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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

These Birds Walk (2013)

"Warm, deeply affecting and non-preachy with stunningly beautiful, poetic cinematography. "

Posted Nov 4, 2013

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2 ——

Why We Ride (2013)

"An exhilarating, heartfelt and inspirational doc that will entertain all ages."

Posted Nov 2, 2013

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3 36%

Last Love (2013)

"A clunky, banal and over-expository screenplay saved by the well-nuanced, heartfelt performance of Michael Caine, one of the greatest actors of our time. "

Posted Nov 2, 2013

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4 29%

House In The Alley (2013)

"Effectively creepy psychological horror that doesn't rely on gore."

Posted Oct 26, 2013

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5 93%

When I Walk (2013)

"Intimate, deeply moving, candid and revealing. Anyone who watches When I Walk will be quite proud of Jason DaSilva."

Posted Oct 25, 2013

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6 90%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"It comes alive because of its raw, pure, unadulterated emotions displayed unflinchingly onscreen. Adèle and Emma are the kind of characters that linger in your mind long after the end credits roll which is a true testament to the film's power. "

Posted Oct 25, 2013

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7 83%

Go Grandriders (2013)

"Lighthearted, sweet and refreshing. Prepare to feel exhilarated and uplifted."

Posted Oct 24, 2013

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8 ——

The Grand Deception (2013)

"An eye-opening, searing, powerful and persuasive exposé. You'll be enraged, shocked and intellectually provoked. It's a must-see for every American, young and old."

Posted Oct 24, 2013

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9 100%

The Square (2013)

"Shows how multifaceted and complex the socio-political issues in Egypt were and still are to this very day. You'll find yourself at the edge of your seat."

Posted Oct 23, 2013

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10 ——

The Taiwan Oyster (2013)

"Wise, unpretentious and unpredictable with well-nuanced performances. "

Posted Oct 21, 2013

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11 60%

The Human Scale (2013)

"Insightful and fascinating, but too dry and somewhat myopic."

Posted Oct 20, 2013

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12 68%

American Promise (2013)

"Repetitive, overlong and, worst of all, not illuminating enough."

Posted Oct 19, 2013

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13 40%

Mondays With William (2013)

"Mildly engaging. It appeals more to the heart than to the mind."

Posted Oct 19, 2013

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14 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

"Palpably suspenseful, engrossing, bold and intelligent. It's a new American classic that will be remembered for many years to come. Robert Redford delivers a tour de force performance."

Posted Oct 17, 2013

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15 78%

Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

"Mesmerizing and heartbreaking with a brave, raw and convincingly moving performance by Juliette Binoche."

Posted Oct 16, 2013

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16 60%

GMO OMG (2013)

"Eye-opening, compelling and accessible to the laymen. "

Posted Oct 16, 2013

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17 ——

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird (2013)

"Illuminating, intimate and witty."

Posted Oct 14, 2013

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18 69%

The Institute (2013)

"Slickly edited and initially intriguing, but it lacks something that's a requirement for the vast majority of documentaries: revealing insights about its subject matter. "

Posted Oct 13, 2013

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19 75%

Forgetting The Girl (2013)

"Surprising, clever and twisted with a convincingly sweet and creepy performance by Christopher Denham."

Posted Oct 11, 2013

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20 ——

The Last Day Of August (2013)

"A somewhat tedious slow-burn drama with waning tension, but saved by very raw, natural performances. It's quite refreshing to watch a cabin-in-the-woods story with no one getting killed."

Posted Oct 11, 2013

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21 ——

CinemAbility ()

"Extensive, thorough and illuminating. It finds just the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them emotionally as well as intellectually."

Posted Oct 7, 2013

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22 ——

Red Wing (2013)

"A sweeping love story. Engaging, uplifting and genuinely heartfelt."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

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23 ——

My Last Day Without You (2013)

"My Last Day Without You has the true kind of special effects that many Hollywood films lack these days: warmth, depth and a soul."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

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24 97%

Gravity (2013)

"A viscerally exhilarating 91-minute thrill ride. It won't be remembered for its dialogue or characters, just for its game-changing sound and visual effects. Its style becomes its substance."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

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25 ——

Winter Nomads (2013)

"Riveting and transfixing. Most likely the closest you'll ever come to meeting a shepherd and grasping what it's like to be one. "

Posted Sep 29, 2013

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26 92%

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013)

"Refreshingly stylish and enigmatic. It brings out Harry Dean Stanton's warmth, humility and sense of humor."

