of a filmmaker, Brad Bird, using the credibility that he has accrued over the years from critics, who have waxed ecstatic over practically everything he has done to date, and audiences, who have similarly embraced his work to the tune of hundreds of millions in box-office grosses, to swing for the fences with something near and dear to his heart and all of the considerable resources required to bring this particular vision to life. The only problem is that the final product just isn't that good--despite Bird's enormous talent and ambition and despite the obvious effort that went into making it, it just never quite pulls together into the kind of groundbreaking and mind-blowing cinematic experience that Bird was hoping to deliver and that which most audience members (including yours truly) were dearly hoping to receive." (more)
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