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When Lambs Become Lions 5
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MOVIES IN RELEASE
TITLE RATING
Last Christmas 1.57
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 1.86
Frozen 2 1.86
Midway (2019) 2
Daniel Isn't Real 2

2012 Tribeca Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Five-Year Engagement, The 3.4
Fairhaven 3.5
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 3
Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal 5
In Their Skin 5
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2013 Fantasia International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Raze 2.43
Conjuring, The 4.12
Horror Stories 3
Halley 4
Resurrection of a Bastard, The 4
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Rush 3.53
Armstrong Lie, The 4.14
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.56
Palo Alto 5
Le Week-End 3.71
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2013 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Jimmy P. 4.14
Invisible Woman, The (2013) 5
12 Years a Slave 3.62
Nebraska 3.63
Le Week-End 3.71
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2013 Chicago International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.56
Argento's Dracula 4.14
Under the Rainbow (2013) 4
One Chance 3
Heli 4
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2016 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Outlaws and Angels 4.88
Uncle Howard 4
Kate Plays Christine 2
Life, Animated 5
Antibirth 4
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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
High Treason 4.14
Never Let Me Go 4.38
Alienated 2
Polder 3
400 Days 1
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2019 Sundance Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Luce 3
Ms. Purple 4
Them That Follow 4
Late Night 2.33
Mustang, The (2019) 1
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2019 South by Southwest Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Good Boys 4.14
Beach Bum, The 1
Art of Self-Defense, The 5
Villains 2
Teen Spirit 1
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Independent Film Festival Boston 2019 MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Farewell, The (2019) 4.71
Her Smell 5
Them That Follow 4
Death of Dick Long, The 3
We Are Not Princesses 4
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2019 London Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Knives Out 4.25
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2019 Toronto International Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Judy 2.78
Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, A 3.57
Goldfinch, The 1
Lucy in the Sky 1
Waves (2019) 3
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2019 New York Film Festival MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Irishman, The 4.67
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2019 Fantastic Fest MOVIES
TITLE RATING
Death of Dick Long, The 3
Jojo Rabbit 2
Swallow 5
First Love 4
Tammy and the T-Rex 3
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"A cozy but fun big-screen adventure."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... ""The Aeronauts" is not going to be quite so impressive when you see it on a small screen (which most will, given Amazon will have it streaming two weeks after its North American theatrical release), and there are bits that don't totally fit together, but this is such a treat visually that I'll cut out some slack. On top of that, it's the exact sort of thing I'm always looking to find for my nieces, full of discovery and adventure but not violence." (more)
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"Ditch the 'Angels' branding and just having the ladies kick ass."
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Jay Seaver says... "I try not to think of the calculations that go on in studio executives' heads too much, because it's frightening and tends to put one at a distance from the actual merits of the films themselves, but it gets kind of interest in a movie like this. I suspect that most studios would like to have an action/adventure series along the general lines of this movie, and if you own the name "Charlie's Angels", why not make it part of that franchise? Maybe nobody is really looking for a new "Charlie's Angels" - fans of the first iteration are around retirement age, the second was sold on its cast, and the third bombed - but does the association help or hurt a relatively unremarkable action/adventure film at the box office?" (more)
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"Not as much as an American legend deserves, but more than she's had before."
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"Not for everyone, but certainly for someone."
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"Fitting that it comes from a song that ends "how very strange"."
2 stars
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