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    Sundance Review and Roundup: Park Chan-Wook's Creepy 'Stoker'

    There's a risk every time a noted foreign filmmaker takes a stab at an English-language movie. Clearly, Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook ("Old Boy") knows his Hollywood history: he admits that Alfred Hitchcock not only inspired him to become a filmmaker but that "Psycho," "Shadow of a Doubt," and "Th...

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    Sundance Review: Why Shane Carruth's Provocative 'Upstream Color' Will Baffle You in the Best Ways

    Shane Carruth's 2004 time travel drama "Primer" provoked endless scrutiny for its heavy reliance on tech speak that the director refused to dumb down. His long-awaited followup, "Upstream Color," also maintains a seriously cryptic progression that's nearly impossible to comprehend in precise terms, ...

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    True Life Drama 'Fruitvale' Is The Weinstein Company's First Buy At Sundance

    When Harvey Weinstein makes a move, people pay attention. And while he only landed in Park City yesterday, it didn't take long for him for him to make his first buy.

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    Sundance 2013: The Weintstein Co. Grabs 'Fruitvale' From Debut Filmmaker Ryan Coogler

    The Weinstein Co. picked up its first film of the Sundance Film Festival Monday by outbidding Fox Searchlight, Focus Features and Paramount for rights in English-speaking territories to the tragic drama “Fruitvale” from first-time writer-director Ryan Coogler. The U.S. dramatic competiti...

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    The Hidden Depths of 'Coral: Rekindling Venus'

    This New Frontier installation uses a film and an augmented reality phone app to bring viewers under the sea.

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    Sundance Dealmaking Heats Up; 'Don Jon's Addiction,' Harvey Lands 'Fruitvale'

    In the biggest sale of the fest so far, Sundance newbie Relativity Media is closing a deal to acquire U.S. rights for $4 million, according to sources close to the sale. CAA and WME (who rep Gordon-Levitt and packaged the film) brokered the deal. Relativity committed to a wide release. Companies wan...

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    Watch: Clips From Sundance Films 'Sweetwater' With Ed Harris & January Jones & Disney World-Set 'Escape From Tomorrow'

    In case you hadn’t noticed, Sundance is up and running, and that means as well as getting to hear about all of the cool movies that all of those lucky writers up in Park City are getting to see, you also get to see the odd clip from some of the festival’s new movies. Well, that’s exactly what we’ve ...

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    Sundance Day 4: Getting on Track

    Sydney meets old friends, sees noteworthy international films, and talks with the director of Crystal Fairy

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    Sundance 2013: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon's Addiction' Going to Relativity

    One of the most anticipated films coming into the Sundance Film Festival, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon’s Addiction,” looks like it's landing with Relativity Media. The “(500) Days of Summer” actor’s directorial debut had its world premiere screening F...

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