Consensus Comparison: No More Akerman Movies October 10, 2015

We lost Chantal Akerman this week, which knocked the wind out of me. There were very few filmmakers whose work I looked forward to returning to more than hers. Watching Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 1960s in Brussels after her death was both a joyous and unsettling experience. I know the movie is only supposed to be quasi-autobiographical, but I don’t think it can be denied that the main character’s fantasies about suicide represent Akerman’s true self.

We have two Films of the Week for you this time: The Forbidden Room and (T)ERROR. Each was a two-person directing effort. And both are ranked among the top 10 highest-scoring movies of the year.

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Steve Jobs by Danny Boyle (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 89 • 71 reviews
Metacritic: 83 • 25 reviews
Critics Round Up: 60 • 5 reviews

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Pan by Joe Wright (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 22 • 108 reviews
Metacritic: 34 • 33 reviews
Critics Round Up: 44 • 9 reviews

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The Forbidden Room by Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson (Canada)

Rotten Tomatoes: 96 • 27 reviews
Metacritic: 82 • 13 reviews
Critics Round Up: 95 • 24 reviews

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Victoria by Sebastian Schipper (Germany)

Rotten Tomatoes: 76 • 29 reviews
Metacritic: 77 • 17 reviews
Critics Round Up: 79 • 13 reviews

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(T)ERROR by Lyric R. Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 86 • 21 reviews
Metacritic: 70 • 9 reviews
Critics Round Up: 95 • 15 reviews

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Yakuza Apocalypse by Takashi Miike (Japan)

Rotten Tomatoes: 58 • 26 reviews
Metacritic: 62 • 14 reviews
Critics Round Up: 78 • 10 reviews

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