Thomas Mann knows it will be hard to play a teenager again after 'Me and Earl'

Posted by · 12:40 pm · June 8th, 2015

Thomas Mann talks about the difficult casting process for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and the reaction from moviegoers at screenings across the country.

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Did the 2016 Oscar race start at the Sundance Film Festival this month?

Posted by · 9:01 am · February 3rd, 2015

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and “Brooklyn” lead the potential Oscar bounty from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. No pressure Fox Searchlight, no pressure.

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Sundance Reviews: 'Results,' 'Nasty Baby,' 'Strangerland' and more

Posted by · 1:43 am · February 2nd, 2015

Opinions on 22 new films that debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival including capsule reviews of “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” “Nasty Baby,” “Strangerland” and “Results.”

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

Posted by · 7:22 pm · January 31st, 2015

A list of the grand jury and audience award winners for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Best and Worst of Sundance: Guess which movies we never want to see again

Posted by · 11:02 am · January 30th, 2015

What a year for new movies in Park City! We rank the best and worst of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival including buzzworthy titles such as “The Wolfpack,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Brooklyn,” “The Witch” and more.

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Review: 'The Overnight' is much more than a dueling penises movie

Posted by · 8:12 am · January 29th, 2015

Patrick Brice’s Sundance Film Festival comedy “The Overnight” plays with hipster and LA “liberal” stereotypes in a pretty funny way.

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Review: Sarah Silverman can't save 'I Smile Back'

Posted by · 1:05 am · January 28th, 2015

Sarah Silverman gives it her all, but she can’t stop “I Smile Back” from falling into the trappings of a “rich white people problems” movie.

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Review: Entertaining 'Dope' asks if you're a geek or a menace or both

Posted by · 11:46 pm · January 26th, 2015

Rick Famuyiwa has created something special with his new dramedy “Dope,” but a lot of its success is thanks to an impressive performance from newcomer Shameik Moore.

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Review: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' turns the coming of age genre on its head

Posted by · 5:27 pm · January 25th, 2015

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s “Me and Early and the Dying Girl” may just be the first instant classic – yep – from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It’s simply wonderful.

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Review: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig bring comedic fireworks to 'Mistress America'

Posted by · 2:27 am · January 25th, 2015

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig continue their winning ways with “Mistress America,” the followup to the critically acclaimed “Frances Ha” which premiered Saturday at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Review: Newcomer Bel Powley is magnificent in the wondrous 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

Posted by · 11:19 pm · January 24th, 2015

Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard are fantastic in Marielle Heller’s directorial debut “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” but its newcomer Bel Powley who steals the show.

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Review: 'Stockholm, Pennsylvania' can't survive the dreaded suspension of disbelief

Posted by · 9:20 pm · January 23rd, 2015

Nikole Beckwith’s drama “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” starring Saoirse Ronan, Jason Isaacs and Cynthia Nixon debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Friday and we’re still having problems believing its premise.

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Review: 'Summer of Sangaile' is a gorgeous but oh-so-familiar tale of young love

Posted by · 6:31 pm · January 22nd, 2015

“Summer of Sangaile” demonstrates director’s Alanté Kavaïté impressive vision, but the story can’t live up to her talents.

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Robert Redford kicks off Sundance as 'change' and television are hot topics

Posted by · 2:13 pm · January 22nd, 2015

Robert Redford and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper addressed a number of issues at the festival’s annual kick-off press conference on Thursday.

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Sam Rockwell's 'Don Verdean' already has a home before its Sundance premiere

Posted by · 5:00 pm · January 21st, 2015

Jared Hess’ “Don Verdean” becomes the second movie to get acquired before the beginning of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival after Lionsgate picks up the Sam Rockwell and Jemaine Clement comedy.

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25 Most Anticipated films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Posted by · 2:26 pm · January 20th, 2015

HitFix’s Sundance crew ranks their most anticipated movies at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival including “Z for Zachariah,” “Mistress America,” “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” and more.

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George Lucas coming to Sundance for new 'Art of Film Weekend' series

Posted by · 11:39 am · January 8th, 2015

The Sundance Film Festival announced today that it will hold a series of panels titled the “Art of Film Weekend” which will take place Jan. 29-31 at the tail end of the 2015 edition of the festival.

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‘Tyrannosaur’ trailer

Posted by · 4:30 am · August 25th, 2011

Paddy Considine’s directorial debut was one of the international success stories at this year’s Sundance fest, nabbing awards for both Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan’s performances, as well as one for Considine’s direction. I saw the film, a bruising, thoughtful portrait of abuse and emotional isolation in suburban England, and found the hype more than […]

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