After a string of highly dissimilar dramas and docus, director/co-writer Jose Padilha ("Bus 174," "Garapa") revisits the material of Brazilian B.O. smash "Elite Squad" and gives it a new spin in…
Sundance Film Festival
"If they're not in the room, don't thank 'em," Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper told all the potential winners on Saturday evening.
Delightfully chronicles the six-decade (so far) career of the U.S. film industry's most diverse, dogged and resourceful low-budget producer-director-entrepeneur.
This year's edition of Sundance may well be remembered as the one in which the fest got religion, judging by the sheer number of entries that chose to foreground issues of faith and spirituality.
Mistakes over-the-top dysfunctional family cruelty for comedy and drama.
So slight in the telling that the story practically sublimates onscreen.
A crudely conceived bit of absurdist shockorama that lays on its allegorical messages with head-pounding subtlety.
Pic's made-for-TV feel suggests a life outside the theater.
Awkwardly patches together story strands meant to provide a panoramic view of war and reconciliation.
A solid if not especially cinematic public-interest exhibit on how citizens are losing access to America's civil justice system.
A young Angeleno's brief rebellion against adult responsibility drives "The Lie."