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3.8/5 87% The Lobster (2016) This is a peculiar film which logically should not work, but somehow, through the uninhibited and confident ingenuity of the filmmakers, produces a remarkable impact.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.5/5 87% Sleeping Giant (2015) Sleeping Giant draws the viewer in despite the bland subject matter, making every character intriguing and maintaining suspense and the feeling of impeding trouble perfectly.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) A unique, entertaining drama with a sharp sense of humour, which deftly challenges the audience's assumptions and open-mindedness.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3/5 64% Zoom (2016) This is one of the liveliest and most original films of its kind. It serves as a multi-layered mystery as well as a straightforward drama, is based on an intriguing idea, and is overall an excellent first effort.‐ Far Out Magazine
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2.9/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) There is not really enough material to sustain interest over the course of a full length film, but the director and team of scriptwriters make the most of an historic oddity, giving us something which is, at the very least, strange and original.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The look, sound, and overall story, along with Parker's moving portrayal of Nat Turner accompanied by an excellent supporting cast, make up for any flaws in the script, and hold the dark and dramatic story together.‐ Far Out Magazine
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2.5/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The bland objectification of the modelling business, the self-loathing, self-mutilation, and desperation of the lovely young models, are cuttingly satirised, but in a way that not only normalises their attitude, but seems to revel in it. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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4.2/5 94% Arrival (2016) The script, performances, and overall look combine to make for an engrossing, suspenseful drama that goes a little beyond the bounds of its science fiction genre.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.4/5 86% East of Eden (1955) James Dean is decidedly the highlight of the film. His Method acting techniques and uninhibited performing style cause him to stand out among the more conventional cast.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.5/5 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) The information [Michael Moore] wants to present is made available without lapsing too far into moralizing, and the approach keeps things lively and entertaining‐ Far Out Magazine
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3/5 36% Equals (2016) Taken for what it is - a poignant love story using a futuristic setting as a plot device - Equals is an enjoyable and moving film with a sometimes weak plot but a great look and excellent performances‐ Far Out Magazine
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83% Denial (2016) It is watchable enough; but given the choice, just read the book.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) An able, well-chosen cast take on the challenge of this delicate, character-driven story with highly individual performances which nevertheless mesh perfectly. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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3/5 90% Loving (2016) With Loving, writer/director Jeff Nichols takes on an historical court case, one which has been dealt with on film before, in documentaries and a previous dramatization, but never with such a deft touch - or with such accuracy:‐ Far Out Magazine
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2.5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Where the film fails is in the actual structure of the story, which is riddled with inconsistencies, gaping holes in the plot, and what seems to be a mid-point shift from one story to a completely different one.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 91% Elle (2016) In Elle, the humour is all Michelle's own. She doesn't lose her sarcasm or sense of irony when she is raped, any more than she loses her courage or sense of self, and that, at least, is a positive message.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 74% Wiener-Dog (2016) Wiener-Dog has charm, and it is genuinely funny at times, but its bitter honesty and bleak tone can also be uncomfortable. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.8/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) With a brilliant ensemble cast, featuring solid performances by Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mark Strong, a fast-paced but coherent structure, and direction that sustains interest from beginning to end, Miss Sloane is an unqualified success.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.5/5 87% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) The intensity of the link between the two main characters, and the mixture of the harshly real and the magical, is what makes this film compelling.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Ove is developed as a true to life character, one with many flaws, ranging from hilarious to appalling, but with endearing human qualities as well. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.9/5 89% Maudie (2017) The two lead actors, and the careful direction by Aisling Walsh are what make this film work. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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96% Being There (1979) Bolstered by Peter Sellers' wonderfully understated performance and a solid supporting cast, Kosinski's cleverly rewritten satire is brought to life effectively and entertainingly.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3/5 60% Alone in Berlin (2017) Director Vincent Perez manages to convey this aura of repression clearly, while the lead actors impart the growing dread of the Quangels, as the risk of detection slowly increases.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.5/5 74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) With the help of exceptional performances from Hayek and Lithgow, and an exemplary supporting cast, the film builds tension with exquisite slowness.‐ Far Out Magazine
