2014 Cannes Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

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The 2014 lineup for the Cannes Film Festival has been announced.   The fest, which runs from May 14th to the 25th, will open with Olivier Dahan’s Nicole Kidman-starring Grace of Monaco, will feature such films as David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, Tommy Lee Jones’ The...

Sundance 2014: Frank - Movie Review

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Frank is a comedy about music, talent, and insanity based loosely on the real life English comedian and musician Chris Sievey who wore a fake head and performed as Frank Sidebottom.  Good laughs, pretty good music, and interesting characters shepherded by the enigmatic Frank.  Not for everyone, but a very enjoyable weird ride.

Best 3 Films of Sundance Film Fest 2014

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With Sundance Film Festival 2014 coming to an end, our reviews our up, the awards are out and now our ScreenCrave reviewers have come together to each pick their favorite films of this years amazing festival...

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

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Here at ScreenCrave, our Sundance 2014 team watched and reviewed a massive amount of films from the annual film fest (check out all of our Sundance 2014 movie reviews), and we’ll soon have a post about our favorite overall films this year.  But for now, dig the big list of award winners from Sundance 2014.

Sundance 2014: Boyhood - Movie Review

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  Rather than lament the dozens of films I was unable to see at this year's Sundance Film Festival, I'm considering just how lucky I was to see Richard Linklater's latest film, Boyhood.  One of the hottest tickets of the week, Boyhood is the simple story of a child growing into a man, and was filmed with the same principal cast over the last 12 years.  It caught me...

Sundance 2014: Happy Christmas - Movie Review

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I love Anna Kendrick and Christmas movies, so Happy Christmas was a no-brainer for me. It's sassy and fast-paced, with a strong cast and an easy feel to it. It doesn't try too hard to be dramatic, but manages to be naturally by building on an unlikely friendship. If not for an unfinished feeling, I would have given this film a higher score.

Sundance 2014: The Measure of All Things - Movie Review

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Like many other east coast people, I was given a bonus day at Sundance due to a winter storm that forced the cancellation of my flight. And this live documentary, The Measure of All Things, was the highlight of my extra day and the best end to the festival that I could have hoped for. This event was much more of a "happening" than it was a...

Sundance 2014: Love Child - Movie Review

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I'm always drawn to films that explore the nature of human relationships to technology and virtual reality. This documentary, Love Child, by Valerie Veatch details the circumstances surrounding a tragic event in which a baby starved to death while her parents played an online game. I went into this Sundance screening expecting to hate these...

Sundance 2014: Jamie Marks is Dead - Movie Review

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Words are what Jamie Marks is looking for in this film. The words that come to mind when I think about Jamie Marks is Dead are smart, spooky, scary and I'm still finding more. If there's one thing writer/director Carter Smith is able to tackle with this film, it's tone, something that far too many directors take for granted these days. With an edgy script, that...

Sundance 2014: Infinitely Polar Bear - Movie Review

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Infinitely Polar Bear is a charming film, that takes you on a journey into the lives of one family that despite their own hardships is able to overcome extraordinary situations and limitations with the help and love of one another. The film is brought to life by a group of characters that you fall in love with for both their faults and triumphs. With a solid script,...

Sundance 2014: Under The Electric Sky - Movie Review

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  For a more than a few years now, the Sundance Film Festival has included some terrific concert films and music docs: Oscar nominee Searching for Sugarman, LCD Soundsystem's Shut Up and Play the Hits, Joe Berlinger's Under African Skies, and Dave Grohl's Sound City, just to name a few.  Among the offerings at this year's festival was the Electric...

Sundance 2014: The Skeleton Twins - Movie Review

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This was probably one of the most straight-up-Sundance films from this years festival. It has a relatively simple story, that dissects the lives of two siblings who are trying to find a way to coop their past and comes with Sundance veteran's Mark and Jay Duplass as Executive Producers. Can't be more Sundance than that! With lovely performances by Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, second time...

Sundance 2014: Cold in July - Movie Review

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Cold in July marks the return of writer/director Jim Mickle to this years Sundance. He was previously here in 2013 with his critically well received film We Are What We Are. This year he returns with dramatic portrayal of murder and corruption in Texas with the stellar cast of Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson and Sam Shepard....

Sundance 2014: To Be George Takei - Movie Review

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I had a fitting start of my Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday at Sundance with a screening of To Be George Takei. This documentary about the beloved actor and activist, George Takei,(pronounced ta-kai) opens up a window into the experiences, beliefs, and people who have shaped and continue to shape his extraordinary life. ...

Sundance 2014: Cooties - Movie Review

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Cooties is a fun and fresh zombie horror that tinkers just enough with the genre to keep it new and is packed with hysterical performances from an excellent cast. In a post-Cabin in the Woods world, black comedy horror films like this one must push the envelope and reinvent themselves constantly in order to remain relevant. Cooties has a style and...

Sundance 2014: Wish I was Here - Movie Review

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  Many of us have spent the last year or so grumbling about how Zach Braff doesn't exactly need strangers' money to make his sophomore film Wish I was Here, which just premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Of course, we now know that it was more of a marketing experiment, aiming to prove to real investors that there was an audience for the film (in addition to the...

Sundance 2014: HitRECord Presses Play on Possibilities

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The idea behind HitRecord is a fascinating one because it has the attempt to change film, media and TV in unknown ways from both the creators and viewers perspective. If you haven't heard of HitRecord before, it's Joseph Gordon-Levitt's brain child, which asks artists from around the world to come together to create TV episodes on a topic of his choosing. Levitt has been developing this...

Sundance 2014: Love is Strange - Movie Review

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I can't say enough good things about the deeply touching, resonant experience that is Love is Strange. This portrayal of the cycle of life and love with all of its confusion, emotions, and pain is far and away the best film I've seen so far at Sundance this year. With tear-jerking performances by John Lithgow and Alfred...

Sundance 2014: God's Pocket - Movie Review

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 John Slattery (Mad Men) offers up God's Pocket, his feature directorial debut, to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This family/crime drama seems like it could be inspired by (or the basis for) any number of Tom Waits songs.  That is to say, unkind to its characters, bleak in its worldview, but ultimately a unique and colorful tale. The...

Sundance 2014: Only Lovers Left Alive - Movie Review

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Only Lovers Left Alive is not your average vampire love story.  Jim Jarmusch delivers a romantic meditation on the tragic state of modernity, oozing with rock and roll style. With a killer cast, a haunting soundtrack, and a playful sense of humor, the only thing that made this not a favorite for me was the fact that it isn't very plot-driven....