All posts tagged "2013 Sundance Film Festival"

  • Interior. Leather Bar | Review

    Exterior. The Heternormative: Franco & Matthews’ Experimental Exercise Takes Temperatures James Franco, already cementing a reputation as one of the most eclectic and noteworthy cinematic...

  • American Promise | Review

    An Education: Brewster and Stephenson’s 12 Year Docu Documentarians Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson have been investigating the multicultural divide that pervades American culture for...

  • We Are What We Are | Review

    It Is What It Is: Mickle’s Latest a Subpar Remake Director Jim Mickle’s latest, We Are What We Are, is a remake of the excellent...

  • Mother of George | Review

    When You’re Expecting: Dosunmu’s Sophomore Feature a Gorgeously Shot Tale of Immigrant Tradition After debuting his 2011 feature Restless City to critical acclaim on the...

  • Adore | Review

    M Is For the Many Things You Gave Me: Fontaine’s Cougars and MoFos Fashion Her Striking English Debut Two parts high trash and one part...

  • Il Futuro (The Future) | Review

    Future Starts Slow: Scherson’s Adaptation a Densely Structured Puzzle For her third feature film, Chilean born director Alicia Scherson adapts cult Latin American author Roberto...

  • Afternoon Delight | Review

    Slight Delight: Soloway’s Debut an Overly Familiar Dessert Television writer/producer Jill Soloway makes her directorial debut with Afternoon Delight, a sometimes successfully coordinated comedic vehicle...

  • Interview: Zachary Heinzerling, Ushio & Noriko Shinohara (Cutie and the Boxer)

    Despite director Zachary Heinzerling’s Emmy nominated resume work and the fact that he took part in New York Film Festival’s Emerging Visions program last year,...

  • Cutie and the Boxer | Review

    Art is a Demon: Heinzerling Finds Tragic Love in the Shinoharas Zachary Heinzerling’s documentary debut may not pack the political punch of most trending hard-issue...

  • Austenland | Review

    Jane Austen Will Have Her Revenge: Hess’ Debut a Pandering, Middle Class Courting Cipher Jerusha Hess, screenwriter of Napoleon Dynamite, which her brother Jared Hess...

  • We’ve got Plans for NEXT Weekend; Blue Caprice, It Felt Like Love & A Teacher Part of Blossoming Sundance Sidebar

    I’m pretty sure that four years back when Trevor Groth and John Cooper (Sundance programming tandem who overhauled, switched over and re-defined the Spotlight section)...

  • The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear | Review

    Gurchiani’s Lens Acts As A Georgian Confessional With a solid background in psychology and a foundation in direction via the University of Film and Television...

  • Lovelace | Review

    Deep Throat’s Journey: Epstein & Friedman’s Porn Star Biopic By-the-Numbers In their first outing not placing significant focus on the recuperation of queer subjects or...

  • Interview: Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station)

    It’s how he presents his flawed characters and how he addresses certain social commentaries in his trio of short films (Locks, Gap, and Fig) that...

  • Crystal Fairy | Review

    Wild In Part: Silva’s Zany Mescaline Film a Pleasurable Trip Chilean director Sebastian Silva debuts two new films this year, both starring Michael Cera, the...

  • V/H/S/2 | Review

    Improved Frequencies: Sequel to Found Footage Anthology Film an Improved Bag of Goodies While last year’s horror anthology, VHS, was an entertaining enough horror film...

  • The Rambler | Review

    Aimlessly Devoted To You: Reeder Culls More Stars and Less Sense for Sophomore Film More proof that horror as a genre has been hedged out...

  • The East | Review

    Activism Unchained: Batmanglij Thrills With Eco-Terror Seemingly a perfect union, the writing duo of director Zal Batmanglij and his hypnotic on screen muse, Brit Marling,...

  • Before Midnight | Review

    Bewitching Hour: Linklater Scores Greatest Hour Yet with Trilogy Cap Nearly another decade has passed, and Richard Linklater has finally treated us to what seems...

  • Interview: Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks)

    Just a month before Bradley Manning finally appeared before a military judge to confess that he did indeed leak thousands of sensitive military documents, Alex...

  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks | Review

    Gibney Ciphers Assange’s Brain Child Back up a few years and you probably never had heard the name Julian Assange or his tiny little whistle-blowing...

  • Interview: Shane Carruth (Upstream Color)

    After an eight year period of silence following his time travelling Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning debut Primer, Shane Carruth returns to his position not...

  • In Fear | Review

    Fear Me Not: Lovering Terrorizes Our Time, Not Our Senses in Feature Debut After working quite regularly in television since the mid 90s, British director...

  • Stoker | Review

    India Song: Park-wook’s English Language is Stylized Creepy and Kooky South Korean master Park Chan-wook returns with his English language debut, Stoker, a heavily stylized...

  • The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete | Sundance 2013 Review

    Everybody Knows: Tillman’s Latest a Melodramatic Exercise of Youth in the Projects Director George Tillman Jr. takes a step away from mainstream fodder for an...