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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Housebound 5
Tale of the Princess Kaguya, The 5
Golden Era, The 5
Force Majeure 5
Camp X-Ray 4.8

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Left Behind 1.29
Last of Robin Hood, The 1.57
Judge, The 1.67
But Always 2
Hector and the Search for Happiness 2

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Headshot 4
Resolution 4
Fairhaven 3.5
Burn 4
Playroom, The 3
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Big Bad Wolves 4.38
Dirties, The 4
Complex, The 3
Berserk Golden Age Arc 3: Descent 2.75
Zombie Hunter 2
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Kill Your Darlings (2013) 2.22
Field in England, A 4.71
Almost Human 3
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story 3
We Are the Best! 4.86
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
About Time 2
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.29
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The 3.82
Omar 4.5
Nebraska 3.54
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.29
Kill Your Darlings (2013) 2.22
Major, The 5
Of Good Report 5
Motel Life, The 2.86
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2014 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Maps to the Stars 5
Gone Girl 4.11
'71 4
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2014 London Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Man in the Orange Jacket, The 3.89
Drop, The 2.14
My Old Lady 4
Björk: Biophilia Live 4
Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, The 3
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2014 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Judge, The 1.67
Hector and the Search for Happiness 2
Golden Era, The 5
1001 Grams 2
Force Majeure 5
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2014 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Force Majeure 5
Jacky in the Kingdom of Women 3.86
Wyrmwood 4
When Animals Dream 3.86
Cub 5
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2014 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Alleluia 5
Babadook, The 3.71
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem 5
World of Kanako, The 5
1001 Grams 2
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2014 Telluride Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
'71 4
Madame Bovary (2014) 4
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2014 Vancouver Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Glen Campbell…I'll Be Me 3
Two Faces of January, The 3.63
Alleluia 5
Force Majeure 5
Golden Era, The 5
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2014 AFI Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely 3
'71 4
Sea Fog (Haemoo) 2.5
Over Your Dead Body 3
Tu dors Nicole 5
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2014 Austin Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Glen Campbell…I'll Be Me 3
Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West 4
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2014 San Diego Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Big Significant Things 4.14
Equalizer, The 2.33
Time Lapse 4.71
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Jay Seaver says... "Given that its name is a hashtag, one might expect "#Stuck" to have social media play some sort of central part of the story, and maybe cringe at the inevitable mishandling. Fortunately, filmmaker Stuart Acher doesn't choose to stack storytelling gimmicks three deep, instead mostly just choosing to let the romantic comedy rest on its actors' performances. It's not a bad plan." (more)
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"Tanks & testosterone."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "David Ayer seems unlikely to make a romantic comedy any time soon; his films are testosterone baths packed with bloody action and male bonding, an unrepentant couple hours of traditional masculinity with just enough self-awareness that, even if that's not your thing, you can at least acknowledge it as a fair examination of manhood. And if it is your thing, "Fury" is a darn good war movie, no closer examination necessary." (more)
BOOK OF LIFE, THE (2014)
"A 3D theatrical Saturday morning cartoon, which is perfectly fine."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "The Saturday morning cartoon block officially became a thing of a past this fall, although every obituary has mentioned that television now has more animation than ever; it just migrated to syndication and then cable. What emerged was a different sort of cartoon, more irreverent and as likely to reflect an individual creator's aesthetic as a company's house style (which, as a side-effect, often makes them more authentically multicultural). "The Book of Life" is that progression making its way to theaters, a high-energy animated adventure with style and a big-screen voice cast." (more)
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"Short life, long movie, both well worth it."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Most of the descriptions of Xiao Hong biography "The Golden Era" spend some time talking about what made her remarkable as a writer, and the film does give those of us not terribly familiar with 1930s Chinese literature a bit of a taste of her words and why they are remembered despite her short career and life. But while the focus is less on what she created and more on how what she wanted - a "quiet place to write" - was elusive, the way in which screenwriter Li Qiang and director Ann Hui tell the story is often what will be the most striking." (more)
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"Quite well drawn."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "One of the neat things about "Art and Craft" is that it hints at a number of different angles to an already-interesting story, acknowledging that it is all but impossible to fit the entirety of a tale of art forgery and con artistry that spans decades into a ninety-minute documentary produced at the tail end. Faced with this situation, many filmmakers will wind up calling attention to the gaps rather than maintaining a sharp focus that allows them to make a strong movie with the material they can get." (more)
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WYRMWOOD
"Zombies are the living dead - and rocket fuel."
4 stars
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OVER YOUR DEAD BODY
"Probably not nearly so good as the classic it piggybacks on."
3 stars
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