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The Longstreet Quadruple

The Longstreet Quadruple

Robert Longstreet is the first actor ever to have four movies at the Sundance Film Festival in the same year. As of today, I have collected them all.

Day 5 Recap: Remakes, mysterious tiles and lesbian aliens

Day 5 Recap: Remakes, mysterious tiles and lesbian aliens

Some news to start: 1. Remake rights to documentaries are selling today. The rights to make a fiction feature based on Bengali Detective (which I saw yesterday and liked) sold to Fox Searchlight and HBO bought the rights to Knuckle and plan to turn it into a TV show. In both cases I think they […]

Sundance Favorites

Sundance Favorites

Banksy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and getting to see an edit of my new feature.

Day 4 Recap: In which Dan talks about money, alcohol, dancing and pot. Oh, and movies.

Day 4 Recap: In which Dan talks about money, alcohol, dancing and pot. Oh, and movies.

Wanna know what made me cry and what made me dance at Sundance? Plus exciting news for Rooftop Alum Sean Durkin.

Park City Best and Worst

Park City Best and Worst

The Green Hornet vs. How to Die in Oregon

Sundance Review: Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Sundance Review: Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

The lead of Rooftop grantee Sean Durkin’s astonishing debut feature Martha Marcy May Marlene is one of the most fascinating and damaged characters in recent cinema.

Day 3: Threesomes, Tree Huggers and Sleuths

Day 3: Threesomes, Tree Huggers and Sleuths

Updates from a busy third day of Sundance.

Sundance Post #2, In Which I Get to See My Own Movie at Sundance

Sundance Post #2, In Which I Get to See My Own Movie at Sundance

My film Pioneer premiered last night. As you can see from the pictures, I was, in fact, there. Any suspense over whether or not I would gain admittance to my own screening can now be laid to rest.

Day 2: Black Power and Lots of Fire and Ice

Day 2: Black Power and Lots of Fire and Ice

It is kind of hard to imagine that I only arrived in Park City at 7 PM Thursday. Something about seeing 7 feature films makes a day seem much too epic to have lasted merely 24 hours. But it was a tremendously satisfying day, to be sure, and I have already seen several films that […]

Sundance Review: Dee Rees’ “Pariah”

Sundance Review: Dee Rees’ “Pariah”

Dee Rees’ debut feature film Pariah demonstrates an insightful give and take of love and need, anger and forgiveness, anguish and growth in the life of a gay black teenage girl in Brooklyn.

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