Coverage of 2019 Sundance Film Festival at @hammertonail, Part 3 + Review of UNITED SKATES

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My Hammer to Nail coverage of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival continues with four more reviews and one interview:

In addition, here is my review of United Skates!

Enjoy!

@fogoftruth Episode 501: Slamdance/Sundance 2019 Interviews

Chris and Summre interview four filmmakers from snowy Park City in this special Sundance & Slamdance on-location episode, out today. To see the video that accompanies each of these interviews, please visit our “video extras” page. To hear our reviews of these four films, please check out our previous bonus episode, released on January 23. As always, you can find the audio of the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

Filmmakers Interviewed:

Coverage of 2019 Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals at @filmfesttoday and @hammertonail – Part 1

The 2019 Slamdance and Sundance film festivals are both now over, and here is the first part of my coverage, from both Film Festival Today and Hammer to Nail. Enjoy!

@fogoftruth Bonus Episode: Slamdance/Sundance 2019 Preview

Happy New Year! Our second post-Season 4 bonus episode, out today, features reviews of the four Park City films we will cover, with filmmaker interviews (to be conducted by Summre and Chris), in Episode 501 (to drop 2/6/19), along with a discussion of how psyched we are to go to the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

Sundance Films Reviewed:

Slamdance Films Reviewed:

4 Reviews @filmfesttoday & @hammertonail: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” + the Slamdance/Sundance Films “Fish Bones,” “Instant Dreams” + “The Oslo Diaries”

Over the past week, Film Festival Today ran one review of mine – of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – and Hammer to Nail ran three, all of which were from this year’s Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals (I did not travel to Park City, Utah, but covered both festivals remotely): Fish BonesInstant Dreams and The Oslo Diaries. Here are links to all 4 pieces:

Enjoy!

9 Reviews @filmfesttoday & @hammertonail: “Happy End,” “In the Fade” and “The Insult” + six Sundance/Slamdance 2018 Films

Over the past two weeks, Film Festival Today ran two reviews of mine – of In the Fade and The Insult – and Hammer to Nail ran seven, of which all but one were from this year’s Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals (I did not travel to Park City, Utah, but covered both festivals remotely). That one non-festival film review was of Happy End. The six festival reviews were of: Birds Without FeathersCircus EcuadorFake TattoosFreedom for the WolfGenesis 2.0 and Time Share. Here are links to all 9 pieces:

Enjoy!

All 10 of My @hammertonail @slamdance @sundancefest Film Reviews

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Here are the 10 reviews from my remote coverage of the recent Slamdance and Sundance film festivals, written for Hammer to Nail. I couldn’t attend, but I was able to watch some great movies, nonetheless. From Slamdance, we have three documentaries – The Modern Jungle (which analyzes the relationship between filmmaker and subject among dirt-poor peasants in Chiapas), Strad Style (about an unlikely violin maker and his quest to recreate a renowned 18th-century instrument) and Supergirl (a tale of the strongest 12-year-old girl in the world) – and three narratives – Dave Made a Maze (a demented fantasy about an out-of-control labyrinth), Future ’38 (a clever sci-fi look forward from 1938 to the year 2018) and Weather House (a hypnotic meditation on the end of the world). From Sundance, we have two documentaries – Plastic China (an exploration of China’s position as the number one importer of recyclable plastic) and Tell Them We Are Rising (a chronicle of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities) – and two narratives – Bad Day for the Cut (an intense revenge thriller from Norther Ireland) and Free and Easy (an engagingly offbeat dramedy about misfit criminals in China). Below are the links to the reviews:

Enjoy!