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    Sundance Review Roundup: 'Blue Caprice' an Eerie Thriller Exploring the 2002 Beltway Snipers

    Critics are raving about Sundance NEXT section entry "Blue Caprice," directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the 2002 sniper attacks in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The film is an "eerie, disquieting, veritie-style exploration" of the killers' psychologies, while refusing any easy thrill...

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    Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Richard Linklater's 'Before Midnight'

    With the big question around "Before Midnight" – will it stand alongside the beloved "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset"? – finally answered (it definitely does, read our review), the next question was where the movie was going to end up. It's a tricky one. The first two movies weren't exactly big ...

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    Sundance Review: 'In A World...' A Low-Key Charmer & Promising Directorial Debut For Lake Bell

    One of the worst things you could say about a comedy is usually that it has a wide appeal. The most interesting comedies are the ones that tend to be hyper-specific, focused on an insular world of some kind (think '70s newsrooms in “Anchorman” or '80s summer camp in “Wet Hot American Summer”), while...

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    Award Winning Producer Paul Mezey Joins Cinereach Team

    Cinereach is an innovative new force for good works in the independent film community.

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    Sundance Watch: Blackfish - Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite

    Blackfish, a documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, has been getting a lot of buzz at Sundance since its premiere. The doc follows the history of killer whales in captivity leading up to 2010, where Tilikum, a captive whale, killed several trainers. The film was picked up by Magnolia Pictur...

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    Sundance Review: Stripper Comedy 'Afternoon Delight' Plays Rough But Will Leave You With A Smile On Your Face

    The premise of “Afternoon Delight,” admittedly, does not sound terribly appealing: to spice up their sex life, a Silverlake couple goes for a night out at a gentleman’s club and subsequently take in a stripper in need of help. From that logline alone you can glean that their relatively buttoned-up s...

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    Sundance: Magnolia Eyeing 'V/H/S' Anthology Sequel 'S-VHS'

    Magnolia is set to press play with "S-VHS," the sequel to horror anthology "V/H/S." The new pic includes entries from directors Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale, Jason Eisener, and Gareth Huw Evans and Timo Tjahjanto.

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    Sundance Names Alfred P. Sloan Award Winner 'Computer Chess'; Lab Fellowship Recipient Nicole Kassell for 'Prodigal Summer'

    Sundance announces the winner of its tenth annual Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the fest's 2013 edition: "Computer Chess," from director Andrew Bujalski. Sundance's Keri Putnam states that the prize "recognizes projects grounded in the exploration of math, science and technology...

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    The 2013 Sundance Review Report: Catch-Up Edition

    A new movie from David Gordon Green a biopic of pornstar Linda Lovelace and more in today's report.

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