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February 1, 2007

Slamdance Reviews: "Red Without Blue," "Bad Boys of Summer," "The Saddest Boy In the World" Opens in new window

Sundance isn't Park City's only first-class film festival. While the films may be smaller at Slamdance, there are still plenty of goodies to be found. Here are short reviews of "Red Without Blue," a wrenching but ultimately hopeful family portrait; "The Bad Boys of Summer," a remarkable doc about a prison baseball team; and "The Saddest Boy in the World," a witty, visually stunning short. More...

January 30, 2007

Sundance Interview: RT Talks With "Black Snake Moan"'s Craig Brewer Opens in new window

Craig Brewer first rocked Sundance in 2005 with "Hustle & Flow," a rap underdog story that took home the festival's audience award. Now he's back with "Black Snake Moan," a tale of sin, redemption and the blues starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake. More...

January 30, 2007

Sundance Reviews: Short and Sweet, A Review Roundup Opens in new window

We know some of you hate reading those cumbersome long reviews, so here's a gaggle of Sundance screening write-ups in three sentences or less. See if you can look forward to "Resurrecting the Champ," "Angel-A," "King of California," "Smiley Face," and more! More...

January 28, 2007

Sundance Review: "Zoo" Drops A Steaming Road Apple Opens in new window

They say that this was the year of deviant sex films at Sundance, and such was the case with a little documentary entry called "Zoo," whose title is a shortened take on zoophilia -- as in, people who don't just like animals, they love animals. More...

January 28, 2007

Sundance Awards: "Padre Nuestro," "Grace is Gone" Among Competition Winners Opens in new window

Results are in for this year's Sundance festival winners, including awards for John Cusack's "Grace is Gone," Christopher Zalla's "Padre Nuestro," NASA documentary "In the Shadow of the Moon," and the racy teen horror flick, "Teeth." More...

January 28, 2007

Sundance Reviews: "Padre Nuestro," "Blame It On Fidel," and "Waitress" All Superb Opens in new window

Short reviews for three of the better films we saw at Sundance (the strongly acted Spanish language thriller "Padre Nuestro," French 1970s-set kid drama "Blame it on Fidel," and Adrienne Shelly's Southern women's comedy, "Waitress"). A few of these festival flicks will probably even make it to theaters near you! More...

January 26, 2007

Sundance Review: "Starting Out in the Evening" Is Funny; "Chapter 27" Needs to Lose Weight; "Once" Has Charms Opens in new window

Senh caught the screenings of three films making their stop at the Sundance Film Festival this week: a funny and well-acted drama about relationships and the creative process; a sluggish drama starring a portly and sweat-drenched Jared Leto; and a movie that may be the template for the modern musical. Read on for his reviews. More...

January 26, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Sundance Reviews, Oscars Announced, Connery On "Indy 4," And More! Opens in new window

In this week's Ketchup, our correspondents from The Sundance Festival gave their thoughts on several premiering films, and the Oscar nominations were first announced, then debated. More...

January 26, 2007

Sundance News: "The Ten" And "King of California" Picked Up For Distribution Opens in new window

As Sundance 2007 enters the final stretch, we've just learned of two more movies that'll get their Hollywood endings: "The Ten" (picked up by ThinkFilm and City Lights Home Entertainment) and "King of California" (courtesy First Look Pictures). More...

January 25, 2007

Slamdance: Interview with "American Zombie"'s Grace Lee Opens in new window

Director Grace Lee's first film, "The Grace Lee Project," was an exploration of identity that asked the question, "What's in a name?" In her latest, "American Zombie," she looks at identity through a different lens: that of the living dead. More...

January 25, 2007

Sundance Review: ?Black Snake Moan? Is Red Hot; ?Year of the Dog? Is Quirky And Warm Opens in new window

Read on for short reviews of films playing at Sundance: "Black Snake Moan," starring Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, and Justin Timberlake, is a powerful tale of sin, redemption, and the blues, and "Year of the Dog," starring Molly Shannon, is a quirky ode to dog lovers. More...

January 24, 2007

Sundance Blog: Catching Up in Park City Opens in new window

See what RT's been up to in Park City: screenings galore ("Zoo!" "Hounddog!"), celeb sightings galore (Winona! Diddy! Steve Sanders!). We've been blogging every day during Sundance as we hit screenings, interviews, and parties; read along and leave us your comments! More...

January 24, 2007

Sundance Review: "Weapons" Is Violent, Feels Authentic Opens in new window

Adam Bhala Lough's "Weapons" has an opening to remember. A teenager sits in a fast food joint eating a hamburger, chewing blithely away in slow motion. He sits facing the camera for minutes until a figure in the background approaches, pulls out a shotgun, and blows off his head mid-lunch -- splashing a ketchup-red splatter of blood right onto the camera lens. It's a harbinger of what's to come. More...

January 24, 2007

Sundance Review: "Son of Rambow" Delights; "Broken English" Has Charm To Spare Opens in new window

Read on for short reviews of films playing at Sundance: "Son of Rambow" is a delightful Brit-com about some youngsters making a "First Blood"-style action movie, and "Broken English," is a solid romantic comedy, buoyed by Parker Posey's charming lead performance. More...

