Opening

33% As Above/So Below Aug 29
34% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
74% The Congress Aug 29
61% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

Premieres Tonight

88% The Cosmopolitans: Season One

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
58% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo Reviews

Wally Hammond
Time Out
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No, not a Toho creature feature, but a diverting, slightly meandering, mini- DV-shot documentary on the Japanese love for insects.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

June 28, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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An oddball documentary that strives to capture the essence of an entire culture through one preoccupation: insects.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

July 16, 2010
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Beetle Queen does a wonderful job of showing the connection between things like Zen gardens, bonsai trees and the love of watching insects move in a small habitat.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 8, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A parade of loosely, lyrically related scenes and images imbues the film with a wonder worthy of its subjects.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

July 6, 2010
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This lyrical, meditative effort about the Japanese obsession for bugs of all kinds examines the subject from a deeply philosophical, historical and sociological perspective.

July 6, 2010
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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A gentle docu-tribute to Japan's age-old connection to the insect world, a meditative piece that is by turns hypnotically beautiful and painfully slow.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2010
Justin Chang
Variety
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Quietly spellbinding.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Oreck gives us some marvelous close-ups of scampering beetles and butterflies emerging from their pupae, but the focus here is primarily on people.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A-

June 4, 2010
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A delightfully weird, if occasionally too arty, documentary as darting in its structure as a dragonfly's flight.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

May 26, 2010

AV Club
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Sean Price Williams' videography is so lovely -- and the film so meditatively paced -- that even the questionable becomes seductive.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

May 13, 2010
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Beautifully filmed, seductively narrated...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2010
Mike Hale
New York Times
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A scientist looking for a combination of childlike innocence and minimalist sophistication might not see it in Hello Kitty but can recognize it in a horned beetle.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Zen gardens, banzai trees, the art of haiku -- indeed, the whole of Japanese minimalism becomes a setting for these multilegged scramblers, imbued with Shintoist wisdom for those who would look and listen.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2010
Eric Hynes
Village Voice
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An expansive take on the world in miniature, Jessica Oreck's documentary debut pursues all angles on a novel subject -- the Japanese obsession with insects -- until it assumes a worldview.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 11, 2010
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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I'm not wholly clear on the link between a jellied green thing wriggling along a tree branch and the oneness of life, but Shinto Buddhist ruminations sound good in almost any context, and the film is entrancing.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 10, 2010
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