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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Most Beautiful Island 5
Breadwinner, The 5
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 4.95
Lady Bird 4.67
Darkest Hour 4

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) 1
Wonder Wheel 1.43
I, Tonya 2
Suburbicon 2.13
Roman J. Israel, Esq. 2.29

2017 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Suburbicon 2.13
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 4.95
Shape of Water, The 4.14
Thelma 3.71
I Love You, Daddy 2
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2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Your Sister's Sister 3.71
Sleepless Night 4.14
Rubberneck 2.38
Playroom, The 3
Jackpot 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Big Ass Spider! 4
How to Use Guys with Secret Tips 4
Sweetwater 4
Machi Action 4
Saving General Yang 4
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2017 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 4.95
Square, The (2017) 4
Killing of a Sacred Deer, The 3
Jailbreak 4
Blade of the Immortal 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
Of Good Report 5
Metallica Through The Never 3.29
Green Inferno, The 3.91
Missing Picture, The 4
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
All Is Lost 4.53
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.75
Jimmy P. 4.14
Her 4.36
Tim's Vermeer 5
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hide Your Smiling Faces 4
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
August: Osage County 1.78
Book Thief, The 3
Kill Your Darlings (2013) 2.2
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Green Room 3.5
Wiener-Dog 2
Captain Fantastic 1
Under the Shadow 5
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
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2016 Slamdance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Embers 4.14
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2016 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Tale of Tales (2016) 3
Survivalist, The 3
Native (2016) 5
Mafia: Survival Game 1
House of Time 3
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2017 Venice Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Shape of Water, The 4.14
Mother! 3.77
Suburbicon 2.13
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 4.95
Brawl in Cell Block 99 4.5
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2017 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Landline 3
Beatriz at Dinner 5
78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene 4
Marjorie Prime 4
Thoroughbreds 4
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2017 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Song to Song 2
Dealt 5
Baby Driver 3.88
Hounds of Love 5
Most Beautiful Island 5
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2017 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Most Beautiful Island 5
Prevenge 4
Void, The 5
68 Kill 4
Bitch (2017) 3
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2017 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Dealt 5
Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive 3.14
Stumped 4
Gook 5
Columbus 4
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2017 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Game of Death (2017) 3.29
Extraordinary Mission 3
Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio, The 4
Animals (2017) 5
Almost Coming, Almost Dying 4
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2017 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Spoor 5
Thelma 3.71
Wonderstruck 4.85
Florida Project, The 3
Lady Bird 4.67
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2017 AFI Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Disaster Artist, The 3.71
I, Tonya 2
Endless, The 4.86
Roman J. Israel, Esq. 2.29
Thelma 3.71
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"Guillermo del Toro finally approaches his Spanish-language work in English."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "There's been a stark difference between the dark fables of Guillermo del Toro's Spanish-language movies and the pulpy entertainment of his English-language work, and while there are moments of crossover ("Mimic" has the feel if not the depth, while "Hellboy II" has some carryover from "Pan's Labyrinth"), it's been fair to wonder if there just might be factors inherent to the different filmmaking environments that push him in different directions. "The Shape of Water" suggests that maybe this is not the case - more than anything else he's made in English, it's a work with ambitions beyond just fun, and a successful one." (more)
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2 stars
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ENDLESS, THE
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Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2017 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson have not only not made a bad movie yet, but they're 3-for-3 in making fantastic films that at some point make the viewer's eyes bulge with delight at one point or another, when it becomes clear that they are doing something really clever. "The Endless" is no exception, building tension in an almost conventional way and then making sure that both the things that build mystery and resolve it are genuinely thrilling. It's a genuinely great horror film that will excite their fans and likely impress even those who aren't huge fans of the genre." (more)
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4 stars
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I LOVE YOU, DADDY
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2 stars
Rob Gonsalves says... "Watching the edgy, abandoned-by-its-studio comedy "I Love You, Daddy," which may be writer/director Louis C.K.’s last effort for a long while at least, is a saddening experience for one who has admired C.K.’s previous work in stand-up and on TV." (more)
BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99
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5 stars
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THOROUGHBREDS
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4 stars
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