Sundance 2012 Wrap-up!And so, another edition of the Sundance Film Festival is in the books. It’s amazing to me how quickly these fests tend to come up, but man, do they ever disappear just as quickly. For me, it was another terrific year full of great films, and once again, I had the opportunity to meet many truly amazing folks. Special shout outs have to go to my peeps Chase Whale, Matt Goldberg, Joey Paur, Sundance volunteer extraordinaire Abbey, my roommates- the ioncinema crew Nicholas Bell, Jordan Smith and Eric Lavallée. All of these folks were great company, and I had a blast time hanging out with all of them.
But what about the movies? Methinks this was a very solid year, although early on in the fest I saw a couple of stinkers, including the execrable LAY THE FAVORITIE, the excruciation THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, and what has to be Spike Lee’s worst film ever, RED HOOK SUMMER. Happily, the good far outweighed the bad, and compiling my top 10, I was amazed at just how strong the films were that I listed. Not one was added as an afterthought- which to me is the sign of a strong slate of films.
Check out all of my reviews below for a full run-down of what I saw.