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The 2nd Annual iCMFF: English-Language Independents

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The 2nd Annual iCMFF: English-Language Independents

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Post by outdoorcats » October 31st, 2018, 11:27 pm

Welcome to the 2018 iCheckMovies Film Festival!

Festival Dates: Nov. 1-27

Please rate the films the films you've seen on a scale from 1-10 to help contribute to this year's Audience Award.

This is the thread where all users can rate and discuss the films in this year's English-Language Independents section:

Certain Women dir. Kelly Reichardt. 2016, 107 min. :imdb: :ICM:
Continuing her streak of truly independent American cinema following Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy, Reichardt adapts three different stories by writer Maile Meloy for this anthology drama about three different women in Montana struggling to attain their dreams. With an all-star cast including Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, and Kristen Stewart.
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James White dir. Josh Mond. 2015, 85 min. :imdb: :ICM:
Christopher Abbott gives an intense, committed performance as an addict trying not to spiral off the rails as he takes care of his dying mother (Cynthia Nixon).
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The Childhood of a Leader dir. Brady Corbet. 2015, 115 min. :imdb: :ICM:
Actor Brady Corbet (Mysterious Skin, Simon Killer) turns to directing in this "chronicle in the childhood of a post-WWI leader" (the less said, the better).
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The Fits dir. Anna Rose Holmer. 2015, 72 min. :imdb: :ICM:
In this "nearly perfect movie" (Ty Burr), an 11-year-old struggles to fit in with the dance troupe she's joined, which begins to experience mass fainting spells and violent fits.
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The Survivalist dir. Stephen Fingleton. 2015, 104 min. :imdb: :ICM:
In a post-apocalyptic world, food has become extremely scarce and violence and anarchy reign. A lone survivalist finds his solitude threatened when a mother and daughter come upon his cabin and make him an offer he can't refuse.
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Werewolf dir. Ashley McKenzie. 2016, 80 min. :imdb: :ICM:
In this bleak Canadian portrait of addiction, two young meth addicts in a small town struggle to survive and maintain their fragile bond to one another.
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[a LION eats GOD. Gunshots ring out. MATT turns around]
MATT: That's the guy I was telling you about.

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Post by edward5 » November 1st, 2018, 3:30 am

Certain Women 7.5/10
James White 7/10
The Childhood of a Leader 6.5/10
The Fits 7/10
The Survivalist 6/10
Werewolf not seen

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Post by joachimt » November 1st, 2018, 6:07 pm

Certain Woman 6/10

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Post by peeptoad » November 4th, 2018, 8:44 pm

The Survivalist- 7/10

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Post by Lakigigar » November 4th, 2018, 11:08 pm

James White 7/10

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Post by cinewest » November 5th, 2018, 7:50 am

James White- a very solid, well scripted, well acted drama- 7.5

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Post by connordenney » November 5th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Keeping this here so that I can add ratings in case I watch any others.

Certain Women: 10/10
James White:
The Childhood of a Leader:
The Fits:
The Survivalist:
Werewolf:

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Post by zissou14 » November 9th, 2018, 2:30 pm

Certain Women 7.5/10
James White 8.5/10

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Post by joachimt » November 11th, 2018, 8:38 pm

James White 7/10

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Post by lynchs » November 14th, 2018, 1:44 pm

only 3

Certain Women (2016) 8/10
The Childhood of a Leader (2015) 6/10
The Survivalist (2015) 6/10

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Post by zissou14 » Today, 6:51 pm

The Childhood of a Leader: 7.5/10
The Fits: 7/10
The Survivalist: 8/10
Werewolf: 6/10

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