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MOVIES IN RELEASE
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Nymphomaniac: Volume II 5
Short Game, The 5
That Demon Within 5
Square, The (2013) 4.89
Raid 2, The 4.88

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Frankie & Alice 1
Jinn 1.57
Need for Speed 2.1
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2.14
Transcendence 2.21

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Your Sister's Sister 3.71
Keep the Lights On 3
Fairhaven 3.5
Revisionaries, The 4
In Their Skin 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Helter Skelter (2013) 5
Key of Life 4
Zero Charisma 3
After School Midnighters 3
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo 2
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Metallica Through The Never 3.29
Invisible Woman, The (2013) 4.78
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 3.56
All Cheerleaders Die 2.38
Afflicted 3.5
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Immigrant, The 3.67
All Is Lost 4.53
12 Years a Slave 3.52
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 4.75
Touch of Sin, A 4.63
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.46
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.44
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 4.75
August: Osage County 1.91
Stop-Over 4
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2014 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Blue Ruin 5
Camp X-Ray 4.8
God's Pocket 2
Calvary 5
Rich Hill 1
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2014 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Veronica Mars 3
Break Point 4
Joe 4.57
Home (2014/I) 4
Starry Eyes 4
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2014 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Westworld 3.33
Visitor, The (1980) 1
Children of Men 4.05
Senn 3.13
Los Ultimos Dias (The Last Days) 4
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2014 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Starred Up 1
Famous Nathan 5
Intramural 5
Next Goal Wins 4.14
Other One, The: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir 5
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2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Congress, The 4
Calvary 5
Starred Up 1
OXV: The Manual (aka Frequencies) 4.86
Copenhagen 5
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2014 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Starry Eyes 4
All Cheerleaders Die 2.38
Kept 4
American Jesus 3
Ten (2014) 1
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2014 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Dom Hemingway 3.29
Calvary 5
Congress, The 4
As It Is In Heaven 4.93
Resurrection of a Bastard, The 4
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2014 Stanley Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Sacrament, The 3.14
Lesson of the Evil 3.4
Starry Eyes 4
LFO: The Movie 4.14
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2014 Sarasota Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Blue Ruin 5
Coherence 3.5
Heli 4
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
Congress, The 4
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2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Rich Hill 1
Missing Picture, The 4
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2014 Nantucket Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Calvary 5
Rich Hill 1
Break Point 4
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