Category Archive: Reviews

Review: Wetlands (Wnendt, 2013) – Sundance 2014

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There was quite a bit of chatter about this German film before its premiere. And no wonder, for we’d all read the synopsis. In line, in the theater before the movie began, viewers… Continue reading

Review: Hellion (Candler, 2014) – Sundance 2014

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Kat Candler‘s Hellion, which follows a motherless family falling apart as the father retreats into alcoholism, the older brother becomes a delinquent, and the younger son looks poised to follow in his big… Continue reading

Review: Whiplash (Chazelle, 2013) – Sundance 2014

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In Whiplash, a young drummer in a famous music conservatory pushes himself to become the best, enduring mental and physical abuse from his music teacher. After reading the synopsis in the festival program,… Continue reading

Review: Blind (Vogt, 2013) – Sundance 2014

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I wasn’t sure until making this list that Blind was my favorite dramatic feature at Sundance this year, but when I compare it against everything else I’ve seen, its originality and playfulness sends it to… Continue reading