Tag: sundance film festival

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Sundance Film Festival Awards

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Award winners were announced today. What you’ll notice is that the Audience Award winners were all different from the Grand Jury Prize winners. The Grand Jury Prize winners included “Nanny” for the U.S. Dramatic Competition and “The Exiles” for the U.S. Documentary Competition, plus “Utama” for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and “All That Breathes” for the World Cinema … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Sundance Film Festival Awards

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Sundance Diary 2022: Day One — “Click to Begin Journey”

“Click to Begin Journey” January 20, 2022 Here I am, in the comfort of my own home in Santa Clarita, California. Not Park City, Utah, like the dreams of many movie-lovers. It’s Sundance Film Festival 2022, Online Only Edition. I’m not complaining… this allows me to take part in the festival for the second straight year and lets me watch as many of the … Read More Sundance Diary 2022: Day One — “Click to Begin Journey”

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Spotlight: Sundance Film Festival 2022

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION 892 Living in a cheap motel in Atlanta and separated from his wife and child, former U.S. Marine veteran Brian Easley is desperate. Driven to the brink by forces beyond his control, the soft-spoken, kind man decides to rob a bank and hold hostages with a bomb. As police, media, and family members descend on the bank and Brian, it becomes … Read More Spotlight: Sundance Film Festival 2022

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards

If there was a way to “sweep” the Sundance Film Festival, “Coda” found the way. Taking home four awards including the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Feature, the film stands for Child Of Deaf Adult and follows a young, speaking girl with a passion for singing as she acts as a bridge between her deaf family and the outside world. Questlove’s documentary, “Summer Of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards

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Sundance Diary 2021: Day Four — Biggest Day Yet

Biggest Day Yet January 31, 2021 Today marked my single biggest day of movie watching, with nine films. To accomplish that, the extra events, like “The Sundance Dailies” and the interviews with Robin Wright and Rebecca Hall, as well as the Q&A’s after the films got pushed to the side. Another thing I’m pushing to the side today is more in-depth recaps throughout my … Read More Sundance Diary 2021: Day Four — Biggest Day Yet

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Sundance Diary 2021: Day Three — Tired Yet?

Tired Yet? January 30, 2021 Hi ho, all. I checked off another Sundance pro move today: sleep deprivation. Having not fallen asleep until 3:00AM, I awoke at a brisk 6:45AM to see if “Coda” tickets had come available before its second screening starting at 7:00AM. No such luck, but I then allowed myself another hour of sleep. 8:00 AM — THE SUNDANCE DAILIES When … Read More Sundance Diary 2021: Day Three — Tired Yet?

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Sundance Diary 2021: Day Two — …Now, the Party Begins

…Now, the Party Begins January 29, 2021 As if Friday isn’t already the most challenging focus day of the week, my resolve was genuinely tested with Sundance reviews popping up in a constant stream. The excitement of day two was palpable. Viewers were off to the races, with one starting off the day seeing “Homeroom,” while another caught “Cryptozoo.” Everyone was watching and sharing … Read More Sundance Diary 2021: Day Two — …Now, the Party Begins

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Sundance Diary 2021: Day One — Well, I’m Hooked…

Well, I’m Hooked… January 28, 2021 One day into the virtual Sundance Film Festival, and I’m hooked. I may not be in Park City, Utah, shoulder-to-shoulder with critics and creators alike. Still, I’m getting to participate in something I’ve always wanted to be apart of. There’s a rush that comes with being involved with something so pure. It’s not diluted. It’s raw cinema. And, … Read More Sundance Diary 2021: Day One — Well, I’m Hooked…

New Trailer: The Force – Official Trailer #1

THE FORCE DOCUMENTARY Synopsis: The Oakland Police Department and its members struggle to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Mo., and an explosive scandal. It won the Directing Award in its category at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Directed By: Peter Nicks Release Date: September 15, 2017

Movie Review: The Words (2012)

THE WORDS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 16, 2012 As much as “The Words” is a rehashing of films and stories that came before it, this literature drama still poses essential and thought-provoking questions about morality. With a strong showing from almost all the cast members involved, Brian Klugman’s Sundance premiering pet project is worth the marketing that led up to its theatrical release. The film … Read More Movie Review: The Words (2012)