SUNDANCE 2007

Alphabetical _ By Rating

Year Two up at the Sundance Film Festival. I went up a bit earlier this year and was able to experience the entire 10 days of the festival. It was enormously exhausting, but I got to meet a lot more importatn people and see more films. Specifically, I came up early to help out Tze Chun shop around a proposal to acquire financing for his feature film, Superpink. His short, Windowbreaker, was a short film that was in Sundance this year. Unfortunately, the short of his that I provided finishing funds for. Cold Feet, was not accepted into the festival this year. I saw 30 films, and I thought it was a superior selection of films compared to 2006. I didn't have one 5-star rating in last year's coverage of this festival, and here I have two.

One note I'd like to make: The 3 Groar rating is mostly used to rate films that didn't really motivate any kind of reaction from me, good or bad. They were technically proficient, but didn't move me towards a yea or nea in any meaningful way. There are two exceptions to this tendency: Chicago 10 and An American Crime . Both of these films evoked strong reactions from me, but they had as many negative aspects as positive and I had to give them the 'average' rating. The 'Analysis' portion of my review will explain why.

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Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 GRACE IS GONE

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 MY KID COULD PAINT THAT

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 4.5 BLACK SNAKE MOAN

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 4.5 FOUR SHEETS TO THE WIND

Groar 1Groar 2Groar 3Groar 4Groar 4.5 SON OF RAMBOW

Groar 1Groar 2Groar 3Groar 4 IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 LONGFORD

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 MANDALA BALA

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 ONCE

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 ROCKET SCIENCE

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 TEETH pass2007

 

Groar 1Groar 2Groar 3Groar 1 WAR DANCE

Groar 1Groar 2Groar 3Groar 4.5 MISS NAVAJO

Groar 1Groar 2Groar 3Groar 4.5 PADRE NUESTRO

Groar 1Groar 2Groar 3 AN AMERICAN CRIME

Groar 1Groar 2Groar 3 AWAY FROM HER

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 CHICAGO 10

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 FIDO

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 THE GO-GETTER

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 THE SAVAGES

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 1 WAITRESS

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 4.5 EAGLE VS. SHARK

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 4.5 INTERVIEW

Groar 1Groar 1Groar 4.5 SNOW ANGELS

Groar 1Groar 1 FINISHING THE GAME

Groar 1Groar 2 JOSHUA

Groar 1Groar 2 RED ROAD

Groar 1Groar 1 THE GOOD NIGHT

Groar 1 YEAR OF THE DOG

SHORT FILMS