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Spontaneous 5
On the Rocks 5
I'm Thinking of Ending Things 4
Save Yourselves! 4
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BOTTOM 5
MOVIES IN RELEASE
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Possessor 1
Antebellum 1
Tenet 2
Devil All the Time, The 2
Kajillionaire 2.5

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Headshot (2012) 4
Keep the Lights On 3
Fairhaven 3.5
Playroom, The 3
As Luck Would Have It (2013) 4.14
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Raze 2.43
Big Bad Wolves 5
Imaginaerum 3
Zero Charisma 3
After School Midnighters 3
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Enemy 4.13
Enough Said 4
Bends 5
Philomena 4.17
Le Week-End 3.71
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
All Is Lost 4.31
Like Father, Like Son (2014) 5
Omar 4.57
Wind Rises, The 4.62
Stray Dogs (2013) 2
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Immigrant, The 4.23
12 Years a Slave 3.62
One Chance 3
With You, Without You 3
Labor Day (2013) 1
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Sophie and the Rising Sun 4
Operation Avalanche 4
Under the Shadow 5
Kate Plays Christine 2
Manchester by the Sea 3.5
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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
Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The 4
Survivalist, The 3
Mafia: Survival Game 1
Displacement 3.14
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2019 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Farewell, The (2019) 4.63
Late Night 2.4
Hail Satan? 3.86
Pahokee 4
Judy & Punch 4
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2019 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Saint Frances 3
Them That Follow 4
Good Boys 4.14
Beach Bum, The 1
Day Shall Come, The 3
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2019 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Shadow 5
Her Smell 5
Them That Follow 4
We Are Not Princesses 4
Pollinators, The 3.29
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2019 London Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Knives Out 4.32
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2019 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Ford v Ferrari 4.44
Dolemite Is My Name 4.68
Marriage Story 4.22
Vast of Night, The 5
Waves (2019) 3
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2019 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Irishman, The 4.4
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2019 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
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Lodge, The 3.31
Swallow 5
First Love 4
Color Out of Space 4.44
Tammy and the T-Rex 3
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2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival MOVIES
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Saint Frances 3
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2020 Nightstream Virtual Film Festival MOVIES
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Bleed with Me 3
Come True 4
Dinner in America 2
Lapsis 4
Pelican Blood 3
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"He's baaaack."
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"Good enough."
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Rob Gonsalves says... "If the titular trial of the Chicago 7 hadn’t happened, writer-director Aaron Sorkin would’ve had to invent it." (more)
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Peter Sobczynski says... "The problem with a number of movie comedies these days is that they start off amusingly enough (well, some of them do) and then tend to run out of steam after a while to the point where they are practically dragging themselves to the end credits. In the case of “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make benefit Once glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (which will be referred to from here on in by only the first three words of that title), the unexpected and shot-in-secret sequel to the wildly popular 2006 shock comedy hit from Sacha Baron Cohen, it is perhaps only fitting that the formulation here is backwards. It starts off rather unpromisingly, spends the next hour going through a series of scenes that combine a few huge laughs with a good amount of aimlessness and then concludes with a final half-hour filled with sharp humor and genuinely outrageous moments, including one jaw-dropper that could well mark the final nail in the coffin for at least one particularly public and normally shameless public figure of note. (I will not go into this moment in any detail but, suffice it to say, if you want to experience it completely unawares, you should try to watch the film as soon as it drops on Amazon Prime this Friday because it will become the subject of much conversation once people experience it for themselves.)" (more)
RUN (2020)
"Puts familiar thriller pieces into clever new places."
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Jay Seaver says... "SCREENED VIA THE 2020 NIGHTSTREAM FESTIVAL: A couple years ago, director Aneesh Chaganty and co-writer Sev Ohanian made what is probably the best of the recent group of movies presented entirely as what appears on various characters's screens in "Searching", and for their follow-up, they don't necessarily entirely go the opposite way, but one of the more suspenseful scenes in "Run" is built around its heroine trying to do some pre-internet-style search. It's a nifty bit in a film that's got a few of them, packed into a tight little package." (more)
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"Impressive when indie; less so when creepy."
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Jay Seaver says... "If you live in the Boston area (and maybe others), "Pelican Blood" is available for streaming via two separate routes: The Nightstream streaming film festival, a cooperative effort between local genre-oriented fests canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, and the Coolidge Corner Theatre's partnership with Goethe-Institut to present noteworthy German-language films, which is generally material perceived as classier than that. I'm curious as to which group finds it more satisfying; it is by turns exceptionally earnest and deeply weird, and does a better job of moving between the two than being both at once." (more)
SAVE YOURSELVES!
"It doesn't get much more randomly silly than an alien invasion."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... ""Save Yourselves!" is an enjoyable-enough bit of sci-fi-slash-millennial self parody that starts to run out of steam well before it hits the 90-minute "real feature" mark, but makes it there because of the on-screen pair being pretty likable despite being thin and basic types. A good high concept and a good idea of where one's target audience and the targets of one's jokes intersect can get a movie fairly far." (more)
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"All the right pieces but none of the luck."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... ""The New Mutants" has been a punchline or running gag for the past couple of years as it got pushed down the schedule as much as a result of things well outside filmmakers Josh Boone's control as the movie's own faults, from another movie being delayed to one studio consuming another and pushing the whole slate out months until, finally, the new studio decided this was an appropriate bone to throw theaters in the middle of the pandemic (after deciding not to do the sort of reshoots that probably would have helped because the young cast members could no longer pass for teenagers). It is, by and large, much better than its cursed path would indicate, but one can certainly see why it was always the thing that got pushed back while other movies were given priority." (more)
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