FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #3
FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #3

The morning starts with some Film Society of Lincoln Center business: taking care of press ticket requests, sending production stills to people, and clearing out emails before I move on to the first screener of the morning…



Posted on January 25, 2015 in Features, Films Gone Wild by

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FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #2
FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #2

John takes a look at, and reviews, five more 2015 Sundance Film Festival selections…



Posted on January 24, 2015 in Features, Films Gone Wild by
FOXCATCHER
FOXCATCHER

The movie is 135 minutes long and takes its time saying absolutely nothing of consequence about America, entitlement, the power of privilege, the haves and have nots or what have you. It offers little more than the portrait of a psychologically unstable hobbyist behaving in psychologically unstable ways…



Posted on January 24, 2015 in Reviews by
THE ROYAL ROAD
THE ROYAL ROAD

2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NEW FRONTIER SELECTION! It is a risky film if your attention span is not forgiving, and some people will love it while others will be terribly put off by it…



Posted on January 23, 2015 in Reviews by
FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #1
FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #1

I arrive in Park City for my fifteenth Sundance and the shuttle radio is playing the Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” which is entirely appropriate. Not the song, but the fact that it’s the Carpenters. Park City. Sundance. Back again…



Posted on January 23, 2015 in Features, Films Gone Wild by
THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE
THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE

2015 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Roberts has his good days, when his personality shines and you understand why so many were drawn to him, and he has his bad, where he’s falling off the wagon and bullshitting anyone who will listen about it. His chaotic emotional journey is matched by the tribulations of his physical self; shaping up and getting healthy is not easy when your shoulder is busted and your hip is betraying you…



Posted on January 23, 2015 in Reviews by