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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Spring 5
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter 5
It Follows 4.79
Zombeavers 4.57
Wild Tales 4.25

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
DUFF, The 1
Lazarus Effect, The 1.57
Divergent Series, The: Insurgent 2
Girl Like Her, A 2
Ejecta 2

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Your Sister's Sister 3.71
2 Days in New York 3.15
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 3
Playroom, The 3
Revisionaries, The 4
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Lesson of the Evil 3.4
Ip Man: The Final Fight 4
Big Ass Spider! 4
Complex, The 3
Hatchet III 2
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Past, The 4.56
Rush 3.63
Joe 4.29
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.08
Le Week-End 3.4
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.08
Her 4.08
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The 3.92
12 Years a Slave 3.46
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Lasting 3
Immigrant, The 4.11
12 Years a Slave 3.46
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 3.56
Blue Ruin 4.5
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2015 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Tribe, The (2014) 5
'71 4
Knock Knock 4
Wild Tales 4.25
Girlhood (Bande de filles) 2
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2014 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
What We Do in the Shadows 5
Equalizer, The 2.33
St. Vincent 4.1
Waste Land (2014) 2
Drop, The 3
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2014 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder 4
Imitation Game, The 4
Beyond the Lights 3.22
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem 5
Piano Room, The 4
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2014 Telluride Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Homesman, The 3.44
Imitation Game, The 4
Mr. Turner 4
Wild 4
Decent One, The 5
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2014 Denver Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Two Days, One Night 4
'71 4
Alleluia 5
Wild 4
Foxcatcher 4.86
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2014 AFI Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
What We Do in the Shadows 5
Most Violent Year, A 4.86
Mr. Turner 4
Over Your Dead Body 2.86
Alleluia 5
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2014 Polish Film Festival in America MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Ida 4.78
Immigrant, The 4.11
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2015 Slamdance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Asco 5
I Am Thor 5
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2015 Berlin Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Selma 5
Cinderella (2015) 3.44
Fifty Shades of Grey 1.85
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2015 Palm Springs Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Ida 4.78
Song One 3
Citizenfour 3
Helicopter Mom 5
Selma 5
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Get Hard 5
Deep Time 5
Naz & Maalik 4
Landfill Harmonic 5
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2015 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Big Trouble in Little China 4.22
Them! 4.32
Matt Mercury 2.5
Mythica: A Quest for Heroes 3
I Was a Teenage Superhero Sidekick 4
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2015 European Union Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Li'l Quinquin 5
Soul Boys of the Western World 3
Waste Land (2014) 2
Tip Top 4
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2015 Cinequest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Astraea 5
Eadweard 5
Dirty Beautiful 5
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2015 Sun Valley Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Midnight Swim, The 3
Imperial Dreams 5
Cut Bank 5
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2015 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Goodbye to Language 2
Midnight Swim, The 3
Naz & Maalik 4
Runoff 5
Eadweard 5
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WRECKING CREW, THE
"Long in limbo, but worth the wait."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... ""The Wrecking Crew" has had a long time on the path to release - it played the festival circuit back in 2008, but it started shooting in 1996, meaning that it took director Denny Tedesco nearly two decades to shoot, edit, and secure the ability to use the music and video necessary to tell the story of Los Angeles studio musicians in the 1960s. As an audience member, it's worth it, but it's a good thing that this was a labor of love on Tedesco's part." (more)
GIRL LIKE HER, A
"The Rhymes-With-Witch Project"
2 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... ""A Girl Like Her" is a film that is as bad as it is well-meaning and, sad to say, it is incredibly well-meaning. It has a provocative topic and a game cast but no real idea of what to do with them except to squander them on a gimmicky conceit that overly complicates matters and which gives the film a tacky and borderline exploitative feel that only serves to distract from the honest points that it presumably wanted to make in the first place." (more)
HONEST LIAR, AN
"Telling the truth is a good but difficult thing."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "James "The Amazing" Randi has been best-known his efforts on debunking psychics, faith healers and other frauds for so long that many associate him with that alone. Even remembering that it was his qualifications as a magician that led him to become America's most famous skeptic doesn't necessarily imply he was a great escape artist. This movie won't necessarily do much more than remind a viewer of that fact but it will fill that person in on a couple things he or she might find pretty interesting." (more)
LOST AND LOVE
"Squeezes some hope from hopelessness."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "There is an unabashed simplicity to "Lost and Love" that might often be called deceptive by those who might want to praise the film, especially if its early stumbling didn't quite click with those viewers. That may not be the case; it's quite possible that this movie about a man who has long strove to be reunited with his abducted son is just what it appears to be, and works because the emotions involved are easy to grasp." (more)
DIVERGENT SERIES, THE: INSURGENT
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1 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "The last few years have seen a glut of big-screen adaptations of YA sagas launched by producers hoping to repeat the massive box-office success of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" franchises. Some, like the three "Hunger Games" films to date, have been pretty good but for the most part, they have tended to be low-grade junk that are so similar in all the wrong ways that they seem to have all blended together into one grotesque melange of mortal instruments, maze running and whatever the hell that thing was with Meryl Streep going for the Edgar Winter look and Jeff Bridges acting goofier than usual. One of the worst examples of this sub-genre was last year's "Divergent," an adaptation of the first book of Veronica Roth's best-selling teen dystopia trilogy that offered viewers a grab-bag of elements pilfered outright from other, better sources, a number of normally excellent actresses slumming their way through some of the most embarrassingly dull-witted material imaginable and enough dull spots to stretch what might have been a 90-minute-long running time at most in competent hands to a nearly-incomprehensible 140 minutes." (more)
IT FOLLOWS
"Start Using Sex As A Weapon"
5 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "It is no secret that the horror film has been in a bit of a creative lull, to put it mildly, for the last few years thanks to a glut of unnecessary and creatively bankrupt sequels, remakes and ripoffs that have reduced a once-proud genre to such dregs as "Annabelle," "Ouija" and the "Paranormal Activity" series entire. However, the last couple of months have seen a sharp upswing in the quality of horror-related offerings on display. First there was "The Babadook," the intense Australian thriller about a harried single mother trying to protect herself and her hyperactive young son from a creature that resides within the pages of a creepy children's book. Next came " A Girl Walks Home at Night," a lovely and lyrical Iranian-American take on the vampire mythos. Just a couple of weeks ago saw the release of "What We Do in the Shadows," a hilariously gory fake documentary following the day-to-day (well, night-to-night) lives of a quartet of vampires living together in a dilapidated New Zealand flat. Now comes the low-budget American-made shocker "It Follows" and as good as the aforementioned titles were, it is an even better film. I would go so far as to say that it is the slyest and smartest take on contemporary horror tropes to come along since "Cabin in the Woods." The difference being that while that one leaned more towards comedy (albeit of an exceptionally black and bloody variety), this one is more concerned with sending chills down your spine and achieves that goal in spectacular fashion" (more)
RUN ALL NIGHT
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