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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Logan Lucky 5
Good Time 5
Gook 5
Dunkirk 4.6
War for the Planet of the Apes 4.33

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Wish Upon 1
Hitman's Bodyguard, The 1
Dark Tower, The 1.11
Kidnap 1.57
Detroit 2.71

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Keep the Lights On 3
Side by Side 3.86
Whole Lotta Sole 4
Revenge for Jolly! 1
As Luck Would Have It (2013) 4.14
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
You're Next 3.56
Dead Experiment, The 3
Thermae Romae 4
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo 2
Grand Heist, The 4
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2017 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Cold Hell 5
Endless, The 4
Blade of the Immortal 4
Super Dark Times 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Square, The (2013) 5
12 Years a Slave 3.62
Sacrament, The 3
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story 3
Third Person 1
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Captain Phillips 4.23
Wind Rises, The 4.62
Alan Partridge 4
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
Nebraska 3.63
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
August: Osage County 1.78
Go Goa Gone 2.71
Raze 2.43
One Chance 3
Philomena 4.17
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Outlaws and Angels 4.88
Uncle Howard 4
Green Room 3.5
Sleight 3
Life, Animated 5
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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
Man Who Fell to Earth, The 4.6
Phoenix Incident, The 3
Alienated 2
Dual City 4
Skyquake 2
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2017 Slamdance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Dave Made a Maze 5
Gook 5
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2017 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
XX 2
Wind River 3
Little Hours, The 5
Get Out 4.12
Berlin Syndrome 2
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2017 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Prevenge 4
Dealt 5
Hounds of Love 5
Most Beautiful Island 5
Atomic Blonde 3.88
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2017 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Prevenge 4
Southland Tales 4.03
She's Allergic to Cats 3
68 Kill 4
Hidden Reserves 4
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2017 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Little Hours, The 5
Band Aid 4
Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive 3
Tormenting the Hen 2
Crest, The 3
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2017 New York Asian Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Battle of Memories 3
Duckweed 3
SoulMate (2016) 5
Extraordinary Mission 3
Villainess, The 4
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2017 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
68 Kill 4
Better Watch Out (aka Safe Neighborhood) 3
Extraordinary Mission 3
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1939) 4
Indiana 3
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2017 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Spoor 5
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LATEST REVIEWS
LOGAN LUCKY
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5 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "“Logan Lucky” marks the first time that Steven Soderbergh has directed a feature film since announcing his “retirement” in 2013 following the release of “Side Effects.” Now four years may not seem like that long of a “retirement”—there are people with active careers who take that much time between projects—but for someone who had been averaging a film or two a year for more than a decade or so prior to his departure, there must have been some concern on his part about getting back into the groove again that not even the extensive work he did for cable television during that time (which included directing the acclaimed film “Behind the Candelabra” and every episode of “The Knick” as well as producing a number of series that included an adaptation of his film “The Girlfriend Experience”) could completely alleviate. As it turns out, those worries were for nothing because within just a few minutes, it becomes clear that not only is Soderbergh back, he has returned in peak form with an utterly delightful riff on the caper film, a genre that he has had great success with in the past with the “Ocean’s Eleven” trilogy, that is one of the most sheerly entertaining works of his career to date." (more)
HITMAN'S BODYGUARD, THE
"A.K.A. Two Guys, A Girl And A Really Shitty Movie"
1 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "I have always had a sneaking suspicion that if you took the films that Samuel L. Jackson has made throughout his career and counted up the number of times that he says fuck” in each one, you would find that in most cases, the higher the “fuck” count, the lower the overall quality. Granted, this isn’t always the case—Lord knows he drops one F-bomb after another in his various collaborations with Quentin Tarantino and those films are all pretty much aces as far as I am concerned. In the case of the Tarantino films, however, the scripts also contain interesting storylines, creative narrative approaches, fully fleshed-out characters and the kind of dialogue that is so wonderfully phrased and delivered that you want to savor every word, even those of the four-letter variety. Most of the time, however, these films tend to be dregs because they are utterly lacking any redeeming or memorable qualities to speak of and the filmmakers, with nothing left to offer, simply opt to have Jackson act like a Tourette’s victim in order to score cheap laughs from those in the audience who still find vulgar language to be inherently funny. A good case in point—though not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination—is his latest vehicle, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” a painfully wretched, gruesomely violent and artlessly vulgar action-comedy that is so devoid of genuine entertainment value that anyone not harboring a bizarre sense of nostalgia for the Brett Ratner oeuvre will find themselves wondering how it could have possibly gotten made in the first place, let alone attracted a number of excellent actors to deliver some of the most nondescript performances of their careers." (more)
ONCE UPON A TIME
"A beautiful, if sometimes silly, fairy-tale romance."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "The trouble with reviewing something like "Once Upon a Time" on a platform that is pretty much all words is that sometimes a movie's story can be utterly ridiculous and its dialogue (at least in subtitle form) inartful at best, and it's easy to point that out, whereas the argument for the movie is "just LOOK at this thing!" It's a fantasy romance of rare visual splendor, maybe just enough to overcome all of the other very real problems it has." (more)
TAXI DRIVER, A
"Because you've got to get to the important moments and back."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... ""A Taxi Driver" ends with the traditional footage of a real-life person portrayed in the movie from many years later, and though it's a bit of a cliche, it also acknowledges that while the story may at times seem a little too good to be true, there's apparently enough to it to be worth buying into. There may be liberties taken in the making of this film, but there's more than a bit genuine at its core, and it's a quality film as well as an important true story." (more)
GOOD TIME
"Title is accurate, even if it looks like it should be grim."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2017 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Whether the Safdie Brothers explicitly intended to make something that feels like 1970s cinema right down to the dirtier, more desperate side of New York taking the fore or whether the just got there naturally from starting from the same place with the same goals, "Good Time" manages the neat trick of seeming like a throwback to that era without ever coming across as an imitation. It's got a vitality to it that comes from not being so obviously controlled, but never gets so shaggy that it's not moving forward." (more)
KILLS ON WHEELS
"A crime story that keeps things rolling."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2017 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: One can look at "Kills on Wheels" as extremely high-concept or just simply a film about an extremely-underserved audience, and a great deal of its success is in how it moves from being the first to the second: Someone can come in based on the pitch of wheelchair-bound hitmen and come out quite fond of the characters as people and not hugely concerned with their missions. The combination makes some generic crime material fresh and adds excitement to what could be very self-serious and earnest." (more)
WOLF WARRIOR 2
"Wu Jing is getting better at the whole action star thing."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... ""Wolf Warrior 2" may not exactly be a great action movie, but it's bigger and better than its predecessor in just about every way possible aside from the villain, and the deficiency there is more a matter of hand-to-hand combat skills than screen presence. Like the first, this is some clear, unvarnished Chinese nationalism, but it's at least creative enough in its action to be enjoyable if that's not your particular form of patriotism." (more)
BATTLESHIP ISLAND, THE
"Eventually, something close to a great escape."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... ""The Battleship Island" advertises itself as being based upon true events, and it's messy enough for me to buy that even if it's also got the sort of finale that seems a bit too good to be true. It's a fairly brutal war movie at times, especially when it gets elbow-deep in both torment and double-crosses, although it walks the line between being gratuitous and honest in its horror." (more)
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