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2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
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Trishna 3.71
Hysteria 3.88
Rubberneck 2.38
Revisionaries, The 4
In Their Skin 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
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Plus One 3
Animals (2013) 4
Bounty Killer 4
Burning Buddha Man, The 3
Night That Panicked America, The 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
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Dallas Buyers Club 4.36
Armstrong Lie, The 4.14
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.56
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story 3
Tim's Vermeer 5
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
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Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.56
Jimmy P. 4.14
Wind Rises, The 4.62
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
Touch of Sin, A 5
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Stranger by the Lake 4
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
Sacrament, The 3
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 3.63
Labor Day (2013) 1
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
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Lobster, The 3.63
Love & Friendship 4.46
Hollars, The 4
Certain Women 4.14
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
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2016 Slamdance Film Festival MOVIES
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Embers 4.14
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2016 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival MOVIES
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Gremlins 4.27
High Treason 4.14
Polder 3
Displacement 3.14
House of Time 3
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2019 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
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Greener Grass 2
One Child Nation (aka Born in China) 4
Honeyland 5
Fighting with My Family 2
Koko-di Koko-da 4
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2019 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
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Saint Frances 3
Apollo 11 5
Greener Grass 2
Art of Self-Defense, The 5
Teen Spirit 1
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2019 MOVIES
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Shadow 5
Rusalka (aka The Siren), The 4
Death of Dick Long, The 3
Pizza, A Love Story 4
For the Birds (2019) 3
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2019 London Film Festival MOVIES
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Knives Out 4.32
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2019 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
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Judy 2.9
Knives Out 4.32
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band 3.57
Guest of Honour 1
Lighthouse, The 5
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2019 New York Film Festival MOVIES
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Irishman, The 4.4
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2019 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
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Koko-di Koko-da 4
Death of Dick Long, The 3
You Don't Nomi 3
Swallow 5
Color Out of Space 4.44
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2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
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Saint Frances 3
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2020 Nightstream Virtual Film Festival MOVIES
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Dinner in America 2
Come True 4
Detention (2019) 5
Breaking Surface 2
Doorman, The (2020) 2
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2020 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
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Minari 5
Save Yourselves! 4
Downhill 2
Promising Young Woman 3.07
Kajillionaire 2.5
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TOM AND JERRY
"Mouse In Manhattan"
1 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "If I had to make a list of the films of the new millennium that inexplicably flopped when they first came out but which were most deserving of being rediscovered and properly appreciated, “Looney Tunes: Back in Action,” Joe Dante’s delirious and delightful 2003 live-action/animation hybrid that worked both as a tribute to the strongest and most nuanced collection of cartoon characters produced by any one studio and as a welcome riposte to “Space Jam,” the financially successful but artistically and comedically bankrupt 1996 film that brought Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the other characters in the Warner Brothers canon back and then had them literally playing backup to Michael Jordan. I found myself thinking a lot about that film while watching “Tom and Jerry”—pretty much in the same way that a drowning man might idly think of a life raft just before going under for the third time. Hell, this attempt to bring back the hyper violent cat-and-mouse team is so dreadful that there were times when I actually found myself thinking that maybe “Space Jam” wasn’t quite that bad after all." (more)
STYLIST, THE
"Sharp and gory."
5 stars
Rob Gonsalves says... "Claire (Najarra Townsend) is a hair stylist, and a good one. A loner who lives with a limping little dog, her attempts at small talk with her clients are a bit awkward, but she’s trusted enough to get a wedding-hairdo gig for Olivia (Brea Grant), a hard-charging magazine editor. What Olivia doesn’t know is that Claire is lonely to the point of psychosis." (more)
SAINT MAUD
"Another art-house horror calling card."
3 stars
Rob Gonsalves says... "Every couple of years, a little oddity emerges from the indie-cinema beat and gets lionized as the next great thing to happen to horror. Generally these films are scrupulously calibrated and express the drive and obsession that a young filmmaker — in this case, Rose Glass, a British writer-director about thirty — feels about a story or a theme. What they don’t express is true fear." (more)
WANTING MARE, THE
"A noble effort, anyway."
3 stars
Rob Gonsalves says... "If you’re anything like me, you sometimes find the idea of engaging with difficult art — dry philosophical writing, discordant music, slow and artsy film — more appealing than the reality of it." (more)
TENET
"Ride, captain, ride..."
4 stars
Rob Gonsalves says... "There’s a guy, brave and smart. We’ll call him the good guy. Watch now as we point him in the direction of the bad guy. The bad guy wants to make everything die. Why? Because he’s the bad guy. The good guy, being the good guy, must stop the bad guy." (more)
BAD ATTITUDE: THE ART OF SPAIN RODRIGUEZ
"Street scenes."
4 stars
Rob Gonsalves says... "On a lot of levels, Les Daniels’ 1971 book "Comix: A History of Comic Books in America" tweaked my ideas of what comics could be. Spain Rodriguez’ anti-bourgeois underground comix hero Trashman was a particularly sharp tweak." (more)
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
"An American Tale"
5 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "In the late 1960s, Fred Hampton was, in the eyes of the F.B.I., one of the most dangerous men in America. With his galvanizing combination of righteous anger and fierce rhetoric, he spoke out against racism, poverty and other social ills and preached a form of social revolution that inspired and united groups of people that would never have otherwise come together and challenged the existing power structure and those ruled over it. Hampton’s rise and the increasingly elaborate efforts by the government to bring him down by any means necessary are at the center of “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Shaka King’s mesmerizing docudrama that not only expertly brings to life an almost unbelievable sliver of recent American history but makes it relevant to the turbulent times that we currently live in as well." (more)
NOMADLAND
"An American Tale"
5 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "I must confess that I was not particularly eager to sit down and watch “Nomadland” when the opportunity first presented itself last fall. This, I should point out, was not meant as a slight towards either writer-director Chloe Zhao, whose “The Rider” was justifiably celebrated when it came out a couple of years ago, or star Frances McDormand, whose bona fides hopefully require no further explanation. No, it was the film’s premise that set me off a bit. To hear reduced to a couple of sentences, it sounds like one of those films about people trying to come to terms with things that are as noble as can be but which ultimately prove to be a bit of a chore to sit through—the kind of film that one admires more than actually enjoys. Of course, the combination of professional obligation and its early status as a potential leader in the current award season ensured that I would put my misgivings aside and finally sit sown and watch it. I am glad that I did because rather than the well-meaning stiff that I feared it might be, it proved to be one of the year’s most engrossing and thought-provoking films featuring one of the very best performances to boot." (more)
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