Sundance 2010

Let’s face it, we exist as a generation that has grown up on stoner comedies. There have been drugs in our movies since before we were off the teet. So we should have seen it all by now, right? Not exactly.

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Robert Levin explains why ‘Daddy Longlegs,’ now in limited release and available on demand, is a terrific movie, no matter what Neil Miller says.

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James Franco in Howl

Today Oscilloscope Laboraties announced that you will be able to see Howl this year, as per my recommendation after seeing it at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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Relativity, Rogue Pictures and Universal have finally won the race for Sundance’s hottest ticket, the social media-centric mystery doc Catfish.

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By the time you reach the end of 12 days at the Sundance Film Festival, nothing seems right anymore. After seeing so many movies, it is hard to keep on writing. So I’m going to do my best…

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‘A Prophet,’ a nominee for best foreign language film, is a clichéd but effective prison drama that successfully gets you in its protagonist’s head.

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‘Catfish’ is, arguably, the breakout hit from Sundance 2010. Expect to hear a lot more about it soon.

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Did you know that Google sponsored a competition for private sector engineers to see if any of them could create a cheap, efficient way to get man back to the moon? Don’t worry, I didn’t know either.

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There’s something wrong with Abel. We know this moments into Diego Luna’s directorial debut, aptly titled Abel.

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In which I have a great conversation with HIGH School director John Stalberg over coffee, set to the soothing sounds of Paula Cole and injected with laughs. Behold, my favorite interview of Sundance 2010.

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One of the great things about partnering with a leadership sponsor for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival was a bit of access to some of the festival’s official materials…

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With a small budget, three characters and (for most of its running time) one location, ‘Lovers of Hate’ manages to be one of the smartest and downright creepiest movies we saw at Sundance.

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Last night at a ceremony here in Park City, Utah, the winners of the annual awards were announced…

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If you’ve been paying attention to my reviews, you’ll know already that I was a fan of Katie Aselton’s relationship comedy The Freebie. After seeing it, I also got a chance to catch up with Katie and her team.

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Continuing again with my series on filmmakers who brought more than just a movie to Sundance, I had a chance to speak with Tucker & Dale vs. Evil director Eli Craig.

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Atmospheric. That’s probably the best way to describe director David Michod’s Australian gangster flick Animal Kingdom. Interested? You fucking should be.

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This year at Sundance, I’ve been working on a series of interviews with up and coming filmmakers. In this particular edition, I got a 4-for-1 discount.

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Unlike last year, the 2010 edition of the Sundance Film Festival has seen a slow resurgence in pick-ups. In the past few days, three major acquisitions have happened…

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Any movie that begins with several minutes of a hungover person throwing up will grab your attention. Holding your attention for another 80 minutes or so isn’t so easy. Luckily, this movie has an answer for those other 80 minutes.

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The moment after The Kids Are All Right bursts open with a feverish soundtrack, it is easy to see that this movie has great energy. And great energy is a great start.

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