The ongoing adventures of Scott Weinberg, a friendly yet annoyingly opinionated guy who does nothing but watch movies and then write about them.

Monday, January 28, 2008

25 up, 25 down! Bring on SXSW.

For the first time in six years, I actually reviewed EVERY movie I saw at Sundance / Slamdance. That never happens. Hence the phrase "for the first time in six years," I guess. Here's everything:


  1. Adventures of Power (Ari Gold, Michael Mckean / D: Ari Gold)
  2. Blind Date (Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson / D: Stanley Tucci)
  3. Good Dick (Jason Ritter, Marianna Palka / D: Marianna Palka)
  4. The Great Buck Howard (John Malkovich, Colin Hanks / D: Sean McGinly)
  5. The Merry Gentleman (Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald / D: Michael Keaton)
  6. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (Jon Foster, Sienna Miller / D: Rawson Marhsall Thurber)
  7. Pretty Bird (Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti / D: Paul Schneider)
  8. Quid Pro Quo (Nick Stahl, Vera Farmiga / D: Carlos Brooks)
  9. The Visitor (Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman / D: Tom McCarthy)
  10. The Wackness (Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley / D: Jonathan Levine)
  11. What Just Happened? (Robert De Niro, John Turturro / D: Barry Levinson)

FEARnet (a few reviews are still on my editor's desk)

  1. Baghead (Ross Partridge, Greta Gerwig / D: Jay & Mark Duplass)
  2. The Broken (Lena Headey, Richard Jenkins / D: Sean Ellis)
  3. Choke (Sam Rockwell, Kelly Macdonald / D: Clark Gregg)
  4. Donkey Punch (Julian Morris, Tom Burke / D: Olly Blackburn)
  5. Downloading Nancy (Maria Bello, Rufus Sewell / D: Johan Renck)
  6. Fear(s) of the Dark (b&w animated french horror anthology)
  7. Funny Games (Naomi Watts, Michael Pitt / D: Michael Haneke)
  8. Hell Ride (Michael Madsen, Larry Bishop / D: Larry Bishop)
  9. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (Trevor Matthews, Robert Englund / D: Jon Knautz)
  10. Paranormal Activity (D: Oren Peli)
  11. Red (Brian Cox, Tom Sizemore / D: Diesen & McKee)
  12. Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story (D: Jeffrey Schwarz)
  13. Trailer Park of Terror (Nichole Hiltz, Priscilla Barnes / D: Steven Goldmann)
  14. Trans-siberian (Emily Mortimer, Woody Harrelson / D: Brad Anderson)

...oh, and then I came home and had to review Meet the Spartans. It felt like a punishment.

( ** asterisks are for internal use only. OK, fine, they're there to remind me which reviews still need to be linked at Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb. There, happy?)

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