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MOVIES IN RELEASE
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Spring 5
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter 5
Zombeavers 4.57
Inherent Vice 4.53
It Follows 4.25

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
DUFF, The 1
Lazarus Effect, The 1.57
Fifty Shades of Grey 1.85
Divergent Series, The: Insurgent 2
Shadows on the Wall 2

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hysteria 3.11
Resolution 4
Side by Side 3.86
Revisionaries, The 4
Marvel's The Avengers 4.3
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Conjuring, The 4.13
Hello, My Dolly Girlfriend 2
Drug War 5
Lady Assassin, The 3
Love Eternal 4.55
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Art of the Steal, The 3
Armstrong Lie, The 4.14
Stranger by the Lake 4
Le Week-End 3.4
Starred Up 3.33
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Immigrant, The 4.11
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The 3.92
Omar 4.5
12 Years a Slave 3.46
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Le Week-End 3.4
Alan Partridge 4.14
Kill Your Darlings (2013) 2.22
With You, Without You 3
Life Feels Good 5
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2015 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
'71 4
Witch, The 4
Knock Knock 4
Wild Tales 4.25
Girlhood (Bande de filles) 2
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2015 Slamdance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Asco 5
I Am Thor 5
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
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Get Hard 5
Deep Time 5
Naz & Maalik 4
Landfill Harmonic 5
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2015 Nashville Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Goodbye to Language 2
Alleluia 5
Naz & Maalik 4
Runoff 5
Eadweard 5
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2015 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
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Editor, The 4
Gone with the Pope 1
World of Kanako, The 4.14
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3 stars
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CHEATIN'
"Frantically imaginative but cold."
3 stars
Rob Gonsalves says... "In "Cheatin’," the seventh animated feature by cult favorite Bill Plympton, the plot runs on a misunderstanding that could be cleared up by a short conversation — if the characters could talk. But this film, like Plympton’s previous Idiots and Angels, has no dialogue, so it takes the central married couple the length of the movie to figure it all out." (more)
EDITOR, THE
"Cuts together comedy and giallo fairly well."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 17: During the post-film Q&A, the director jokingly (I think) suggested it was better to make straight horror films rather than horror-comedies like "The Editor", if only for the relative difficulty in securing distribution. That's not quite the reaction I've had to it and the other movies I've seen by Canadian filmmaking team Astron-6, but I have wondered what they would accomplish if they stopped making spoofs. They clearly know what made these movies work, and they might make the leap from impressive to great, even if they tweak cult movies with love rather than malice." (more)
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"The Rhymes-With-Witch Project"
2 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... ""A Girl Like Her" is a film that is as bad as it is well-meaning and, sad to say, it is incredibly well-meaning. It has a provocative topic and a game cast but no real idea of what to do with them except to squander them on a gimmicky conceit that overly complicates matters and which gives the film a tacky and borderline exploitative feel that only serves to distract from the honest points that it presumably wanted to make in the first place." (more)
HONEST LIAR, AN
"Telling the truth is a good but difficult thing."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "James "The Amazing" Randi has been best-known his efforts on debunking psychics, faith healers and other frauds for so long that many associate him with that alone. Even remembering that it was his qualifications as a magician that led him to become America's most famous skeptic doesn't necessarily imply he was a great escape artist. This movie won't necessarily do much more than remind a viewer of that fact but it will fill that person in on a couple things he or she might find pretty interesting." (more)
LOST AND LOVE
"Squeezes some hope from hopelessness."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "There is an unabashed simplicity to "Lost and Love" that might often be called deceptive by those who might want to praise the film, especially if its early stumbling didn't quite click with those viewers. That may not be the case; it's quite possible that this movie about a man who has long strove to be reunited with his abducted son is just what it appears to be, and works because the emotions involved are easy to grasp." (more)
DIVERGENT SERIES, THE: INSURGENT
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1 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "The last few years have seen a glut of big-screen adaptations of YA sagas launched by producers hoping to repeat the massive box-office success of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" franchises. Some, like the three "Hunger Games" films to date, have been pretty good but for the most part, they have tended to be low-grade junk that are so similar in all the wrong ways that they seem to have all blended together into one grotesque melange of mortal instruments, maze running and whatever the hell that thing was with Meryl Streep going for the Edgar Winter look and Jeff Bridges acting goofier than usual. One of the worst examples of this sub-genre was last year's "Divergent," an adaptation of the first book of Veronica Roth's best-selling teen dystopia trilogy that offered viewers a grab-bag of elements pilfered outright from other, better sources, a number of normally excellent actresses slumming their way through some of the most embarrassingly dull-witted material imaginable and enough dull spots to stretch what might have been a 90-minute-long running time at most in competent hands to a nearly-incomprehensible 140 minutes." (more)
IT FOLLOWS
"Start Using Sex As A Weapon"
5 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "It is no secret that the horror film has been in a bit of a creative lull, to put it mildly, for the last few years thanks to a glut of unnecessary and creatively bankrupt sequels, remakes and ripoffs that have reduced a once-proud genre to such dregs as "Annabelle," "Ouija" and the "Paranormal Activity" series entire. However, the last couple of months have seen a sharp upswing in the quality of horror-related offerings on display. First there was "The Babadook," the intense Australian thriller about a harried single mother trying to protect herself and her hyperactive young son from a creature that resides within the pages of a creepy children's book. Next came " A Girl Walks Home at Night," a lovely and lyrical Iranian-American take on the vampire mythos. Just a couple of weeks ago saw the release of "What We Do in the Shadows," a hilariously gory fake documentary following the day-to-day (well, night-to-night) lives of a quartet of vampires living together in a dilapidated New Zealand flat. Now comes the low-budget American-made shocker "It Follows" and as good as the aforementioned titles were, it is an even better film. I would go so far as to say that it is the slyest and smartest take on contemporary horror tropes to come along since "Cabin in the Woods." The difference being that while that one leaned more towards comedy (albeit of an exceptionally black and bloody variety), this one is more concerned with sending chills down your spine and achieves that goal in spectacular fashion" (more)
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