Couldn’t make it to Park City for this year’s festival? We take you through the movies at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that are too good to pass up, including “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Room 237.”
Just because a film plays well at a festival doesn’t mean it’s going to play well everywhere. We can all think of examples of movies that made big impressions on the crowds in Park City, or Cannes, or wherever, and didn’t make a similarly big impressions on mainstream audiences. So when you see a movie receive wild, ecstatic praise at a festival, you always have to keep that in the back of your mind. Was some part of the positive response a reaction to the combination of too little sleep and too much alcohol? Or will this thing travel?