It uses a disaster to work through daddy issues. So does every disaster movie. Sanctum is just so dire it’s no fun.
For a Sundance midnight movie, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same is just adorable.
Marling fans can revel in her performance as Maggie, but the Marling magic isn’t in the script.
Tells the Roger Corman story, in his words and, even better, in the words of his famous employees.
Life in a Day was made by asking YouTube filmmakers to submit footage about what their day was like on July 24, 2010. I would assume that such an endeavor would generate a lot of really pretentious footage. If you’re like me, you would be right.
May be the kind of sci-fi movie die-hards revel in, because it is just about the ideas.
Refreshingly, it’s not a comedy about big, broad set pieces. The humor is, appropriately, just in the details.
You can make a movie about human losers trying to be cool like vampires, but it has to be better than Vampire.
If you’ve ever been a kid watching “Sesame Street,” Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey is pure nostalgia.
Seemed more like the average studio comedy than a Sundance movie. There were a few inspired moments but mostly embarrassing misfires.
Wants to be a quirky indie comedy, but it’s so unlikeable that even the clever parts don’t work.
It’s not really a detailing of the factors in the economic crisis. It’s more of a drama about the people dealing with it.
Midwesterners going wild may not sound like an original idea for a comedy, but they really become a team.
The characters take it all seriously, but the story just goes wildly over the top for the sake of creating awesome set pieces.
There’s nothing offensive about it, I just found it completely unmoving.
Exactly the kind of indie movie I was worried about seeing at Sundance. 46 people walked out during the press and industry screening.
Would be a great film if anyone had made it but it’s no surprise to me that it came from Kevin Smith.
Explains how product placement works, by trying to make an all product placement movie. I’m still left with a few questions, but the film ultimately succeeds.
This relationship study is raw, honest and brutal, yet beautiful.
Really a TV movie of the week, but it manages to work on levels above just an interesting disease.
Exactly the kind of movie I want out of cinema. Take a high concept and just do the hell out of it.
The plot in this one is just an excuse to linger on lots of sex scenes with beautifully shot naked bodies.
The Ledge is a big misdirect. You think it’s going to be a standoff movie where a cop has to talk a jumper down. That’s really just the hook.
For opening night of Sundance, there were only a few selections. I chose the one with a monkey.
From Academy Award winning director Ron Howard comes a January movie. The Dilemma is about a dilemma that’s very real, but it’s not funny.
The Green Hornet is as good as any Green Hornet movie could probably be, which is to say he’s not a very interesting superhero.
Another story of a has-been alcoholic country singer, but Country Strong just revels in the show of tragedy to show off some “intense” performances.
Blue Valentine is like (500) Days of Summer for the people who ended up marrying Summer. And Summer’s the guy in this.
The cancer stricken human trafficking movie of the year is here.
We love inside Hollywood stories, whether it’s The Player or Entourage. Each one offers a different perspective on the movie star fantasy. Coppola’s perspective is bitter and resentful, but still fascinating to watch.