Posted Sep 28, 2013

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27 86%

Shepard & Dark (2013)

"Enlightening and philosophical."

Posted Sep 28, 2013

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28 85%

We Are What We Are (2013)

"We Are What We Are will satiate your hunger for palpable suspense, horror and intrigue. It's one of most effectively terrifying remakes in years. "

Posted Sep 26, 2013

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29 70%

Greetings From the Shore (2008)

"Captivating, uplifting and even somewhat engrossing"

Posted Sep 23, 2013

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30 ——

Arise (2013)

"Slightly oversimplified, but it's equally inspiring and moving nonetheless."

Posted Sep 22, 2013

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31 80%

Generation Iron (2013)

"Suspenseful, well-edited and adequately illuminating without being too heavy or dry"

Posted Sep 22, 2013

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32 94%

After Tiller (2013)

"No matter which side of the abortion issue you're on, prepare to be emotionally devastated."

Posted Sep 20, 2013

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33 10%

Jewtopia (2013)

"Witless and asinine. Not nearly as funny as The Hebrew Hammer."

Posted Sep 20, 2013

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34 85%

Hawking (2013)

"Fascinating and deeply moving. Brings out Hawking's humility, warmth and wit. The best doc about Stephen Hawking ever made. "

Posted Sep 15, 2013

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35 93%

Sample This (2013)

"Not nearly as moving, crowd-pleasing or powerful as Searching for Sugar Man or Standing in the Shadows of Motown, but it's nonetheless an insightful, slick and engaging music doc for fans of hip-hop. "

Posted Sep 15, 2013

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36 56%

Bounty Killer (2013)

"Irreverent, campy and zany. A guilty pleasure."

Posted Sep 9, 2013

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37 ——

Whensday (2013)

"A delightfully weird, invigorating and brilliant slice of indie cinema heaven. It's destined to become a cult classic. "

Posted Sep 8, 2013

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38 92%

Fire In The Blood (2013)

"A powerful wake-up call. It will make your blood boil."

Posted Sep 7, 2013

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39 67%

Things Never Said (2013)

"The kind of film that Hollywood rarely makes anymore: smart, deep, honest, genuinely poignant and complex. It will nourish your heart, mind and soul. Shanola Hampton delivers a bravura, star-making performance."

Posted Sep 6, 2013

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40 92%

I Am Breathing (2013)

"Heartbreaking and profound. You'll be balling your eyes out, unless you're made of stone."

Posted Sep 6, 2013

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41 80%

We the Parents (2013)

"Equally inspirational and moving."

Posted Sep 6, 2013

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42 13%

The Lifeguard (2013)

"Solid performances can't save the undercooked, shallow, overly simplistic screenplay. "

Posted Aug 29, 2013

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43 100%

Tokyo Waka: A City Poem (2013)

"Insightful, surprising and amusing."

Posted Aug 27, 2013

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44 62%

Scenic Route (2013)

"Refreshingly intelligent and palpably suspenseful. Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler give the best performance of their career."

Posted Aug 23, 2013

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45 8%

Savannah (2013)

"Strong performances and exquisite, breathtaking cinematography barely compensate for a pedestrian, underwhelming screenplay. "

Posted Aug 23, 2013

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46 56%

Inch'Allah (2013)

"Understated, psychologically disturbing and complex with haunting images."

Posted Aug 20, 2013

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47 96%

Cutie And The Boxer (2013)

"Equally heartbreaking and heartwarming. It's one of the best love stories in years."

Posted Aug 17, 2013

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48 92%

Herblock: The Black & the White (2013)

"A provocative, illuminating and vital tribute to Herbert Block. It should be mandatory viewing for every young American. "

Posted Aug 16, 2013

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49 78%

ZIPPER: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride (2013)

"A gentle, informative elegy for Coney Island which will never be the same again. "

Posted Aug 10, 2013

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50 88%

The Gardener (2013)

"Contemplative, well-balanced and fascinating. You'll find it to be provocative no matter what your religion is."

Posted Aug 9, 2013

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