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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: SEA OF SHADOWS

Sea of Shadows (Richard Ladkani, 2019)  – 4 out of 4 stars.  Wow. I’ve never started a film review off with a “wow,” but Sea of Shadows definitely deserves one, because it was by far the best documentary that I saw at this … Continue reading

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Interview with Director Todd Douglas Miller of “Apollo 11”

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, I interviewed director Todd Douglas Miller by phone to discuss his exciting new documentary Apollo 11, edited entirely from archival film footage – some of it shot on 65mm and 70mm film – of the eponymous NASA … Continue reading

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Film Review: If “Birds of Passage” Doesn’t Quite Soar, It Mostly Gets Well off the Ground

Birds of Passage (“Pájaros de verano”) (Cristina Gallego/Ciro Guerra, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. “Based on true events” reads a title card at the beginning of Birds of Passage, a new drug-war epic, set among the Wayúu people of … Continue reading

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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: Midnight Family Finds Humanity Amongst Chaos

Midnight Family (Luke Lorentzen) 3½ out of 4 stars A teenage boy makes late night phone calls to his girlfriend after a long night at work. He tells her about his job. It seems very ordinary until he starts describing … Continue reading

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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: The Fresh and Poignant Perspective of MS. PURPLE    

Ms. Purple (Justin Chon) 3 out of 4 stars Kasie is split between two worlds: caretaker of her father by day and karaoke bar doumi by night. Her life revolves around helping the men around her, whether it be changing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Both Smart and Silly, “Velvet Buzzsaw” Entertains with Horror/Satire Mix

Velvet Buzzsaw (Dan Gilroy, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. Documentarian Nathaniel Kahn’s The Price of Everything came out this past fall, and in it the director explores the outrageous sums involved in buying and selling art in today’s market. How value … Continue reading

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2019 Sundance Film Festival Photo Coverage

January 26th – February 2nd, 2019 – Park City, Utah – Film Festival Today is back in Park City for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Top Prizes Go To The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Kailash, Of Fathers and Sons, and Butterflies Search, Burden, The Sentence and The Guilty Win Audience Awards Park City, Utah — After 10 days and 123 feature films, the 2018 Sundance … Continue reading

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2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

GLOBAL INDEPENDENT CREATIVITY REACHES NEW HEIGHTS Ceremony Caps Snowy Festival; Top Prizes Go To Dina, I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.,  Last Men in Aleppo, The Nile Hilton Incident  Chasing Coral, Crown Heights, Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, … Continue reading

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Russian Filmmakers In New York En Route To Sundance

A group of very lucky Russian filmmakers will have the double opportunity of impressing North American audiences and industry professionals via a unique program sponsored by CEC ArtsLink. The not-for-profit organization has partnered with the Sundance Film Festival to co-host … Continue reading

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