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81% The American Side (2016) It is enjoyable throughout, particularly for movie buffs, and is a clever and offbeat first attempt from a promising director who will, hopefully, have the opportunity to do much more.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4.2/5 84% Detroit (2017) Not only a tense and shocking drama, but also a multi-dimensional view of a historic event which gives it the attention and the scrutiny it deserves.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.8/5 71% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) A strange and riveting exploration of larger-than-life ideas.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3/5 75% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) While the musical score is often melodramatic and intrusive, the look of the film is distinctive and appealing. It's a good effort and an enjoyable movie.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.2/5 85% The Lovers (2017) A touching, insightful, acerbic yet romantic comedy-drama.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.9/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Among a good overall cast, Aubrey Plaza does well as the exasperating, painfully misguided Ingrid, bringing out both the humour and the pathos in her futile efforts at connection. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 76% Manifesto (2017) A movie that is entertaining in spite of its extreme eccentricity, and far more accessible than its unfamiliar format would normally allow.‐ Far Out Magazine
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2.4/5 80% Brigsby Bear (2017) May have started life as a truly outlandish script, which had its sharp edges rubbed off for the sake of marketability. It makes me wonder what the film might have become in bolder hands. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.5/5 94% American Splendor (2003) Played to perfection by Paul Giamatti, Pekar defies the categories of hero, villain, or even anti-hero. He simply exists, an ordinary man trying to make the best of a largely disappointing life.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Frances McDormand's performance is a highlight of the film. She plays the dour, hostile Mildred in a way that displays her rage and impatience frankly but without dulling the edge of humour in her perpetual antagonism.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The filmmaker's fearless commitment to his vision, supported by a fantastic cast and well-chosen talent in every category from makeup to musical score, has made this unlikely concept a strange but fascinating triumph of creative confidence.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3/5 85% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) For those who enjoy this particular brand of comedy, Lost in Paris is an outstanding, lighthearted update of the genre.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 84% The Square (2017) A sharp-edged, funny, original, and often thoughtful approach to the connection between art to life.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.1/5 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) As a straightforward comedy of manners, I Feel Pretty succeeds, and is trifling but amusing. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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4.2/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) This deceptively simple animated feature is a beautiful, tragic but hopeful drama told with inventiveness and sensitivity. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.5/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) In The Fade somehow manages to surpass the limitations of its own storyline.‐ Far Out Magazine
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4/5 88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Doueiri has succeeded brilliantly in making Lebanon's painful story real and accessible to the world.‐ Far Out Magazine
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3.2/5 No Score Yet La Bolduc (2018) This is a charming and honest account of unexpected fame and the challenges that went with it, as well as a portrait of the woman behind it all.‐ Far Out Magazine
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2.5/5 12% Birthmarked (2018) It's unfortunate that the script missed the mark, ending up as neither a truly funny and pointed comedy or a sharp, dramatic exploration of some interesting concepts. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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4.2/5 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It is perhaps not for all tastes but is also one of the most original, fearlessly creative productions you're likely to see this year.‐ Far Out Magazine
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90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) A multi-faceted portrait of a woman confronting the demons of age and obsolescence... This is an enjoyable, well written and well acted, serious and yet consistently entertaining movie from beginning to end.‐ Far Out Magazine
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83% Whitewash (2014) It is a grim and minimal but unexpectedly gripping story.‐ Far Out Magazine
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53% Lovelace (2013) What is fascinating about the film is the way the format, showing us the same events twice and from two different perspectives, helps to tell the story: not that porn is evil, but that porn is a lie.‐ Far Out Magazine
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88% Hannah Arendt (2013) Philosophy must be an incredibly difficult thing to translate into film, so I give the filmmakers credit for bringing across Hannah Arendt's thinking, and that of her opponents, so clearly. ‐ Far Out Magazine
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58% Hysteria (2012) Frivolous as it is, Hysteria is the ideal medium to introduce this part of history to the public. It's also an enjoyable little popcorn movie, with good performances.‐ Far Out Magazine
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62% Maps to the Stars (2015) The feral, schizophrenic granddaughter of Sunset Boulevard, acknowledging the allure of Hollywood while revealing its darker side.‐ Far Out Magazine
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