Ian Palmer

Knuckle Movie Fantastic Fest

As a westerner I always wondered whether the depiction of “pikeys” in Guy Ritchie’s film Snatch had any semblance of truth in them, or were they exaggerated caricatures. Thanks to Ian Palmer’s documentary Knuckle I got my answer to elements I didn’t even think to question. Oh, and by the way the answer is no – Brad Pitt and his fellow fast-talk-mumbling-slang spitters in love with caravans and bare-knuckle fighting are not caricatures. Not completely, anyway.


Knuckle Movie Trailer

When Benji Carver hit Sundance for us earlier this year, he fell in love with Knuckle, saying it’s “a film that shares bloody punches and sardonic wit as we see various brothers and cousins fight each other the back-roads of Ireland. It plays out like a true rough and tumble version of Michael Apted’s Up series.” If I weren’t already sold on it, this trailer would do the trick. Of course, it has more up its sleeveless shirt than just violence. Director Ian Palmer promises that there will be blood, but there will also be a socially fascinating look at family, status, and honor. Check out the trailer for yourself:


The Cinema Hold Up

After getting locked out of the press screening for this year’s Grand Jury Prize Dramatic Winner, Like Crazy, I skipped over to the next theater, which sadly played the worse film I saw at the festival this year, The Ledge. Despite that mishap, there were a lot of great films at Sundance. Here are my top 5 in no particular order, alongside the best film I saw at this year’s festival (which may surprise you). I felt that each film had the most impact during my stay at the festival and introduced us to some fantastic new voices that will be coming to a cinema near you.

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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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