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MOVIES (cont.)

#22
Adjusted Score: 91.508%
Critics Consensus: Nobody Speaks: The Trials of the Free Press persuasively -- and entertainingly -- outlines the troubling tensions threatening journalism in the internet era.
Synopsis: When the online tabloid Gawker posted a surreptitiously filmed sex tape of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, it ignited a high... [More]
Directed By: Brian Knappenberger

#23

Win It All (2017)
86%

#23
Adjusted Score: 86.697%
Critics Consensus: Win It All finds writer-director Joe Swanberg working in a comparatively mainstream vein -- and striking another collaborative spark with leading man Jake Johnson.
Synopsis: Jake Johnson (New Girl) stars as small time gambler Eddie Garrett, who agrees to watch a duffel bag for an... [More]
Directed By: Joe Swanberg

#24
Adjusted Score: 88.041%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A GAY GIRL IN DAMASCUS: THE AMINA PROFILE explores the story of Amina Arraf, a Syrian- American revolutionary whose blog... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Sophie Deraspe

#25
Adjusted Score: 88.749%
Critics Consensus: What Happened, Miss Simone? is a compelling -- albeit necessarily incomplete -- overview of its complex subject's singular artistic legacy and fascinating life.
Synopsis: Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina... [More]
Starring: Nina Simone
Directed By: Liz Garbus

#26

1922 (2017)
87%

#26
Adjusted Score: 87.414%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to director Zak Hilditch's patient storytelling and strong work from lead Thomas Jane, 1922 ranks among the more satisfying Stephen King adaptations.
Synopsis: 1922 is based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man's confession of his wife's murder. The tale is... [More]
Directed By: Zak Hilditch

#27
Adjusted Score: 88.498%
Critics Consensus: The Incredible Jessica James makes its standard storyline feel new, almost purely on the strength of a captivating, potentially star-making performance from Jessica Williams.
Synopsis: An aspiring NYC playwright (Jessica Williams) gets over a painful breakup by bonding with a man who was also recently... [More]
Directed By: James C. Strouse

#28

Burning Sands (2017)
88%

#28
Adjusted Score: 88.178%
Critics Consensus: Burning Sands covers familiar territory, but Trevor Jackson's layered performance and director/co-writer Gerard McMurray's empathetic approach help set it apart.
Synopsis: Burning Sands takes you on a raw, voyeuristic journey of fraternity pledging through the eyes of one favored pledgee, who... [More]
Directed By: Gerard McMurray

#29

Okja (2017)
86%

#29
Adjusted Score: 94.426%
Critics Consensus: Okja sees Bong Joon-ho continuing to create defiantly eclectic entertainment -- and still hitting more than enough of his narrative targets in the midst of a tricky tonal juggling act.
Synopsis: For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja--a massive animal and... [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho

#30

Tallulah (2016)
84%

#30
Adjusted Score: 85.172%
Critics Consensus: Tallulah's narrative insight, thoughtfully written characters, and talented cast add up to an absorbing family drama that transcends genre tropes and capably overcomes its flirtations with melodrama.
Synopsis: Tallulah (Ellen Page), a young vagrant, cares for a toddler abandoned by her mother. With no family to turn to,... [More]
Directed By: Sian Heder

#31

Amanda Knox (2016)
82%

#31
Adjusted Score: 82.874%
Critics Consensus: Amanda Knox honors its subject with an absorbing -- if slightly incomplete -- look at the details and troubling implications of her arrest and subsequent fight for freedom.
Synopsis: Was she a cold-blooded psychopath who brutally murdered her roommate or a naive student abroad trapped in an endless nightmare?... [More]

#32

Barry (2016)
80%

#32
Adjusted Score: 80.916%
Critics Consensus: Barry opens a speculative window into a future president's formative college years, offering a flawed yet compelling glimpse of American history in the making.
Synopsis: Vikram Gandhi directed this biopic about Barack Obama (Devon Terrell), which focuses on his life as a student at Columbia... [More]
Directed By: Vikram Gandhi

#33
#33
Adjusted Score: 80.959%
Critics Consensus: The simple story is a little short on laughs, but there's plenty of sweet wackiness for Pee-Wee Herman fans to enjoy.
Synopsis: Pee-wee meets a stranger who inspires him to take his first vacation in this story about friendship and fate.... [More]
Directed By:

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 83.357%
Critics Consensus: Casting JonBenét's unorthodox approach to its genre sets it apart in a crowded field, making for a uniquely thought-provoking true crime documentary hybrid.
Synopsis: 20 years after the highly-publicized and unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey, a casting call for young actresses to play the... [More]
Directed By: Kitty Green

#35

The Ivory Game (2016)
80%

#35
Adjusted Score: 68.13%
Critics Consensus: Hard-hitting and ambitious to a fault, The Ivory Game serves as a fittingly urgent call to action against a looming threat against vulnerable wildlife and a fragile ecosystem.
Synopsis: The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.... [More]

#36

Voyeur (2017)
81%

#36
Adjusted Score: 81.225%
Critics Consensus: Absorbing, unpredictable, and overall compelling, Voyeur is a singularly unusual -- and utterly memorable -- documentary experience.
Synopsis: Gerald Foos bought a motel in Colorado in the 1960s, furnished the room with louvered vents that allowed him to... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Myles Kane, Josh Koury

#37
Adjusted Score: 76.405%
Critics Consensus: The Fundamentals of Caring gets maximum mileage out of the chemistry between its well-matched leads as it follows a fairly well-worn coming-of-age road trip route.
Synopsis: An 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy (Craig Roberts) goes on a road trip with his caregiver (Paul Rudd), and the pair... [More]
Directed By: Rob Burnett

#38
#38
Adjusted Score: 75.697%
Critics Consensus: Gaga: Five Foot Two offers an absorbing glimpse of its superstar subject's backstage life, albeit one weakened by inconsistent focus and a dearth of performance footage.
Synopsis: In the Netflix original documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, Lady Gaga offers a vulnerable look of her life during one... [More]
Starring: Lady Gaga
Directed By: Chris Moukarbel

#39

The Ritual (2017)
72%

#39
Adjusted Score: 74.676%
Critics Consensus: Director David Bruckner makes evocative use of the Scandinavian setting and a dedicated cast to deliver a handsome -- if familiar -- horror story.
Synopsis: Following the sudden, violent death of their best mate, four young men reunite for a hike through the Scandinavian wilderness.... [More]
Directed By: David Bruckner

#40

To the Bone (2017)
69%

#40
Adjusted Score: 70.781%
Critics Consensus: To the Bone offers an insightful, empathetic look at a widespread issue, led by exemplary work from Lily Collins in the central role.
Synopsis: Based on the real-life experiences of writer/director Marti Noxon, TO THE BONE shares the story of 20-year- old Ellen and... [More]
Directed By: Marti Noxon

#41
#41
Adjusted Score: 59.508%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic "One Child Policy,"... [More]
Directed By: Tommy Wirkola

#42
Adjusted Score: 62.535%
Critics Consensus: David Brent: Life on the Road has its moments, but this further exploration of an established character suffers in comparison to what came before.
Synopsis: Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, David Brent hasn't... [More]
Directed By: Ricky Gervais

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