What Films We’d Be Watching If We Were in Sundance

sundance-picks

With reasons why.

the-east

The East
Directed by Zal Batmanglij

Because Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij are a dynamite team, and we’ll watch anything they make.

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Don Jon’s Addiction
Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Because Scarlett Johansson in a red dress is like the 10th wonder of the world

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The Look of Love
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Because seeing Steve Coogan look like that and knowing it’s about Paul Raymond (look him up) is enough.

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El Mariachi
Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Because it debuted at Sundance 30 years ago.

milkshake

Milkshake
Directed by David Andalman

Because we have a soft spot for dark comedies involving white people, hip-hop, and the 90s.

lovelace

Lovelace
Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

Because… DUH?…

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jOBS

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern

Because we’ll watch it just to hate on Ashton Kutcher.

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Big Sur
Directed by Michael Polish

Because we’ve always wanted to go to Big Sur, and Jack Kerouac ties that in nicely.

stoker

Stoker
Directed by Park Chan-Wook

Because the macabre is necessary sometimes.

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Blue Caprice
Directed by Alexandre Moors

Because we lived through that DC Sniper shit, and walked home in zig-zags nightly. Scary!

crystal-fairy

Crystal Fairy
Directed by Sebastián Silva

Because it’s a Chilean hallucinogenic drug movie starring Michael Cera.

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Gangs of Wasseypur
Directed by Anurag Kashyap

Because it is a 5 hour Indian gangster movie.

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Sweetwater
Directed by Logan Miller and Noah Miller

Because it takes place in the Old West.

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Interior. Leather Bar.
Directed by Travis Mathews and James Franco

Because James Franco is a weirdo, and you do have to challenge yourself sometimes.

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A Teacher
Directed by Hannah Fidell

Because it looks at the Teacher side of Student / Teacher affairs.

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Kill Your Darlings
Directed by John Krokidas

Because “True Crime with the Beat Generation” sounds interesting.

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Muscle Shoals
Greg “Freddy” Camalier

Because good music is usually good subject matter.

sound-city

Sound City
Directed by Dave Grohl

Because… see above.

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Narco Cultura
Directed Shaul Schwarz

Because we want to see what kind of access the director got to the Mexican drug cartels.

tim-hetherington

Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
Directed by Sebastian Junger

Because Sebastian Junger has a really cool name and Tim Hetherington was the man.

newlyweeds

Newlyweeds
Directed by Shaka King

Because it is about weed dependence.

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Running from Crazy
Directed by Barbara Kopple

Because it’s about the dark side of the Hemingways

sightseers

Sightseers
By Ben Wheatley

Because it’s a comedy about doing away with people that piss you off.

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