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Sundance Video Review: Son Of No One Closes Fest With A Whimper
Son of No One isn't just a bizarre choice for Sundance, a festival that at least tries to support the off-kilter and unusual in American filmmaking, it was a bummer of a closing night film, an utter mess
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-29
Sundance Interview: Anton Yelchin Returns To Indies For Like Crazy
I talked to Yelchin about his chameleonic career switching between big-budget studio movies and independent films, how he used his own relationship experience to create Jacob, and, yes, a little bit about Star Trek 2
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-28
Sundance Video Review: Terri And Submarine, Two Uncommon Teen Comedies
They're both comedies about teenagers who don't quite fit into their schools, though Terri adopts a very low-budget naturalistic
sundance Katey Rich with Matt Patches 2011-01-28
Focus Features Acquires Touching, Compelling Debut Film Pariah
Focus Features announced today that they've not only acquired the worldwide rights to Dee Rees's debut feature Pariah, but that they've hired her to write a screenplay for a new feature film she'll
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-28
Sundance Review: Reagan Digs Deep Into The President But Comes Away With Little
Jarecki lingers a while in Reagan's early years but never gets at any fundamental truth about the man himself-- the glowing interviews
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-27
Sundance Video Review: Resurrect Dead Is Low-Fi Documentary Fun
There are still plenty of movies to see, and plenty of exhausted delirium to drive though, which is exactly what Matt Patches and I did when we got up this morning to see Resurrect Dead
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-27
Sundance Review: Being Elmo Charms The Entire Festival
Anyone who grew up on Sesame Street and the Muppets-- and if you're younger than 50, you almost definitely did-- will grin involuntarily through Being Elmo
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-26
Sundance Video Interview: Morgan Spurlock
OK, bear with me for a second while I tell you a confusing story. Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian behind Super Size Me, decided to make a documentary about product placement
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-26
Sundance Review: Page One Is A Riveting Year Inside The New York Times
It's hard to imagine a more fascinating time to check in on the newspaper industry, as advertising revenues continue to decline, major papers continue shutting their doors
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-26
Sundance Video Review: Life In A Day Is Way More Than The YouTube Movie
The result is so, so much better than what you might expect from a collection of YouTube movies, both because they clearly sought out excellent photographers to capture their surroundings
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-26
Sundance Review: Take Shelter Is An Unsettling, Gripping American Original
It's a strange and often inscrutable movie, and will be a tough sell for distribution even for indie audiences, but it's the kind of thing you've got to check out if given the chance.
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-25
Sundance Video Review: More Low-Budget Sci-Fi In Another Earth
Erin, who works for Popular Mechanics, was seeing it for the sci-fi elements, though she warned me ahead of time that the low-budget film was far more a character drama than space adventure
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-25
Sundance Review: Vera Farmiga Directs And Acts In The Terrific Higher Ground
She turns in a lyrical and heartfelt kind of coming-of-age story tinged with large questions about religion and family that never overpower the emotional central narrative
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-25
Sundance Video Blog Day Four: Cedar Rapids, Higher Ground And Troll Hunter
The only movie we had managed to see in common was Miguel Arteta's Cedar Rapids, a big Fox Searchlight release that's also opening in theaters February 11, so we talked about our fairly different reactions to that
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-25
Sundance Interview: Elizabeth Olsen Breaks Out With Two Festival Hits
I talked to her about making the leap into film, dealing with the media attention on her sisters, what she learned from Catherine Keener, and how she decided to go nude in Martha Marcy May Marlene
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-24
Sundance Review: Red State Is A Messy, Ambitious Disappointment
Smith's writing is still sharp and distinct, and when he hits on a good point in those moments the film perks up to life. Unfortunately the scenes generally go on and on from there
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-23
Instant Reaction: Kevin Smith's Red State Debuts At Sundance
Messy, overwritten, visually stylish, but kind of a bore. More like Kevin Smith than it looks because nobody ever stops talking. And itís not a horror movie by any usual definition
sundance CB 2011-01-23
Sundance Review: POM Wonderful And Morgan Spurlock Present The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Even if it doesn't teach you that much you didn't know about product placement, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold opens your eyes a bit about the process
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-23
Sundance Review: Elizabeth Olsen Elevates Horror Thriller Silent House
Directors Chris Kentis and Laura Lau are deliberately playing with all the haunted house cliches, from jump scares-- there are plenty, and they never get less frightening
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-23
Paramount Picks Up Sundance Hit Like Crazy For $4 Million
A number of movies have been basking in excited buzz in the first few days of this year's Sundance, but none of them made it translate into a lucrative studio pickup until Like Crazy
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-23
Sundance Video Blog Day Two: Hobos, Paul Giamatti And Elizabeth Olsen
We took the time to recap Hobo With A Shotgun, the midnight movie premiere we had caught the night before, then each gushed a little over the people we had interviewed earlier in the day
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-23
Sundance Review: Hobo With A Shotgun Is Gleeful And Depraved
What a midnight movie crowd is looking for is gore, breasts and humor, and Hobo With A Shotgun pulls through on all three with a masterfully lurid tone that perfectly destroys the line of good taste
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-22
Sundance Video Blog Day One: Silent House, Pariah, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Standing in the lobby of the Yarrow Hotel, home to press screenings, hotel rooms and the only bar on that side of town, Patches and I went over
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-22
Sundance Video Blog Day One: Project Nim And The Music Never Stopped
Matt Patches, my intrepid video blog partner, and I split off for a few of them, but caught enough movies in common to catch up with each other halfway through Day One to give a basic rundown. Weirdly enough
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-22
Sundance Video Blog Day Zero: Uncle Kent And Kaboom
I'll be teaming up with Matt Patches-- freelancer extraordinaire covering the festival-- to record video blogs hopefully daily, updating you on the movies we've seen, the celebrities we've spotted, the parties we've attended
sundance Katey Rich 2011-01-21
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