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Sundance Film Festival, Nominations, Winners, Reviews

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    Sundance Review: 'S-VHS' Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology

    Last year, the indie horror anthology "V/H/S" was released and promised to be chock full of truly in-your-face terror – these were fearless directors, given complete creative freedom, and squeezed together under a tight, blood-soaked package. Of course, the promise of "V/H/S" and the actual movie it...

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    When Are Films Political? Inequality For All

    In lectures, books, and years of commentary, former labor secretary and current UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich has argued passionately that widening income inequality poses one of the most severe threats to our economy and our democracy.

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    Sundance Review: Felicity Jones & Guy Pearce Are Tremendous In The Flawed But Beautiful 'Breathe In'

    Intimate, expressive, agonizing and beautifully rendered, director Drake Doremus' third feature-length effort, "Breathe In," will be familiar to those that know the indie filmmaker's small, but already distinctive oeuvre. While similar in tone and style, his latest effort is like the darker cousin t...

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    Sundance Review: 'It Felt Like Love' Captures The Beauty & Confusion Of Burgeoning Female Desire During A Brooklyn Summer

    The debut feature film from writer/director Eliza Hittman, "It Felt Like Love," is a poetic, expressive exploration of a young girl's sexuality during one hot Brooklyn summer. Lila is lonely and inexperienced, tagging along with her friend Chiara and her boyfriend Patrick as they explore Rockaway be...

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    Sundance Diary Part One: Mother of George and After Tiller

    I arrived in Sundance on Friday morning totally freaked out about the Sundance flu and the cold.  But now I'm on day 2 and so far so good.  I hear there are people stuck in their hotels and condos (get better Jay!) with the flu so I am obsessively drinking water and using hand sanitize...

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    Sundance Day Two: Flu Hits Hard

    A brief summary of Day 2 at Sundance

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    Sundance Review: Romance 'The Spectacular Now' Works on Star Chemistry

    "The Spectacular Now," James Ponsoldt's follow-up to last year's Sundance hit "Smashed," manages to be realistic without being dour, funny without being a caricature, and romantic without being sappy.

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    Sundance "Cattle Line"

    A short taste of the "Cattle Line" at Sundance

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    Sundance Deals: Eagles Doc Sells

    Showtime has acquired broadcast rights to Alison Ellwood’s comprehensive documentary “History of the Eagles,” which has yet to world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) produced the two-part effort, which will screen in the Documentar...

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    Sundance 2013 Review: Shaka King's 'Newlyweeds'

    Newlyweeds, the debut feature of writer-director Shaka King, is many things. It is an intriguing new take on the stoner comedy, the romantic comedy, and one might even say the “black comedy.”

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