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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Finders Keepers’
    “Finders Keepers” HHH U.S. Documentary A story of justice, reality-show style, has deeper undertones in “Finders Keepers,” a documentary that’s...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:18 am   |     |   Share
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Cobie Smulders (left) and Guy Pearce play rival fitness trainers in the comedy Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Results’
    “Results” HH U.S. Dramatic The “anti-romantic” comedy “Results” throws together three interesting characters in an unevenly paced story. Trevor...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Being Evel’
    “Being Evel” HHH U.S. Documentary The documentary “Being Evel” is a fast and fun ride through the life of one of America’s strangest icons, da...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 03:14 pm   |     |   Share
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Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell, left) and Boaz (Jemaine Clement, right) in DON VERDEAN. Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Don Verdean’
    “Don Verdean” HHHhj Premieres Director Jared Hess’ fourth movie, “Don Verdean,” is his most consistently funny movie since “Napoleon Dynamite,”...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Saoirse Ronan stars in Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’
    “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” HH U.S. Dramatic The drama “Stockholm, Pennsylania” starts as a thoughtful examination of post-traumatic healing, but...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 08:58 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘City of Gold’
    “City of Gold” HHHhj U.S. Documentary If you must live in Los Angeles, make it the L.A. that food critic Jonathan Gold has uncovered for his re...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 09:00 am   |     |   Share
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    A still from the film Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ wins Sundance Short Film Grand Jury Prize
    Animator Don Hertzfeldt — whose accolades range from an Oscar nomination to having created the weirdest couch gag “The Simpsons” ever aired — has anot...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 04:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Billy Crudup, from left, Ezra Miller, director Kyle Patrick Alvarez and Michael Angarano pose for a portrait to promote the film, Sundance’s ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’ wins Sloan Prize for science
    The intense psychological drama “The Stanford Prison Experiment” is the recipient of this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, a $20,000 award h...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 04:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘(T)ERROR’
    “(T)ERROR” HHHH U.S. Documentary If “Citizenfour” had you paranoid at how invasive the National Security Agency can be, the eye-opening documen...
    Updated Jan 28 2015 12:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘The Witch’
    “The Witch” HHHhj U.S. Dramatic “The Witch” is a well-crafted horror drama that’s disturbing in all the ways a scary movie should be. A Purita...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Western’
    “Western” HHHhj U.S. Documentary The verite documentary “Western” is an elegantly structured look inside two communities on the U.S./Mexico bo...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 08:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Welcome to Leith’
    “Welcome to Leith” HHHhj U.S. Documentary The engrossing documentary “Welcome to Leith” shows what happens when a small town stands up to an in...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 11:47 am   |     |   Share
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A scene from the film Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Dreamcatcher’
    “Dreamcatcher” HHH World Cinema Documentary The documentary “Dreamcatcher” is a street-eye-view look at Chicago’s sex trade — and the tireless ...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 12:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’
    “The Stanford Prison Experiment” HHhj U.S. Dramatic The line between depicting horrific behavior and wallowing in it gets exceedingly blurry in...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘People Places Things’
    “People Places Things” HHHhj U.S. Dramatic Between the heaviness often found in Sundance indies and the juvenilia of much Hollywood product, a ...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘How to Dance in Ohio’
    “How to Dance in Ohio” HHhj U.S. Dramatic A noble subject gets a straight-forward treatment in “How to Dance in Ohio,” a documentary that explo...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 deals: ‘Dying Girl,’ ‘Dope,’ ‘D Train,’ ‘Diary,’ ‘Overnight’
    The weekend brought some big deals at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Here’s a round-up: • The biggest deal at the festival, perhaps the biggest deal...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘I Smile Back’
    “I Smile Back” HH U.S. Dramatic A fearless dramatic performance by comedian Sarah Silverman can’t save director Adam Salky’s repetitive housewi...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    A still from the film Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Unexpected’
    “Unexpected” HHH U.S. Dramatic The universal act of having a baby plays out in interesting and humorous ways in “Unexpected,” a well-performed ...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 09:34 am   |     |   Share
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    Connie Britton, a cast member in Sundance ‘15 Q&A: The art of playing a ‘Dying Girl’
    How do you play a teen-ager with leukemia? By not stressing the leukemia. “I saw her as everything else BUT her illness,” actress Olivia Cooke told th...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’
    “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” HHHhj U.S. Dramatic Friendship takes some comic and serious turns in the effectively offbeat dramedy “Me and E...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Hot Girls Wanted’
    “Hot Girls Wanted” HHHhj U.S. Documentary The searing documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” shines an uncomfortable spotlight on the internet porn ind...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘ ’71’
    “’71” HHHhj Spotlight The British action drama “’71” is a compelling look at violence and double-dealing in the heart of Belfast during “The T...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    Three post-apocalyptic survivors — played by Chris Pine, Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor — form a romantic triangle in the science-fiction drama Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Z For Zachariah’
    “Z For Zachariah” HHH U.S. Dramatic After the apocalypse, it’s going to be really quiet, at least in the world of “Z for Zachariah,” a low-key ...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Dope’
    “Dope” HHHH U.S. Dramatic Rick Famuyiwa’s “Dope” is a crazy combination of high-school comedy, urban drug-dealing drama, raucous teen romance a...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 01:19 am   |     |   Share
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    A still from the film Sundance ‘15 review: ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’
    “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” HHHhj U.S. Dramatic The familiar indie-film trope — the girl’s coming-of-age story — gets a vibrant telling in “T...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 09:37 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Racing Extinction’
    “Racing Extinction” HHH U.S. Documentary The breadth of Louie Psihoyos’ environmental documentary “Racing Extinction” is wide — the fate of ani...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 12:38 am   |     |   Share
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    James Marsden and Jack Black, at right, in a scene from the film Sundance ‘15 Q&A: Sex gets awkward in ‘The Overnight’ and ‘The D Train’
    Two days in, and the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is already gaining a reputation as the home of the off-the-wall sex scene. Three of the early U.S. Dr...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    James Marsden and Jack Black, at right, in a scene from the film Sundance ‘15 review: ‘The D Train’
    “The D Train” HHHhj U.S. Dramatic Jack Black and James Marsden give sharp comic performances in “The D Train,” a uproarious comedy about high-s...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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A scene from the film Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Meru’
    “Meru” HHHhj U.S. Documentary Unless you’re a high-risk mountain climber, the astonishing documentary “Meru” is as close as you’ll ever get to...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 01:12 am   |     |   Share