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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Midsummer Night's Dream, A (2016) 5
I Am Not A Serial Killer 5
As I AM: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM 5
Outlaws and Angels 4.88
Hacksaw Ridge 4

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Bad Santa 2 1.29
Nocturnal Animals 1.5
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2
Sky On Fire 2
Love Witch, The 2.5

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Trishna 3.71
2 Days in New York 3.15
Hysteria 3.13
Whole Lotta Sole 4
Playroom, The 3
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Confession of Murder 3
Saving General Yang 4
Complex, The 3
Helter Skelter (2013) 5
Resurrection of a Bastard, The 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Dallas Buyers Club 4.4
Almost Human 3
Why Don't You Play in Hell? 4.88
Beneath the Harvest Sky 3.86
Wind Rises, The 4.62
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Square, The (2013) 5
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
About Time 2
Jimmy P. 4.14
Alan Partridge 4
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.75
Big Bad Wolves 5
Kill Your Darlings (2013) 2.22
Voyage 1
Blinding Sunlight, The 3
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Swiss Army Man 4
Love & Friendship 4.46
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
Kate Plays Christine 2
Certain Women 4.14
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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
Never Let Me Go 4.38
They Live 3.64
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 4.03
Reconnoiter 3
Projet-M 3
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2016 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Bacchus Lady, The 5
Don't Breathe (2016) 3.63
Conspiracy of Faith, A 3
Train to Busan 5
Fury of the Demon 4
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
Hollars, The 4
High-Rise (2015) 1
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru 1
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
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2016 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Antibirth 4
Lure, The 3
Belladonna of Sadness 4
Wendigo 2.42
Chasing Banksy 3
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2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
Life, Animated 5
Demon 4
Under the Shadow 5
In A Valley of Violence 4.5
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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) 3.63
I Am Not A Serial Killer 5
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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
Snowden 3
Queen of Katwe 4.86
Land of the Gods (Dev Bhoomi) 4
I Am Not Your Negro 5
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2016 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Lure, The 3
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 3.2
Dark Song, A 4
Assassination Classroom: Graduation 4
Shin Godzilla 4.43
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2016 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2
Certain Women 4.14
Moonlight (2016) 4.75
I Am Not Your Negro 5
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2016 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Arrival 2.93
Moonlight (2016) 4.75
Raw 4
Handmaiden, The 5
Jackie 4
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2016 Venice Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Magnificent Seven, The (2016) 2.67
Light Between Oceans, The 3
Hacksaw Ridge 4
Nocturnal Animals 1.5
Age of Shadows, The 5
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2016 Telluride Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Arrival 2.93
Sully 4.22
Moonlight (2016) 4.75
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2016 AFI Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Jackie 4
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
Lure, The 3
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2016 Savannah Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Arrival 2.93
Jackie 4
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2016 Austin Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Loving (2016) 4
Found Footage 3D 4.14
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2016 Denver Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Jackie 4
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2016 Monster Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Raw 4
Psychonauts 4
First Blood 4.38
Antibirth 4
Guyana: Cult of the Damned 3
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"Like its protagonist, gorgeous but awful."
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Rob Gonsalves says... "Every frame of Anna Biller’s "The Love Witch" is lavishly loved and fussed over, and every frame is unquestionably Anna Biller’s: she directed it, produced it, wrote the script, edited it, designed the sets and handmade the costumes, and composed the music." (more)
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RAW
"Plenty gross, but also plenty interesting."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT MONSTERFEST 2016: There's a last-scene reveal to "Raw" that, as well-done as it is, seems to run counter to the way the rest of the film works: If this is meant to shock and surprise, then why has everything else been so casual, so willing to play the horror as something that is simply not spoken about between the characters? It's an indecisiveness that often frustrates, because writer/director Julia Ducournau often seems to be onto something great with her horrific twist on the coming-of-age story." (more)
LOVE WITCH, THE
"Looks amazing, but has a bit of trouble doing more."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Poke around this site a little bit, and you'll find my review of Anna Biller's previous feature, "Viva", as well as some comments about how, because I didn't much like it,I clearly didn't "get" it for finding it all impressively-recreated pastiche but often dull and empty. The good news about "The Love Witch" is that it's a better movie, with something interesting underneath its incredibly detailed surface; the bad news is that Biller still seems to have trouble separating the wheat from the chaff when she's worked so hard on every frame." (more)
BAD SANTA 2
"Ho-Ho-Horrible. . ."
1 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "This year, holiday depression has a name—and a running time—and that name is “Bad Santa 2,” the patently unnecessary and desperately unfunny sequel to the hilariously vulgar 2003 comedy that went on to become a cult favorite among those who rather stick their nether regions in a box fan than sit through “White Christmas” again. Sadly, even that would doubtlessly prove to have more entertainment value than this bummer." (more)
I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY
"Close to inner-circle."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "My first thought on seeing the previews for "I Am Not Madame Bovary", and for a while during the movie, involved wondering what a conscientious projectionist would do to try and matte it properly, what with the circular image and all. It's a simultaneously distracting and focusing way to present this particular movie, promising that it's clever and satiric and deserving a close read even if the exact meaning can sometimes be a little tough to grasp, despite being front and center." (more)
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