Monday, February 3, 2014

Sundance Films To Look Out For

     The 2014 Sundance Film Festival wrapped up last week and there appear to be many films to be excited about it. The big winner was writer-director Damien Chazelle's Whiplash. The film opened the fest and carried its successful first screening all the way to the Grand Jury and Audience Prizes for Best Dramatic Film. The film stars Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, and revolves the intense relationship between a percussion teacher and his student who wants to become a great jazz drummer. I am just going to make a list of all the films that I am looking forward to seeing. Apologize for being late on this post, but busy, busy, busy outside of blogging. Moving is no fun. Enjoy.

Whiplash   Written & Directed by Damien Chazelle
                   Starring: Miles Teller & J.K. Simmons
Boyhood   Written & Directed by Richard Linklater
                  Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette & Ethan Hawke
The Skeleton Twins   Directed by Craig Johnson; Written by Craig Johnson & Mark Heyman
                                    Starrring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell & Luke Wilson
Laggies   Directed by Lynn Shelton; Written by Andrea Seigel
                Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley & Sam Rockwell
God's Pocket   Directed by John Slattery; Written by John Slattery & Alex Metcalf
                         Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks & Eddie Marsan
Love Is Strange   Directed by Ira Sachs; Written by Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias
                             Starring: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina & Marisa Tomei
Frank   Directed by Lenny Abrahamson; Written by Jon Ronson & Peter Straughan
             Starring: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson & Scoot McNairy
Land Ho   Written & Directed by Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens
                   Starring: Paul Eenhoorn & Earl Lynn Nelson
Infinitely Polar Bear   Written & Directed by Maya Forbes
                                      Starring: Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo & Keir Dullea
Calvary   Written & Directed by John McDonagh
                 Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris O'Dowd & Isaach De Bankolé
Listen Up Philip   Written & Directed by Alex Ross Perry
                               Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss & Krysten Ritter
I Origins   Written & Directed by Mike Cahill
                   Starring: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling & Astrid Bergès-Frisbey
Dear White People   Written & Directed by Justin Simien
                                   Starring: Tyler James Williams & Tessa Thompson
Ping Pong Summer   Written & Directed by Michael Tully
                                    Starring: Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris & Lea Thompson
They Came Together   Directed by David Wain; Written by David Wain & Michael Showalter
                                     Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler & Michael Shannon
Obvious Child   Written & Directed by Gillian Robespierre
                           Starring: Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffman & Jake Lacy
A Most Wanted Man   Directed by Anton Corbijn; Written by Andrew Bovell
                                     Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright & Willem Dafoe
Happy Christmas   Written & Directed by Joe Swanberg
                                Starring: Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham & Melanie Lynskey
Life Itself   Directed by Steve James
                   Starring: Roger Ebert
Hellion   Written & Directed by Kat Candler
                Starring: Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis & Josh Wiggins
Ida   Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski; Written by Pawel Pawlikowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz
         Starring: Agata Kulesza & Agata Trzebuchowska
Cold In July   Directed by Jim Mickle; Written by Nick Damici
                        Starring: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson
The Voices   Directed by Marjane Satrapi; Written by Michael R. Perry
                     Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick & Gemma Arterton
The Raid 2   Written & Directed by Gareth Evans
                      Starring: Julie Estelle, Iko Uwais & Yayan Ruhian
The Trip to Italy   Written & Directed by Michael Winterbottom
                              Starring: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

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