2013 Sundance Film Festival

'The East' Trailer: Brit Marling's Follow-Up to 'Sound of My Voice' Treads Familiar Territory

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by Britt Hayes January 21, 2013 12:42 PM
Fox Searchlight
Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij returned to Sundance this week with 'The East,' the follow-up to the pair's powerful fest favorite, 'Sound of My Voice.' The first trailer has been released, and it seems to exist in familiar territory.

Sundance Hit 'The Spectacular Now' Acquired

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by Eric Walkuski January 21, 2013 11:44 AM
21 Laps Entertainment
With the Sundance Film Festival in full swing, we'll be hearing plenty of acquisition news from now until at least the end of the month. One of the more popular titles shown, 'The Spectacular Now', James Ponsoldt's coming-of-age drama, has just made a big distribution splash, hooking up with A24 for a North American release this summer.
More details after the break.

'Mud' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman January 19, 2013 09:29 AM
Lionsgate
'Mud' is a great story, but not a particularly great film.
Dripping in regional specificity and broad metaphor, Jeff Nichols' new film feels more like a big, fat American novel you get assigned in 10th grade than the follow-up to 'Take Shelter.' That earlier film's ominous tone and psychological portraiture is traded-in for large, gestural story beats that itch to be broken down and discussed for their symbolic meaning. When you are done explaining just what Boo Radley represented, then you can sink your teeth into Joe Don Baker's character "King."