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  1. The Overnighters: Sundance Review

    2:46 pm PST 01/23/2014
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    Jesse Moss’ riveting documentary follows the migration of workers lured to North Dakota by the oil rush, and the uneasy welcome that awaits them there, with one man determined to be the exception. READ MORE

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  2. Drunktown's Finest: Sundance Review

    8:54 pm PST 01/22/2014
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    Sydney Freeland's debut is set near the Navajo reservation where she was raised. READ MORE

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  3. Little Accidents: Sundance Review

    8:00 pm PST 01/22/2014
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    A small town deals with the aftermath of a mining disaster in Sara Colangelo's debut. READ MORE

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  4. Hits: Sundance Review

    7:02 pm PST 01/22/2014
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    Comedian David Cross turns writer-director with this riff on the absurdities of fame, calling on pals like Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera and Jason Ritter to spice up his ensemble. READ MORE

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  5. The Raid 2: Sundance Review

    9:57 am PST 01/22/2014
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    The body count is out of control in Gareth Evans’ bigger, bloodier followup to his 2011 Indonesian action thriller, with fight maestro Iko Uwais returning as the kickass rookie cop. READ MORE

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  6. Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (Dod Sno 2): Sundance Review

    1:12 am PST 01/22/2014
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    Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola brings the hordes of Nazi zombies for part two of the B-movie series after his U.S. adventure "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." READ MORE

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  7. Fed Up: Sundance Review

    12:29 am PST 01/22/2014
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    Newscaster Katie Couric narrates a doc about the national “epidemic” of childhood obesity. READ MORE

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  8. Private Violence: Sundance Review

    5:42 pm PST 01/21/2014
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    Cynthia Hill follows a North Carolina domestic-abuse-center worker on challenging cases. READ MORE

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  9. The Babadook: Sundance Review

    4:59 pm PST 01/21/2014
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    The oddest-sounding title at Sundance turns out to be a gruesome treat in talented Australian director Jennifer Kent’s child-in-peril Midnight entry starring Essie Davis. READ MORE

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  10. Fishing Without Nets: Sundance Review

    12:51 pm PST 01/21/2014
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    Cutter Hodierne's debut, expanding a short of the same name, tells a hijacking story from the Somali pirates' point of view. READ MORE

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  11. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz: Sundance Review

    12:04 am PST 01/21/2014
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    Brian Knappenberger tells the heartbreaking story of a tech wunderkind persecuted by the U.S. government. READ MORE

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  12. Song One: Sundance Review

    10:22 pm PST 01/20/2014
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    Anne Hathaway and Johnny Flynn play strangers who connect through unhappy circumstances in Kate Barker-Froyland’s music-driven drama about romantic love and family. READ MORE

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  13. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night: Sundance Review

    5:18 pm PST 01/20/2014
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    Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature -- a black-and-white vampire film -- stars a Farsi-speaking cast that includes Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi and Dominic Rains. READ MORE

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  14. Life Itself: Sundance Review

    2:43 pm PST 01/20/2014
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    Steve James' engrossing documentary about Roger Ebert celebrates the late film critic's life and work but also presents an unflinching view of his medical difficulties. READ MORE

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  15. Calvary: Sundance Review

    2:42 am PST 01/20/2014
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    Brendan Gleeson plays an innocent priest slapped with a death sentence in John Michael McDonagh's exquisitely nuanced second feature. READ MORE

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  16. Dear White People: Sundance Review

    12:49 am PST 01/20/2014
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    Tessa Thompson stars as a would-be radical in this atypical campus comedy. READ MORE

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  17. Jamie Marks Is Dead: Sundance Review

    11:26 pm PST 01/19/2014
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    A dead boy reappears to two classmates in Carter Smith's quiet drama. READ MORE

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  18. Concerning Violence: Sundance Review

    10:18 pm PST 01/19/2014
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    The new documentary from "Black Power Mixtape" director Goran Hugo Olsson looks at decolonization in Africa and is narrated by Lauryn Hill. READ MORE

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  19. Life After Beth: Sundance Review

    6:22 pm PST 01/19/2014
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    Dane DeHaan plays a young man who's both elated and terrified when his dead girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) returns from the grave. READ MORE

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  20. Young Ones: Sundance Review

    4:19 pm PST 01/19/2014
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    Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in Jake Paltrow's Western-styled vision of a drought-stricken future. READ MORE

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  21. The Voices: Sundance Review

    4:12 pm PST 01/19/2014
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    The cast of the first English-language film of French-Iranian director Marjane Satrapi ("Persepolis") includes Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver. READ MORE

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