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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
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