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Bloodline: Here's What You Need to Know Before Watching Season 2

Bloodline: Here's What You Need to Know Before Watching Season 2
Bloodline returns with its 10-episode second season on Friday, May 27, which gives the uninitiated roughly seven weeks to binge the Netflix drama’s inaugural run. And for those already well versed on the Rayburn family’s initial 13-episode misadventure, we highly recommend the above three-minute refresher (because, let’s face it, there’s no way you’re going to remember every twist and turn the series took.)

RelatedBloodline Season 2: John Leguizamo Nabs ‘Violent’ Series-Regular Role

Among the key Season 1 plot developments Ep Daniel Zelman suggests fans keep top of mind before embarking on Season 2:

♦ John’s (Kyler
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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 5 Review

Gary McCurry reviews the fifth episode of Bloodline

Five episodes into Bloodline and as soon as you meet a new character you know that their importance won’t be revealed to you straight away, that’s not how they work. Tedious at times, sure. I’ve become accustomed to discovering the backstory to a character through flashbacks, long monologues and memories unfolding in front of their eyes.

You won’t have to dig deep to find spoilers.

Introducing Detective Lenny Potts (Frank Hoyt Taylor). Immediately we get a sense that even though he’s an old Navy friend of Robert, no warm welcome will be received. In town to attend the funeral of the former head of the Rayburn clan, Robert (Sam Shepard). The death of Robert allows the storyline of his last will and testament (the one that excludes son, Danny) and the quiet showdown with Danny to take centre stage.
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Bloodline, Ep. 1.07 to 1.13: Stunning secrets come to a head

Bloodline, Season 1, Episodes 7-13

Created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman

Premiered on Friday, March 20th on Netflix Instant

This review contains spoilers for the last seven episodes of Bloodline

“Sometimes things happen and you get clear in your mind. You know who you are, you know what you want, and you know what you have to do.”

For its first six episodes, Netflix’s new family drama/mystery Bloodline is the compelling, richly told story of the Rayburns, a wealthy and influential Florida Keys family with a mountain of lies and painful secrets. One of the greatest accomplishments of this first season has been its willingness to let the story unfold slowly, allowing this family and their secrets to develop naturally. By the time the viewer gets to the midway point of the season, they are wrapped up in this family and their wrenching drama.

“You
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Spirit Awards Nominations: Part 1

Best DirectorDarren Aronofsky'Black Swan'In many ways, Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" is similar to his previous film, "The Wrestler." Both lead characters are dedicated artists struggling with inner demons. To express themselves, they have only their bodies. Their age, injuries, and mental stability threaten to undermine their art.However, in "Black Swan," Aronofsky masterfully adds another layer. He parallels the journey of Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) with the tale of "Swan Lake," the tragic ballet in which she performs. The astute viewer will notice his use of black and white in the set pieces of almost every scene, alluding to the contrast between the white and black swans. He adds elements of horror, drama, and paranoia, all of which exist in "Swan Lake." He directs the actors in such a way that you aren't ever sure what is fantasy and what is reality. All of these elements add
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Sundance Photo/Trailer Preview: Obselidia

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Sundance Photo/Trailer Preview: Obselidia
Director/screenwriter Diane Bell's Obselidia is one of 16 films selected from 1,058 submissions for the Dramatic Competition for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Described as a "save-the-world love story", the film tells the story of a lonely librarian believes love is obsolete until a road trip to Death Valley with a beguiling cinema projectionist teaches him otherwise. Shot on the Red Camera, featuring a score by UK musician Liam Howe (Spin Spin Sugar, 6 Underground) and starring a mostly unknown cast Gaynor Howe (Home and Away), Michael Piccirilli, and Frank Hoyt Taylor. Sundance calls the film "soft spoken, profound, and disarmingly charming" offering a "rare and humane lens through which we can view a world increasingly preoccupied with and inhabited by extinction." A few more photos, trailer and poster, after the jump. [gallery order="Desc" columns="2" orderby="ID"] Movie Trailer: Here is the official plot synopsis: Ever feel like the whole world is disappearing? ...
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Sundance 2010 Film Lineup *Updated*

Sundance released their slate for 2010. It includes:43 documentaries on the Middle East12 films about friends who 'discover' something33 movies about people you've never heard about1 comedyHopefully the lineup this year is strong but it doesn't look that way compared to last year. Last year we had Push (Precious), that Lil Wayne documentary that never went anywhere, Mystery Team which might make my top ten, Moon, Mike Tyson documentary, Cold Souls. Just so much last January that was excellent. I hope I don't go out therer and freeze my tail off just to see...I don't know, a documentary about a former Pakistani prime minister or something silly like that.Here's the lineup so far: Premieres To showcase the diversity to contemporary independent cinema, the Sundance Film Festival Premieres section offers the latest work from American and international directors as well as world premieres of highly anticipated films. Presented by Entertainment Weekly.
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Sundance Film Festival Details Released

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I feel a special bond with the Sundance Film Festival. Not because I’ve been there, but because the guy in charge of it this year, John Cooper, shares my name. Because we share this bond, I feel that I’m able to take license in referring to the man as Coop for the rest of this article.

For the annual event held in Park City, Utah from January 21-31, thousands of films are submitted and screened — this year, 3,724 films were viewed by the festival’s ten programmers. I wonder when they slept.

