My favorite film from the Sundance Film Festival is a darker than you’d expect relationship movie that doesn’t take the typical coming of age route whatsoever. A big step forward for director James Ponsoldt from Smashed last year, due in no small part to the expert writing skills of (500) Days of Summer scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley are one of the best romantic pairings of the year and as the movie goes to unexpected places, your heart just begins to break. My rave festival review can be found here, but keep this one in the forefront of your mind. It opens next month.
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When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.