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Slamdance 2017: DIM THE FLUORESCENTS Review

The world of cinema set-ups is chockablock with the familiar and the unique and in the case of Dim the Fluorescents, director Daniel Warth alongside co-writer Miles Barstead have pooled the two into a unique take of a familiar narrative. The familiar: focusing on the plight of the struggling artist; the unique: the struggling artists in this case bide their time by producing and performing elaborate demonstrations for companies and corporations.

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Slamdance 2017: STRAD STYLE Review

Stefan Avalos’ Strad Style opens with an ominous shot of the lead subject, Daniel Houck, burning what appears to be pieces of a violin in a fire, a stressful way to begin a documentary about a small-town guy attempting to make a 100 percent accurate version of arguably the most famous and expensive violin in the world, Guarneri’s Il Cannone.

Slamdance 2017: Adrian Murray’s WITHDRAWN Trailer

A festival trailer for Adrian Murray‘s comedy Withdrawn has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival in Park City. The film revolves around Aaron, a slacker living in a basement who finds a credit card and decides

Slamdance 2017: Jordan Canning’s SUCK IT UP Trailer

A festival trailer has been released for Jordan Canning‘s comedy Suck It Up, making its premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. Written by Julia Hoff, the film stars Erin Carter and Grace Glowicki as two best friends heading to the mountains in order

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From its fantastic opening credits, I knew I was going to be into Sophia Takal’s psychological drama Always Shine. It instantly evoked some sort of dread that I really couldn’t put my finger on, but those De Palma-esque scrolling letters were enough for me to know this wasn’t going to be a happy-go-lucky comedy about two friends heading to Big Sur for the weekend.


Sundance 2017 Announces Competition and NEXT Lineups

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19-29th in Park City, and today several lineups were announced. As usual, there are several intriguing titles slated in several categories, including: U.S. Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, World Cinema