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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter 5
Spring 5
Zombeavers 5
White God 5
Reconstruction of William Zero, The 5

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Divergent Series, The: Insurgent 1.89
Shadows on the Wall 2
Girl Like Her, A 2
1915 2
Butter on the Latch 2

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Your Sister's Sister 3.71
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 3
Revenge for Jolly! 1
War Witch 4.5
Marvel's The Avengers 4.3
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
You're Next 3.52
Missionary (2013) 4
Hatchet III 2
V/H/S/2 4
Vessel (2013) 3.14
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Past, The 5
Square, The (2013) 5
Prisoners 2.2
Missing Picture, The 4
Dom Hemingway 3.29
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.75
Jimmy P. 4.14
Only Lovers Left Alive 4
12 Years a Slave 3.46
Alan Partridge 4
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.36
Missing Picture, The 4
Argento's Dracula 4.14
Nebraska 3.63
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 3.63
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2015 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Cartel Land 5
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2015 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Tribe, The (2015) 5
'71 4
Witch, The 4
It Follows 4.37
Cartel Land 5
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2015 Slamdance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Asco 5
I Am Thor 5
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Ned Rifle 4
Get Hard 5
Unfriended (aka Cybernatural) 3
Excess Flesh 3
We Are Still Here 5
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2015 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Tribe, The (2015) 5
Goodbye to Language 2
Naz & Maalik 4
Runoff 5
Eadweard 5
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2015 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
We Are Still Here 5
Editor, The 4
Gone with the Pope 1
World of Kanako, The 4
Excess Flesh 3
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2015 San Francisco International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Tribe, The (2015) 5
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2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Cartel Land 5
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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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"Houses seldom get haunted this well."
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Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 17: It's funny which little details will make a movie really work for someone. Take "We Are Still Here", for instance; it's quite a well-executed ghost story with a nifty cast, good for a decent star rating even if it does seem to get a little sloppy at points. But where almost every other story like it will have ghosts indicated by cold spots, filmmaker Ted Geoghegan indicates his with heat. It doesn't necessarily change much about the story, but it does indicate that he's not just going with the default settings, and that makes a horror movie much more exciting." (more)
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"The peak is still 'Fast Five.'"
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Rob Gonsalves says... "Everything we know about the making of "Furious Seven" — especially the tragedy of star Paul Walker’s death during production — informs our experience of the movie." (more)
1915
"A missed opportunity."
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Rob Gonsalves says... "If you look for narrative films made by Armenian filmmakers about the Armenian genocide of 1915, you will come up short." (more)
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"Once would not just have been enough, but pretty good."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "True to its title, "Kill Me Three Times" makes multiple passes through the story - once with a flash-forward to the end, once in basic fashion, and once in more detail - but this jumping back and forth does very little to disguise how hollow it is. It's got style and is certainly never boring, but often seems so concerned with presenting its crime story in a clever way that the stuff that would make it actually interesting are left out." (more)
WHITE GOD
"A girl, her dog, and his army."
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Jay Seaver says... "I know a lot of people who love horror movies, and they tend to be the same people who care passionately about animal welfare. It's not that surprising; contrary to popular belief, you need empathy to get the most out of horror rather than become jaded, and I suspect that many genre filmmakers have something like "White God" kicking around their heads as a result. Actually making it is the trick, and most who try don't manage anything near what Kornél Mundruczó pulls off - a small masterpiece." (more)
FURIOUS SEVEN
"Bigger, louder, longer, dumber, fun."
3 stars
Greg Ursic says... "No one could have guessed that a movie based on a magazine article about street racers and intended as a vehicle for the Paul Walker would go on to spawn a franchise that has been around for 14 years. Even more surprising is that in spite (or possibly because) of plot lines that are getting sillier and packed with more cast members, the reviews continue to improve. Clearly audiences want to be entertained." (more)
EXCESS FLESH
"Not bad, but don't buy snacks."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 17: Perhaps surprisingly for an underground film festival, a lot of people coming into this show were using the phrase used to describe it in the program - "body horror" - like it was two words that they had never considered concatenating them in such a way. That's fair enough; as much as it's a reasonable description of "Excess Flesh", it's not necessarily the usual type of movie that elicits the phrase. The question is, how much does it have beyond the basic concept of a young woman's unhealthy relationship with her physicality." (more)
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"A very cool Bollywood mystery."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "This movie has an exclamation point in its title, and putting that together with it being from India yields a certain set of expectations - something flashy that jumps from tone to tone, at least some of them self-aware. So imagine the surprise when this turns out to be something akin to a classic mystery movie, albeit one with a dash of pulp and some interesting soundtrack choices." (more)
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