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Bill Murray could upend the Best Actor race with “St. Vincent”

The already overcrowded Best Actor race is about to get even tighter folks. Last night I attended the premiere of St. Vincent and got to see Bill Murray’s performance, which is awards worthy, let me tell you. Murray combines his comedy and drama skills in such a way that I[...]

Robert Redford on Sundance Film Festival, Awards Live Stream and More

Day Nine of the Festival was dominated by a film that garnered significant conjecture even prior to its Friday night premiere at Eccles. Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad offered a pair of thoughtful and idiosyncratic performances portraying Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in Joshua Michael Stern’s poignant biopic, jOBS. Also[...]

Sundance Film Festival: Toy’s House, Meet Brie Larson, Live Streams, Photos, and More – Day 8

Isaiah Washington Thrills in Blue Caprice, Toy’s House Teems with Nostalgia Day Eight of our 2013 Sundance Film Festival coverage examines an incongruent slate of films in terms of both style and story. Alexandre Moors’ taut sniper thriller Blue Caprice manages a slick recreation of the Beltway sniper rampage, while Jordan[...]

Sundance Film Festival: The Morning After ‘The East,’ ‘We Steal Secrets,’ ‘Volunteer Love,’ Photos, and More… – Day 7

Exploring Film Music and the Phenomenon of Julian Assange. Also known as Volunteer Appreciation Day in deference to the 1,800+ charitable men and women who are the oil to the Festival machine—featured a pair of discussions about music’s vital role in film and the premiere of We Steal Secrets, a[...]

Sundance Film Festival: Shorts Awards Ceremony, Cutie and the Boxer, and In a World – Day 6

The closing days of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival are imminent, indicated by a flurry of awards ceremonies on Day Six. Our annual favorite, the always irreverent Shorts Awards were held last night at Jupiter Bowl, where 7 awards were distributed on the merits of animation, acting, and more. Zachary[...]

Upstream Color, Narco Cultura, Women at Sundance, and Digi Distribution Tips

Shane Carruth’s pleasantly incomprehensible Dramatic Competition entry Upstream Color—his highly-anticipated follow up to the 2004 Grand Jury Prize winner Primer—delivered yet again and on an even more enigmatic level on Monday. Also featured in our Day Five coverage is Shaul Schwarz’s jarring and disturbing depiction of Mexican drug cartels and[...]

Sundance Film Festival: “Fruitvale” Recounts BART Police Shooting, Doremus Premieres “Breathes In” – Day 3

Day Three of the Sundance Film Festival ushered in three highly-anticipated premieres, appearances from Michael B. Jordan and Kaya Scodelario at Cinema Café, and the annual Directors Brunch at Sundance Resort. Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale and Drake Doremus’ Breathe In made their world premieres, while Valentine Road emerged as another important[...]

Sundance Film Festival: Dave Grohl Debuts Sound City, Dirty Wars Shocks Audiences Day 2

Day Two of the Sundance Film Festival saw the premieres of two disparate but hard-hitting documentaries (After Tiller, Dirty Wars), the directorial debut of Dave Grohl, and the opening of New Frontier, an exhibit dedicated to the most vanguard work of the Festival. Park City audiences were also treated to[...]

Reportage from Sundance Film Festival Day One

Lights, Camera, Action! Joey and I have survived our first day at the Sundance Film Festival and lived to tell you about it! In this first episode of The Park City Dispatch, we talk about our press scheduling conundrums, being at a party with celebrities and give you our review[...]

JustFilms Supports Eight Films Set for World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

JustFilms, the Ford Foundation’s social justice film fund, is providing major support to eight independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the world’s leading showcase for independent filmmaking. Launched in 2011, JustFilms fosters film and media makers who are creating passionate and purposeful narratives.[...]
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