Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Is Too Precious To Be Truly Great

The biggest obstacle toward liking Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is, well, basically everything about it. From its title on, this Sundance award-winner comes draped in preciousness and ironic remove, like a teen practically begging you to steal his lunch money while rolling his eyes and making some withering comment… » 6/11/15 11:13am 6/11/15 11:13am

The 10 Movies I'm Most Excited To See At Sundance 2015

If the Oscar prognosticators are correct, next month Boyhood will become the first film to both premiere at Sundance and win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Last year's festival had plenty of other highlights, too—Whiplash, Life Itself, The Raid 2, The Overnighters, A Most Wanted Man—so as we get ready for… » 1/20/15 2:37pm 1/20/15 2:37pm

The Perfect Imperfect Couple: Love Is Strange, Reviewed

Leo Tolstoy's line "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" could be applied to romantic relationships as well—especially if you're not in a good one. From the outside, a happy marriage can look like an aberration, a fluke, or just dumb luck. Because so much of fiction is… » 8/19/14 2:35pm 8/19/14 2:35pm

The 10 Movies I'm Most Excited To See At Sundance 2014

The Sundance Film Festival, which gets underway Thursday, is divided into lots of different sections. (For instance, there's the U.S. Dramatic Competition, the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, the U.S. and World Cinema documentary sections, and the Midnight films.) But for most outsiders, there are really two… » 1/15/14 6:25pm 1/15/14 6:25pm

Sundance Film Festival: Five Movies Everyone Will Be Talking About

Spending a week at the Sundance Film Festival, you can see a little bit of everything: horror movies, activist documentaries, experimental low-budget indies, even mainstream comedies starring the leads from Parks & Recreation. It's impossible to catch everything—scheduling issues kept me from buzzy titles like The… » 1/30/13 6:00pm 1/30/13 6:00pm

The 10 Films I’m Most Excited To See At The Sundance Film Festival

Every year, the Sundance Film Festival shows about 200 features, documentaries and shorts. Last year, the festival was the launching pad for Oscar-nominated films Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Sessions, and Searching for Sugar Man, not to mention that it premiered modest indie hits like Sleepwalk With Me, Safety… » 1/17/13 3:00pm 1/17/13 3:00pm