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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Lost River 5
Reconstruction of William Zero, The 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
Pitch Perfect 2 2.79

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Take this Waltz 3.19
Deadfall (2012) 3
War Witch 4.5
As Luck Would Have It (2013) 4.14
In Their Skin 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
How to Use Guys with Secret Tips 4
Missionary (2013) 4
After School Midnighters 3
Grand Heist, The 4
Halley 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Stranger by the Lake 4
Missing Picture, The 4
Right Kind of Wrong, The 2
Afflicted 3.5
Dom Hemingway 3.29
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Square, The (2013) 5
All Is Lost 4.53
Her 4.36
Wind Rises, The 4.62
Nebraska 3.63
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
One Chance 3
With You, Without You 3
Sacrament, The 3
Philomena 4.17
Labor Day (2013) 1
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2015 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Maggie 3
(T)ERROR 4
Good Kill 5
As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM 5
Wolfpack, The 3
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Manglehorn 4
Lost River 5
Get Hard 5
Naz & Maalik 4
Raiders! 5
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2015 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Welcome to Me 5
(T)ERROR 4
Tribe, The (2015) 5
Cub 5
Eadweard 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
Bloody Knuckles 4
Bag Boy Lover Boy 3
Der Samurai 5
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
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
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 4.57
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2015 Independent Film Festival Boston MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Chinese Mayor, The 4
Call Me Lucky 5
Brilliant Young Mind (aka X+Y), A 3
Lost Conquest 4
Day Release 4
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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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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)
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)
DER SAMURAI
"Devil in a White Dress"
5 stars
Charles Tatum says... "If David Lynch and Bruce La Bruce ever teamed up to make a film...well, for one thing, it would be completely insane. For another thing, it would be this film." (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)
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
"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)
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