THE WAY, WAY BACK

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! There’s nothing groundbreaking here by any stretch of the imagination but it’s not always the freshness of the joke but how well it’s told that matters…


Posted on January 28, 2013 by

C.O.G.

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE SELECTION! Kyle Patrick Alvarez will forever hold a unique spot among a select group of literature-loving cineastes in that he is the first writer/director to adapt a work by the beloved David Sedaris into a film…


Posted on January 25, 2013 by

THE MOO MAN

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SELECTION! Life on a farm isn’t that drastically different from day to day and one calf-birthing would have sufficed instead of the four or five Heathcote chose to film…


Posted on January 22, 2013 by

KILL YOUR DARLINGS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE SELECTION! While it may read as a work that could feel overly familiar, debut director John Krokidas’ approach is anything but stale…


Posted on January 21, 2013 by

AFTER TILLER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SELECTION! The testimonials and conversations between patient and doctor are absolutely brutal. These women have no easy road to choose…


Posted on January 21, 2013 by

CRYSTAL FAIRY

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE SELECTION! Cera plays against type, doing copious amounts of drugs and being more socially annoying than even his detractors could imagine he would be in real life, and the attempt to explode his on-screen persona is notable, but the movie actually plays not unlike the all-night hallucinatory drug experience that its characters seek – there are some ups and downs but the crash comes long before the sun comes up…


Posted on January 20, 2013 by

WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SELECTION! Bernal makes an engaging lead in anything he does and this is clearly a subject that’s close to his heart. Watching him play soccer with fellow travelers on a break from the train at one of many migrant stations or have conversations with people about the work they hope to find in their new lives has an inherent power…


Posted on January 20, 2013 by

THE GATEKEEPERS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT FEATURE SELECTION! After obtaining the degree of honesty in his interviews that must have startled even Moreh, he took the footage and assembled it into a very Morris-esque journey (complete with stellar, 3-D recreations) through a half-century of Middle Eastern violence as partitioned into seven segments…


Posted on January 19, 2013 by

NO

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 110 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT FEATURE SELECTION! Featuring another solid, unflashy performance from Gael Garcia Bernal and recounting an undeniably fascinating chapter in South American history, “No” avoids melodrama in its depiction of how jingles, campaigns, and advertising slogans can be used for more than just selling the latest soda on the market…


Posted on January 19, 2013 by

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