sex lies and videotape

Golden Boy: Steven Soderbergh’s Award-Winning Movies and TV Shows

Golden Boy: Steven Soderbergh’s Award-Winning Movies and TV Shows

Guess which movie won the most awards: “Behind the Candelabra”, “Erin Brockovich,” or “Sex, Lies and Videotape.”

10 Unforgettable Performances From the Sundance Film Festival

10 Unforgettable Performances From the Sundance Film Festival

Over the years Sundance has developed its own star system, launching, or redefining, the careers of actors who in turn become regulars (Steve Buscemi, Parker Posey, Sam Rockwell, Ryan Gosling, Vera Farmiga, Zooey Deschanel, et al). Here are 10 of the greatest performances in festival history.

9 Movies from 1989 You Must See Before You Die

9 Movies from 1989 You Must See Before You Die

1989 was a wild year in politics thanks to events like the downfall of the Berlin Wall and the deadly pro-democracy rallies in China’s Tiananmen Square. It was also an underrated and exceptional year for movies. Want proof? Here are nine movies from that year that make for essential viewing, all of them featured in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Sundance Film Festival Movies on SundanceTV: February 2015

Sundance Film Festival Movies on SundanceTV: February 2015

Independent Spirit Award-winning performances from Jeff Bridges (American Heart), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave (Gods and Monsters), and Andie MacDowell and Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies and Videotape).

10 Very Influential Sundance Movies

10 Very Influential Sundance Movies

Every festival is accompanied by the rush to proclaim new and important trendsetters. Some of them fade from memory, but some enter the cultural consciousness. The movies below all screened at the Sundance Film Festival–and then went on to reshape the landscape of cinema.

5 of Oddball James Spader’s Oddest Roles

5 of Oddball James Spader’s Oddest Roles

Hearing are some of James Spader’s oddest (and some of our favorite) roles to date, including “Secretary’”s Mr. Grey and “Crash’”s James Ballard.

Sex tapes go to the movies: THE ORGASM DIARIES, HARDCORE, and more!

Sex tapes go to the movies: THE ORGASM DIARIES, HARDCORE, and more!

How far are you willing to go for a role? Shia LaBeouf claims he sent a sex tape to notorious director Lars von Trier to secure his role in NYMPHOMANIAC, a film that promises to be so wild that it will come in both a hardcore and a softcore version. He says he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make the film a success… and we started thinking about the long and illustrious history not just of sex tapes, but sex tapes as cinematic devices. Luckily for us (and you), THE ORGASM DIARIES airs Saturday at midnight, and we assembled a little list to, ah, get you in the mood.

25th Anniversary Films Announced

25th Anniversary Films Announced

Sundance Institute announced today that Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies, and videotape (1989 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Winner) and Wendell B. Harris’s Chameleon Street (1990 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize Winner) have been selected for the Festival’s From the Collection screenings. Each year the Festival presents two retrospective screenings of influential feature-length films from the Sundance Collection at UCLA, paying tribute to significant works in the history of independent film.