Hollywood addresses its favorite subject -- again -- in "The Deal," holding a funhouse mirror up to itself for 100 minutes of grating insiders-only fun.
Sundance Film Festival
Twisty but soft-boiled comic yarn follows an aspiring journalist who uncovers a web of not-so-intriguing intrigue within the student body.
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up US rights to the Sundance dramatic competition entry "Frozen River," for a low to mid-six figures.
The familiar, classic verities of the prison break movie are loyally observed in "The Escapist," but with a catch: The break starts at the beginning.
Pic intriguingly draws the curtain back on the seldom considered world of Dominican baseball players trying to make it in the United States.
The documentary as social analgesic has seldom had a better exemplar than "Kicking It," an account of the fifth annual Homeless World Cup.
"I.O.U.S.A." is an alternately amusing and alarming primer on America's off-the-charts fiscal irresponsibility.
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.
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.