2013 Sundance Wrap-Up! (including our top 10)And so another edition of the Sundance Film Festival is over and done with. Once again, I was lucky enough to attend for JoBlo.com (my fourth time), and I had an absolute blast. I ended up reviewing twenty-nine movies; as opposed to the twenty I did last year, which should give you an idea of how many films that were well worth seeing. Heck, even at twenty-nine, I missed one biggie- FRUITVALE, which won the Grand Jury and Audience Awards, right after being bought by The Weinstein Company. Hopefully, Iíll get to catch up with it somewhere down the line, but Iím sure the Weinsteins will put it out sooner rather than later.
Otherwise, tons of films that I saw, including THE WAY, WAY BACK, THE SPECTACULAR NOW, KILL YOUR DARLINGS, PRINCE AVALANCHE, LOVELACE, THE LOOK OF LOVE, and more- walked away with good distribution deals, so you can reasonably expect them to start trickling out within the next few months. Of course- they werenít all winners- as at every fest, I saw a few clunkers, including the insipid AUSTENLAND (produced by Stephanie Meyer of TWILIGHT- natch), THE LIFEGUARD and the atrocious SWEETWATER. Still, the good far outweighed the bad.
The following is a list of my personal top ten from Sundance, along with notes about their distribution deals, so you can have an idea if/when youíll be seeing them soon. Iíve also included links to all my reviews below. I hope you find a good selection of films to look forward to.