Catch 14 New Films Through Sundance Institute’s #ArtistServices Program

Posted 01/30/2015 6:03 PM by
Catch 14 New Films Through Sundance Institute’s #ArtistServices Program

Sundance Institute has announced a new collection of fourteen independent films that make their digital debut today, Jan. 21, 2015 on a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s #ArtistServices program. Launched in 2011, Sundance Institute’s #ArtistServices is designed to bring films associated with the Sundance Film Festival & Institute, in addition to select non-profit film organizations in a coalition created by #ArtistServices, direct from artists to consumers in partnership with key online distribution platforms.

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New Episodes of BABYLON Called “Biting,” “Hilarious”

Posted 01/30/2015 6:01 PM by
New Episodes of BABYLON Called “Biting,” “Hilarious”

This week, Grantland and The Observer profile BABYLON as a timely antidote to police drama cliche, while The A.V. Club raves about the series’ “decisive”, “interesting” last two episodes in a pair of reviews.

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“BABYLON’s” Cast and Crew Discuss Preparing for the Series

Posted 01/30/2015 3:35 PM by
“BABYLON’s” Cast and Crew Discuss Preparing for the Series

In a market saturated with police dramas, BABYLON stands out. The series’ writers, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, found a fresh angle for the series, and developed complex characters that have been brought to life by a diverse group of talent. Read on to find out what Sam and Jesse have to say about the extensive research that went into this project and to find out how actors Jonny Sweet, Adam Deacon, Jill Halfpenny and Bertie Carvel prepared for their roles.

Sam Bain: We met quite a lot of cops both in and out of the Met. I think the main thing was trying to figure out what was a fresh angle, because you couldn’t count the amount of cop shows, cop films and cop novels—you wouldn’t be able to stop. And it was daunting in that respect. You have a genre which is way past the point of saturation. We wanted to do things that we hadn’t seen before. Danny was very into getting a modern take on the genre, with all the cameras, all the digital surveillance, the drones and iPhones. And I guess one thing that we decided early on was to feature everything except the detective level. Because most cop shows have the detectives at the heart of it, and we don’t have any detectives in the pilot or in the series. It’s just people above or below that band because, apart from anything else, we didn’t think that we could compete with all those great shows.

Jesse Armstrong: Personally, I did a lot of reading, I’ve read…

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Let’s Talk About Sex: 10 Intense Sex Scenes From Sundance 2015

Posted 01/30/2015 2:21 PM by
Let’s Talk About Sex: 10 Intense Sex Scenes From Sundance 2015

Please note: This list is not for the squeamish, the prudish or the politically correct. Spoiler alert! You’ve been warned.

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Killer Comedies: 10 Funny Mob Movies

Posted 01/30/2015 11:50 AM by
Killer Comedies: 10 Funny Mob Movies

Found a severed horse’s head at the foot of your bed lately? If so, you probably don’t see anything funny about the Mafia, but the rest of us have been enjoying laughs at the mob’s expense since forever. Now might be a good time to cook up some spaghetti, pour a glass of red wine and catch up on some of these killer comedies.

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Sundance Film Festival Day Eight: Unique Doc Finds Distributor

Posted 01/30/2015 11:08 AM by
Sundance Film Festival Day Eight: Unique Doc Finds Distributor

On the seventh day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, an offbeat but highly acclaimed documentary entry is the fest’s latest buy.

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“BABYLON” Recap: Episode 4 (Victoria Park)

Season 1, Episode 4

Posted 01/29/2015 10:30 PM by
“BABYLON” Recap: Episode 4 (Victoria Park)

Police drag Commissioner Miller’s body out of the Thames, while Liz’s voicemail threats to the reporter poised to bring Richard’s affairs to light play in voiceover.

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BABYLON’s Cast On the Strengths of the Scripts

Posted 01/29/2015 11:00 AM by
BABYLON’s Cast On the Strengths of the Scripts

James Nesbitt (Richard Miller), Nicola Walker (Sharon Franklin), Paterson Joseph (Charles Inglis), Bertie Carvel (Finn) discuss what they think the chief strengths of the Babylon writers, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, are.

James Nesbitt (Richard Miller): Clearly, I knew their work before. They have natural quite dark humour, and they’re constantly evolving. They created a very rounded, complex character in Richard Miller. I think their observation of how policing is changing…

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Sundance Film Festival Day Seven: A Platonic Power Couple, A Private Pitch Party

Posted 01/29/2015 10:19 AM by
Sundance Film Festival Day Seven: A Platonic Power Couple, A Private Pitch Party

On the seventh day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a TV star hosted a private gathering to pitch a passion project, while a pair of veteran actors were spotted palling around.

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Just Call Us Angolphiles: 10 British Movies We Love

Posted 01/29/2015 9:00 AM by
Just Call Us Angolphiles: 10 British Movies We Love

From crime capers to modern (and classic) romances, there’s something about the way the Brits make movies that make us perfectly happy to brew a cup of tea and browse real estate listings in London. Here are 10 of our favorites… 1. 28 Days Later Well before The Walking Dead revitalized the festering corpse of…

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Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge World Premieres International Shorts

Posted 01/28/2015 7:25 PM by
Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge World Premieres International Shorts

Sundance Institute today premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The program is designed to spark global conversation about solutions to challenges like extreme hunger and poverty. Beginning Tuesday (Feb. 3), the short films will premiere on a variety of digital platforms.

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“World of Tommorrow” Wins Short Film Grand Jury Prize

Posted 01/28/2015 1:04 PM by
“World of Tommorrow” Wins Short Film Grand Jury Prize

Sundance Institute this evening announced the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Sundance Film Festival Day Six: Big Deals, Wachowski Film Gets Surprise Debut

Posted 01/28/2015 11:40 AM by
Sundance Film Festival Day Six: Big Deals, Wachowski Film Gets Surprise Debut

On the sixth day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, distributors kept snapping up the fest’s most buzzed-about films, while the Wachowski siblings announces a surprise debut for the upcoming Jupiter Ascending.

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Love Lessons: Movies That Go Beyond the Cliches

Posted 01/28/2015 9:00 AM by
Love Lessons: Movies That Go Beyond the Cliches

The problem with romantic comedies is that so many of them look the same: Lonelygirl looking for love has a “meet-cute” with the potential man of her dreams (even if she doesn’t know it yet), wacky hijinks ensue, they realize they’re meant for each other, roll credits. Perhaps that’s why so many women are fans of the following “guy movies,” which not only subvert the standard “chick flick” cliches, but also offer some genuine insight into what makes men tick.

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Top 10 Ways to Experience the Sundance Film Festival from Home

Posted 01/27/2015 1:16 PM by
Top 10 Ways to Experience the Sundance Film Festival from Home

The 32nd annual Sundance Film Festival is less than halfway through, and it’s already been packed with acclaimed filmmaking and game-changing new developments in the way movies are produced, bought and sold. Not going to make it to Park City this year? Here are ten ways to get in on the indie film action from the comfort of your couch.

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