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Interview: Shane Carruth Talks UPSTREAM COLOR

Interviewing Shane Carruth is just as complex as watching his movies, and rightfully so. After his feature film Primer released, he gained all kinds of buzz and had movie geeks (and large studios) foaming at the mouth. Instead of giving... More »
By Chase Whale   

Sundance 2013 Review: THE RAMBLER Wanders into Disorientation and Madness

If David Lynch and David Cronenberg teamed up with Werner Herzog early in their careers and made a movie together, it would have been Calvin Reeder's The Rambler. Wherever you stand with these three auteurs, that's either a big, big... More »
By Chase Whale   

Sundance 2013: Twitch Wraps It Up

Sundance has come and Sundance has gone, but the reviews just keep on rolling in. While there will be a couple last reviews that trickle in this weekend, most eyes are already looking towards Berlin and SXSW as the... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Sundance 2013 Interview: Shane Carruth on Control and the Self-Distribution of UPSTREAM COLOR

One of the most buzzed about titles at this year's Sundance Film Fest was Shane Carruth's enigmatic competition drama Upstream Color. While the merits and puzzles of the film will be debated for some time to come (you can read... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Sundance 2013 Review: AFTERNOON DELIGHT Captures the Challenges of Seeking Love, Happiness, and Peace

Poor Rachel (Kathryn Hahn). Although she's married to the man of her dreams, Jeff (Josh Radnor), leads a really nice lifestyle, and has a healthy son, she's bored as hell as a stay-at-home housewife. Her friends are starting to suck,... More »
By Chase Whale   

Sundance 2013 Review: THE KINGS OF SUMMER - A Joyous, Feel-Good Movie About Being Young And Dreaming BIG

Note: Since screening at Sundance, Toy's House has been re-titled The Kings of Summer ahead of its theatrical release.The worst part about being a kid is the realization that one day you'll be an adult. Your only responsibilities are cleaning your... More »
By Chase Whale   

Sundance 2013 Review: BEFORE MIDNIGHT is Joy Revisited

Not every movie needs its audience to know nothing about the plot or story going in. We live in a world of trailers and twitter and even spoilers from Lego toys. But the plain fact is, you will enjoy... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Sundance 2013 Awards: FRUITVALE And BLOOD BROTHER Win Big

It's been a long 10 days of festival madness, but Sundance is finally wrapping up this weekend. Check out our Sundance Film Festival Hub for all our reviews that will continue to roll out over the next week. Tonight brought... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Sundance 2013 Interview: WRONG COPS with Quentin Dupieux, Mark Burnham, Steve Litte, Arden Myrin and Eric Wareheim

The day after Quentin Dupieux unveiled the first half of Wrong Cops, his follow up to Wrong, I had the opportunity to sit down with Quentin and the cast to discuss this wonderfully wacky work in progress. The cast... More »
By Alex Koehne   

Sundance 2013 Review: BREATHE IN is Another Heartbreaking Romance from Doremus

Drake Doremus does one thing very, very well. Doremus is a master at making the audience feel the emotions of his characters -- without relying on the typical protagonist story structure. His 2011 Sundance US Dramatic Competition-winning Like Crazy... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Sundance 2013 Review: PRINCE AVALANCHE Delivers a Hint of the Old David Gordon Green

Many reviews of Your Highness and The Sitter, two of the more pitiful comedies of 2011, featured concerned inquiries as to what (and in some cases what THE HELL) had happened to those films' director, David Gordon Green. His first... More »
By Eric D. Snider   

Sundance 2013 Review: IN FEAR Takes a White-Knuckle Ride on a Dark Night

New couple Tom and Lucy are on their way to a music festival, to meet up with friends, camp, and explore their new relationship, when things go terribly awry. The film opens with Lucy in the loo of a pub,... More »
By Sean Smithson   

Sundance 2013 Review: THE EAST is a Decent Studio Pic with No Indie Spark

Zal Batmanglij has worked up quite a fan base since his debut feature Sound of My Voice premiered at Sundance in 2011. Though it was initially overshadowed by the big sale buzz of that year's other Brit Marling film... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Sundance 2013 Review: EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES Swims to the Surface

Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes is writer/director Francesca Gregorini's sophomore film, following 2009's Tanner Hall. The story follows Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a precocious high school girl who carries on her shoulders the self-placed burden of her mother's childbirth death.... More »
By Alex Koehne   

Sundance 2013 First Impression: THE WAY, WAY BACK is Heavy on Laughs

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash may not exactly be household names, but chances are you would recognize their faces from the myriad of comic roles they've played over the years. They made a splash on the filmmaker scene two... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Sundance 2013 Review: FRUITVALE Is The Real Deal

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale resident Oscar Grant had been made and was coming to Sundance, it sent up an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a... More »
By Sean Smithson   

Sundance 2013 First Impression: UPSTREAM COLOR is Filled with Big, Confusing Ideas

It was nine long years ago that Shane Carruth wowed Sundance audiences and took home the Grand Jury prize for his innovative and minimalist time travel tale Primer. Rumors of a follow-up have circulated for years, but the announcement... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Park Chan-wook Gets Manic With New STOKER Trailer

Oldboy director Park Chan-wook premiered his English language debut - Stoker - yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival. The film seems to be polarizing audiences in Park City - read Ryland Aldrich's very positive first impression of the film here... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sundance 2013 Interview: Six Questions with PIT STOP Co-Writer/Director Yen Tan

Last month, we premiered the first poster for Yen Tan's Pit Stop, which is is having its world premiere at Sundance today. Yesterday, our fearless leader, Todd Brown, posted the first clip for the film. To complete this trifecta of... More »
By Chase Whale   

Sundance 2013 Review: S-VHS Brings Even More Screams and Squeals

Though perhaps not the very most consistent of films, V/H/S set a high bar for found footage anthology chillers. Only one year later and the team that brought us that film is back with the follow-up, S-VHS. Of the original... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
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