Archive for the ‘Film Review’ Category

Read reviews of the films appearing in the Rooftop Films Summer Series and film we see at festivals around the world.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 25th, 2011

Robert Longstreet is the first actor ever to have four movies at the Sundance Film Festival in the same year. As of today, I have collected them all.

by Dan Nuxoll
January 25th, 2011

Some news to start:
1. Remake rights to documentaries are selling today. The rights to make a fiction feature based on Bengali Detective (which I saw yesterday and liked) sold to Fox Searchlight and HBO bought the rights to Knuckle and plan to turn it into a TV show. In both cases I think they are [...]

by Ruben Oestlund
January 24th, 2011

Banksy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and getting to see an edit of my new feature.

by Dan Nuxoll
January 24th, 2011

Wanna know what made me cry and what made me dance at Sundance? Plus exciting news for Rooftop Alum Sean Durkin.

by David Lowery
January 24th, 2011

The Green Hornet vs. How to Die in Oregon

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 23rd, 2011

The lead of Rooftop grantee Sean Durkin’s astonishing debut feature Martha Marcy May Marlene is one of the most fascinating and damaged characters in recent cinema.

by Dan Nuxoll
January 23rd, 2011

Updates from a busy third day of Sundance.

by David Lowery
January 23rd, 2011

My film Pioneer premiered last night. As you can see from the pictures, I was, in fact, there. Any suspense over whether or not I would gain admittance to my own screening can now be laid to rest.

by Dan Nuxoll
January 22nd, 2011

It is kind of hard to imagine that I only arrived in Park City at 7 PM Thursday. Something about seeing 7 feature films makes a day seem much too epic to have lasted merely 24 hours. But it was a tremendously satisfying day, to be sure, and I have already seen several films that [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 22nd, 2011

Dee Rees’ debut feature film Pariah demonstrates an insightful give and take of love and need, anger and forgiveness, anguish and growth in the life of a gay black teenage girl in Brooklyn.

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