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    Sundance Deal Tally: Who's Bought What? (Score Card UPDATED)

    UPDATED: We continue to add to our ongoing deal tally out of Sundance (which wrapped January 26). While the buys haven't been high-end, they've been steady. So, who's bought what? A breakdown of companies and numbers of buys, below.

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    Sundance Deals: Fox Searchlight Takes Sloan Prize Winner 'I, Origins,' A24 Nabs 'Obvious Child' UPDATED

    Acquisitions continue up in Park City, as Fox Searchlight has snapped up worldwide rights to Mike Cahill's ("Another Earth") existentialist sci-fi premiere "I,Origins," starring Brit Marling, Michael Pitt, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Steven Yuen and Archie Punjabi. Meanwhile, A24 has taken North American...

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    Fox Searchlight Picks Up 'Calvary' In Second Buy of Sundance

    In its second big buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired U.S. rights and some international territories to the Irish comedy-drama "Calvary," from writer-director John Michael McDonagh ("The Guard").

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    Why '12 Years a Slave' Is Returning to Theaters

    Fox Searchlight is not out of the woods with "12 Years a Slave." The movie has been praised by critics and pulled a remarkable number of moviegoers in its run so far. What's too worry? Why the film will be re-released in select cities on January 17.

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    FIRST LOOK: Three Images from Vinterberg's 'Far from the Madding Crowd,' Starring Mulligan, Schoenaerts, and Sheen UPDATED

    UPDATE: First images have arrived for Thomas Vinterberg's ("The Hunt") adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Shoenaerts, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. Take a look, below.

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    Is '12 Years a Slave' Too Safe to Transform its Audiences?

    Richard Wright described problems of violence and inequity in the U.S. along these lines: "There isn't any Negro problem; there is only a white problem." Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" is a narrative of this "white problem." Beyond debates of whether the film is historically accurate, overly sen...

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    From 'Gravity' To 'All Is Lost': Why Are There So Many Survival Movies Out This Month?

    Some movies -- particularly the braying blockbusters of summer -- give us the opportunity to escape from reality. But in several released this month, characters are just trying to escape with their lives.

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    Sarah Paulson Explains How She Played a Sad, Alienated Racist Opposite Michael Fassbender In '12 Years a Slave'

    Sarah Paulson might be most readily associated with her role as journalist Lana Winters on "American Horror Story," the FX show with disturbing visuals to spare. But the frightening aspects of that drama look trivial compared to the monster Paulson portrays in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave."

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    Review: '12 Years a Slave,' Starring a Brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor, Is a Slavery Movie For the Ages

    Like countless movies before it, "12 Years a Slave" opens with a title card announcing that its material is based on a true story. However, Steve McQueen's startlingly realized period drama justifies its introductory note with each ensuing scene, recreating the experiences of a free black man kidnap...

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