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Sundance Film Festival, Nominations, Winners, Reviews

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    Sundance Review: ‘Narco Cultura’ Is A Disturbing Look At The Mexican War On Drugs & The Idolatry Within

    Since 2006, when the War on Drugs was officially declared in Mexico -- a joint operation by Federal Police and the Mexican military known as Operation Michoacan -- approximately 60,000 known murders have been recorded. At the epicenter of the major narcotics trafficking and drug cartels that ravage ...

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    Sundance Review and Roundup: 'Before Midnight'

    The magic alchemy originally conjured 18 years ago by director Richard Linklater and two gifted actors--Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who could sustain scenes across lengthy uncut takes-- finds its third iteration in "Before Midnight." It's a tour-de-force home run that will play like gangbusters in ...

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    Sundance Review: Shane Carruth's Beguilingly Enigmatic 'Upstream Color' May Cause Disorienting Side Effects, Results Will Vary

    Nine years ago, autodidact filmmaker Shane Carruth burst onto the indie scene with the abstruse and complex sci-fi thriller "Primer," which made him a Sundance darling in 2004 when it won the Grand Jury Prize and went on to become a cult hit. The polymath writer, director, actor, musician, editor, p...

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    Sundance Review and Roundup: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

    Writer-director David Lowery has been putting in his 10,000 hours over the past few years, working as an editor and cinematographer for hire on many micro-indie projects, as part of the growing multi-tasking barter indie culture. SXSW has championed the Texas filmmaker, playing his shorts and featur...

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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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    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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    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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