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Review: The Master

Evangelical zeal
Paul Thomas Anderson's searchers all wash out from the same starting point: nothing left to lose.
By: HARLAN JACOBSON  |  September 20, 2012

Sundance - 2012

Sundance 2012 shakes off the angst

The light stuff
Two full production years following the market collapse in the third quarter of 2008, the tonal zeitgeist of films on display at the Sundance Film Festival — a reliable snapshot of independent filmmaking — has shifted from dark to light.
By: HARLAN JACOBSON  |  February 01, 2012


Love might be awarded at this year's Sundance Festival, but anger holds sway

Hope and fury
When you step back from Sundance 2011 and its 110 films that hit the dozen screens over the 10 days ending January 30, what you come away with is the year of Angry Men.
By: HARLAN JACOBSON  |  February 02, 2011


Rocky Mountain low

A little frayed, the Sundance brand endures
Ever since Steven Soderbergh put what was a grade-Z resort town on the film-business map with sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, the Indies and foreigners essentially hijacked the Oscars.
By: HARLAN JACOBSON  |  February 10, 2010
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