Sundance 2014 Review: THE BABADOOK Is A Promising Debut From An Obvious New Talent

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child.Amelia has not had it easy. Once happily... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2014 Review: BOYHOOD Is An Extraordinary Chronicle Of Growing Up In America

12 years off and on in production, and clearly in the works for a lot longer, Richard Linklater's latest is a rare cinematic feat for reasons that go quite beyond its already unorthodox shooting schedule. Call it "This American Boy's... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... LAND HO! Cast and Crew

Co-writers and directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz bring a funny, sweet, bromance like none you've seen before to Sundance. One-liners from first-time actor/full-time physician Earl Lynn Nelson (who is Stephens' cousin and someone she always wanted to make a... More »
  

Check Out These THE RAID 2 Trading Cards And Win Tickets To The World Premiere!

The world premiere of Gareth Huw Evans The Raid 2 is tomorrow night at Sundance and Twitch is happy to share these brand new trading card images from the film. Yup, you can collect and trade the key characters from... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2014 Review: WAR STORY, A Devastating Study Of Conflict, From Within

Mark Jackson did not so much as burst forth onto the independent film scene in 2011 with his brilliant first feature Without. Rather he made a careful set of imprints and impressions, distinct and measured, over the entire year on... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: FISHING WITHOUT NETS Expertly Expands the Somali Pirate Story

You'd be excused for a slight case of déjà vu when reading the description of Cutter Hodierne's feature debut Fishing Without Nets. Somali pirates have been a hot topic lately with both Danish film A Hijacking and Paul Greengrass's Tom... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... LAGGIES Writer/Director Lynn Shelton and Cinematographer Ben Kasulke

Laggies marks Lynn Shelton's sixth feature, four of which have premiered at Sundance, and her sixth collaboration with DP Ben Kasulke.Leading up to their premiere, I got to sit down with two long-time cold weather comrades and pick their brain... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: Wingard's THE GUEST is More Magnificent Midnight Madness

With the recent release of You're Next and contributions to the V/H/S and ABCs of Death horror anthologies, director-writer duo Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are quickly becoming two of the most exciting filmmakers working in the genre space... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... COLD IN JULY Director Jim Mickle

Jim Mickle returns to Sundance for the second year in a row following his 2013 critical smash We Are What We Are, which also played at Cannes Director's Fortnight prior to its theatrical release this year by eOne. This year... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: WHIPLASH Confidently Marches To A Different Beat

It's a pretty quick turnaround to go from Sundance 2013 award-winning short film to Sundance 2014 opening nighter. But for 28-year-old director Damien Chazelle, when opportunity knocks, there's no need to bide your time. It's no surprise that Jason... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: LILTING Gets Lost In Translation

A quiet room, muted colors, old wallpaper from a bygone era. A hushed winter light drapes itself across the space. An elderly mother looks at her adult son and asks, "What's wrong?" The son insists nothing is, and he'd like... More »
  

Sundance 2014: Twitch Raises The Curtain With 13 Must-Sees

Oh boy! It's Sundance time with the big winter fest kicking off today! The Twitch staff is primed and ready with our own head honcho Todd Brown making it out to Park City for the first time in too many... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Preview - Midnight, Premieres, & Spotlight

The Sundance Film Fest is kicking off in Park City tomorrow and we've got another edition of our preview series to round things out. We've already covered the US Dramatic, World Dramatic, and NEXT competitions, and the Documentary sections. On... More »
  

THE BABADOOK: Story Time Turns To Terror In Brilliant First Trailer For Sundance Selected Horror

Wow. Just wow. The first trailer for Jennifer Kent's Sundance selected horror film The Babadook has arrived online and in a lineup jammed with high profile familiar faces it appears that Kent may very well be the dark horse that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2014: Exclusive Teaser Trailer For LIAR'S DICE

It is just the tiniest taste, but this teaser trailer for the Sundance World Dramatic Competition film Liar's Dice has whet our appetite for more. Directed by Geetu Mohandas, this tale of an Indian woman venturing to find her... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Preview - Documentary Sections

It's Sundance Film Fest preview week around here and we kicked things off yesterday with a look at the US Dramatic, World Dramatic, and NEXT programs. Today we turn our attention to the documentary programs with a peek at a... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Preview: US Dramatic, World Dramatic, & NEXT Competitions

It's that most wonderful time of the year when the independent film world bundles up and heads to snowy Park City to find out what treasures of indie cinema await over the rest of 2014. Yes it's Sundance time and... More »
  

Fresh Trailer For The Mo Brothers' KILLERS

Set to have its world premiere in Sundance prior to a February 6th theatrical release in Indonesia, a new trailer has been released for The Mo Brothers' sophomore feature, Killers. Here's how Sundance describes the film:Mr. Nomura is an eerily... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

International Trailer For Corbijn's A MOST WANTED MAN Promises Classy Thrills

Soon to premiere in Sundance, director Anton Corbijn tackles John Le Carre with A Most Wanted Man, featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright in key roles. Here's how the festival describes it:Anton Corbijn's adaptation of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Zambia Heads For The Moon In AFRONAUTS

While most of the attention around the Sundance lineup has gone to the feature programs there are - as always - a number of fascinating titles to be found among the short film selections, among them Frances Bodomo's Afronauts.July 1969.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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