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  1. 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon': Sundance Review

    10:11 am PST 01/27/2015
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    It will remind you how much we owe to a few irreverent misfits at Harvard READ MORE

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  2. 'Unexpected': Sundance Review

    1:13 am PST 01/27/2015
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    Cobie Smulders and Gail Bean portray two different women working through the challenges of unplanned pregnancies in Kris Swanberg's small-scale drama. READ MORE

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  3. 'Brooklyn': Sundance Review

    12:42 am PST 01/27/2015
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    Saoirse Ronan stars in this splendidly decked out immigrant love story with elements of suspense. READ MORE

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  4. 'Digging for Fire': Sundance Review

    12:04 am PST 01/27/2015
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    Sometimes marriage is like letting the corpse in the backyard stay buried. READ MORE

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  5. 'The Second Mother' ('Que horas ela volta?'): Film Review

    11:29 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Brazil's Regina Case ('Me You Them') delivers a stunning performance as a housekeeper whose daughter upsets the status quo in Anna Muylaert's riveting drama. READ MORE

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  6. 'Take Me to the River': Sundance Review

    10:00 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Logan Miller plays a gay California teenager who gets an uneasy welcome from his Nebraska relatives in writer-director Matt Sobel's feature debut READ MORE

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  7. ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment': Sundance Review

    9:53 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Billy Crudup stars opposite an all-stars-in-the-making cast of young men in this dramatization of the notorious 1971 psychology experiment, directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. READ MORE

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  8. 'People, Places, Things': Sundance Review

    7:08 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Jemaine Clement stars in a romantic comedy about the after-effects of a split when children are involved. READ MORE

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  9. 'I Smile Back': Sundance Review

    5:42 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Sarah Silverman takes a decidedly dark turn in director Adam Salky's unflinching look at a wife and mother's battle with self-destructive depression. READ MORE

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  10. 'Grandma': Film Review

    3:46 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Paul Weitz casts Lily Tomlin as a misanthropic poet on an embattled quest to help her granddaughter in this warm, character-driven comedy-drama. READ MORE

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  11. 'Glassland': Sundance Review

    1:17 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Toni Collette plays the alcoholic mother of an Irish taxi driver in this intimate second feature from writer-director Gerard Barrett. READ MORE

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  12. Critic's Notebook: Fifty Shades of Sex at Sundance

    1:05 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Straight, gay, adulterous, orgiastic, athletic, analyzed and agonized over: Almost everybody onscreen at Sundance this year seems to be doing it. Is American film finally shedding its Puritanism? READ MORE

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  13. 'Hot Girls Wanted': Sundance Review

    12:03 pm PST 01/26/2015
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    Former print journalists Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus examine the world of amateur porn with this follow-up to their debut, 'Sexy Baby.' READ MORE

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  14. Sundance Channel Global to Premiere Five Festival Acquisitions

    1:26 am PST 01/26/2015
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    Five new titles picked up at the Sundance fest, including Jay Alaimo's 'Clorine,' will debut worldwide on the international TV network. READ MORE

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  15. 'Tangerine': Sundance Review

    1:06 am PST 01/26/2015
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    As transgender L.A. prostitute Alexandra says in the opening scene of Sean Baker's instant cult movie, "Merry Christmas Eve, bitch." READ MORE

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  16. 'The Wolfpack': Sundance Review

    9:30 pm PST 01/25/2015
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    A documentary about six brothers (and their sister) raised in near-isolation in the heart of New York City READ MORE

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  17. 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief': Sundance Review

    7:17 pm PST 01/25/2015
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    Oscar-winning documentary director Alex Gibney takes on the Church of Scientology armed with research from Lawrence Wright's book of the same name. READ MORE

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  18. 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': Film Review

    6:20 pm PST 01/25/2015
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    Thomas Mann plays a creative loner who finds himself entertaining a girl with leukemia. READ MORE

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  19. 'Dark Horse': Sundance Review

    4:59 pm PST 01/25/2015
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    Director Louise Osmond's crowd-pleasing documentary recounts how an unlikely racehorse brought together an entire former mining village in Wales READ MORE

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  20. 'Cronies': Sundance Review

    12:00 pm PST 01/25/2015
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    This low-budget, black-and-white debut, executive produced by Spike Lee, follows three young men on a hot, marijuana-laced Midwestern summer day. READ MORE

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  21. 'Sleeping With Other People': Sundance Review

    7:19 am PST 01/25/2015
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    Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie star as ex-lovers trying to be just friends in director Leslye Headland’s follow-up to ‘Bachelorette’ READ MORE

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