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SUNDANCE: The Spectacular Now (***½)

The very best film at the Sundance Film Festival, The Spectacular Now is one of the strongest coming of age stories that we've had...

SUNDANCE: ‘Lovelace’, ‘Touchy Feely’, and ‘Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes’

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, I'm quickening the pace by lumping some of my remaining reviews together....

SUNDANCE: ‘The Way Way Back’, ‘S-VHS’, ‘Sightseers’, and ‘A.C.O.D.’

As we close the book on our coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, I'm speeding up the pace a bit by grouping together...

SUNDANCE: Breathe In (***)

Once again armed with a tremendous performance from Felicity Jones, up and coming filmmaker Drake Doremus successfully minds the romantic drama genre with his...

SUNDANCE: Blue Caprice (**)

I went into  Blue Caprice with rather high hopes. This dramatization of the events we know as the Beltway Sniper attacks completely misses the...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 9: The Best of the Fest!

Sundance Film Festival may be over, but we've still got fun stuff to share! In addition to the final reviews and analysis, Joey and...

SUNDANCE: Upstream Color (**½)

Go figure, Shane Carruth managed to make a movie that, when compared to his previous film Primer, makes that one seem downright simple. Right...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘kink’ director Christina Voros

It's not every day you get to speak with someone who has even been to a porn shoot, let alone made a documentary about...

SUNDANCE: Prince Avalanche (***)

Prince Avalanche is the film I wish David Gordon Green had made after Pineapple Express hit theaters a few years back. I've been a...

SUNDANCE: The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (**½)

With style to spare but substance at a premium, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is the type of film that works as a...

SUNDANCE: kink (***½)

Raucously entertaining and yet incredibly earnest, Christina Voros' documentary kink is a fascinating film about the inner workings of the porn studio kink.com. Certainly...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘American Promise’ composer Miriam Cutler

One of the best things about Sundance is that you get to meet every matter of person involved in indie film. Miriam Cutler has...

Sundance: Pit Stop (***)

Sometimes movies are incredibly clear in their intentions from the outset. Other films take their time, sneaking up on you and subtly creeping into...

SUNDANCE: Fruitvale (***)

Every so often as a critic you get the opportunity to witness a film that's so ingrained in your experience that it becomes difficult...

SUNDANCE: Before Midnight (***½)

It's hard for lightning to strike twice, let alone three times, but somehow the team of Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater have...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘Kill Your Darlings’ star Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall is having a bit of a film breakout. Sure we all recognize him from Six Feet Under and Dexter, but his...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 8: ACOD, Fruitvale and Blue Caprice

It's the final countdown! In the penultimate episode of Park City Dispatch, Joey and I recount our final day at the fest including the...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 7: Lovelace, Fun Interviews, and The Way Way Back

Sundance is winding down and in our second to last video, we recount the quiet day that we had. After the fiasco I had...

SUNDANCE: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (**½)

Do you all remember that split screen in 500 Days of Summer where we see the main character's expectations vs. reality? Well my screening...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 6: The Spectacular American Promise of the Upstream Color...

Episode 6 is in the books! In this episode we attempt to unravel the complexities of Shane Carruth's newest film Upstream Color, describe our...

SUNDANCE: Stoker (***)

Stoker is a delightfully demented film that derives its pleasures from uncomfortable situations, shocking violence and magnetic characters. Chan-wook Park bring his trademark visual...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘No’ Director Pablo Larrain

When I sat down with director Pablo Larrain, he was in great spirits. Who wouldn't be after having their film nominated for an Academy...

SUNDANCE: No (***½)

No, the Chilean film recently nominated for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars, is an engrossing look at the power of the quest...

SUNDANCE: After Tiller (***)

A moving, if one-sided documentary, After Tiller is an affecting look at the few doctors in the world providing third trimester abortions for women...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 3: Nothing Bonds People More Than Watching Porn Clips...

By Terence Johnson and Joey MagidsonEpisode 3 of Park City Dispatch finds Joey and I settling in to the rythmns of Sundance and getting...

SUNDANCE: Don Jon’s Addiction (***½)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an incredibly strong directorial debut with Don Jon's Addiction, an outstanding take on romantic comedies. Writing and directing as well as...

SUNDANCE: Crystal Fairy (**)

Ever wonder what the sexual looseness of Y Tu Mama Tambien and the tropes of American films about kids getting drugs would be? Well...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 2: Exploding Fire Extinguishers, Kill Your Darlings and McConaughey

Terence Johnson and Joey MagdisonThe Park City Dispatch is back, reporting all of the day's events and shenanigans. Joey and I had our first...

SUNDANCE: Mud (***½)

A close backwoods cousin to Stand By Me (1986), Jeff Nichols' Mud is an often moving and unpredictable coming of age story that benefits...

SUNDANCE: Kill Your Darlings (***½)

Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition entry Kill Your Darlings is a perfect example of how one can tell a familiar story in a unique, fascinating...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 1: Crystal Fairy, Parties and Press Schedules

Terence Johnson and Joey MagidsonLights, Camera, Action! Joey and I have survived our first day at the Sundance Film Festival and lived to tell...

Annual Awards Circuit User Survey! Please make your voice heard!

It's that time of the year where we want to hear from all of you.  There is a short 10 question survey for you...

Park City Dispatch: Interview with ‘In A World’ star Fred Melamed

We're kicking off our Park City Dispatch by bringing you an interview with Fred Melamed, one of the stars in Lake Bell's U.S. Dramatic...

Most Anticipated Films from the Sundance Film Festival!

By: Joey Magidson and Terence JohnsonSundance Film Festival is right around the corner! Joey and I are incredibly excited to attend the festival on behalf...

Park City Dispatch: Awards Circuit is going to Sundance!

Hello readers! Have you all recovered from the Oscar nomination announcements and Critics Choice Awards? It has been a whirlwind few days for the...

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