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Sundance 2015: THE VISIT review

The mockumentary genre has been around for quite some time. Mockumentaries can be comedies or dramas that present fictional events in a documentary format, thus giving the material a sense of cinéma vérité.

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Sundance 2015: Rick Famuyiwa’s DOPE Trailer

The first trailer has been released for  Rick Famuyiwa’s (The Wood, Brown Sugar) Dope, which is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. The film stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky

Sundance 2015: Premieres and Special Events Announced

Sundance 2015: Premieres and Special Events Announced

A new batch of films has been revealed for this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with the narrative and documentary premieres, as well as the special events lineup. Like the previously announced sections, there’s a multitude of great looking films screening in these

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Sundance 2015: Competition Lineup Announced

The official competition lineup for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has been revealed, with a ton of great premieres that will, no doubt, prove to be some of the most interesting movies of the year. Although I haven’t looked into the

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LISTEN UP PHILIP Review

One of the most intriguing aspects to Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip will most assuredly be looked at as the biggest point of contention in the film. Although its central character, Philip (Jason Schwartzman), is featured prominently within the first and last acts, the middle of the movie detaches itself from him, resulting in an interesting narrative structure that will fascinate some and leave others disenchanted.

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WHIPLASH Review

Of all the films that could be chosen to kick off the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash seems like the perfect choice to start it with a bang.  This loud, intense film provides not only a captivating story, but also gives the viewer a complete sensory overload with its boisterous performances and amazingly percussive sound design.

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Sundance NEXT FEST Announces Its 2014 Lineup

One of my favorite programming sections of the Sundance Film Festival is its NEXT series, which features new filmmakers with bold visions.  Sundance is celebrating this series by holding a Summer festival featuring some of the more popular entries, and the lineup

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COOTIES review

What would happen if the disgusting, processed chicken nuggets served in school lunches harbored a deadly virus? Well, according to Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s horror/comedy Cooties, the children would turn into ravenous flesh hungry monsters.

Sundance 2014: Health Doc FED UP Gets a New Poster

Sundance 2014: Health Doc FED UP Gets a New Poster

Stephanie Soechtig‘s documentary Fed Up, which is set to premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival, released a new poster today, which teases the fact that something happened 30 years ago that made us all fat.  The film aims to “blow

Sundance 2104: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT Trailer

Sundance 2104: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT Trailer

Set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival kicking off next week, a new teaser trailer has been released for the Iranian vampire flick A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.  Although the footage is very brief, it’s certainly enough to

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Trailer

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Trailer

This year’s most acclaimed film at Sundance was undoubtedly Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, which won the Grand Jury prize at the festival. Today, we saw the first trailer for the film, which will be released on June 27. From

‘Restless City’ Trailer

‘Restless City’ Trailer

I first heard about Andrew Dosunmu’s feature-film debut, Restless City, on the Shadow & Act blog over at Indiewire. Honestly, if you would like to follow everything about African and African-American cinema, you need to check out Shadow &

‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Trailer

‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Trailer

Safety Not Guaranteed played earlier this year at Sundance and now will be hitting theaters on June 8th. Colin Trevorrow’s debut narrative feature starring Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson centers on Kenneth (Duplass), who puts an ad in the newspaper