Sure, we’ve had some fun with David Carr’s Daily Baggage videos on The New York Times Web site, but today he offers an extremely compelling dispatch in the form of a Sundance Film Festival interview with Mike Tyson and Tyson director James Toback. (Unfortunately, the video is not available for Read More
You might think it would be impossible for New York Times Carpetbagger David Carr to top his creepy Joker-inspired video dispatch from January 7th, but today, on The Daily Baggage, his Times-sponsored daily video show, he goes (pace Madness) one (more) step beyond.
Using dolls and some strategically deployed Read More
For the third year in a row, the Sundance Institute has packed up its bags after Park City, Utah’s January film festival and brought the show to Brooklyn!
They condensed the dizzying number of selections the official festival down to 22 features and 36 shorts to show at an 11-day program starting this Read More
Hamlet 2, a witty high-school satire starring acclaimed British actor Steve Coogan, took home the top prize at Sundance yesterday, selling for about $10 million. Focus Features, which has garnered success with arty fare including Brokeback Mountain and Atonement, bought the rights, making it one of the biggest sales in the history of Read More
The Sundance Film Festival is its own little world, set in the otherworldy state of Utah. Smack in the what-surely-must-be-quaint-when-not-overrun-by-wankers town of Park City, nestled between spectacular, somewhat sci-fi-looking snow-covered mountains, it’s a universe where the inhabitants wear puffed-up coats (think duvets with sleeves), big clompy boots, silly hats and shiny laminates hanging around their Read More
Sex and the City’s Mr. Big just welcomed his own Mr. Little. Actor Chris Noth and longtime girlfriend Tara Wilson, who named their 7-pound, 10-counce son Orion Christopher, have already received well-wishes from S.A.T.C. co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.
“I’m thrilled for him because I think first of all he’s Read More
Last night I had my one night out experiencing the craziness that is Main Street in Park City. The entire slushy street was filled with people — think Times Square at rush hour — lining up outside of various parties. As my group approached the after-party sponsored by Hypnotiq for Be Kind Rewind, directed by Read More
Much of the chatter coming from journalists (a decidedly talky bunch) at the Sundance Film Festival is whether or not the writer’s strike will affect sales this year.
The question is, which of the films will go on to be Little Miss Sunshine – a critical and commercial hit?
Just as the shiny-haired folks wonder Read More
I just came from seeing the premiere of Amy Redford’s directorial debut, Guitar. Just two rows ahead of me was the (still gorgeous) golden head of her father, Sundance Film Festival founder, Robert Redford. He was wearing a black turtleneck, camel-colored scarf, glasses, and tried to stay as low-key as possible (not an easy task Read More
The Black List: Volume One, a collaboration between former New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, has been sold to HBO Documentary Films, and will have its world premiere at Sundance on January 22. The documentary is "composed of dramatic portraits of some of today’s most fascinating and influential African-American Read More