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Sundance 2014

Matthew Jacobs

The Landmark Film That Hopes To Change The Conversation Around Campus Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering have worked together -- he as director and she as producer -- since their 2002 documentary about French philosopher Jacques...

Music Made By People, Not Algorithms: a DVD Review of Frank

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

If you're seeking a cinematic antidote to our flattened-out, Big Data, crowd-sourced, mass conformist digital age, then take the time to see Frank. Frank is a paean to true creativity -- the kind of creativity that can only come from an individual.

The Double and the Christmas Holidays

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

The story of The Double is a parable of how people can get caught up in the hamster wheel of modern existence -- cowed by authority, hierarchy, and external standards of worth into trying to please everyone around them, while not pleasing the most important person they have to live with: themselves.

'Dear White People' Could Become The Year's Funniest Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

The first trailer for "Dear White People," a.k.a. the talk of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, brings the acclaimed race satire to the fore -- and it ...

Talking With Director Steven Knight About His Innovative and Enthralling Film Locke

Govindini Murty | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Locke is a must-see for anyone who believes that human character is still the most compelling subject of the cinema.

The Science and Business of Celebrity Gifting at Sundance (VIDEO)

Rob Feld | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Rob Feld

The Sundance Film Festival has in ways grown far beyond what Robert Redford ever intended when the Sundance Institute assumed control over the U.S. Fi...

The Sundance Interviews: Kurt Russell (VIDEO)

Rob Feld | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

The Day for Night series traveled to Sundance to talk to some filmmakers with films playing at the festival this year.

"I Saw it at Sundance": 14 Films People Might be Talking About This Year

Hulu.com | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

We checked out this year's slate, but before we can smugly tell our friends, "Yeah, I saw that before anyone else -- at Sundance," we broke them down into categories and predicted the "buzzworthiness" that each would have this year.

Sun Dancing on Snow: Shining a Bright Light on Social Justice

Peter Samuelson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Samuelson

Young filmmakers and their audiences are leading the march to a better world. An unstoppable wave of social justice is coming, long-overdue but now spread through the robust digital anthill of the millennial Web. Its films engender empathy that moves hearts and opens minds.

The Sundance Interviews: Video With John Slattery, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet and Morgan Saylor, for God's Pocket, The Sleepwalker and Jamie Marks is Dead

Rob Feld | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

The Day for Night series traveled to Sundance to talk to some of the filmmakers and cast with films playing at the festival this year.

The Sundance Interviews: Video with Paul Reiser, Cheryl Hines, Molly Shannon, Aubrey Plaza, Shaileen Woodley and Mark Duplass

Rob Feld | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

From their dynamic alone, you can tell they had fun making it.

The Sundance Interviews: Katie Couric, Laurie David and Stephanie Soechtig are Fed Up with America's Childhood Obesity Crisis

Rob Feld | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

While there have been many docs on obesity and the food industry, this one takes aim at the prevailing calories-in/calories-out model, which has dominated our view of weight gain for years.

The Sundance Interviews: David Cross and the Cast of His Film, Hits, Mount an Impov in Lieu of an Interview

Rob Feld | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

David Cross's film, Hits, is a dark comedy exploring the nature of fame in 21st Century YouTube America. Cross brought a big chunk of his cast to the studio, and to say I lost control of this interview is to imply that I ever had it. It was, however, some of the most fun I had all week.

The Sundance Interviews: The New Mitt Romney Documentary Reveals the Man Some Wish They Had Seen

Rob Feld | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

The Day for Night series traveled to Sundance to talk to some of the makers of the films playing at the festival this year. Based on the promise th...

The Sundance Interviews: Video With Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and the makers of Love is Strange, Fishing Without Nets and Land Ho!

Rob Feld | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

The Day for Night series traveled to Sundance to talk to some of the filmmakers and cast with films playing at the festival this year. Today's installment includes the teams behind Love is Strange, Land Ho! and Fishing Without Nets.

Anne Hathaway's 'Devil Wears Prada' Reunion

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After working together on "The Devil Wears Prada," Anne Hathaway has reunited with first-time filmmaker Kate Barker-Froyland ...

Oh No, Not Another Sundance Movie...

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Comedy

Why so serious, Sundance? Every year in January, thousands of people flock to Utah to attend the Sundance Film Festival, a celebration of all thing...

Sundance Film Festival Movies That Have Distribution Right Now

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Most of the 117 feature films screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival were missing just one thing: Distribution. As ...

Kurt Russell Is Having A Moment Again

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Kurt Russell made the Sundance film festival a family affair. The 62-year-old actor split his time between various relatives...

Mike Ryan

How To Build An Improbable, Violent, Indie Action Franchise

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Gareth Evans directed "The Raid 2," which premiered Tuesday night at the Sundance Film Festival to much acclaim, but as my interview with the 33-year-...

Mike Ryan

Anne Hathaway Is Under The Impression You Needed A Break From Her, But She's Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Anne Hathaway's huge 2012 culminated in 2013, when Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Les Misérables." Since then, however, Hatha...

Mike Ryan

Shailene Woodley Explains Leaving Spider-Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Shailene Woodley has changed a lot in the last three years. When I spoke to Woodley while she was promoting "The Descendants" in 2011, she was certain...

Sasha Bronner

'Mad Men' Star: 'I Don't Know Whether That Makes Me Dumb Or Smart'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

After years of playing Roger Sterling on AMC’s “Mad Men,” John Slattery is comfortable with a drink in his hand. Sitting on a leather couch in P...

Mike Ryan

'The Raid 2' Storms Sundance

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

It was a strange debut on Tuesday night for one of the most anticipated movies of the Sundance Film Festival, “The Raid 2.” First of all, for some...

Mike Ryan

It's Impossible To Dislike George Takei

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Writers are supposed to avoid gushing about their interview subjects, and while I've tried to uphold that edict throughout my career, in this case it'...