4 items from 2014
Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.
Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom Dicillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope »
- Eric Lavallee
Blu-ray Release Date: June 3, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $24.97
Studio: Shout! Factory
It’s a cannabilistic fest in 1999 horror movie Ravenous.
Guy Pearce (Lockout) stars in the independent film as Capt. Boyd, a disgraced war veteran who’s quietly sent to a remote fort inhabited by soldiers half-mad with boredom. Then a frozen stranger (Robert Carlyle, California Solo) arrives and tells them about a group of settlers who are trapped in a cave and forced to eat one another. When Boyd and soldiers go to help, they fall into a deadly ambush.
Critics panned Ravenous, which grossed $2 million when it was in theaters. But moviegoers like it much better. The film scored 40% with critics and 79% with moviegoers, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
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The Right One is a love story set in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Even Julia Roberts traveled half of the world to find love there in Eat Pray Love. Yes, I'm talking about Bali. Heck if it works for her it must be work for us here in Indonesia, So here's the new romance from director Stephen Odang, with cast Tara Basro (Killers) & Gandhi Fernando (California Solo) as the love birds. Here's the official synopsis i get from IMDb; Two people cross-path their entire life and only fate decides their future. There you go, I bet fate decides they get together in their future, or maybe not, I don't know until i watch it right? And of course you...
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Cinematographer James Laxton told us about filming 2014 Sundance entry "Camp X-Ray." His previous projects include "The Myth of the American Sleepover," "For a Good Time Call," "Medicine for Melancholy," "California Solo," and "Adult World." The first-time feature from director Peter Sattler, "Camp X-Ray" tells the story of a young woman (Kristen Stewart) who works as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she befriends a detainee. What camera and lens did you use? We shot on the Arri Alexa with Ziess Ultra Primes and Alura Zooms. What was the most difficult shot on your movie, and how did you pull it off? Many scenes in Camp X-Ray take place through a 6-inch wide viewing window of a cell, which was a challenge to photograph in a way that kept the images engaging and pushed the story along. We explored as many different ways to capture each scene as possible and assigned »
- Taylor Lindsay
4 items from 2014