Because it's billed as a more personal project for Mark Pellington after a string of interesting thrillers,"Henry Poole Is Here" is all the more disappointing.
Sundance Film Festival
A forbidding and morbid piece of psycho-sadomasochism, "Downloading Nancy" is chilly enough to cause global cooling all by itself.
As buyers return home, many of them empty-handed after an intense burst of mid-fest acquisitions, sales activity at Sundance 2008 continues at a slow trickle.
An exceedingly odd meeting of the minds (and bodies) occurs in "Quid Pro Quo," a strikingly original and provocative first feature from scribe-helmer Carlos Brooks.
A dysfunctional family gets a therapeutic reshuffling via abandonment, unemployment, abuse and murder in "Sleepwalking"
Sundance distribs broke through their buyers' block en masse, as deals for "Choke," "Henry Poole Is Here" and "Hamlet 2" closed Tuesday.
About as subtle as the system of autocratic government it decries, Dennis Gansel's "The Wave" delivers its message with more impact than insight.
Thesp turned helmer-scenarist Clark Gregg sets himself a formidable task for his first feature effort: Adapting the manic, farcical, disturbing world of lit cult idol Chuck Palahniuk.