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TOP 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Assassination (2015) 5
Look of Silence, The 5
Call Me Lucky 5
Trainwreck 4.73
Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation 4.23

BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Final Girl 1
Zipper 1
Hitman: Agent 47 1
She's Funny That Way 1
Mistress America 1

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Take this Waltz 3.19
Your Sister's Sister 3.71
Headshot 4
Fourth Dimension, The 4
Revenge for Jolly! 1
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Superhero 4
Lesson of the Evil 3
Bad Film 4
Curse of Chucky 4
Tales From the Dark Part 1 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.75
Fake, The 4
Grand Seduction, The 2
In Secret 2
Cold Eyes 4
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Square, The (2013) 5
Her 4.36
Omar 4.57
Stranger by the Lake 4
Tim's Vermeer 5
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Inside Llewyn Davis 4.36
Missing Picture, The 4
12 Years a Slave 3.52
Despite the Gods 4
Go Goa Gone 2.71
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2015 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Get Hard 5
Naz & Maalik 4
Deathgasm 4
He Never Died 5
Invitation, The 3
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2015 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Royal Tailor, The 4
Bunny the Killer Thing 2
Mortadelo & Filemon: Mission Implausible 4
Kung Fu Killer 3
Some Kind of Hate 5
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2015 Bruce Campbellā€™s Horror Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
He Never Died 5
Bunny the Killer Thing 2
Some Kind of Hate 5
Tales of Halloween 4
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2015 Las Vegas Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Tangerine 4
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2015 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Witch, The 4
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2015 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Invitation, The 3
Office 4
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"Does what horror does best, and does it damn well."
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Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Is it wrong to kind of hope that a pretty great horror movie perhaps stalls out at cult favorite? "Some Kind of Hate" is a strong, smart, bloody example of what the genre can do when its aims are greater than just churning out product, and it introduces what could be an iconic horror villain as great as the ones spawned in the 1980s. That's the rub, though - I really, really don't want to see Moira Karp reduced to what the likes of Freddy Kruger, Jason Vorhees, and Michael Myers became in pop culture." (more)
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"Lily In The Valley"
4 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "Lily Tomlin is, of course, one of the great comedians of our time, regardless of gender, but she has never quite been able to fully transpose her unparalleled talents from the stage to the screen. Oh sure, she has had great success as a supporting player in films like "I Heart Huckabees" and her collaborations with Robert Altman--including her Oscar-nominated turn in the classic "Nashville"--and she did wonderful work opposite Art Carney in "The Late Show" and Steve Martin in "All of Me," but for the most part, Hollywood just has had no idea of what to do with someone with her undeniably quirky appeal and the few times when she was afforded an unabashed lead role, as was the case with "Moment by Moment" and "The Incredible Shrinking Woman," the results were pretty dire. With her new film, "Grandma," she has finally been given a screenplay that knows how to make use of her gifts and while the film as a whole may have some rough patches here and there, Tomlin more than makes up for it with a spectacular lead performance that is one of the funniest and most surprisingly heartfelt things that she has every done." (more)
ZIPPER
"Needs A Better Hook"
1 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "Imagine a cross between a lesser episode of "House of Cards" and one of those semi-tawdry direct-to-video "erotic thrillers" that kept the likes of Tanya Roberts and Shannon Whirry in cigarette money during the early 90s and you might come up with something along the lines of "Zipper," a borderline embarrassing tale of political ambition and sexual addiction that is too tawdry to work as a serious film and way too self-serious to make it as camp." (more)
TURBO KID
"A.K.A. BMX Bandits: Armageddon"
4 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "Imagine what "Fury Road" might have been like if the apocalypse had occurred before the characters were old enough to get their drivers licenses. It might have turned out like "Turbo Kid," a cheerfully silly and goofily gory homage to 80's-era cheapo action films whose boxes always promised more than they ever came close to delivering." (more)
HE NEVER DIED
"Never falters as noir, horror, or dark comedy."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Somehow, when I was looking at this movie's description, the idea that it was a deadpan comedy (although the blackest you can imagine) never came through, which made it an extremely pleasant surprise. Or perhaps it's not "a deadpan comedy", but a supernatural noir that happens to be full of the stuff. It's the rare movie that is both what you would and would not expect." (more)
WONDERFUL WORLD END
"If you're like the characters, it may indeed be 'wonderful'."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: As soon as I saw this one, I figured that it may need some mulling over, although more for its downright peculiar ending than the occasional sense that as someone who is not a teenage Japanese girl, this film is mostly - and fairly - indifferent to me. "Wonderful World End" gets outright weird in its last act, although I'm sure that a fair number of adults will find it difficult to relate to well before that. It's at least interesting for that and gets the bulk of its ideas across, which isn't always the case." (more)
BUNNY THE KILLER THING
"On the one hand, some well-executed horror; on the other, a lot of rape."
2 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Even given some time to think on it, I'm still not really sure where I stand with "Bunny the Killer Thing". There is a lot more sexual violence than usual, and that aspect of it is a tough nut to swallow, with those scenes right on the line between being a legitimate extension of horror movie violence and something that is really uncomfortable considering the tone that they were going for. I mean, there's a rape scene right in the middle of this movie that involves running from a guy in a bunny suit with a ridiculous giant prosthetic penis, and the repulsive bad taste of one pretty much cancels out the entertaining bad taste of the other." (more)
TALES OF HALLOWEEN
"Even the tricks are treats."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED AT THE 2015 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It may seem like splitting hairs, but this anthology from eleven noteworthy filmmakers working in the horror genre is much more a "Halloween" movie than "horror", if you get the distinction: It, like the holiday, is more about celebrating the annual chance to enjoy things that go bump in the night and dress up crazy more than looking to truly disturb its viewers. That's fine, and I don't know if it could be otherwise with the churn that comes from telling ten stories in 99 minutes, although one should perhaps set expectations accordingly." (more)
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