The best TV series set in Texas? HAP AND LEONARD, of course. The best movie? Well, that’s up to you to decide.
dazed and confused
Squeezing in even more independent awesomeness, Sundance Institute has added two new feature films, two special events and three archive films to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in FYIVOD, we survey the landscape online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, we’re looking at high school ensembles, movies that have brought us fast times in the lives of American teens who left us dazed and confused.
THIS WEEK’S THEME: High School Ensembles
Why do we love high school movies? Maybe because high school is something everyone can relate to: we’ve all been there and we’ve all survived it — just barely. And why do we particularly love high school movies that feature large ensembles of characters? Maybe because we recognize that while everyone’s high school experience sucked, no one’s sucked in quite the same way. High school ensembles enable filmmakers to capture the diversity of teenage life in all its splendor and awkwardness. Here are five of the best. But as you gorge yourself on all these great movies, just remember to take a break once in a while. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Yep, the mighty Zep reunited last night. Since we weren’t lucky enough to report on it firsthand, we did the next best thing: asked a friend of a friend to give us the lowdown. From the smattering of reviews we’ve seen so far, it’s apparent the songs have remained the same, and reviewers still love…