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The People Garden

D
1 Critic

Sweetpea searches for her missing rock star boyfriend Jamie in a forest in Japan.

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Released:Tuesday, September 13 2016
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

Raw

A
1 Critic

In Justine’s family everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her life. Unexpected consequences emerge as her true self begins to form.

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Released:Friday, March 10 2017
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

Wolf and Sheep

C-
1 Critic

In rural Afghanistan, people are storytellers who make up and tell each other tales of mystery and imagination to explain the world in which they live. The shepherd children own the mountains and, although no adults are around, they know the rules; they know that boys and girls are not allowed to be together. The boys practice with their slings to fight wolves. The girls smoke secretly and play at getting married, dreaming of finding ahusband soon. They gossip about Sediqa; she’s eleven years old and an outsider. The girls think she is cursed.
Qodrat, also eleven years old, becomes the subject of gossip when his mother remarries an old man with two wives. Qodrat roams alone in the most isolated parts of the mountains, where he meets Sediqa and they become friends. [Synopsis courtesy of Directors’ Fortnight]

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Released:Thursday, January 1 1970
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

My Life as a Zucchini

B+
1 Critic

Courgette is no wallflower, he’s a valiant little boy. When he loses his mother, he is sure he is alone in the world. But that’s before he makes his new friends in the children’s home. Simon, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice and Béatrice : they all have their stories and they are equally heartbreaking and tender. But there’s also a girl, Camille. When you’re 10 years old, there is so much to discover – like what it’s like to have a gang of friends, to fall in love, and hey, maybe even to be happy. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

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Released:Friday, February 24 2017
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

The Aquatic Effect

B
1 Critic

Samir, a tall, lanky, 40-something crane operator from Montreuil, in the outskirts of Paris, falls head over heels in love with Agathe. He discovers she is a swimming instructor at the local swimming pool, and, for lack of a better plan, he decides to enlist as her student…although he can swim perfectly. But his lie only lasts for 3 lessons, and Agathe hates liars. The truth surfaces. Agathe is furious. The end?
Not quite! Agathe goes to Iceland on a business trip, putting an ocean between her and Samir. But it is without reckoning with his feelings and his stubbornness… [Synopsis courtesy of Directors’ Fortnight]

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Released:Thursday, January 1 1970
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

Fiore

C+
1 Critic

Youth detention centre. Daphne, arrested for theft, falls in love with Josh, who is also a young robber. Men and women can not meet in jail and love is forbidden. Daphne and Josh’s relationship is only based on glances from one cell to the other, short conversations through the bars and secret letters. The prison is not the only deprivation from freedom but becomes also where love is impossible.
Fiore is the story of the desire to love of a teenager girl and the power of an emotion that breaks every law. [Synopsis courtesy of Directors’ Fortnight]

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Released:Thursday, January 1 1970
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

Divines

A
1 Critic

In a suburb where trafficking and religion run side by side, Dounia is eager for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But when Dounia meets Djigui, a young sensuous dancer, her daily life is disrupted. [Synopsis courtesy of Directors’ Fortnight]

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Released:Friday, November 18 2016
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

The BFG

C+
2 Critic

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

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Released:Friday, July 1 2016
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

After the Storm

B-
1 Critic

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrustful family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

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Released:Friday, March 17 2017
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

The Red Turtle

A-
2 Critic

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

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Released:Thursday, January 1 1970
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

C
1 Critic

Summer 1962 and Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.

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Released:Thursday, January 1 1970
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

Toni Erdmann

A
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Practical joker Winfried disguises himself as flashy “Toni Erdmann” to get busy Ines’ attention and change her corporate lifestyle. The father-daughter challenge reaches absurd proportions until Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life… [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

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Released:Sunday, December 25 2016
Last Graded: May 27, 2016 11:30 am

God of War


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During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu (martial arts legend Sammo Hung) enlists the help of a sharp young general (Vincent Zhao), they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent clash of wit and weapons will decide who […]

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Released: Friday, June 2 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Aaron’s Blood


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Aaron copes with his new life as a single father and the distant relationship he shares with his only child Tate. A timid hemophiliac, Tate is roughed up at school by the chief bully causing a massive nosebleed that lands him in the hospital fighting for his life. He makes a miraculous recovery after a […]

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Released: Friday, June 2 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Raising Bertie


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Set in Bertie County, a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina, Raising Bertie takes audiences deep into the emotional lives of three boys – Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell – over six-years as they come of age. This powerful vérité film produced by Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Kartemquin Films […]

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Released: Friday, June 9 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Once Upon a Time in Venice


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Steve Ford is a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader, Spyder. Teaming up with his best friend, Steve pulls out the big guns in search of […]

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Released: Friday, June 16 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Handsome Devil


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Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their cloistered boarding school. Conor is drafted into the senior rugby team, whose actions dominate school life and whose privilege and entitlement have made Ned’s life to date at the school a misery. The boys take an […]

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Released: Friday, June 2 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Dawson City: Frozen Time


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“Dawson City: Frozen Time” pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of over 500 nitrate film prints from the 1910s and 1920s, which were lost for decades until being discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike gold rush town. Using these rare silent movies and a rich sampling of newsreels […]

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Released: Friday, June 9 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

As Good As You


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Jo (Laura Heisler) is having a bad year. She has major writer’s block, a rather dire caffeine addiction and is deeply mourning the untimely death of her beautiful wife. To top it all off, her biological alarm clock is ringing off the wall. In an attempt to address the latter issue, Jo asks her late-partner’s […]

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Released: Friday, June 9 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Score: A Film Music Documentary


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“Score: A Film Music Documentary” brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement a film and garner powerful reactions […]

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Released: Friday, June 16 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Camera Obscura


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A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.

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Released: Friday, June 9 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Kill Switch


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Set in a future version of the world, the video game style plot follows an experiment for unlimited energy, harnessing parallel universes, which goes wrong. Chased by drones and soldiers, pilot and physicist Will Porter must race through an imploding world to get the Redivider box to a tower, which will save humanity, including his […]

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Released: Friday, June 16 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Hermia & Helena


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Shuttling between two time frames and two locations (Buenos Aires and NYC), Hermia & Helena revolves around theatre director Camila (Piñeiro regular Agustina Muñoz, never better), who accepts an artistic fellowship exchange to an unnamed New York institute to ostensibly work on a Spanish translation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As in the director’s previous […]

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Released: Friday, May 26 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Dark Signal


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The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message for the staff of a local radio station.

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Released: Friday, June 2 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Radio Dreams


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Radio Dreams creates the bizarre yet very real world of PARS-FM – a Farsi-language radio station broadcasting from the heart of San Francisco. The story unfolds over a single day as the station’s program manager, Hamid – a brilliant, misunderstood Iranian writer (played by the “Iranian Bob Dylan” Mohsen Namjoo) – prepares for a triumphant […]

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Released: Friday, June 9 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Black Site Delta


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Cam Gigandet stars as the leader of a “Dirty Dozen” band of military prisoners who must fight off a terrorist attack on the remote “black site” prison where they’re being held, which, unknown to them, is a cover for a secret drone control facility.

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Released: Friday, May 5 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Whisky Galore!


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In 1943, the people of the isolated Scottish island of Todday are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until their supply of whisky runs out. In the midst of this catastrophe, Sergeant Odd returns on leave to court Peggy Macroon, the daughter of the local shopkeeper. Meanwhile, her sister Catriona has just become engaged to meek […]

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Released: Friday, May 12 2017
Last Graded: Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm