A series of pieces from and about the Sundance Film Festival.
On our final day at Sundance, a documentary by Room 237 director Rodney Ascher and a delirious feature by Guy Maddin express oneiric madness in different forms.
On a day marked by films about extreme psychological trials, the big winner is an old-fashioned movie romance.
A day of comedies at Sundance, including new films by Noah Baumbach and Jack Black, took one dark and often delicious turn after another.
A graphic novel adaptation and a memory of David Foster Wallace remind Sundance-goers that not all immersive cinematic experiences require special technology.
Our first day of 2015 Sundance coverage is highlighted by two solid documentaries and another astounding animated short by Don Hertzfeldt.
Our coverage of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival comes to an end with a disappointing directorial debut from David Cross and an oddball effort from Persepolis’ Marjane Satrapi.
First-rate genre films dominated Sundance on Day 7, including the relentless boogeyman horror of The Babadook, Adam Wingard’s comic follow-up to You’re Next, and a sequel to the non-stop action favorite The Raid. Also: Secret screening!
The only thing harder than comedy is hitting a baseball. Day 6 offered a lot of both, with a Christopher Guest-style vampire comedy, a follow-up to the BBC hit The Trip, and two docs about baseball rebels—the Portland Mavericks and Doc Ellis.
12 years in the making, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood finally debuts, and it was well worth the wait, following a boy’s growth and the culture that changes around him. Other Sundance offerings seemed small by comparison.
The Roger Ebert bio-doc Life Itself does right by its subject, joining documentaries about Mitt Romney and less revered figures as Sundance continues.
A music-heavy Day Three at Sundance features the ragged directorial debut of Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch, an art-rock band that has Michael Fassbender wearing a giant papier-mâché head, an alt-R&B singer wandering around Memphis.
Driven obsessives dominate some of 2014’s earliest cinematic offerings, including Whiplash, Finding Fela!, and Richard Ayoade’s Submarine follow-up, The Double.
Our first day of Sundance Film Festival coverage kicks off with a trio of documentaries: one about a Lutheran pastor giving refuge to the jobless in North Dakota, another about the informant son of a Hamas leader, and a third about the dispute over the T-Rex “Sue.”