Link roundup – Jan. 13-Feb. 2
January is always a busy month because of Sundance squatting in the second half of it, but this year that busyness was not manifested in my written output. Lots of traveling, administrating, strategizing, and recuperating, but less writing than usual. Such are the vagaries of festival coverage! Such are the caprices of fate. [Fart noise]
Here’s what has come out of my word hole over the last few weeks.
“Austenland” review [Twitch]
“Upstream Color” review [Twitch]
“Prince Avalanche” review [Twitch]
“Mud,” “Mister & Pete,” and This Year’s Breakout Kid Actors at Sundance [Movies.com]
“Escape from Tomorrow”: The Thrill of Sneaking Around Under Mickey Mouse’s Nose [Movies.com]
“Fruitvale” and “Valentine Road”: The Biggest Tearjerkers at Sundance [Movies.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies: “The Wraith” (1986), with Charlie Sheen as a supernatural manifestation/drag racer. [Film.com]
Snide Remarks: “Low-Capacity Magazines” — Another lesson in gossip interpretation.
Steven Soderbergh’s Top 5 and Bottom 5 Movies. [Film.com]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: Episode 145 has talk of “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “Amour,” a Sundance wrap-up, and more. Episode 146 has “Warm Bodies,” “Stand Up Guys,” and more. [MovieBS]
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