Consensus Comparison: Starred Up, The Look of Silence August 30, 2014

I’ll be cramming links on new releases, festival films and old movies all on Saturday this weekend and probably from here on. The second and third sections of this column will not compare scores to Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, since there’s often nothing on their sites to compare it to. Those sections will instead continue the summary of CRU’s week.

New Releases

David Mackenzie’s Starred Up

Rotten Tomatoes: 98 | 66 reviews

Metacritic: 83 | 20 reviews

Critics Round Up: 88 | 12 reviews


Ari Folman’s The Congress

Rotten Tomatoes: 76 | 70 reviews

Metacritic: 62 | 23 reviews

Critics Round Up: 65 | 10 reviews


Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

Rotten Tomatoes: 47 | 36 reviews

Metacritic: 52 | 15 reviews

Critics Round Up: 61 | 9 reviews



Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence: 100 out of 3 reviews (Venice)

Eugène Green’s La sapienza: 42 out of 3 reviews (Locarno)

Tomonari Nishikawa’s 45 7 Broadway: 83 out of 3 reviews (Melbourne)

Stuart Murdoch’s God Help the Girl: 75 out of 3 reviews (Sundance)


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.

Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz: 89 out of 7 reviews (1979, Criterion)

Shohei Imamura’s Vengeance Is Mine: 100 out of 8 reviews (1979, Criterion)

William Greaves’ Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One: 97 out of 8 reviews (1968, in memory of William Greaves)

John Boulting’s Brighton Rock: 70 out of 5 reviews (1947, in memory of Richard Attenborough)

Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist: 93 out of 7 reviews (1970, screening at Film Forum through Thursday)

Albert Zugsmith and Jack Arnold’s High School Confidential!: 83 out of 3 reviews (1958, Olive Films)

Eugène Green’s The Living World: 75 out of 3 reviews (2003, TIFF & NYFF pre-game)

Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious: 100 out of 6 reviews (1946, new from the archive)

Tsai Ming-liang’s What Time Is It There?: 92 out of 6 reviews (2001)

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