Prankish doc exposes the ol' heart of darkness
The opening credits of the Brad Pitt-starring Killing Them Softly are set to snatches of Barack Obama's 2008 Democratic Convention speech, focused on the notion of "the American promise," jarringly jump-intercut with scenes of Frank (Scoot McNairy) making his way through a tunnel onto a dismal A ... More >>
The waking dreams and persistent concerns of an uncompromising filmmaker
The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.
Just a couple of Cool-mericans.Have you heard of Badoo? It's "the world's largest social network," and though we don't talk about it too terribly much in America, because we are too cool for such things, it is talking about us! According to a recent online poll on Badoo.com, in which 30,000 p ... More >>
Harry Abrams, a 76-year-old New York man, robbed his 98-year-old father-figure friend Emanuel Baetich of $330,000 in certificates of deposit while Baetich was in the hospital for a broken hip. (This is already a good story.) Via to the New York Post, Abrams had been giving Baetich free office ... More >>
Gary Winick, the New York filmmaker who pioneered in the digital indie feature format and who also directed traditional Hollywood studio movies, died on Sunday. He succumbed to pneumonia after a long battle with brain cancer. Winick was a fixture of the New York indie scene in the past deca ... More >>
"(Another documentary with a Big Media focus is 'Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times,' directed by Andrew Rossi.)" - Brooks Barnes writing for the New York Times Carpetbagger blog about what will very easily be one of the more amusing (or: a-snoozing?) documentaries at the Sundance Fil ... More >>
The New Group looks at the troubles of the working class
Soderbergh and solitary on the fest's 25th anniversary
Familiar themes still flood the festival zone, but a couple of gems manage to shine through
Removed from the Park City hype, Sundance comes to Brooklyn
Rising ticket prices! Sponsorship gone awry! Oh yes, and a movie you do not want to miss.
First-time director/Sundance star Christopher Zalla takes on immigration. Just dont call it an issue film.
Quick! Celebrate these fresh-faced directors before they get washed-up and jaded
Sundance kiddie porn, from Dakotas rape to Cusacks daddy issues
Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune
Force of July: An idiosyncratic polymath turns delicate whimsy into a heartfelt story of us
Rustic eccentrics wax philosophical and 'terroirists' denounce globalizers in wine doc
Stunning Russian whatsit, embedded Iraq doc, Malaysian new wave elevate lowlands fest
Philip Seymour Hoffman Out of Character
Bob and David Tell You What to Think
Noam Gonick Foresees Apocalypse, Rewrites Bible
Orthodox Eyes on G-d
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Troubled Buyers and True Believers
A First-Time Director on His Stalking Picture
What do you do for an encore after the spark is gone?
Sundance Takes a Tumble