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Sundance Review: Before Midnight Is Perfect
In Before Midnight, Richard Linklater once again teams up with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy to give us a slice in the lives of Celine and Jesse, who we meet 9 years after the events of Before Sunset, as they are in Greece and… Wait, you don't actually want to know what happens next, right?
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-21
Matthew McConaughey Brings Mud And Yet Another Great Performance To Sundance
When critics were writing about Matthew McConaughey's renaissance last year, some of them were unofficially including Mud, the new film from Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols that premiered at Cannes last year. It was picked up there by Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate in partnership
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-20
Slamdance Dispatch #1: Halley Feiffer And Ryan Spahn Go A Little Crazy For He's Way More Famous Than You
The Slamdance Film Festival is happening right now, and for an insider look at what it's like to bring your film there-- and how hard you have to work to promote it-- we've got Halley Feiffer and Ryan Spahn to bring us dispatches about their film, He's Way More Famous Than You, which premieres today at Slamdance.
sundance Halley Feiffer and Ryan Spahn 2013-01-20
James Franco Brings Graphic Gay Sex To Sundance With Interior Leather Bar
In a time of publicist-controlled images and fake reality TV personalities, it's good to know there's at least one star out there who wants to use his power just to fuck with your head. At this year's Sundance, that involved premiering two different movies in one might, both of them about kinky sex, and at least one of them featuring actual, unsimulated sex
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-20
Sundance Video Blog #3: Spectacular Now, Mud, Kill Your Darlings And Terror In The Eccles Tent
There's a myth about Sundance glamour, mostly based on red carpet photos of celebrities in fur hats, or maybe press releases about how much fun everyone had sipping complimentary cocktails at a party. And yes, there's plenty of that happening around here right now, but I'm seeing almost none of it
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-19
Sundance Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gets Detestable In Don Jon's Addiction
From the very beginning, with its rhythmic montages of Jon's daily routine frenetically intercut with porn clips, Don Jon's Addiction is just as flashy and fake as the porn videos that Jon loves. That puts the entire film troublingly close to its slimy main character, pumping out the same stylized visuals even as Jon is supposedly out there learning that reality can be better
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-19
The Spectacular Now: The Rare Sundance Coming-Of-Age Story That Feels Like It Matters
The most common of all Sundance Film Festival tropes, or at least the most exhausted, is the quirky romance between two attractive, young, mildly famous white people. It's easy to read that kind of plot description in the guide and roll your eyes, but then once in a while comes a movie like The Spectacular Now
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-19
Sundance Video Blog #2: Crystal Fairy Is The Michael Cera Doing Drugs In Chile Movie, And It's Great
Crystal Fairy-- real name unknown-- is first seen jumping into the middle of a dance circle, a big mess of frizzy brown hair and too many bangles, moving way too slowly for the music that's playing. She's the kind of girl who's constantly offering to massage your aura, or insisting that everyone do a meditation before dinner
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-18
Sundance Bondage Documentary Kink Releases Red-Band Trailer
As you might expect, the point of kink (with an intentional lowercase) is to prove that people who are into BDSM are normal, functioning members of society. It also wants to clear up misconceptions that BDSM is “abuse.” It should be an eye-opening film-going experience.
sundance Sean O'Connell 2013-01-18
Sundance Comedy Wrong Cops Teases, Terrifies With Rough Cut Preview
One of the many features we’re keeping track of as the Sundance Film Festival gets underway is Wrong Cops, writer-director Quentin Dupieux’s story of crooked officers trying to dispose of a body. Any time a filmmaker puts out a movie about a homicidal tire (Rubber), they have earned our attentions for at least a couple more movies to see what else they have to say.
sundance Sean O'Connell 2013-01-17
Peering Into The Sundance Crystal Ball, And Trying To Ignore The Rising Panic
I'm completely convinced I've managed to overlook the one film anybody will be talking about 10 days from now. This is how it feels at the start of every Sundance, which remains such a unique festival because of its continued commitment to choosing movies that nobody sees coming
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-17
Sundance Video Blog #1: Welcome To Park City!
