Sundance 2014: 10 Most Anticipated Titles

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This year’s Sundance Film Festival boasts 119 feature films, so list this certainly doesn’t include the ONLY ten that I’m looking forward to seeing.  One of the best things about attending a festival is finding that small movie you’ve never heard of and having it be one of the highlights of the entire trip.

That being said, below the jump you’ll find the films that have me most intrigued and/or excited.  Be sure to check back starting next week when we’ll begin all our coverage for both Sundance and Slamdance including as many reviews as we can possibly write without having a nervous breakdown.

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‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ dir. Ana Lily Amirpour

A black and white Iranian vampire western?  Yes please.  This movie looks so moody and well shot, plus it’s been described as Lynch meets Leone.

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‘Happy Christmas’ dir. Joe Swanberg

Not only am I a fan of Joe Swanberg‘s films, but I’m also a fan of everyone involved in this project so I’m very anxious to see his follow up to Drinking Buddies, one of my favorites of last year.

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‘Hellion’ dir. Kat Chandler

While I didn’t see the short film this is based on, I was hugely impressed with Kat Chandler‘s last short, Black Metal, so I’m very anxious to see how this one turns out.  I’m also curious to see how Aaron Paul does in a post Breaking Bad world.

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‘Killers’ dir. The Mo Brothers

The concept of two killers competing with one another has me on board already, but the fact that it’s directed by The Mo Brothers solidifies my interest.  This certainly won’t be one for the faint of heart and I cannot wait.

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‘Listen Up Philip’ dir. Alex Ross Perry

Alex Ross Perry‘s last film, The Color Wheel, turned out to be one of our favorites of 2012, so I’m excited to see how his follow up will fare.  The larger budget and bigger star power (Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss) will hopefully bring some attention.

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‘Ping Pong Summer’ dir. Michael Tully

A coming of age story set in 1985 about a kid named Rad Miracle who is obsessed with Ping-Pong and hip hop. Need I say more?

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‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ dir. Gareth Evans

Not only is this my most anticipated film of the festival but it’s my most anticipated movie of the year.  The Raid revitalized the action genre in ways I thought not possible and I’m dying to see what Gareth Evans has up his sleeve for the sequel.

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‘The Skeleton Twins’ dir. Craig Johnson

I love the idea of Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader reuniting on screen as estranged twins brought back together through a crisis.

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‘The Trip to Italy’ dir. Michael Winterbottom

As a big fan of their first outing in The Trip, I can’t wait to see what kind of awkward conversations a bickering that will take place between Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in The Trip to Italy.

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‘What We Do In The Shadows’ dir. Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

My boundless love for Taika Waititi‘s last film, Boy, makes me want to see this already, but the fact that it’s starring and co-directed by Jemaine Clement has me more excited than ever to check out this vampire comedy.

Well, there you have it, my most anticipated films of Sundance 2014.  What titles are you most excited for at this year’s fest?  Let us know in the comments below.

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