Tag Archives: Sundance Film Festival


River of Grass (1994)

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“Man, I could shoot my way right out of here,” says Lee Ray Harold. I know of Kelly Reichardt through her directorial efforts Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff (which I actually got to see on the big screen … Continue reading


Dope (2015)

“So, why do I want to attend Harvard?  If I was white, would you even have to ask me that question?” asks Malcolm Adekanbi. The first time I saw the poster for Rick Famuyiwa’s latest film Dope, I thought it … Continue reading


DP/30: Morgan Neville On “20 Feet From Stardom”

Morgan Neville, the director of such documentaries as The Cool School and Johnny Cash’s America, unveiled his latest film 20 Feet From Stardom last year.  His latest doc focuses on backup singers for some of the greatest singers of all … Continue reading


DP/30: Rick Rowley On ‘Dirty Wars’

Last July, I got to see Rick Rowley’s documentary Dirty Wars at the IFC Center in New York City.  The doc was co-written and produced by investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, who also wrote the book that inspired the film.  In … Continue reading


‘The Brave Little Toaster’ & ‘Toy Story’

It’s not that often that animated films share some similar concepts (and even rarer when both similar film are released in the same year).  Examples of such films include 1998’s Antz and A Bug’s Life, 2010’s Despicable Me and Megamind, … Continue reading


DP/30: David France Returns To Sundance

David France, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary How To Survive A Plague, returned to the Sundance Film Festival this year, where his film had been nominated for a Grand Jury Prize last year.  His film documents the struggle of AIDS … Continue reading


Hello I Must Be Going (2012)

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I must admit that I knew very little going into this film (other than the reviews were mainly positive and that Melanie Lynskey was in it).  I soon learned that this was the opening night film of the 2012 Sundance … Continue reading