Tag: sundance

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...

Sundance 2019 Preview: Documentaries

So far we've taken a tour of the US & World Dramatic competitions and the Midnighters. Our Sundance 2019 preview series continues today ahead of tomorrow's festival kickoff with a look at the non-fiction films playing across the multiple documentary...

Sundance 2019 Preview: All the Midnighters

Our Sundance Film Fest preview series continues today with a tour of each and every film playing in the Midnight section. Thumb back to yesterday to see a few of the highlights in the US Dramatic & World Dramatic Competitions....

Sundance 2019 Preview: The Dramatic Competitions

It's Sundance time again with the snowy nexus of the indie film industry kicking off on Thursday. We've got our customary set of previews coming over the next few days. We'll start things off by shining a spotlight on a...

VELVET BUZZSAW Trailer: Art Eats the Beholder in Dan Gilroy's Latest

Velvet Buzzsaw looks insane. It's a supernatural horror film centered around the cutthroat world of art collecting, buying and selling, where the art literally starts eating its critics and greedy sellers. I'm so in! The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and...