January 18, 2018 at 11:01 pm #1202470585
Here’s the schedule.January 19, 2018 at 12:05 am #1202470609
Blindspotting ReviewsJanuary 19, 2018 at 2:36 am #1202470646
Private Life Reviews
Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/private-life-review-1075835
RogerEbert.com: https://www.rogerebert.com/sundance/sundance-2018-private-lifeJanuary 19, 2018 at 11:00 am #1202471006
Another Provate Life review. All I can say is I told y’all bitches my girl would be in top form. Get that Oscar!January 19, 2018 at 11:04 am #1202471012
““Private Life” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It will be available to stream on Netflix later this year.”
Welp game over for that if they don’t embrace NetflixJanuary 19, 2018 at 1:13 pm #1202471122
Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/loveling-1072054
Screen International: https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/loveling-sundance-review/5125555.articleJanuary 19, 2018 at 4:45 pm #1202471259
Monsters and Me ReviewsJanuary 20, 2018 at 5:47 am #1202471731
American Animals Reviews
Screen International: https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/american-animals-sundance-review/5125724.articleJanuary 20, 2018 at 5:49 am #1202471732
Juliet, Naked Reviews
Screen International: https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/juliet-naked-sundance-review/5125755.article
Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/juliet-naked-review-1076230January 20, 2018 at 5:51 am #1202471734
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot ReviewsJanuary 20, 2018 at 12:34 pm #1202471952
Blindspotting First Reactions
Dan Casey: BLINDSPOTTING was one hell of a way to start Sundance. A raucously funny buddy comedy that gets deadly serious about racism, gentrification, and ingrained biases. Terrific performances all around, killer sound design, and a solid script
Tre’vell Anderson: Just walked out of BLINDSPOTTING. I loved it. Beautifully captures the enduring effects of police overuse of power on black folks while commenting on a changing (gentrifying) Oakland. And Daveed Diggs’ bars and delivery… GRIPPING!
Monica Castillo: I loved Blindspotting until the end. There’s so much to love about it – the story, the humor, the performances, the sound, the editing – then it jumps the rails for me. Happy to discuss it over drinks if you’re in town.
Erik Davis: BLINDSPOTTING has a lot going on – the gentrification of Oakland, murder by police, street culture, slang, love, rhythm, language, bromance. About becoming your best person. Has an amazing verse moment toward the end. Both intense & very funny
Alicia Malone: BLINDSPOTTING: Director Carlos López Estrada has a real talent for taking you from humor to high tension, exploring important issues (police brutality, racism) with style. Editing, cinematography, sound design ???? Put it on your radar!January 20, 2018 at 12:40 pm #1202471954
Private Life First Reactions
Tomris Laffly: Absolutely loved Tamara Jenkins’ delicate, wise Private Life. Generously lets you in on a secret about committed couples trying to conceive through IVF & the tarnishing process it entails. Hahn & Giamatti are wonderful, as is the young Kayli Carter. A gift on Day 1.
David Ehrlich: PRIVATE LIFE rules. Tamara Jenkins returns with a hilarious, profanely bougie, crushingly honest story about a desperate couple trying to do IVF with their step-niece. Paul Giamatti & Kathryn Hahn are killer.
Alison Willmore: PRIVATE LIFE: Way too long and tries multiple endings on for size, but this infertility drama from Tamara Jenkins (her first film in over a decade!) remains a more than worthy addition to the growing subgenre that is Kathryn Hahn Plays A Gloriously Complicated Woman
Gregory Ellwood: Tamara Jenkins is a very talented filmmaker, but despite some strong performances from Kathryn Hahn and newcomer Kayli Cater her new Netflix movie Private Life is way, way too long and muddled.
Tim Grierson: PRIVATE LIFE: A rich, beautiful family drama that turns into one of the most perceptive portraits of marriage I’ve seen in quite some time. God bless Kathryn Hahn.January 20, 2018 at 12:57 pm #1202471960
Loveling First Reactions
Dilcia Bererra: In love with LOVELING in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition! So moved by the lead performance, I had to hold back my tears on stage during our Q&A w/the filmmakers.
Peter Debruge: LOVELING echoes some of AQUARIUS’ most interesting themes, as the terrific Karine Teles plays a Brazilian mother learning to let go of her house and the family memories it holds
Ben Larned: In spite of wine raining on us from an upper balcony, LOVELING remains a tender, marvelously acted first film of Sundance 2018 – about mothers and sons.
Natalia Winkleman: affectionate, doting, and gently naggy…the quintessential mother figure.
Tomris Laffly: the bigger picture still manages to paint an unruly, idiosyncratic collective with tender devotion.January 20, 2018 at 1:02 pm #1202471963
Monsters & Men First Reactions
Tomris Laffly: Monsters and Men: polished feature debut from Reinaldo Marcus Green. Dissects police brutality & racism, and interrogates their lasting effect on persons and communities in a non-preachy fashion.
Alex Billington: Monsters and Men – Whoa. Impressive film that handles complex contemporary issues of different people dealing with racism in NYC. Beautiful handoffs between an ensemble cast, ends on a powerful statement. Really liked it but wanted to keep watching even more.
Erik Davis: MONSTERS AND MEN is a bold & soulful examination of a police shooting in Brooklyn as told through the pov of multiple people impacted – from the cops to the witnesses to the ones inspired to stand up, speak louder and try to make a difference
Adam B Vary: MONSTERS AND MEN: Three lightly intertwined stories about police shootings, Blue Lives Matter, and Black Lives Matter, from a studiously human-scaled POV. It’s so tastefully indie and emotionally restrained that I’m not sure it’ll break through, but I was absorbed.
Jordan Raup: Monsters and Men is undercut by its own ambition; a thinly sketched, mostly sterile depiction of the ripple effects of police brutality.January 20, 2018 at 1:09 pm #1202471965
American Animals First Reactions
David Ehrlich: AMERICAN ANIMALS: a slick, super self-reflexive heist story that boldly suggests people are dumb as hell. lots to chew on, but empty calories for anyone who might have figured that out already.
Alex Billington: American Animals – Another can’t-believe-it’s-a-true-story film from Bart Layton (of The Imposter). It’s fun, has a good soundtrack, I really really like the filmmaking. But not my favorite film, lacking some better editing. The documentary touches are cool.
Alicia Malone: AMERICAN ANIMALS: brilliant mix of heist film / documentary style interviews, following a true story of college kids & some rare books. Fab cast including (my fave) Barry Keoghan, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson. Very funny too!
Matt Neglia: AMERICAN ANIMALS is an intense and stylized heist film with terrific performances from its young cast! It holds a microscope under the lives of four morally reprehensible men and the results are a fascinating commentary on millennial’s desire to feel special.
Amirose Eisenbach: AMERICAN ANIMALS: loved the unconventional structure of a heist drama, ingested with documentary elements. Equal parts funny and exciting, had a lot of fun watching this one. The cast, lead by the dynamic Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters, really shined