Daniel Radcliffe corpse with Paul Dano in Swiss Army Man
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Sundance Movie Review: Swiss Army Man

I just saw Paul Dano ride Daniel Radcliffe through the ocean like a jet ski, using Radcliffe's farts as propulsion. That sentence illustrates the absolute absurdity and hilarity of SWISS ARMY MAN, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. This movie is honestly the strangest movie I have ever seen, but also incredibly original and… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Swiss Army Man

Julianne Nicholson under an umbrella with Takashi Yamaguchi in Sophie and the Rising Sun
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Sundance Movie Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN, written and directed by Maggie Greenwald (who adapted the story from a novel of the same name) was a big surprise for me. Mostly because I had no idea that one of my favorite actresses, Margo Martindale, is the co-lead of the film. With such amazing guest appearances on THE… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

Jesse Plemmons and Molly Shannon laughing in Other People
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Sundance Movie Review: Other People

First film at Sundance complete, and what a film it was! OTHER PEOPLE, written and directed by first-timer Chris Kelly received a standing ovation from the opening night crowd. And that’s no surprise; this film was the perfect balance of humor, sentimentality, and emotion. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and at the end of… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Other People

The Egyptian Theater at Sundance
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What I Learned At Sundance 2015 (Tips, Tricks, Celeb Sightings & The E-Waitlist)

So endeth my first experience at the Sundance Film Festival, and already I know I have been bitten with the bug. There is no doubt in my mind that I will go back next year, and probably many years after that. It was basically everything I love: movies, attendees that also love movies, celebrity sightings,… Continue reading What I Learned At Sundance 2015 (Tips, Tricks, Celeb Sightings & The E-Waitlist)

Anders Holm hugging Cobie Smulders in Unexpected
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Sundance Movie Review: Unexpected

UNEXPECTED, written and directed by Kris Swanberg, was one of my happiest discoveries at Sundance this year. Surprisingly, for such a big part of human life, pregnancy films aren't that common in Hollywood, and when they are featured, they are told more from the male point-of-view (KNOCKED UP, NINE MONTHS, etc.). How ridiculous is that?… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Unexpected

Taylor Schilling looking through peephole in The Overnight
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Sundance Movie Review: The Overnight

Writer/director Patrick Brice's racy sex comedy, THE OVERNIGHT, was one of my biggest surprise comedies of Sundance. Thanks to a fantastic cast and completely unpredictable screenplay, the film was as entertaining as it was shocking. I mean, what other film at Sundance gave us a dueling penis dance scene? I was initially drawn to THE… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: The Overnight

Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Z for Zachariah
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Sundance Movie Review: Z For Zachariah

Z FOR ZACHARIAH was my most anticipated film at Sundance! I loved the book as a kid, and it stars one of my biggest crushes, Chris Pine, and one of my favorite actresses, Margot Robbie! However due to its fantastic early buzz, and the fact that Lionsgate already picked it up, the film has been… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Z For Zachariah

Sarah Silverman and Josh Charles in I Smile Back
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Sundance Movie Review: I Smile Back

Let's get this out of the way, although it stars comedienne Sarah Silverman, I SMILE BACK is not a lighthearted comedy. It's not even a dark comedy. This is pretty much as dramatic as movies come. But that should not keep you from seeing the movie. Like REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, this film is one of the… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: I Smile Back

Joseph Fiennes wrapping a shirt around Nicole Kidman in Strangerland
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Sundance Movie Review: Strangerland

I absolutely love Nicole Kidman. I think she is one of the most talented actresses working today, and I respect that she constantly takes risks with her performances, never settling for the safe choice. Unfortunately, this review is not a Nicole Kidman fluff piece, it is about her new film STRANGERLAND. And as much as… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Strangerland

Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield standing in front of a house in 99 Homes
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Sundance Movie Review: 99 Homes

The recession and subsequent housing crisis is the biggest financial disaster in recent memory, so it’s shocking that it has taken this long for a great movie to be made about it. Leave it to the thinking-man's filmmaker, writer-director Ramin Bahrini (CHOP SHOP), to bring this story to life in 99 HOMES. With a strong,… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: 99 Homes