Film

I like to believe that the emphasis placed on a strong beard in these films is not due to the lack of cheap Gillette razors but to the evocation of the battle for justice and a bygone way of life that the beard symbolizes.

Bittersweet, sensitive and surprisingly funny, Sundance Shorts touring program spans genres for a gymnastic study of just how agile film, as a medium, can be.

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Displays of splendor are complemented with equally gory scenes of zombie violence.

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The film uses the same formula followed by every cliché love story ever, with the relationship, not surprisingly, developing way too quickly.

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With the humor of “The Big Lebowski” and the anti-climatic aimlessness of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” this is Joel and Ethan operating at peak Coen.

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If you’re rolling your eyes at this article and already typing out an incensed response, consider that you might just be acting like the people who were wrong about “Avatar.”

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“Jane Got a Gun” but she doesn’t really use it.

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Pine and Affleck's subtlety adds a sense of realism; they recognize that the men did it for the greater good because it was their duty — not because they foresaw their efforts displayed on the big screen.

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While any conversation with Hitchock or Truffaut would be valuable, it’s the candid rapport between the two that makes their conversation so influential.

A short film must be wholly unique, something never before seen on the screen, or at the least a very original take on something that has.