I've made it to Utah and I don't yet have the flu, which I count as two major victories even before the Sundance Film Festival kicks off. The first screenings don't begin until tonight, when films like Gael Garcia Bernal's Who Is Dayani Cristal? and Michael Cera's Chilean experiment Crystal Fairy hold their premieres
sundance Katey Rich 2013-01-17
Watch The First 12 Minutes Of Cult Mystery Sound Of My Voice
The 12-minute clip doesn’t show you much more than you would have assumed knowing the premise. We see Denham and Vicius’ characters being prepared to meet Marling’s prophet, and the teaser gives you an idea of Batmanglij’s eerie tone. The bigger question is this: Does this unconventional approach to marketing help sell you on the film? Would you like to see more films reveal their openings, or would you prefer to go into a movie cold?
sundance Sean O'Connell 2012-02-17
Man Faints During Sundance Screening Of Horror Film V/H/S
That brings us to this bit of news out of Sundance, which is unrelated to Chuck Palahniuk other than that it inspired me to flash back to a story I once heard about a kid having a bad experience in a pool. From the sound of it, V/H/S takes place in a house and what happens in the film may be horrible enough to cause people to lose consciousness.
sundance Kelly West 2012-01-25
Ellen Page Recruited For The East With Sundance Fave Brit Marling
Marling would star as a woman hired by a private contracting firm to infiltrate The East, a group described as “a mysterious anarchist organization.” True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard would play the East’s leader, while Page would be Izzy, his former lover who starts to grow jealous at the attention paid to new “recruit,” Marling.
sundance Sean O'Connell 2011-09-29
Martha Marcy May Marlene Gets Beautiful New Poster, Creepy Long Trailer
Fox Searchlight brings Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene to the Toronto International Film Festival next week, making it the third fest stop for this buzzed-about thriller after Sundance and Cannes (where it largely received raves). In preparation for the splashy TIFF premiere, the studio has released a longer trailer and teased a gorgeous poster for the film.
sundance Sean O'Connell 2011-09-01
Jamie Chung Moving From Hangover Sequel To Human Trafficking Drama Eden
Chung has signed on to headline Megan Griffiths’ gritty independent drama Eden. Though the title hints at paradise, the plot suggests anything but, as Chung would play a girl kidnapped by human traffickers who is forced into prostitution for two very long years.
sundance Sean O'Connell 2011-06-28
Sundance Interview: Andrew Rossi Goes Inside The New York Times With Page One
Inspired specifically by Times media reporter David Carr, Rossi decided to spend a year inside the Times newsroom, focusing on
sundance Katey Rich 2011-02-02
Sundance Video Interview: Azazel Jacobs Tweaks The High School Genre With Terri
I got to sit down with Jacobs, with his wild hair and quiet demeanor, and ask him how he came to make his second film about a high
sundance Katey Rich 2011-02-01
Sundance Video Blog: Wrapping Up The Awards In Vegas
We had about an hour in the Las Vegas airport before boarding our red-eye flight and waking up in Queens at dawn. Sure, we're exhausted, but since Sundance began
sundance Katey Rich with Matt Patches 2011-02-01
Sundance Video Review: How Did Another Happy Day Win A Screenwriting Award?
Levinson stretches himself way too far as a first-time writer by creating 5 or 6 main characters with half a dozen more supporting
sundance Katey Rich with Matt Patches 2011-01-31
Sundance Review: Miranda July Combines Emotional Nuance And Surrealism In The Future
Briskly paced and very funny, The Future sneaks up on you with its weight, landing a series of devastating punches near the end that also don't belie the film's witty assessment of human faults
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-31
Where Can You See 2011 Sundance Films? Our Guide To All The Distribution Deals
The real winners are the movies with distribution deals, the films those of us who weren't in Park City may actually have a shot at seeing in a movie
sundance Josh Tyler 2011-01-30
Like Crazy, How To Die In Oregon Top Sundance Awards
If you're as U.S.-centric as the rest of us, and want to keep an eye on the film most likely to be the Next Big Thing coming out of the festival, the big winner at last night's ceremony was Like Crazy
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-30
Sundance Video Review: Sound Of My Voice Is Another Take On Cults
The movie only started getting buzz late in the festival, on something of a parallel track to Another Earth; both films star and were partially written by Brit Marling
sundance Katey Rich with Matt Patches 2011-01-30
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