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    The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards: 'Whiplash' Starring Miles Teller Wins Top Prizes

    The 2014 Sundance Film Festival awards are in. We'd provide greater context, but we're really tired, plus we hope you've been reading our reviews and learning a little bit along the way. If not, stay tuned for Monday when we do a much larger Sundance recap from everything we saw, plus an upcoming Su...

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    'Whiplash' Wins Dramatic Competition Grand Jury and Audience Awards at 2014 Sundance Film Festival (UPDATED)

    The U.S. Dramatic Competition Grand Jury Prize goes to Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," which also won the Dramatic Audience Award. "My first time last year was with the short," says Chazelle. "Without Sundance showing the short we would not be here." Livestream the Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremo...

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    Sundance Review: David Wain's 'They Came Together' Gives Assembly-Line Rom-Coms A Brisk, Bruising Rebuttal

    A parody that loves, knows and understands what it’s mocking, David Wain’s “They Came Together” (co-written with Michael Showalter) lovingly nuzzles up to the plots, clichés and tropes of the modern big-studio rom-com specifically, only to then slash at the jugular to spill their anemic, overly swee...

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    Sundance Review: Gregg Araki’s 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green & More

    By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack. However, it would be lazy for someone to call it trash cinem...

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    Sundance Review: ‘War Story’ Starring Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi & Ben Kingsley

    What is behind the desire to punish an audience? Truthfully, few filmmakers besides Michael Haneke maybe intentionally want to torture viewers (at least I think), but many dark and depressing indie movies attempting to explore the condition of suffering can often feel excruciating. There’s nothing i...

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    Sundance 2014 Wrap: Discoveries, Disappointments, Breakouts & Awards Contenders (TOP TEN LISTS)

    Sundance is always about emerging talent. While many established filmmakers such as Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") are returning and evolving, the festival is crammed with agents, managers, producers and execs looking for the next Miles Teller or Shailene Woodley and the next director to watch. Who d...

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    Sundance Review: 'Concerning Violence' An Intelligent, Bracing Look At The Dynamics Of Colonial Power

    When psychiatrist and writer Frantz Fanon published "The Wretched Of The Earth" in 1961, it was immediately banned in France, and given the provocative nature of the text perhaps it's not a surprise. The quote of above is just one of many viewpoints Fanon presents in his book without compromise, wit...

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    At Sundance, Misanthrophy Comes in Many Guises

    In 'Listen Up Philip' and 'The Voices,' Jason Schwartzman is a self-loathing novelist, and Ryan Reynold's cat tells him to kill.

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