Sundance Film Festival Day Four: Stunning Docs, and Record Movie Buy In the Works

Posted 01/26/2015 10:10 AM by
Sundance Film Festival Day Four: Stunning Docs, and Record Movie Buy In the Works

On day four of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the real-life stars of one of the fest’s hottest docs appeared onstage to a standing ovation, while rumors swirled of an impending deal expected to break the Sundance record for biggest movie buy ever.

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Sundance Film Festival Day Three: Women Talk Cinema and More Movie Deals

Posted 01/25/2015 8:26 AM by
Sundance Film Festival Day Three: Women Talk Cinema and More Movie Deals

On day three of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, four of film and TV’s most prominent female creators meet for a roundtable panel discussion, while new talent rubs elbows with Sundance veterans at an exclusive event.

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Sundance Film Festival Day Two: Stars Converge, Netflix Makes Historic Deal

Posted 01/24/2015 8:44 AM by
Sundance Film Festival Day Two: Stars Converge, Netflix Makes Historic Deal

On the second day of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, practically every familiar face in film who wasn’t there already arrived on the scene, while Netflix signed a game-changing contract with a pair of the fest’s most prolific filmmakers.

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FBI Agent, Pirate and … Heartthrob! Pick Johnny Depp’s Best Movie

Posted 01/23/2015 12:37 PM by
FBI Agent, Pirate and … Heartthrob! Pick Johnny Depp’s Best Movie

Everyone’s favorite “21 Jump Street” star made the leap to the big screen with everyone’s favorite ’80s slasher flick “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” But what’s the best Johnny Depp movie? That, dear readers, we leave you to decide.

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Festival Day One: Films Sell Fast, Change and Diversity Celebrated

Posted 01/23/2015 11:14 AM by
Festival Day One: Films Sell Fast, Change and Diversity Celebrated

As the 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicked off yesterday, distributors gobbled up five films before the fest’s first screening, while founder Robert Redford’s opening talk with press highlighted diversity among this year’s talent and emerging new forms for filmmaking.

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“BABYLON” Recap: Episode 3 (Thameside Center)

Posted 01/22/2015 10:40 PM by
“BABYLON” Recap: Episode 3 (Thameside Center)

On Robbie’s first day at Specialist Firearms Command, the guys haze him by faking a suicide jump and he wets his pants.

A terrorist calls an emergency dispatcher and warns of a bomb planted at the Thameside Exhibition Center. The commissioner meets with Liz and the team to decide how seriously to take the threat.

Miller calls an unidentified woman and warns her to stay away from the possible bomb site.

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Experience Sundance From Home: Catch Former Festival Hits On SundanceTV!

Posted 01/22/2015 5:00 PM by
Experience Sundance From Home: Catch Former Festival Hits On SundanceTV!

You may not be hitting Park City for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, but pretending just got a whole lot easier! Get a taste of Sundance from the comfort of your couch—check out these seven festival hits from years past, all airing on SundanceTV during January.

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Sundance 2015: 6 Questions with “RECTIFY” Co-Stars JD Evermore and Jayson Warner Smith

Posted 01/22/2015 11:43 AM by
Sundance 2015: 6 Questions with “RECTIFY” Co-Stars JD Evermore and Jayson Warner Smith

RECTIFY co-stars JD Evermore (Sheriff Carl Daggett) and Jayson Warner Smith (Wendall Jelks) have teamed up for 99 Homes, a new drama about the foreclosure crisis, also starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, directed by Ramin Bahrani, and premiering at this years Sundance Film Festival. Here, the duo discuss the movie’s fight scene with Andrew Garfield and why RECTIFY fans will love their new work.

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Which Indie Movie Star is Your BFF?

Posted 01/22/2015 9:04 AM by
Which Indie Movie Star is Your BFF?

What sort of qualities do you look for in a best friend? Do you treasure loyalty? Honesty? A good sense of humor? If you were blasted into the quirky world of indie flicks, which movie star would be your BFF? Maybe you’d be at the art gallery with Chloë Sevigny or bowling with Steve Buscemi…

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10 Movie Workplaces From Hell

Posted 01/22/2015 9:00 AM by
10 Movie Workplaces From Hell

SundanceTV’s BABYLON may shine a brighter light than ever on the high-pressure office politics of the televised cop shop, but on-the-job insanity is a proud tradition in the world of movies. Here are ten of the wildest workplaces in the movies, where cubicles become foxholes and it’s never business as usual for long.

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Concert Shines a Spotlight on Nina Simone

Posted 01/21/2015 5:29 PM by
2015 Sundance Film Festival Concert Shines a Spotlight on Nina Simone

Sundance Institute today announced that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s ‘A Celebration of Music in Film’ concert on Jan. 25 will be a tribute to jazz icon Nina Simone, who is the subject of “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” from director Liz Garbus and making its world premiere in the Festival’s Documentary Premieres section. Performing at the event will be Common, Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Kate Davis, Andra Day and Al Schackman, Simone’s long time guitarist/musical director who appears in the film. The event is hosted by the Sundance Institute Film Music Program.

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How Email Almost Killed Meg Ryan’s Love Life (in the Movies at Least)

Posted 01/21/2015 12:00 PM by
How Email Almost Killed Meg Ryan’s Love Life (in the Movies at Least)

Sure, a cell phone might have helped out Romeo and Juliet, and maybe Looking for Mr. Goodbar would have fared better on Tinder, but technology often makes a mess of relationships in the movies. Coming up against new forms of communication, surveillance and artificial intelligence, hearts and souls are fair game when computers get smarter. Here are 10 times technology sabotaged a relationship.

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Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Wins 2015 Sundance Institute/NHK Award

Posted 01/20/2015 5:00 PM by
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Wins 2015 Sundance Institute/NHK Award

Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have announced French writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre as winner of the 2015 Sundance Institute/NHK Award for her upcoming debut feature film, Mustang. The award will be presented at a private ceremony at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. 

Clermont-Tonnerre is currently a screenwriting fellow at…

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BABYLON’s Cast On How the Show Has Changed Their Opinions of Policing

Posted 01/20/2015 5:00 PM by
BABYLON’s Cast On How the Show Has Changed Their Opinions of Policing

James Nesbitt (Richard Miller), Paterson Joseph (Charles Inglis), Nicola Walker (Sharon Franklin), Jonny Sweet (Tom Oliver), Adam Deacon (Robbie) and Jill Halfpenny (Davina) discuss the extensive research they did before taking on their roles and how their involvement in the series has affected their opinion of the police.

James Nesbitt: I think publications beforehand, particularly on the right of the political spectrum, might have thought that this was going to be…

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Here’s a Tip: SundanceTV Is Partnering With Foursquare at Sundance Film Festival 2015

Posted 01/20/2015 12:00 PM by
Here’s a Tip: SundanceTV Is Partnering With Foursquare at Sundance Film Festival 2015

This year, SundanceTV and Foursquare are joining forces so visitors to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City can get the best possible experience.

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