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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Reconstruction of William Zero, The 5
Lost River 5
Time Lapse 4.88
Mad Max: Fury Road 4.51
Unfriended 4.25

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Film Critic, The (El Critico) 2
Longest Ride, The 2
1915 2
Piku 2.14
Pitch Perfect 2 2.79

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Trishna 3.71
Five-Year Engagement, The 3.4
Deadfall (2012) 3
Whole Lotta Sole 4
All In (La suerte en tus manos) 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Big Ass Spider! 4
Drug War 5
V/H/S/2 4
See You Tomorrow, Everyone 5
Son of Sardaar 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Blind Detective 5
Armstrong Lie, The 4.14
Omar 4.57
Finding Vivian Maier 4.14
Wind Rises, The 4.62
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Square, The (2013) 5
About Time 2
Immigrant, The 4.23
12 Years a Slave 3.46
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
August: Osage County 1.78
Argento's Dracula 4.14
Stop-Over 4
Philomena 4.17
Heli 4
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2015 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Maggie 3
(T)ERROR 4
As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM 5
Wolfpack, The 3
Thank You for Playing 5
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Ex Machina 3.9
Get Hard 5
Landfill Harmonic 5
Excess Flesh 3
We Are Still Here 5
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2015 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
H. 3
Manglehorn 4
Li'l Quinquin 5
Cub 5
Runoff 5
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2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Keeping Room, The 4
Call Me Lucky 5
End of the Tour, The 3
Slow West 4
Raiders! 5
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2015 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
World of Kanako, The 4
Excess Flesh 3
I Am a Knife with Legs 4
Der Samurai 4.57
Editor, The 4
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2015 San Francisco International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
When Animals Dream 4
Look of Silence, The 5
Wolfpack, The 3
End of the Tour, The 3
H. 3
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2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Cartel Land 5
Look of Silence, The 5
Wolfpack, The 3
(T)ERROR 4
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2015 Stanley Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Let Us Prey 3
Over Your Dead Body 3
Treatment, The 4
We Are Still Here 5
When Animals Dream 4
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2015 Cannes Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Mad Max: Fury Road 4.51
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2015 Independent Film Festival Boston MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Chinese Mayor, The 4
(T)ERROR 4
Tribe, The (2015) 5
Stray Dog 3
H. 3
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2015 Seattle International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 5
End of the Tour, The 3
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2015 AFI Docs Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Cartel Land 5
Chinese Mayor, The 4
Look of Silence, The 5
Wolfpack, The 3
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ALOHA
"Made of Real Crowe Parts, But You Have To Look For Them"
3 stars
Erik Childress says... "Walking into a Cameron Crowe film is typically a welcome relief from the general cynicism of today's filmmaking and by-the-numbers romantic comedies stealing well too many hard-earned dollars from people too quick to forget how those things work. This is a filmmaker who transformed the window serenade into the iconic boombox image in "Say Anything." He went from the irony of "show me the money" to "you had me at hello" and then won an Oscar for turning what could have been an autobiographical vanity project into a romanticized commentary on the music industry that would have made his mentor, Billy Wilder, proud. The point being that a new Cameron Crowe project should be met with open arms and not cautious derision. Yet you can bet that the pessimists out there will be having a field day with the double meaning of his latest title. Unfortunately, there are not entirely wrong." (more)
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"Snuff's Enough"
2 stars
Charles Tatum says... "Once again, a serious opening credits crawl tells us that this film was assembled from "found footage"...damn it..." (more)
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
"Funniest movie about a teenager with cancer that you'll see."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2015: There are plenty of reasons to be wary of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"; from the start, it's got a seeming tendency to be glib and self-aware in a way that doesn't always do it many favors. That's why it must eventually be relentless in making those properties work for it, and while I don't really see enough teen-oriented movies that I can conclusively say that this is one of the best in recent memory, it's both impressively well-intentioned and entertaining, and not a whole lot of movies for any demographic manage both at once." (more)
WOLFPACK, THE
"For and about movie-lovers, and missing much else."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2015: I suspect that film fans are going to talk "The Wolfpack" up more than it truly merits; the only thing we like more than an amazing story is meeting folks who love movies as much as we do, and there's no denying that this movie has both. The thing is, while "meeting" the Angulo brothers certainly makes one want to like the movie, I wonder how much it will hide the film's flaws to those who aren't the same sort of fanatics." (more)
TOMORROWLAND
"I've Seen The Future, Brother, And It Is Meh. . ."
2 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "With the obvious exception of last week's "Mad Max: Fury Road," it is almost a certainty that you will not see another film this summer--at least in the nine-figure budget hoped-for blockbuster category--as ambitious and deeply personal as the family fantasy epic "Tomorrowland." One of the few big films of the season not to have its roots in a comic book property or an older screen franchise, this is a case of a filmmaker, Brad Bird, using the credibility that he has accrued over the years from critics, who have waxed ecstatic over practically everything he has done to date, and audiences, who have similarly embraced his work to the tune of hundreds of millions in box-office grosses, to swing for the fences with something near and dear to his heart and all of the considerable resources required to bring this particular vision to life. The only problem is that the final product just isn't that good--despite Bird's enormous talent and ambition and despite the obvious effort that went into making it, it just never quite pulls together into the kind of groundbreaking and mind-blowing cinematic experience that Bird was hoping to deliver and that which most audience members (including yours truly) were dearly hoping to receive." (more)
TOMORROWLAND
"Methinks Brad Bird doth protest too much"
3 stars
alejandroariera says... "Brad Bird believes in the power of ideas. His films celebrate what happens when we put our imagination and ingenuity to good use, whether that involves mixing the right ingredients for a superb dish (“Ratatouille”) or designing a brand new superhero costume (“The Incredibles”) or even climbing up the world’s tallest building with special high-tech gloves (“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”). Bird’s new film, “Tomorrowland,” not only celebrates those qualities but it is also designed as a family-friendly antidote to those dystopian visions of our future that have become part and parcel of the entertainment we consume these days." (more)
TOMORROWLAND
"Like Smoking, You Have To Hook The Kids Early"
4 stars
Erik Childress says... "Tomorrowland is not a film for cynics. As someone who frequently falls into that category it is hard to push back my instinctual necessity to call the movie on all its faults. While I am not a parent, that would still require me to tell the kid who still lives within me who loves amusement parks and sci-fi fantasies to sit in the corner and be quiet so the adult can talk. It is not an effective manner in which to approach a film review, but Brad Bird's film inspires just that kind of tug-and-pull. Viewing it takes one back to a simpler time when ideas just had to be ideas to inspire a kid to seek out knowledge or the visual extension of another filmmaker. Interpreting it afterwards is a job for the grown up and within that brain comes responsibility and a few more decades of experiences. Yet despite all its flaws, this grown up still comes away from Tomorrowland wishing there was more of it to see and would gladly take that trip." (more)
MANGLEHORN
"An unusually - and interestingly - nuanced part for Pacino."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2015: David Gordon Green seems to make movies in spurts-first some noteworthy independent dramas, then some crude studio comedies. Now, a year after doing "Joe" and reminding audiences that, yeah, Nicholas Cage can act a little when he decides to apply himself, Green has teamed up with another actor who does not always choose roles that match his talent level, Al Pacino. The results are not bad at all, although it can at times be hard to embrace them." (more)
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