Coop has high hopes for the festival as a whole:

“We may even be going into a golden age for independent films, in that the technology will make it possible for the films to be made and for audiences to see them. The industry is going through a major evolutionary stage right now, there’s no doubt about that,
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Sundance 2010 Film Lineup

Sundance released their slate for 2010. It includes:43 documentaries on the Middle East12 films about friends who 'discover' something33 movies about people you've never heard about1 comedyHopefully the lineup this year is strong but it doesn't look that way compared to last year. Last year we had Push (Precious), that Lil Wayne documentary that never went anywhere, Mystery Team which might make my top ten, Moon, Mike Tyson documentary, Cold Souls. Just so much last January that was excellent. I hope I don't go out therer and freeze my tail off just to see...I don't know, a documentary about a former Pakistani prime minister or something silly like that.Here's the lineup so far: U.S. Documentary Competition This year’s 16 films were selected from 862 submissions. Each film is a world premiere. Bhutto(Directors: Jessica Hernandez and Johnny O'Hara; Screenwriter: Johnny O'Hara)—A riveting journey through the life and work of recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto,
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Sundance Film Festival 2010 films announced

Sundance Film Festival 2010 is a little over a month away and that means we can now bring you a list of the competition films that will be playing. Here you go boys and girls… enjoy!

Documentary Competition

Blue Valentine” – Directed by Derek Cianfrance, written by Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis, a portrait of an American marriage that charts the evolution of a relationship over time. With Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, John Doman. “Douchebag” – Directed by Drake Doremus, written by Lindsay Stidham, Doremus, Jonathan Schwartz and Andrew Dickler, in which a man about to be married takes his younger brother on a wild goose chase to find the latter’s fifth-grade girlfriend. Features Dickler, Ben York Jones, Marguerite Moreau, Nicole Vicius, Amy Ferguson, Wendi McClendon-Covey. “The Dry Land” – Directed and written by Ryan Piers Williams, in which a returning U.S. soldier tries to reconcile his experiences overseas with his life in Texas.
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2010 Sundance Film Festival Line-up Unveiled

Photo: Sundance Today the Sundance Institute announced the films that will be in competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in both the U.S. and International dramatic and documentary categories. The festival will run from January 21-31 in Park City, Utah. There are a few changes this year as there will be no opening-night picture and the festival will take select festival films to eight cities during as the fest plays out.

Last year notable films such as this year's major Oscar contenders Precious and An Education debuted at Sundance 2009 as did audience and critical favorite (500) Days of Summer.

As for this year's crop I have highlighted a few titles among the list below in red, but I have primarily done so considering the names attached to the pictures not necessarily based on any advanced buzz I've heard around any of the films. Names to look out for include Ryan Gosling,
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Competition Line-up Announced for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival

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The Sundance Film Festival is where some of the great films of the year will get their first viewings, and if you don’t believe me, here’s just some of the great films this year that made their debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival: Precious, World’s Greatest Dad, Big Fan, Bronson, Moon and even (500) Days of Summer, which I didn’t care for but made a big splash.

The festival is where buzz starts happening and now Sundance has released the list of which films will be in competition for 2010. Keep in mind that there are plenty of other films which play out of competition and can be just as great. But some of the big names fighting for the crown are the Allen Ginsberg obscenity trial film Howl starring General Hospital’s James Franco, Hesher starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo’s directing debut Sympathy for Delicious,
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Sundance 2010 competition lineup includes Temptation Of St Tony!

And the first announcement is upon us and includes quite a few movies we've already reported on.. What does that include?

The incredible looking Estonian drama The Temptation of St. Tony for which we got the exclusive trailer on a while ago. It's by Veiko Õunpuu who did the incredible Sügisball and I'm greatly looking forward to seeing this.

From Spencer Susser, the director of the incredible zombie short I love Sarah Jane comes Hesher, his first feature which stars Jgl!

David Michôd's Australian thriller Animal Kingdom which stars Guy Pearce.

From Taiki Waititi, director of Eagle vs Shark comes Boy which we previously reported on, but then it was known as The Volcano.

Full list after the break!

U.S. Documentary Competition

This year’s 16 films were selected from 862 submissions. Each film is a world premiere.

Bhutto (Directors: Jessica Hernandez and Johnny O'Hara; Screenwriter: Johnny O'Hara)—A riveting
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Sundance unveils 2010 lineup

Sundance unveils 2010 lineup
Although the Sundance Film Festival might have tried to wring some extra sunshine from its selections last year, the 2010 lineup looks to be back to its typical mirthless self. One could say it has gone from "You gotta give 'em hope" to "You gotta give 'em mope."

"That's our filmmakers," festival director John Cooper said with an amused mix of pride and resignation. "There's some lightness in here somewhere."

Yes, it's wedged back behind the assassinations, political corruption, war carnage, crumbling educational system and Khmer Rouge revelations. The fest, which runs Jan. 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, might start to feel like 11 Days of Glummer.

But perhaps that's to be expected. The implosion of the independent distribution system amid the ever-present threats of a maimed economy and two wars has provided festival organizers and filmmakers an opportunity to cut loose and follow their probing passions,
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