Consensus Comparison: God Help the Girl, Venice, TIFF September 6, 2014

Telluride is over, Venice wraps today, but TIFF is only getting started. It was a big week for festival coverage here.

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New Releases

Stuart Murdoch’s God Help the Girl

Rotten Tomatoes: 67 | 46 reviews

Metacritic: 57 | 18 reviews

Critics Round Up: 67 | 9 reviews

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David Wnendt’s Wetlands

Rotten Tomatoes: 95 | 22 reviews

Metacritic: 74 | 15 reviews

Critics Round Up: 70 | 11 reviews

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Rory Kennedy’s Last Days in Vietnam

Rotten Tomatoes: 90 | 21 reviews

Metacritic: 84 | 11 reviews

Critics Round Up: 75 | 5 reviews

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Tim Sutton’s Memphis

Rotten Tomatoes: 75 | 16 reviews

Metacritic: 65 | 12 reviews

Critics Round Up: 67 | 6 reviews

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The Festival Circuit

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman: 92 | 3 reviews (Venice, Telluride)

Isao Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya: 100 | 3 reviews (TIFF)

Hong Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom: 75 | 3 reviews (Venice, TIFF)

Josh and Benny Safdie’s Heaven Knows What: 58 | 3 reviews (Venice, TIFF)

David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn: 75 | 3 reviews (Venice, TIFF)

Xavier Beauvois’ The Price of Fame: 92 | 3 reviews (Venice, Telluride)

Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes: 75 | 3 reviews (Venice, Telluride, TIFF)

Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper: 92 | 3 reviews (Telluride, TIFF)

Adam Wingard’s The Guest: 75 | 3 reviews (TIFF)

Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game: 75 | 3 reviews (Telluride, TIFF)

Kim Seong-hoon’s A Hard Day: 67 | 3 reviews (TIFF)

Philippe Lacôte’s Run: 67 | 3 reviews (TIFF)

Barry Levinson’s The Humbling: 50 | 3 reviews (Venice, TIFF)

Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler: 50 | 3 reviews (TIFF)

Gabe Polsky’s Red Army: 50 | 3 reviews (TIFF)

Kelvin Kyung Kun Park’s A Dream of Iron: 58 | 3 reviews (TIFF)

Luis López Carrasco’s El futuro: 100 | 4 reviews (FID Marseille)

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Cinema of the Past

This section includes home video releases, films recently screened or soon screening at repertory houses and other movies, most of which have been on the minds of cinephiles lately. Some of the repertory screenings may have passed by the time of this blog post, but the CRU page will still be highlighted because discussions of these movies have been revived, which should be taken as an opportunity to consider watching or rewatching these films if they’re available.

Billy Wilder’s Fedora: 93 | 7 reviews (1978, screening at Film Forum through Thursday)

Eugène Green’s Le pont des Arts: 83 | 3 reviews (2004, TIFF & NYFF pre-game)

Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye Dragon Inn: 95 | 14 reviews (2003, in anticipation of the U.S. release of Tsai’s Stray Dogs)

Raúl Ruiz’s City of Pirates: 94 | 4 reviews (1983, new from the archive)

Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret (Extended Cut): 100 | 6 reviews (2011, new from the archive)

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