Sundance Film Festival Wrap-Up – 01.28.10

News and Notes from Around the Web:

  • Jeffery Wells disagrees with the critical consensus that Buried is an excellent film. He says director Rodrigo Cortes has some great instincts, but the payoff is an overall disappointment. [Hollywood Elsewhere]
  • Roger Ebert writes unexpected praise for Ron Galella, the famous paparazzo who is subject of the Sundance documentary Smash His Camera. [Roger Ebert’s Journal]
  • Owen Gleiberman says Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams of Blue Valentine give performances “that sear, delight, and break your heart.” [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Demetrios Matheou praises the success of this year’s Sundance documentaries. [The Guardian]
  • Nikki Finke reporst that Newmarket Films has captured the distribution rights to the Sundance film Hesher. [Deadline Hollywood]

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  • This “Buried” flick looks good to me, and I’m honestly not too worried about what Jeffery Wells thinks. I don’t hold his opinion in very high esteem.

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