January 23, 2007

Sundance News: "Son of Rambow" Is Fest's Biggest Sale; "How She Move," "The Signal," Others Also Acquired Opens in new window

Paramount Vantage snagged "Son of Rambow" for $7 million, making it the biggest Sundance purchase so far. The studio also acquired "How She Move" for $3 million; "Teeth," "The Signal," "La Misma Luna," "Dedication," and "Nanking" have also been picked up. More...

January 23, 2007

Sundance: "Hounddog" Is A Dog; "The Nines" Scores High Opens in new window

Read on for some short reviews of films playing at Sundance: "Hounddog," starring Dakota Fanning, is a cliched stab at Southern Gothic with echoes of Faulkner, and "The Nines," starring Ryan Reynolds, is a trippy, thought-provoking meditation on the nature of creation. More...

January 22, 2007

Sundance/Slamdance News: Vid Game Doc "Kong" Purchased for Theatrical, Remake Rights Opens in new window

With Sundance sales slow this year, buyers went across town to Slamdance looking for films; Sunday night Picturehouse secured rights to "The King of Kong," a documentary about arcade video gamers battling for dominance in a Donkey Kong championship. More...

January 22, 2007

Sundance News: A Busy Day For Buyers as "Waitress," "Clubland," and More Sell Opens in new window

The deal floodgates opened today, with studios picking up "Clubland," "My Kid Could Paint That," "Waitress," "In the Shadow of the Moon," and "Joshua." More...

January 22, 2007

Sundance Interview: RT Talks With "The Savages'" Tamara Jenkins Opens in new window

In the cult hit "Slums of Beverly Hills," director Tamara Jenkins created a darkly comic film from her experiences as a teenager. After a long layoff, Jenkins is back with "The Savages," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. More...

January 22, 2007

Sundance Review: Sarah Polley's "Away From Her" is Heartwarming Opens in new window

?Away From Her? is a sensitive and touching film about a couple married for forty-five years dealing with premature Alzheimer?s disease. It's Sarah Polley's directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival. More...

January 22, 2007

Sundance News: "My Kid" Stays In Sony Pictures Classics Opens in new window

"My Kid Could Paint That," a documentary about a child whose abstract art has made over $300,000, is an orphan no more. The first intense bidding war of Sundance '07 has ended with Sony Pictures Classics taking custody of the doc for just under $2 million dollars. More...

January 21, 2007

Sundance News: "Chicago 10" Disappoints; Dakota Fanning's "Hounddog" Violating Child Pornography Laws? "Crazy Love" Causes Bidding War Opens in new window

Since the Sundance Film Festival started two days ago, three films have already drawn extra media attention. "Chicago 10," Brett Morgen's highly anticipated follow-up to "The Kid Stays in the Picture," disappointed critics; "Hounddog," starring Dakota Fanning, might face a child pornography violation; and "Crazy Love," with its wild and disturbing love story, generated a bidding war between indie distributors. What will the rest of the week bring? More...

January 21, 2007

Sundance Review: "Fido" Puts The "Yuck" In Yucks; "Interview" Feels Too Theatrical Opens in new window

Read on for some short reviews of films playing at Sundance: "Fido," starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Billy Connolly, is a surprisingly effective of 1950s satire/zombie film, and "Interview," starring Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller, is too affected to ultimately work. More...

January 21, 2007

Sundance Reviews: "American Crime" Is Painful, "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" Is Haunting Opens in new window

Here are some short reviews of "An American Crime," starring Catherine Keener and Ellen Page, and the Iraq war doc, "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib," both of which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. More...

January 21, 2007

Sundance Review: "Crazy Love" Delivers With Mind-Boggling Romance Opens in new window

Burt Pugach and Linda Riss were just two New Yorkers when they started dating in 1957 -- she a beautiful working girl, he a nebbish but lucrative lawyer -- but over the next three decades they became America's most bizarre couple, riding their up-and-down rollercoaster of a relationship in the face of wary friends, criminal accusations, and the bewildered public. More...

January 21, 2007

Sundance News: Weinsteins Acquire Rights to John Cusack Starrer "Grace is Gone" Opens in new window

The Weinstein Company paid $4 million for the worldwide distribution rights to "Grace is Gone," the biggest sale of this year's Sundance Film Festival so far. It played on Saturday night and was purchased in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The Weinsteins beat out Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures Classics for the first purchase of a non-documentary film at Sundance. More...

January 20, 2007

Sundance Reviews: "Chicago 10" Is Unique But Flawed; "The Savages" Is Wrenching And True Opens in new window

Here are some short reviews of "Chicago 10" and "The Savages," both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. More...

January 20, 2007

Sundance Blog: The Tomatoes Have Landed! Opens in new window

Our RT crew has been in Sundance for one full day, and we've packed in the goods: two interviews, four screenings, two big parties, a handful of celebs, and one Diddy. Read our blog! More...

January 17, 2007

RT's Headed to Sundance 2007! And You're Coming With Us! Opens in new window

That's right, folks. It's time again to send our fearless editors to brave the sub-zero conditions and monstrous lines (and awesome flicks and crazy parties!) of the Sundance Film Festival! More...

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