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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Colossal 5
Void, The 5
Free Fire 5
Their Finest 4.86
Devotion of Suspect X, The (2017) 4.22

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Going in Style (2017) 1
Ghost in the Shell (2017) 1.64
Belko Experiment, The 1.89
Song to Song 2
Zookeeper's Wife, The 2

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Sleepless Night 4.14
Fairhaven 3.5
Fourth Dimension, The 4
Playroom, The 3
Revenge for Jolly! 1
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
World's End, The 4.43
Imaginaerum 3
Lady Assassin, The 3
Halley 4
Night That Panicked America, The 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Field in England, A 5
Green Inferno, The 3.91
In Secret 2
Ilo Ilo 5
Cold Eyes 3.86
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
Jimmy P. 4.14
Her 4.36
Invisible Woman, The (2013) 5
Le Week-End 3.71
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
Despite the Gods 4
Fifth Estate, The 2
Sacrament, The 3
Philomena 4.17
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Swiss Army Man 4
Outlaws and Angels 4.88
Green Room 3
Cameraperson 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
Embers 4.14
Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The 4
Projet-M 3
Alienated 2
Dual City 4
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2016 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Under the Shadow 5
Bacchus Lady, The 5
Kidnap Capital 5
Don't Breathe (2016) 3.67
Holy Flame of the Martial World 4.14
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Life, Animated 5
High-Rise (2015) 1.5
Five Nights in Maine 4
Under the Shadow 5
Kate Plays Christine 2
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2016 Boston Underground Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Antibirth 4
Lure, The 3
Belladonna of Sadness 4
Cash Only 4
Chasing Banksy 3
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2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
Life, Animated 5
Demon 4
Under the Shadow 5
War On Everyone 3
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2016 Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Antibirth 4
Abattoir 1
Found Footage 3D 4.14
Don't Breathe (2016) 3.67
I Am Not A Serial Killer 4.71
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2016 Las Vegas Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 4
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2016 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Birth of a Nation, The (2016) 1.29
Queen of Katwe 4.86
Age of Shadows, The 5
Autopsy of Jane Doe, The 4
Paterson 4.88
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2016 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
We Are the Flesh 4
Lure, The 3
Aloys 4
Safe Neighborhood 3
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2016 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Manchester by the Sea 3.5
Elle 4
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2
Personal Shopper 3
I, Daniel Blake 1
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2016 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Raw 4
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
Elle 4
We Are the Flesh 4
I Am Not Your Negro 5
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2016 Venice Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
La La Land 3.06
Arrival 3.19
Hacksaw Ridge 4.1
Jackie 4
Age of Shadows, The 5
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2016 Telluride Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
La La Land 3.06
Arrival 3.19
Manchester by the Sea 3.5
Sully 4.1
Moonlight (2016) 4.81
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2016 AFI Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Fraud 4
I, Daniel Blake 1
Moana 3.86
Patriots Day 5
Eyes of My Mother, The 3
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2016 Savannah Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Arrival 3.19
La La Land 3.06
Jackie 4
Paterson 4.88
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2016 Austin Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
La La Land 3.06
Loving (2016) 4
Found Footage 3D 4.14
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2016 Denver Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
We Are the Flesh 4
La La Land 3.06
Jackie 4
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2016 Monster Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Raw 4
Beyond the Gates (2016) 2
First Blood 4.38
Split Image 2
Safe Neighborhood 3
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2017 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
XX 2
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2017 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Prevenge 4
Song to Song 2
Free Fire 5
Ballad of Lefty Brown, The 5
Hounds of Love 5
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FRAUD
"Consumerism as found-footage horror."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 19: I am reasonably certain that “Fraud” is not a documentary, despite several film festivals labeling it as such and the lack of credits identifying the cast and crew at the end; it simply commits to its found-footage conceit more completely than is typical. It’s convincing even for those who know otherwise, and that may be an issue for some; it’s convincingly amateurish enough to not be a smooth watch and for the “subjects’” bad acts to come off as repellent rather than generic. Get past that, though, and it’s on point." (more)
TOMMY'S HONOUR
"Roughly at par."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Normally, the movies that make me wish I’d brought someone else with me for a different perspective are aimed at kids, but things like "Tommy’s Honour" have a similar effect. It’s an amiable enough sporting biography, sure enough, but what the filmmakers tackle is specific enough that, while it won’t leave us non-golfers confused or out of the loop, it may perhaps have more interest to my golfing friends than it does to me, and if they’d find its details more intriguing." (more)
FATE OF THE FURIOUS, THE
"All Revved Up With No Place To Go"
