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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 11:51 am   |     |   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
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A still from the film Sundance ‘15 review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’
    “A Walk in the Woods” HHH Premieres If you’re going on a journey, it’s good to have familiar traveling companions — which is why “A Walk in the...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 01:11 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Chorus’
    “Chorus” HHH World Cinema Dramatic The French-Canadian drama “Chorus” is a poetic meditation on grief, and the different ways people handle it ...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 08:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    A still from the film Sundance ‘15 review: ‘The Overnight’
    “The Overnight” HHH U.S. Dramatic Writer-director Patrick Brice masters the awkward first encounter in “The Overnight,” a funny comedy of grown...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Christmas, Again’
    “Christmas, Again” HHH NEXT “Christmas, Again” — appropriately for a movie set before the holiday — is a sharply observed story of loneliness a...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 05:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Cartel Land’
    “Cartel Land” HHhj U.S. Documentary There’s half a great movie in “Cartel Land,” a gritty street-level documentary about vigilante action on bo...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Best of Enemies’
    “Best of Enemies” HHH U.S. Documentary The wry documentary “Best of Enemies” takes us on a welcome nostalgia trip to a particular moment in 196...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Melissa Rauch attends the premiere of “The Bronze,” directed by Bryan Buckley during the movie's premiere at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, Thursday, January 22, 2015. Rauch and her husband Winston Rauch co-wrote the comedy about a former gymnast, washed-up and embittered a decade after winning the bronze medal — who learns a young gymnast is threatening her local celebrity status. Sundance ‘15 Q&A: The long and the short of ‘The Bronze’
    So how did “Big Bang Theory” co-star Melissa Rauch and her husband Winston Rauch come up with the ridiculously foul-mouthed character of ex-gymnast Ho...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 01:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Melissa Rauch ( Sundance ‘15 review: ‘The Bronze’
    “The Bronze” HHH U.S. Dramatic competition Melissa Rauch gives a ferociously funny performance in “The Bronze,” an acidly raunchy comedy she co...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’
    “What Happened, Miss Simone” HHHhj Documentary Premieres For fans of Nina Simone, or for those who have forgotten the politically incendiary bl...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 09:29 am   |     |   Share
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Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell, left) and Boaz (Jemaine Clement, right) in DON VERDEAN. ‘Don Verdean’ bought by Lionsgate; Showtime acquires ‘Dreamcatcher’
    The 2015 Sundance Film Festival doesn’t get started until tonight, and already the deals are happening. The North American rights for the comedy “Don ...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 01:33 am   |     |   Share