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  1. 'Tig': Sundance Review

    10:31 am PST 02/12/2015
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    A stirring documentary on comedian/survivor Tig Notaro. READ MORE

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  2. Sundance Shortcuts: Todd McCarthy Picks 'Diary of a Teenage Girl' For Sundance Favorite

    12:32 pm PST 02/09/2015
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    Todd McCarthy of 'The Hollywood Reporter' comments on the rising prestige of the Sundance Film Festival, noting two films, which premiered at last year's festival, 'Boyhood' and 'Whiplash,' that have become major Oscar contenders. READ MORE

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  3. 'The Strongest Man': Sundance Review

    2:28 pm PST 02/05/2015
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    Director Kenny Riches' second film stars Robert 'Meatball' Lorie in the title role alongside 'Gone Girl' supporting players Patrick Fugit and Lisa Banes READ MORE

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  4. 'The Chinese Mayor' ('Datong'): Sundance Review

    12:33 pm PST 02/05/2015
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    Chinese documentary filmmaker Zhou Hao follows the mayor of a Chinese city who decides to relocate half a million people to make room for an immense cultural project READ MORE

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  5. ‘Pioneers’ Palace’: Sundance Review

    1:59 am PST 02/05/2015
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    The second film from Bobby Paunescu, best known for his work as a producer with Cristi Puiu ('The Death of Mr. Lazarescu'), tracks young people, prostitutes and gangsters in early 90s Bucharest READ MORE

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  6. 'Listen to Me Marlon': Sundance Review

    1:34 am PST 02/04/2015
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    With never-before-seen photos and film footage, British documentarian Stevan Riley delivers an enthrallingly intimate look at the brilliant, troubled and always charismatic screen legend. READ MORE

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  7. 'Ivy': Sundance Review

    1:01 pm PST 02/03/2015
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    The second feature of Turkish director Tolga Karacelik ('Toll Booth'), set aboard an anchored bulk carrier, was shot by 'Winter Sleep' cinematographer Gokhan Tiryaki READ MORE

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  8. 'Chlorine' ('Cloro'): Sundance Review

    12:56 pm PST 02/03/2015
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    NYU-schooled Italian director Lamberto Sanfelice's debut feature stars Sara Seraiocco ('Salvo') and Ivan Franek ('La Grande Bellezza') READ MORE

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  9. 'Pervert Park': Sundance Review

    3:39 am PST 02/03/2015
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    The feature debut of nonfiction filmmaking couple Frida and Lasse Barkfors looks at a trailer park in Florida that houses 120 convicted sex offenders READ MORE

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  10. 'Censored Voices': Sundance Review

    10:15 am PST 02/01/2015
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    Israeli director Mor Loushy's second documentary feature unearths previously heavily redacted interviews with soldiers who fought in the 1967 Six-Day War. READ MORE

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  11. ‘Operation Arctic (Operasjon arktis)’: Sundance Review

    7:45 pm PST 01/31/2015
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    A handsomely produced children's film that was right behind 'Frozen' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' in Norway's 2014 box office top ten. READ MORE

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  12. 'Knock Knock': Sundance Review

    4:57 pm PST 01/31/2015
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    Keanu Reeves tries to fend off two rapacious young women. READ MORE

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  13. 'Larry Kramer In Love & Anger': Sundance Review

    3:52 pm PST 01/31/2015
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    A generous salute to the unfiltered firebrand whose impassioned outspokenness helped break institutional inaction during the AIDS crisis. READ MORE

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  14. 'Chuck Norris vs. Communism': Sundance Review

    12:44 pm PST 01/31/2015
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    Insert your own bogus "Chuck Norris fact" here. READ MORE

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  15. ‘Lila and Eve’: Sundance Review

    1:22 am PST 01/31/2015
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    Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez play bereaved mothers bent on vengeance in this psychological thriller from director Charles Stone III READ MORE

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  16. ‘The Russian Woodpecker’: Sundance Review

    4:09 pm PST 01/30/2015
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    Chad Gracia’s documentary takes Russian artist Fedor Alexandrovich as its spirit guide into a labyrinthine conspiracy involving Chernobyl, secret military technology and the Maidan uprising READ MORE

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  17. 'Turbo Kid': Sundance Review

    11:14 am PST 01/30/2015
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    A bloody BMX ride into yesteryear's future READ MORE

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  18. ‘How to Dance in Ohio': Sundance Review

    9:55 am PST 01/30/2015
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    This portrait of teens and young people on the autistic spectrum preparing for their first formal dance plays on HBO later this year READ MORE

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  19. 'The Hallow': Sundance Review

    1:03 am PST 01/30/2015
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    Corin Hardy, who is attached to direct Relativity's 'The Crow' reboot, whets genre fans' appetites with this gruesome monster movie. READ MORE

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  20. ‘Princess’: Sundance Review

    10:53 pm PST 01/29/2015
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    Israeli director Tali Shalom Ezer’s debut stars discovery Shira Haas as a 12-year-old girl trying to survive a deeply dysfunctional family READ MORE

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