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Boyhood (2014)

Final Rating: 9.4/10 NXNE starts off its festival with a film portion that is comprised mostly of documentaries. Although it is a fictitious story, Richard Linklater’s film Boyhood is as much of a documentary as any of…

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Final Rating: 8.2/10 Action movies have a bad reputation, and for good reason. To many, they are a resource of fun and escapism. To film fanatics, they’re an excess of volume, both audial and visual,…

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CHEF (2014)

Final Rating: 7.2/10 Jon Favreau has made a big name for himself with the first two Iron Man movies and with being one of the producers of The Avengers. His credentials range from action blockbusters…

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Godzilla (2014)

Final Rating: 6.8/10 Newcomer Gareth Edwards knows a thing or two about making exciting monster battles. To see Godzilla all primed up (with the occasional battle scar, but they just make him look as though…

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Under the Skin (2014)

Final Rating: 9.0/10 Jonathan Glazer hasn’t been around for a while. He’s shot some pretty memorable music videos for Blur, Dead Weather, Radiohead and more, and he also made that excellent film that helped kick…

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Brick Mansions (2014)

Final Rating: 2.8/10 District 13 was an interesting film that showcased the battle between the poor and contained against the wealthy and powerful. It used parkour, the art of fast paced stunts involving city props…

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Nymphomaniac (2014)

Final Rating: 8.2/10 Volume I: 8.0/10 Volume II: 8.4/10 Lars Von Trier is either your friend or your enemy. You can either put up with his indulgences or you can find disgust in his controversies,…

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Noah (2014)

Final Rating: 7.8/10 Darren Aronofsky is a terrific director and one of this generation’s best. He excels at making actors the very best they can be, diving right into the minds of mentally unsound characters,…

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