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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Willow Creek 5
Letter to Momo, A 5
Jackpot 5
Obvious Child 4.86
Life Itself 4.63

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
And So It Goes 1
Sex Tape 1
Third Person 1.14
Purge, The: Anarchy 1.5
Holiday 1.57

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Take this Waltz 3.19
2 Days in New York 3.15
Five-Year Engagement, The 3.4
Burn 4
Jackpot 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Missionary (2013) 4
Last Tycoon, The 4
Rooftop, The 4
See You Tomorrow, Everyone 4.08
Love Eternal 4.55
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Rush 3.63
Fifth Estate, The 2
Philomena 4.1
All Cheerleaders Die 2.38
Afflicted 3.5
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Square, The (2013) 4.89
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 4.75
Jimmy P. 4.11
Only Lovers Left Alive 4
Alan Partridge 4.14
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.37
Le Week-End 3.56
Go Goa Gone 2.71
Life Feels Good 5
Heli 4
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2014 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Only Lovers Left Alive 4
Signal, The (2014) 2
Finding Fela 1
Wish I Was Here 2
Rich Hill 1
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2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Starred Up 3
Obvious Child 4.86
Calvary 5
OXV: The Manual (aka Frequencies) 4.18
Copenhagen 5
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2014 Nantucket Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
I, Origins 2.43
Boyhood 4.57
Begin Again 3.82
Ping Pong Summer 3
Break Point 4
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2014 Los Angeles Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Land Ho! 3
Jersey Boys 2.63
Snowpiercer 4.1
Echo Park (2014) 4.5
How to Train Your Dragon 2 3.13
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2014 Maui Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Grand Seduction, The 2.29
Skeleton Twins, The 4
Obvious Child 4.86
God Help the Girl 4.14
Breath of Life 5
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2014 AFI Docs Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Life Itself 4.63
Art and Craft 5
Internet's Own Boy, The: The Story of Aaron Swartz 3.14
Search for General Tso, The 3.78
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2014 New York Asian Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Aberdeen (2014) 3
Public Enemy 3.88
Why Don't You Play in Hell? 4.62
Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, The 3.71
Uzumasa Limelight 5
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2014 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Huntresses, The 3
Krrish 3 4
Uzumasa Limelight 5
Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, The 3
Suspect, The 4
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2014 Black Harvest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Forgotten Kingdom, The 3.29
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till 4
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I, ORIGINS
"If you're searching for an epiphany,keep looking..."
2 stars
Greg Ursic says... "According to science, matter can neither created nor destroyed, so the belief that we continue in another form when we die is true. Religious adherents however presume that our consciousness also continues on and dedicate themselves to achieving the best possible post-life scenario." (more)
HERCULES (2014)
"Chisel the legend."
2 stars
Brett Gallman says... "If you need any further evidence that the gods can still be unkind, consider this: of the two Hercules films released into theaters this year, Brett Ratner was gifted with the meatier one where The Rock wears a lion on his head, while Renny Harlin toiled away with Kellan Lutz for a film that felt a half-step away from arriving direct-to-video." (more)
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"Stop the planet of Zach Braff, I want to get off!"
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Jaycie says... "Upon learning the title of Zach Braff's latest opus - Wish I Was Here, not You, not He, not She, not They, not We, but himself - viewers who had previously been subjected to Garden State and The Last Kiss most likely rolled their eyes and said "Here we go again." Yes, this movie does star the Braffster as a perpetually shell-shocked man-child who doesn't know he's a perpetually shell-shocked man-child. If not for that, though, Wish I Was Here could have been salvaged." (more)
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"A time-travel movie with a tricky knot and a great heart at its center."
5 stars
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"Not quite faultless, but still fairly sharp."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2014 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: "Faults" feels like it should be something along the lines of "The Last Exorcism", not so much in plot (although there are some similarities there) as it's a chance for an often-overlooked character actor to shine playing the lead. When it's that, it shines; if the story were just a bit better, the movie would be something really special, though as it is, it's pretty good." (more)
LUCY
"Turn off your brain as ScarJo turns hers on."
3 stars
Brett Gallman says... "While “Lucy” is predicated upon that old false chestnut about humanity only having access to 10% of its brain capacity, it feels apt because I’m pretty Luc Besson still manages to only use about that much of his." (more)
KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER
"'Fargo' seems to be inspiring filmmakers (and their characters) these days."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2014 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: As much as people lauded "Fargo" when it came out, it was a singular, stand-alone picture that did okay at the box office as opposed to a blockbuster, so two different spin-offs of sorts appearing nearly twenty years later has to be considered kind of peculiar. Even more so: Both this movie by the Zellner brothers and Noah Hawlsey's semi-sequel television series leave the original more or less alone and are excellent besides." (more)
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