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2-Sep Skiptrace (2016)
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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Kubo and the Two Strings 5
I Am Not A Serial Killer 5
In Order of Disappearance 5
Train to Busan 5
As I AM: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM 5

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
War Dogs 1.57
Time Raiders 2
My Best Friend's Wedding (2016) 2
Nerve 2
Operation Chromite 2.43

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Headshot (2012) 4
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 3
Side by Side 3.86
All In (La suerte en tus manos) 5
In Their Skin 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Plus One 3
24 Exposures 4
Saving General Yang 4
Rooftop, The 4
When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Gravity 3.78
Missing Picture, The 4
Invisible Woman, The (2013) 5
Dom Hemingway 3.29
Mystery Road 3
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
About Time 2
Captain Phillips 4.25
Alan Partridge 4
Le Week-End 3.71
Tim's Vermeer 5
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hide Your Smiling Faces 4
Immigrant, The 4.23
Despite the Gods 4
Raze 2.43
Sacrament, The 3
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Lobster, The 3.63
Brahman Naman 4
Wiener-Dog 2
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
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
Blade Runner 4.29
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 4.03
Mafia: Survival Game 1
Phoenix Incident, The 3
Polder 3
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2016 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Aloys 4
Bad Cat 3
Kill Zone 2 4
Holy Flame of the Martial World 4.14
Parasyte: Part 1 4
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hollars, The 4
High-Rise (2015) 1
Five Nights in Maine 4
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru 1
Embers 4.14
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2016 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Belladonna of Sadness 4
Wendigo 2.42
Cash Only 4
Antibirth 4
Lure, The 3
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2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
Life, Animated 5
In A Valley of Violence 5
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2016 Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Don't Breathe (2016) 2
I Am Not A Serial Killer 5
Antibirth 4
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2016 Las Vegas Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
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2016 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Aloys 4
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
Assassination Classroom: Graduation 4
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TUNNEL
"Fine disaster & rescue, with a great Korean cast."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "A lot of things are graded on a sliding scale, but foreign films are often on one that slides both ways - there's a crowd that treats "mainstream" as a dirty word and one that asks why they should bother dealing with subtitles if it doesn't have something really special and unique. Both those groups may wind up unfairly dismissing "Tunnel" rather than enjoying it for the well-executed, occasionally clever rescue thriller that it is." (more)
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER
"But then, what would make me one?"
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2016 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: How to describe "I Am Not a Serial Killer", a film that often seems to have the wrong lurid title for the story is actually telling to an extent that it almost seems like misdirection? You almost have to double something together, saying is the familiar story of a kid who discovers something no adult will believe in his neighborhood filtered through the likes of "Let the Right One In", with just enough modern parental paranoia thrown in for good measure. And then, once those parts are put together, the title may not describe them or the whole, but it certainly speaks about the stitching." (more)
MECHANIC: RESURRECTION
"Broken down."
2 stars
Jay Seaver says... "That "Mechanic: Resurrection" was a sketchy idea was obvious to begin with; Jason Statham's first go-around with this character was not exactly a hit or considered the sort of mid-level of action movie that executes better than the bigger-budget ones (and the best element of that movie, Ben Foster as Statham's protege, wasn't returning). Still, when Michelle Yeoh's character asks Statham's to beat up just ONE obnoxious goon... Well, geez, that's not great use of resources on display." (more)
BLOOD FATHER
"Rehabilitate your image, Gibson, so you can do better than this."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2016 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It is very easy to read too much into how Mel Gibson's character in "Blood Father" is introduced by stating that he is an alcoholic at an AA meeting, talking about what a mess he made of his life and how he's trying to avoid habits, but even if that is meant as a joke, it's one made with some purpose. Gibson's off-screen failings are many and well-known, and maybe a grudge should be held against him, but even if that's the case, it's still something of a waste to see his talent and screen presence as an actor just being used to make video-on-demand filler like this into something a bit more watchable." (more)
PETE'S DRAGON (2016)
"Fantastic things in these woods."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "A few years ago, a friend argued that a certain movie was not as good as it could be because it let the audience see its creatures right away rather than hiding them for a big reveal later, even though it wasn't about discovery. I was reminded of that when this new version of "Pete's Dragon" showed the dragon in the second or third scene, thinking that the kids that this movie was made for wouldn't have internalized those expectations based upon what used to be prohibitively expensive. That thought soon fled my mind, though - while the modern ability to put something fantastic on screen with relatively little restriction is a big part of what makes this film a delight, its big heart and the filmmakers' steady hands do even more to make this one of the best family films to come out in a year that has had plenty." (more)
TIME RAIDERS
"Keep searching for Chinese treasure."
2 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Treasure-hunting stories are currently pretty big in China, and though it's tempting to see something about a nation with a very specific present and targeted future reconciling with a long, very different past, we don't do that with Indiana Jones. Those movies are just extremely well-built adventures. "Time Raiders" isn't quite so well-built - it's a jumble of things found in cliffhanging adventure stories that takes their awesomeness for granted rather than building something greater than the sun of their individual joys - but when you're in the middle of a tomb raider craze, this can scratch the itch." (more)
LINE WALKER
"Ah, looks like there was one more undercover agent."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "It's not exactly fair, but you say "Hong Kong crime movie with lost undercover cops", and my head's going to go to "Infernal Affairs", which, as an all-time classic, is setting the bar pretty high, when it's probably enough just to be a decent enough cops and crooks movie. "Line Walker: The Movie", is no "Infernal Affairs"; for all I know, it's not even up to the standard of the TV series that launched it. On the other hand, there ain't no shootout like a Hong Kong shootout, and this does deliver the crime-movie goods quite nicely when it gets down to it." (more)
SPACEMAN (2016)
"Southpaws are odd ones, though that's not always enough."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Say this for writer/director Brett Rapkin - not a lot of folks have made a documentary feature and then been able to return to the subject for a narrative one. Off the top of my head, that puts him on a short list with Werner Herzog and a few others. Not at the top of the list or anywhere near it, since this year's "Spaceman", at least, is just an average sports bio, but there's a little something to be said for both practice and for doing movies about things that hold one's attention over a long period." (more)
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