Monday, January 26, 2009

My Sundance Reviews

Sundance is over. My brain is still trying to catch up from Festival Boot Camp. Film Threat was awesome enough to get Whitney and I press passes in exchange for reviews. Luckily, we're living pretty close to Sundance so getting out there wasn't a big problem--except when the snow storm hit. That was a fun drive. Overall, it was incredible. We saw some great, great movies, one of which will most likely be my number one of 2009. If another film affects me like Lee Daniel's Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire did, I be more then surprised. To read my Film Threat review of Push, click HERE.

Push ended up winning both the Grand Jury and the Audience U.S. Dramatic awards. Mo'Nique who plays a villain more evil than Darth Vader, also won a Special Jury Prize for Acting. It left Sundance without distribution but I'm sure somebody wil have the guts to release this heavy-hitting drama.

10 days. 18 short films. 23 features.

Here's a list of the features I saw. The bold titles are must-sees.
Also, if you click onto the links, they'll take you to the reviews I wrote.
Some of the reviews haven't been written yet, others were written by Whitney.

The September Issue
Rudo y Cursi
Prom Night in Mississippi
The Carter
The Vicious Kind
500 Days of Summer
An Education
Good Hair
No Impact Man
World’s Greatest Dad
I Love You Phillip Morris
Arlen Faber
The Greatest
The Yes Men Fix the World
Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
Passing Strange
Berma VJ

So go check out the reviews. Give praise to Film Threat.
I promise I'll start posting more often around here once my reviews are done.

Here's what you guys should do, send me some
links of the great posts you've loved
from the last couple of weeks.


Jack Cabbage said...

Nice work.

Daniel Getahun said...

Well I can't actually read any of these because I'm a spoiler-phobe, but just tell me - is Tyson the bomb or not?

elgringo said...

Jack Cabbage - Thanks!

Daniel - Tyson was good because it uses an anti-MTV editing style. The camera just lets Mike talk. He's really open and honest about himself and his life. I liked it quite a bit.