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MOVIES IN RELEASE
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Reconstruction of William Zero, The 5
Lost River 5
Time Lapse 4.88
Mad Max: Fury Road 4.57
Unfriended 4.25

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
1915 2
Longest Ride, The 2
Film Critic, The (El Critico) 2
Piku 2.14
Strange Magic 2.71

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hysteria 3.13
Five-Year Engagement, The 3.4
Fourth Dimension, The 4
All In (La suerte en tus manos) 5
Marvel's The Avengers 4.31
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
24 Exposures 4
Animals (2013) 4
Machine, The 5
Berserk Golden Age Arc 3: Descent 2.56
Night That Panicked America, The 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Gravity 3.83
Only Lovers Left Alive 4
Third Person 1
In Secret 2
Ida 5
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Square, The (2013) 5
All Is Lost 4.53
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
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.75
Alan Partridge 4
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
Under the Rainbow (2013) 4
Blue Ruin 4.44
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2015 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Maggie 3
(T)ERROR 4
Cartel Land 5
Good Kill 5
Thank You for Playing 5
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Ex Machina 3.89
Lost River 5
Ned Rifle 4
Deep Time 5
Raiders! 5
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2015 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
(T)ERROR 4
I'll See You in My Dreams 4
Stray Dog 3
Midnight Swim, The 3
Eadweard 5
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2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Keeping Room, The 4
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 5
Call Me Lucky 5
End of the Tour, The 3
Raiders! 5
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2015 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
We Are Still Here 5
Gone with the Pope 1
Bloody Knuckles 4
Bag Boy Lover Boy 3
Editor, The 4
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2015 San Francisco International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Look of Silence, The 5
Wolfpack, The 3
Call Me Lucky 5
Tribe, The (2015) 5
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
Shrew's Nest 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 4.57
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2015 Independent Film Festival Boston MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Chinese Mayor, The 4
Cartel Land 5
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 5
Call Me Lucky 5
Brilliant Young Mind (aka X+Y), A 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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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)
I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
"Always nice to see veterans getting something good to do."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2015: Thing to ponder: I can put a note in my phone or computer that says "revisit 'I'll See You In My Dreams' twenty-five years from now", and it could follow me from device to device over that time, and it will actually remind me to give this movie I liked well enough in 2015 another look with the proper amount of life experience. I like it; I'd like to see how much it speaks to me at that age." (more)
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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)
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"Methinks Brad Bird doth protest too much"
3 stars
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"An apocalyptic action flick that isn’t a downer"
5 stars
Greg Ursic says... "If you watch movie trailers you’ll discover that there is often a correlation between how good a trailer looks and how bad the movie actually is (think Man of Steel); as a trailer cutter explained during an interview “We’re often called on to polish a turd”. Which is why the trailer for Mad Max Fury Road was so worrisome: with astonishing stunts, a pulsing soundtrack and fantastic, almost surreal visuals it set off the alarm bells. Thankfully not all things are too good to be true." (more)
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
"Maybe we did need another hero after all."
5 stars
Brett Gallman says... "Genuine subversion is hard to come by in major Hollywood filmmaking, especially when it carries a price tag well north of a $100 million. We live in an era where blockbusters especially are generally commoditized so as to be unchallenging, meant to herd audiences in and out of the auditorium without much of a fuss. Confrontation is rare, but, then again, George Miller is a rare filmmaker whose signature franchise is rarer still. Since debuting “Mad Max” in 1979, Miller has had more interest in reinvention than he has retreading, and the latest entry is no exception: “Fury Road” doesn’t just kick the tires on a moribund series—it brings it roaring back to life with a fiery passion that carries its audience to some daring places." (more)
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