2 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "The trouble with making a film franchise that is predicated almost entirely on over-the-top action sequences featuring wildly elaborate stunts and special effects is that in attempting to top themselves with each subsequent entry, the filmmakers run the risk of going too far and crossing the line from cheerful lunacy into outright and borderline intolerable foolishness. Remember how the increasingly gaudy James Bond movies with Roger Moore in the Seventies got bigger and wilder until the producers were forced to send him into space in “Moonraker” (1979), generally regarded as one of the low points in the history of that series? Then there was the case of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas reinventing the action genre with “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) and then attempting to do that classic one better by devising a follow-up that was literally nothing but a string of show-stopping set-pieces—the result, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) was fun for about ten minutes or so but it tried so hard to knock viewers out with every single frame that the sheer effort of it all became wearying after a while." (more)
BUSTER'S MAL HEART
"Too much freedom's not good for the head."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 19: I like where writer/director Sarah Adina Smith’s head is at with "Buster’s Mal Heart", and I think I’d like the actual movie more if she’d played it something closer to straight, rather than getting cute with narrative gimmicks, black comedy, and other diversions. The central driver of what’s going on with its main character is something that merits a lot of thought and consideration, and making a puzzle out of it tends to deny it that." (more)
HOUNDS OF LOVE
"Watch carefully, because this is the good stuff."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 19: “Look closely” can be an empty or obligatory thing to say when explaining why a film is particularly good, especially when, on the surface, it seems like just another crime story that makes its mark with heightened cruelty and violence. Trite as those words may seem, they apply to "Hounds of Love", and not just because they let you admire the precise work that filmmaker Ben Young and the cast and crew put in, but because looking closely can become a means of survival." (more)
SONG TO SONG
"To The Oneder"
2 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who has provided me with some of the most stunning and transporting moments that I have ever experienced in a movie theater, both as a critic and as an ordinary audience member. “Badlands” (1973), loosely inspired by the 1958 killing spree of Charles Starkweather, remains one of the most powerful and unforgettable debuts from any director and his 1978 followup “Days of Heaven” found him taking a standard narrative of love, jealousy and betrayal and transforming it into a stunning, one-of-a-kind example of pure visual poetry. After taking a 20-year sabbatical from the world of film that helped to solidify his legend, he returned with his cinematic genius undiminished with a sprawling adaptation of James Jones’ World War II novel “The Thin Red Line” (1998) and “The New World” (2005), his myth-deflating take on the story of Pocahontas and her relationship with the newcomers who settled her lands and helped to destroy her people while making her in a historical symbol in the process before culminating with “The Tree of Life” (2011), an astonishing and deeply personal work in which he combined elements taken from his own life growing up in Texas in the 1950s, themes that had been exploring throughout his entire career (ranging from parent-child conflicts to man’s continued search for grace and deliverance in a world where such things seem to have passed us by) and moments of pure audacity (such as taking a break in the early going to literally travel back to the beginning of time to bear witness to the creation of the universe up to the period when dinosaurs roamed the land) into a work that is not only Malick’s masterpiece to date but one of the finest films to emerge in this new century." (more)
WAR ON EVERYONE
"Not McDonagh's best, but still pretty darn good."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "John Michael McDonagh has made a couple of downright terrific films in "The Guard" and "Calvary", and "War on Everyone" simply being pretty decent is enough to get one speculating as to whether he was being propped up by Brendan Gleeson or felt lost when the setting moved from Ireland to America. That, I think, is unfair; he’s made a funny movie, even if people don’t necessarily expect this particular sort of sharp wit in an American buddy cop thing." (more)
GET OUT
"I Woke Up Screaming"
5 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "One of the great things about genre filmmaking—especially of the horror variety—is that as long as they remember to work in the requisite amounts of blood or bullets or whatever to satisfy the most basic of requirements, an enterprising director can utilize the familiar narrative tropes to comment and critique on real-world matters, often in more trenchant and insightful ways than a lot of the more overtly serious-minded movies being made at the same time. For example, when Tobe Hooper signed on to make a sequel to his horror classic “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” he and screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson took the opportunity to make a film that had all the chainsawing that one could possibly hope for but that also took aim at such targets as the greed-is-good mentality of the Eighties and gun culture in ways far smarter and funnier than anyone might have rightly expected from a movie entitled “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2.” Likewise, Joe Dante’s “Masters of Horror” episode “Homecoming” might have seemed like just another zombie-oriented tale on the surface but it displayed a righteous anger to the war in Iraq and the policymakers that led us smack dab into it that was sorely lacking in most of the straight-faced dramas on the subject. Alas, these days, few films are willing to mix things up in such a way for fear of potentially alienating scores of moviegoers but one that proudly goes against the grain in that respect is “Get Out,” a movie that works very well as a horror film but which works even better as a corrosive social satire that has more to say about many of the key issues regarding race and culture than practically all of the films currently vying for the Best Picture Oscar." (more)
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