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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Long Night in a Dead City 5
Baby Driver 4.5
Wonder Woman (2017) 4.47
My Cousin Rachel (2017) 4.14
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 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
2 Days in New York 3.15
Headshot (2012) 4
Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal 5
As Luck Would Have It (2013) 4.14
In Their Skin 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Big Bad Wolves 5
World's End, The 4.43
Sweetwater 4
Key of Life 4
Grand Heist, The 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Kill Your Darlings (2013) 2.22
Armstrong Lie, The 4.14
Joe 4.5
Omar 4.57
Metalhead 4
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
All Is Lost 4.53
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.75
Alan Partridge 4
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.36
12 Years a Slave 3.62
One Chance 3
Stop-Over 4
Voyage 1
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Swiss Army Man 4
Lobster, The 3.63
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
Certain Women 4.14
Lure, The 3
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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
Blade Runner 4.27
Man Who Fell to Earth, The 4.6
Big Ass Spider! 4
Mafia: Survival Game 1
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2016 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Demon 4
Kidnap Capital 5
Don't Breathe (2016) 3.67
Outlaws and Angels 4.88
Parasyte: Part 2 4
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Life, Animated 5
Under the Shadow 5
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru 1
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
Embers 4.14
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2016 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Antibirth 4
Lure, The 3
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
Demon 4
Under the Shadow 5
In A Valley of Violence 4.43
War on Everyone 3
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2016 Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Antibirth 4
Abattoir 1
Found Footage 3D 4.14
Don't Breathe (2016) 3.67
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
Certain Women 4.14
Monster Calls, A 3.25
Age of Shadows, The 5
Wakefield 3
Assignment, The (2017) 2
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2016 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
We Are the Flesh 4
Lure, The 3
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 3.2
Red Turtle, The 5
Monster Calls, A 3.25
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2016 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Manchester by the Sea 3.5
Lost City of Z, The 4.86
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 4
Moonlight (2016) 4.82
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2016 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 4
Elle 4
La La Land 3.06
Jackie 3.71
We Are the Flesh 4
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2016 Venice Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
La La Land 3.06
Magnificent Seven, The (2016) 2.75
Hacksaw Ridge 4.1
Nocturnal Animals 1.69
Jackie 3.71
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2016 Telluride Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
La La Land 3.06
Arrival 3.19
Manchester by the Sea 3.5
Moonlight (2016) 4.82
Wakefield 3
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2016 AFI Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Fraud 4.22
Paterson 4.88
I, Daniel Blake 1
Lure, The 3
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea 4
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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
Prevenge 4
Beyond the Gates (2016) 2
Playground (2016) 3
Mondo Yakuza 3
Windmill Massacre, The 3
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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
Band Aid 4
XX 2
Little Hours, The 5
Get Out 4.12
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
Dealt 5
Free Fire 5
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GOOK
"Bringing what was a side-story on the news to the fore."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2017: You may feel uncomfortable asking for a ticket for this one by name, and knowing there's a scene that explains the title's etymology may not be much help. It's absolutely worth doing if you get the chance to do so, and if saying the title aloud stops you, then that's what the touchscreen kiosks at the front of the theater are for. It's a pretty terrific little film that does an excellent job of zooming in on what felt like a sidebar to a bigger news story and making it the focus." (more)
BABY DRIVER
"Ansel Elgort Pops His Clutch And Tells The World To Eat His Dust Brothers"
5 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "On the surface, Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” may look like an over-the-top action spectacle and on that level, it succeeds mightily. For most movies these days, that would be enough but in this case, the film is only getting started. It also plays as a wry character comedy, a reasonably intense crime saga and a sweet-natured romance and works quite well in those regards as well. Best, and most surprisingly, of all, “Baby Driver” is also pretty much a full-scale musical and a spectacularly entertaining one at that. Granted, it may not be a musical in the most traditional sense of the word—the music comes entirely from the wall-to-wall soundtrack and the intricate choreography is done almost entirely by cars screaming down the street at excessive speeds—but when the end result is as effective and ridiculously entertaining as this, even the biggest of churls would be hard-pressed to fail to succumb to its charms." (more)
JOURNEY, THE
"Colm Meaney in a more upscale 'Van'."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "There are many far worse reasons to make or see a film than the promise of Colm Meaney talking to someone for an hour and a half, something that gets more enticing when the other person in the road trip movie is Timothy Spall. Add a little John Hurt to the mix and it almost doesn't matter that the stakes to this conversation going well are huge. If it had a little more to recommend it than that great cast, it might really be something." (more)
BABY DRIVER
"Your soundtrack for your next cross-country trip"
4 stars
alejandroariera says... "Edgar Wright is to movies what any good, self-respecting DJ is to music: a connoisseur, a master of the form who understands its history and can effortlessly combine the DNA of several genres to create something new, something that will enthrall and surprise the audience and keep their blood pumping from beginning to end in the same way that a DJ keeps his audience dancing non-stop with his or her remixes. It helps that Wright is also a music lover who digs deep in his record collection and playlists to pull out those tunes that will not only elevate but also propel the plot of his films. Music is front and center in his new film “Baby Driver”: not only does music drive (pun unintended) the story but it also defines and informs its characters’ lives. The action sequences are even choreographed the beats of a specific song. It is, in fact, the closest a film has ever come in portraying the dominant role music plays in our lives." (more)
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
Rob Gonsalves says... "Are there such things as midnight movies any more?" (more)
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)
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