Of the Day – 01.23.12

Read of the Day: The reason why so many good foreign films are ineligible for Academy consideration. [The Hollywood Reporter] News of the Day: The first acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival included Dustin Lance…

REVIEW: ‘Like Crazy’ (2011)

Grade: D+ As much as romantic comedies get criticized for being formulaic and uninspired, I would take a bad romantic comedy over a bad romantic drama any day. Director Drake Doremus follows up his Sundance…

Sundance Film Festival 2011 – Awards & Wrap-Up

[caption id="attachment_6086" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Paul Rudd in 'My Idiot Brother'"][/caption] As increasingly important as the Sundance Film Festival has become, I still find myself getting easily distracted by Awards season events every time it comes…

Sundance 2011: What’s Gone Down in Park City…

[caption id="attachment_5973" align="alignnone" width="596" caption="Image from \'Like Crazy\' which premiered at Sundance over the weekend."][/caption] The 2011 Sundance Film Festival kicked off last Thursday with some of the most highly anticipated films of the year…

Of the Day – 02.02.10

Read of the Day: Why are there so few female directors? Is that age-old Hollywood trend of the masculine auteur coming to an end? [The Guardian] News of the Day: Matt Damon says that the…

Sundance Awards and Final Wrap-Up 2010

Even if you weren't in attendance at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, you've got to admit that it offers a nice distraction in the traditionally slow awards week that precedes the nomination announcements. Once again…

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…

Sundance Weekend Wrap-Up – Day 2-4 (Part 2)

NEWS AND STORIES: Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood speculates which films will be the hit of the festival this year. Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 reporst that Sony Pictures Classics has picked up Please Give,…

Sundance Weekend Wrap-Up – Days 2-4 (Part 1)

[caption id="attachment_2636" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Photo from "The Runaways""][/caption] REVIEWS: Nowhere Boy - Chris Bumbray of JoBlo gives the John Lennon biopic mild praise, saying Aaron Johnson was great. Get Low - Jeff Wells of Hollywood…

Sundance Film Festival Wrap-Up – Day 1

Film Reviews: The first and only film to premiere so far is Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Freidman's Howl, based on Allan Ginsberg's infamous poem. Jeffery Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere says its a great start to…

Of the Day – 01.21.10

Better late than never. Read of the Day: With the Sundance Film Festival kicking off today, here are 15 movies that are highly anticipated. [Film School Rejects] News of the Day: YouTube will begin renting…

Of the Day – 01.14.10

Read of the Day: Seven moments from classic films that you might not know were improvised. Apparently Kubrick didn't know what a reach-around was. [Spike] News of the Day: More Sundance films will be released…