The documentary as social analgesic has seldom had a better exemplar than "Kicking It," an account of the fifth annual Homeless World Cup.
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"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.
Helmer-adaptor Rawson Marshall Thurber arrives at a more conventional general tone.
A brooding, atmospheric exercise in upscale psychological horror.
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.