Category Archive: Sundance Film Festival

Review: Certain Women (Reichardt, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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You came to watch Certain Women for the cast (headliners: Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern), for director Kelly Reichardt, or even, if you’re a bibliophile, for Maile Meloy. And you were not… Continue reading

Review: Mi Amiga del Parque (Katz, 2015) – Sundance 2016

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You can get some pretty weird stuff in the Sundance World Cinema category (a blood-drinking serial murderer, a mentally-disturbed vegetarian), but Mi Amiga del Parque is just about the opposite of weird. Set in… Continue reading

Review: The Free World (Lew, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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Who’s seen Mad Men and hasn’t been at least a little transfixed by Peggy and, by extension, the actress who portrays her, Elisabeth Moss? (By the way, did you know she was in Girl,… Continue reading

Review: Kate Plays Christine (Greene, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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At the festival this year were two films about the news reporter Christine Chubbuck who committed suicide on national television in 1974: a narrative starring Rebecca Hall that was impossible to get into and… Continue reading

Review: As You Are (Joris-Peyrafitte, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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The festival (and cinema in general) is heavy on coming-of-age tales; As You Are (whose title is a reference to the Nirvana song “Come As You Are“) brings my Sundance tally this year to… Continue reading

Review: Tickled (Farrier & Reeve, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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A conspiracy involving tickling? A nefarious tickling industrial complex? Are you sure we’re still browsing the documentary section? The desire to find out if this film description was real or just a gag–and,… Continue reading

Review: Morris from America (Hartigan, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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Film distributors and Sundance audiences seemed especially hungry for films starring African Americans this year (maybe because of the Oscar controversy, or maybe because people just want to see some different faces). Nate… Continue reading

Review: Much Ado About Nothing (Fernández Almendras, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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In 2014 we missed out on the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winner To Kill a Man. We weren’t going to make the same mistake this year as director Alejandro Fernández Almendras returned… Continue reading

Review: Gleason (Tweel, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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I don’t watch football–not of the NFL, college, high school, or even pee wee variety–so I might have been one of the only people in my peer group who hadn’t heard of Steve… Continue reading

Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople‘s director, New Zealander and Sundance veteran Taika Waikiki, re-entered the Park City spotlight in 2014 with his sleeper hit, What We Do in the Shadows. Almost instantly, this mockumentary about… Continue reading