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  • 'E-Team' and 'Life Itself': For a critic, these docs get personal

     'E-Team' and 'Life Itself': For a critic, these docs get personal
    "If you live long enough," says a character in an Isaac Bashevis Singer novel, watching an elegant 19th century Polish aristocrat dancing with a beautiful Jewish peasant girl, "you see everything." If you are a film critic long enough, what you see...
  • Sundance Film Festival still a star-maker at 30

    Sundance Film Festival still a star-maker at 30
    When people talk of "main street" in their coverage of the Sundance Film Festival, it's not a metaphor, as the small ski-resort town really does have a main thoroughfare that is central to much of the action. It's also the most obvious example of the...
  • How Zach Braff Kickstarted a Film Financing Firestorm

    When Zach Braff's $5 million dramedy "Wish I Was Here" premieres Jan. 18, it will be one of 20 Sundance films funded through Kickstarter, alongside six financed via Indiegogo. As the number of crowdsourced films and budgets continues to grow (including...
  • Festival Alternatives Exist for Indie Filmmakers

    The Sundance Film Festival remains the quickest way for American indie filmmakers to win big. Like landing on Boardwalk and Park Place, it can often pave the way for fortune and success. But as the entertainment industry evolves and marketplace grows more...
  • Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'

    Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'
    The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You." Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
  • Film Review: 'Ride Along'

    Kevin Hart's motor-mouthed, zinger-a-minute comic delivery does what it can to enliven "Ride Along," a lazy and listless buddy-cop action-comedy that fades from memory as quickly as its generic title. Opening in the post-awards-season January doldrums,...
  • Robert Redford Says Sundance Lineup Is a Return to Indie Roots

    Robert Redford's recent awards-season campaign has doubled as a walking advertisement for the Sundance Film Festival. "All Is Lost," in which the veteran thesp is the lone actor onscreen, was directed by J.C. Chandor, who made his debut at Sundance in...
  • Chaz Ebert's mission goes on

    Chaz Ebert's mission goes on
    Roger Ebert has been gone for nine months and doesn't appear to have slowed down much. His website, RogerEbert.com, is growing its readership, reports his wife of 20 years, Chaz Ebert, while it employs dozens of film critics and writers, mostly as...
  • Ask us about the arts

    You know the feeling: You're watching a movie you loved 20 years ago and wonder, all of a sudden, what happened to the actor who played that brilliant bit part. Someone mentions "alt-country" in a conversation about music, and you realize you don't know...
  • 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Big With National Society of Film Critics

    "Inside Llewyn Davis," Joel and Ethan Coen's darkly comic odyssey set against the 1960s New York folk-music scene, swept the National Society of Film Critics' top prizes on Saturday, winning awards for picture, director, actor Oscar Isaac and...
  • 'Inside Llewyn Davis' wins National Society of Film Critics honors

    'Inside Llewyn Davis' wins National Society of Film Critics honors
    "Inside Llewyn Davis," Joel and Ethan Coen's study of a struggling New York folk singer in 1961, was the big winner Saturday at the National Society of Film Critics. The film received four awards, including best film, actor for Oscar Isaac, director for...
  • The Seven Most Tiresome Media Trends of 2013

    In preparing to ring in the new year, let's bid a not-so-fond farewell to seven media trends that remained inordinately prominent - and especially tiresome - during 2013. Granted, this farewell is, at best, temporary. Media folk are, after all, creatures...