Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
30% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% 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
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
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74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Breathless: Season One
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89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 2

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—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
39% Intruders: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 3

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

We Were Here Reviews

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Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

The filmmakers have amassed an amazing archive of photos and videotapes, but it is the intimate, personal testimonies that make the film so vital, urgent, and necessary.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

October 9, 2011
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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The most gripping war movie you'll see this year, We Were Here tells first-hand the story of how AIDS attacked San Francisco, killing more than 15,000. Whole peer groups were happy, healthy, and then dead in months.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

September 30, 2011
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

In these days of epidemiological awareness, we know there'll be a next time, with different details. Amid its pathos, We Were Here is a cautionary tale for when that time arrives.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

September 30, 2011
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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It is both a testament to the fallen and a series of life lessons from five brave survivors, lessons about finding the best in ourselves in the worst of times.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2011
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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Its vivid, no-nonsense style (in which interviews, period photographs, and news footage merge seamlessly) makes the past present.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 19, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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This clear-eyed and soulful documentary brings us inside the contagion in a way that is so intimate, so personal, you feel like you're hearing about these catastrophic events for the first time.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 15, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Reminds us that sometimes people really do pull together and help each other...

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

September 12, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

Despite the development of life-preserving drugs, the AIDS epidemic is sadly still very much in the world. This trenchant documentary reminds us of its roots in a terrifying time which was nonetheless marked by a singular, beautiful humanity.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 9, 2011
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Director David Weissman does everything you're generally not supposed to do in a documentary - we get talking heads, old news footage, and still photographs, and that's about it - but We Were Here is never less than riveting.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

September 8, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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An extraordinarily moving, beautifully edited documentary...

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

September 8, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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We Were Here utilizes an invaluable archive of period pictures and news footage to trace how the Castro went from Edenic neighborhood to an epidemic frontline.

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

September 7, 2011
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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A simple, powerful act of bearing witness, We Were Here is a sober reminder of the not-too-distant past, when gays were focused not on honeymoon plans but on keeping people alive.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 6, 2011
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

A harrowing oral history of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco whose spine is the freshly recounted horror of an "avalanche" of grief.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

September 5, 2011
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

A riveting reflection on the initial, devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic on San Francisco's gay community. Don't watch it without a box of tissues handy.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B+

July 22, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Almost overwhelming in its emotional kick, this documentary about the San Francisco Aids epidemic is so intensely personal that it's sometimes difficult to watch. Which is why it's so important.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

April 7, 2011
Les Wright
culturevulture.net

... the document of record, establishing the public, collective memory of a time and place so many have wanted to forget.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

March 1, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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There is no turning away from the screen.

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

February 24, 2011
Jonathan Romney
Screen International

Thirty years after AIDS first made its horrific impact, documentarist David Weissman has made a powerful and intimate testament to the epidemic's effect on San Francisco's gay community.

Full Review Source: Screen International

February 12, 2011
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Deeply affecting doc revisits the AIDS epidemic without any grandstanding.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

February 8, 2011
Peter Debruge
Variety
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We Were Here documents the epidemic through a powerful combination of first-hand testimony, archival photography and TV news footage.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 28, 2011
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