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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Assassination (2015) 5
Call Me Lucky 5
Look of Silence, The 5
Trainwreck 4.73
Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation 4.23

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Mistress America 1
Final Girl 1
Hitman: Agent 47 1
Fort Tilden 1.5
Vacation 1.64

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Whole Lotta Sole 4
Playroom, The 3
Revisionaries, The 4
Revenge for Jolly! 1
All In (La suerte en tus manos) 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Secretly Greatly 3.8
You're Next 3.52
009 Re: Cyborg 4
Antisocial 4
Machine, The 5
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Major, The 5
Field in England, A 5
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
Dom Hemingway 3.29
Grand Seduction, The 2
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.36
Jimmy P. 4.14
Her 4.36
Invisible Woman, The (2013) 5
Missing Picture, The 4
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hide Your Smiling Faces 4
Alan Partridge 4
Go Goa Gone 2.71
Raze 2.43
Blinding Sunlight, The 3
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Look of Silence, The 5
Ex Machina 3.89
Love & Mercy 5
Ava's Possessions 4
Landfill Harmonic 5
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2015 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Kung Fu Killer 3
Teana: 10000 Years Later 3
Tales of Halloween 4
Ant-Man 3.76
Sunrise (2015) 4
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2015 Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
He Never Died 5
Bunny the Killer Thing 2
Tales of Halloween 4
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2015 Las Vegas Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Tangerine 4
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2015 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Witch, The 4
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2015 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Invitation, The 3
Office 4
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HE NEVER DIED
"Never falters as noir, horror, or dark comedy."
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Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Somehow, when I was looking at this movie's description, the idea that it was a deadpan comedy (although the blackest you can imagine) never came through, which made it an extremely pleasant surprise. Or perhaps it's not "a deadpan comedy", but a supernatural noir that happens to be full of the stuff. It's the rare movie that is both what you would and would not expect." (more)
WONDERFUL WORLD END
"If you're like the characters, it may indeed be 'wonderful'."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: As soon as I saw this one, I figured that it may need some mulling over, although more for its downright peculiar ending than the occasional sense that as someone who is not a teenage Japanese girl, this film is mostly - and fairly - indifferent to me. "Wonderful World End" gets outright weird in its last act, although I'm sure that a fair number of adults will find it difficult to relate to well before that. It's at least interesting for that and gets the bulk of its ideas across, which isn't always the case." (more)
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"On the one hand, some well-executed horror; on the other, a lot of rape."
2 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Even given some time to think on it, I'm still not really sure where I stand with "Bunny the Killer Thing". There is a lot more sexual violence than usual, and that aspect of it is a tough nut to swallow, with those scenes right on the line between being a legitimate extension of horror movie violence and something that is really uncomfortable considering the tone that they were going for. I mean, there's a rape scene right in the middle of this movie that involves running from a guy in a bunny suit with a ridiculous giant prosthetic penis, and the repulsive bad taste of one pretty much cancels out the entertaining bad taste of the other." (more)
TWINSTERS
"Works out as well as you could hope."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "I've noted before that young actresses often have to write something for themselves if they want a good part, but what about when you discover that your own life may be that good part. If you're Samantha Futerman, you start filming within a couple of days and hope that you're making what she and co-director Ryan Miyamoto eventually get: One of the happier documentaries you're likely to see." (more)
TALES OF HALLOWEEN
"Even the tricks are treats."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It may seem like splitting hairs, but this anthology from eleven noteworthy filmmakers working in the horror genre is much more a "Halloween" movie than "horror", if you get the distinction: It, like the holiday, is more about celebrating the annual chance to enjoy things that go bump in the night and dress up crazy more than looking to truly disturb its viewers. That's fine, and I don't know if it could be otherwise with the churn that comes from telling ten stories in 99 minutes, although one should perhaps set expectations accordingly." (more)
MOMENTUM (2015)
"Has momentum, in that it coasts."
2 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The title of "Momentum" is appropriate in a way the people behind the film probably don't intend; momentum, after all, is a measure of the potential energy of an object that is moving but in a passive, unguided fashion - something that generally must be harnessed and redirected. Almost everything in the film itself is momentum of a sort, in motion and capable of being used for interesting purposes but, as it is, just drifting through a bland action movie which isn't going to steer them anyplace new." (more)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- ROGUE NATION
"The recording doesn’t self-destruct after five seconds."
4 stars
Lybarger says... "The appeal of the Mission: Impossible movies lies in the title. Viewers know that the laws of physics have been made optional and that gadgets James Bond would envy have been made readily available. Because it’s not ‘Mission: Vaguely Plausible,’ the success of one of these films depends on how outlandish the filmmakers make Tom Cruise’s exploits. If the adventure is as spectacular and silly as Scientology’s Xenu origin story, the movie is guaranteed to be fun." (more)
AMERICAN ULTRA
"The Man From Uncle Ike's"
2 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "One of the side jokes in the new ultra-violent action comedy "American Ultra" is that our seemingly aimless hero spends his considerable downtime sketching ideas for a comic book to be called "Astro Ape," about the adventures of a space-traveling simian. People who look at these illustrations seem to genuinely like them and are convinced that there is a potential audience for them but he never quite gets around to making that next crucial step to try to make that happen. As it turns out, the film as a whole suffers from that same problem--it has a potentially nifty premise and a couple of hugely talented actors at its disposal but it turns out to be nothing more than a fitfully amusing and ultimately tedious trifle that is never quite as edgy and daring as it would like to think itself to be." (more)
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