Tag: sundance

Calgary Underground 2022 Review: WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY, Authentic Feel-Good Experience

The Metaverse is coming. But before we get to that future dystopia, be it Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash or Zuck’s cringey-what-have-you, there is this charming little cafe-stop along the way.   Joe Hunting’s We Met In Virtual Reality is a surprisingly...

Sundance 2022 Preview: A Now All-Virtual Fest (Again) Kicks Off

After a wildly successful virtual Sundance Film Festival 2021, Sundance 2022 was all set to experiment with a hybrid model that would include all of the clever innovations from the '21 fest (increased inclusivity of home access, smaller program, fun...

Sundance 2022: Egg-cellent Trailer Laid for HATCHING

Sundance has gone totally virtual so that means the usual crop of top notch midnight films will just have to be experienced in the safe, quiet, dark, not-at-all-creepy confines of your own home. One such films is the ultra disturbing-looking...

Sundance 2022 Feature Lineup Announced

Once merely a frigid Utah gathering of the movers and shakers of the indie film world, the Sundance Film Festival now transcends its Rocky Mountain confines to take place simultaneously online and in such remote locales as Lawrence, Kansas, Seattle,...

Friday One Sheet: ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE

You may not guess that this week's poster is for a documentary on police body cameras.  It is striking,  nonetheless.  The One Sheet resembles Mercury orbiting the sun (indeed, it could very well be a minimal poster art for Danny...

Sundance 2021 Review: THE BLAZING WORLD, Visually Stunning, Dramatically Inert

The Blazing World, writer-director-actor Carlson Young’s visually arresting, occasionally infuriating feature-length debut, embraces a dizzyingly vast array of cinematic and literary influences (everything from David Lynch to Guillermo del Toro, Richard Kelly, Tarsem Singh, and back again to David Lynch...

Sundance 2021 Preview: Virtually the Best Indie Cinema of 2021

It's a new year, a new world, and an all new crop of marquee indie films ready to impress. The (mostly) virtual Sundance Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and while the slate has been reduced from around 130 to some...

Sundance 2021 Slate of Features and More Announced

2020 has been a very different year for film festivals and 2021 looks to start off that way as well. While the 2020 edition of Park City's big indie extravaganza was mostly untouched by the then-developing pandemic, the 2021 edition...

Friday One Sheet: NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

With a healthy respect for negative space, youthful skin and earth tones, the key art for Sundance winner, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, succeeds in its own minimalism. There is not even any punctuation in the title. Gazing directly at the...

Sundance 2020 Dispatch: Strong Docs Look to Launch Awards Bids

Sundance has increasingly become a very important place for documentary filmmakers to launch their movies -- and not just for the typical dice roll of a big money acquisition. With big players like Netflix and Amazon seeing the benefits from...

Sundance 2020 Dispatch: New Frontier Returns to its Non-Commercial Roots

For many years Sundance's New Frontier program was an esoteric exploration of the artistic side of the film-adjacent media world. A handful of years ago VR arrived and with it an influx of big tech money from companies such as...

Friday One Sheet: WENDY in Motion

Proudly adhering to the photographic rule of thirds, this poster for Ben Zeitlin's take on the Peter Pan mythology was designed by Eclipse to, apparently, emphasize various strata of 'danger,' and the human energy sandwiched between the natural world. There...

Sundance 2020 Preview: Midnight, Next, Premieres & More

Get your parka ready, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off tonight in snowy Park City. So far in our preview series we've taken a quick tour of the Dramatic Competitions and of the Documentaries. We conclude the series with all...

Sundance 2020 Preview: Documentaries

The Sundance Film Festival gets going on Thursday. Yesterday we took a look at the US Dramatic and World Dramatic competitions. Today we take a quick tour of the documentaries at this year's fest....

Sundance 2020 Preview: The Dramatic Competitions

As the new year kicks off, so does the festival season. As always, the first major festival of the year is Sundance. The festival begins on Thursday and we've got a few previews to get you ready. Up first are...

THEM THAT FOLLOW Trailer: Olivia Colman Heads A Family of Snake Handlers in New Horror Film

The debut feature from writing/directing duo Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage, Them That Follow fits somewhere between religious mania thriller and body horror, with a bevy of snakes slithering in the background. Bolstered by a great cast in Walter...

Sundance 2019 Interview: PARADISE HILLS Director Alice Waddington Talks About Her Wonderland

As a curator for Slamdance’s Department of Anarchy, I make a point of seeking out weird and wonderful films from around the world. One of my favorites from 2016 was Alice Waddington’s Disco Inferno. Even by our high standards, the...

Sundance 2019: Exclusive Trailer for VR Experience EMERGENCE

Created by Universal Everything and presented by Within, Emergence is not your typical VR experience. In the experience (which is a companion piece to the museum exhibition Fluid Bodies at the Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul) you hover above as thousands...

Sundance 2019 Preview: Premieres, Next, and Spotlight

It's here at last! The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah. We've already toured the US Dramatic and World Dramatic competitions, the Midnight section, and the documentaries playing across the programs. We finish things off with...

Sundance 2019: VR Trailblazers Fable Relaunching with New Focus on Virtual Beings

This one is pretty interesting. Last year we were excited about the first teaser episode of VR content studio Fable's Wolves in the Wall. Aside from the beautiful animation and promise of its Neil Gaiman story, the interaction with the...