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The nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards won’t be announced until Tuesday morning, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start looking ahead to next year’s nominations. Judging from the buzz at the Sundance Film Festival, the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony might be a special one for Richard Gere; the veteran actor could be in the heat of the Best Actor race thanks to his performance in… Continue reading Richard Gere in 'Arbitrage': Sundance Film Festival's First Oscar Contender?

this must be the place sundance Sundance Dispatch #6: Movies About Sad Artists

As any Sundance veteran can tell you, the best way to start the festival is with a series of movies about depressed artistic types who don’t know what to do with their lives. You have to plan carefully, too, because on average only about 80 of the films that screen here match that description.

I started my 2012 Sundance with This Must Be the Place, Hello

A Running Diary of My Second Day at Sundance

Good lord, I’m tired. Since our auspicious start out here in Park City, things have been … busy. (Related: If you can find it in you, somewhere, deep down within your soul, to lend me some sleep, I would be appreciative for life.) Since my last update mid-day on Friday, I’ve been keeping a running diary of my experience at the Sundance Film Festival. So, here’s how that’s going. (Film… Continue reading A Running Diary of My Second Day at Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival is off and running — something you certainly know if you follow any number of attending film writers on Twitter — but which film will be the first to score a big acquisition deal? Perhaps “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” the Rashida Jones co-written, co-led dramedy about a pair of high school sweethearts (Jones and Andy Samberg) going through a divorce, but trying to remain friends.

After premiering… Continue reading 'Celeste And Jesse Forever': Sundance Film Festival's First Breakout Hit?

This Is How You Do the Sundance Film Festival

It’s midnight and I’m doing my laundry with just enough time to pack a battered carry-on and catch an REM cycle before jetting out of Los Angeles on a crack-of-dawn flight to Park City. 12 hours ago –scratch that, 6 hours ago — I had no idea whether or not I’d go to Sundance this year.* I have no schedule, no plans; I didn’t buy tickets or even crack open… Continue reading This Is How You Do the Sundance Film Festival