Sundance Roundup Part 2: The Indie Movies Everyone is Buzzing About

The Sundance film festival is slowly inching towards its close, and there are more candidates for "year's most exciting indie movie." You've already seen our first breakdown of this year's exciting science fiction and fantasy movies. Now, here's the last collection of indie movie standouts (and fall-downs) that the… » 1/23/14 1:22pm 1/23/14 1:22pm

Shane Carruth's new movie could leave you even more bewildered than

Nine years ago, writer-director Shane Carruth left Sundance in awe with Primer, a time travel film that was simple in production but insanely complex in its plot. Primer took a basic set-up, a time machine, and managed to turn a low-budget film into one of the smartest, and also scientific jargon-filled movies in… » 1/22/13 2:00pm 1/22/13 2:00pm

Watch Sundance's completely insane collection of short films right now

This year Sundance has decided to bring their odd little short film collection straight to the masses. The film festival has created a YouTube channel that is hosting a collection of their participating short films online, and there is some seriously amazing stuff in the mix including one completely insane… » 1/21/13 8:20am 1/21/13 8:20am

Ask the Director of Sundance Sensation Robot and Frank Any Question…

Jake Schreier directed Robot and Frank, our favorite movie from Sundance 2012 — and now he's here to answer your questions. Want to know how Schreier went about creating an indie movie about a former burglar's relationship with his robot companion? Or how hard it was to create a convincing robot character on film? This … » 8/15/12 11:00am 8/15/12 11:00am

The time-travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed worked better as an…

During Hollywood's golden era, it was common for a picture (they called 'em pictures back then) to be based on a popular stage play. It still happens, but rarely. The biggest and most visible movies are based on comic books these days (they called 'em graphic novels back then, they'll say of us) but maybe we're about… » 1/27/12 9:05am 1/27/12 9:05am

Beasts of the Southern Wild is beautiful, operatic and filled with…

The Beasts of the Southern Wild is very much one of the most buzzed films at Sundance right now. Everyone either loves it or respects it greatly. Whether or not this movie about a young girl facing a flood and terrible hog-monsters catches on with a wider audience remains to be seen — but I feel confident saying that… » 1/24/12 1:27pm 1/24/12 1:27pm

Robot and Frank is the next great science fiction indie

In the movies, technology is usually represented one of two ways: a hallelujah-worthy miracle or a soul-deadening trespass on the natural order of things. Robot and Frank, a film receiving near-unanimous praise at the Sundance Film Festival, is smart enough to know better. Technology, like everything in life, isn't… » 1/23/12 7:00am 1/23/12 7:00am

All the science fiction films from Sundance that you'll be raving about …

Sundance begins today! In past years, the festival brought us great science fiction films such as Splice and Moon. But what will be this year's smash indie success? Here's a list of likely suspects. » 1/20/11 5:01pm 1/20/11 5:01pm