INGRID GOES WEST is not only my favorite film from this year's Sundance, it is also the movie I can't stop thinking about weeks after leaving Park City. Directed and co-written by Matt Spicer, INGRID focuses on our social media-obsessed culture, where everyone's lives are carefully curated to look perfect. But as the cautionary tale… Continue reading Sundance: INGRID GOES WEST Interview w/ Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Matt Spicer
Adapted from a graphic novel, WILSON, directed by Craig Johnson (THE SKELETON TWINS), is unfortunately not a story about the famous volleyball from the movie CASTAWAY. Rather, it follows a gregarious curmudgeon named... believe it or not Wilson (Woody Harrelson). Wilson is one of those guys that will sit directly beside you in an otherwise… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Wilson
One of my favorite aspects of Sundance this year was its focus on female-driven movies, be it behind-the-scenes or in front of the camera. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the musically-driven romantic dramedy BAND AID. Zoe Lister-Jones isn't just a triple threat, she is a quintuple threat, having produced, directed, starred in, and… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Band Aid
January may be a notoriously bad time for movies in the rest of the world but at Sundance, the business is booming. A few days ago, I saw the cerebral, thought-provoking film THE DISCOVERY, written and directed by Charlie McDowell. I have been a huge fan of McDowell's work since I saw his vastly underrated… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: The Discovery
Every year, Sundance has a mystery midnight screening, typically of a highly-anticipated film that will be released in the next couple of months. This year, I was so excited to finally have a ticket to this event, and with good timing too as the surprise was writer/director Jordan Peele's horror/thriller GET OUT. The film is… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Get Out
BEFORE I FALL, adapted from the best-selling young adult novel of the same name, is my first surprise of the Festival. Billed as MEAN GIRLS meets GROUNDHOG DAY I knew I had to give this one a try and I was definitely not disappointed. Yes, the comparison between those two movies is accurate and attention-grabbing,… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Before I Fall
Sundance 2017 has officially kicked off, with my first screening being the World Premiere of THE LITTLE HOURS. Written and directed by Jeff Baena (whose films JOSHY and LIFE AFTER BETH also premiered at Sundance), I can assure you this is a movie you haven't seen before. Adapted from the series of novellas in medieval… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: The Little Hours
I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE. is not only the longest, most grammatically correct film title I have ever seen, but also marks writer/actor Macon Blair's directorial debut. A Northern Virginia native, you may know Blair's work from his acting projects BLUE RUIN and THE GREEN ROOM with writer/director Jeremy Saulnier. In… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: i don’t feel at home in this world anymore.
It's that time of year again! I am back at the Sundance Film Festival in sunny (but cold) Park City, Utah and while I get settled into my condo and wait for the screenings to begin, I wanted to highlight some of the films I am most looking forward to at the Festival this year!… Continue reading Most Anticipated Films At The Sundance Film Festival 2017!
A fellow DC'er, Jeremy Saulnier's new film GREEN ROOM is a triumph in edge of your seat thrills and nail-biting suspense. Building off of the success of his debut film BLUE RUIN, Salunier's latest is even more intense than its predecessor. At the Q&A, Saulnier said he had been offered some bigger scripts after the… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Green Room