24 January 2011 11:38 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the things I’ve really enjoyed at Sundance is talking with strangers about movies.  Whether I’m on the bus, waiting in line, or sitting in a theater before the film starts, I’ve found friendly people who are willing to just geek out about movies.  These Amazing Shadows is the cinematic equivalent of talking movies with your fellow film-lovers.  Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton’s documentary jumps around excitedly as it points out great films that are in the National Film Registry, but it goes far beyond the popular stuff like Star Wars and Blazing Saddles.  They look at experimental films, culturally significant movies regarding sex and race, and even popular bumpers.  Mariano and Norton also examine the art of film preservation and the discovery of uncensored versions of movies that were edited under the Production Code.  These Amazing Shadows lacks clarity and cohesion on certain points, »

- Matt Goldberg

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