First Annual Sundance Awards and Complete Review List
by Alex Billington
February 5, 2007
Oh, how much I miss Sundance! I've put together this final wrap-up for anyone who's looking for an archive of all the Sundance reviews and coverage from FS.net. I already miss being out in Park City and can't wait to get back next year. Most importantly, I can't wait until these films open publicly in theaters around the country - as I want to hear feedback from everyone else, too. They are some of the best films of the year and they need to be seen by more than just those who attended Sundance. To see if any of the films you're looking forward to are actually ever going to come to theaters, check out the counter-part to this - Sundance Films Coming Soon To Theaters.
Included within is Alex's Best of the Fest, a complete Sundance 07 review list, links to all the daily coverage and interviews.
For more photos from the fest, check out Alex's Flickr set.
Alex's Best of the Fest:
#1 - The Good Life - A beautiful, brilliant film, with a cast that delivers some great performances, and a mood and feeling incomparable to any other film at the fest. And on top of that, the only film at Sundance that really made me cry.
#2 - Clubland - This one and The Go-Getter make me really want to fall in love, and I mean really. This movie is just wonderful, comedic, and most of all very heartfelt. Make sure to catch it when Warner Independent releases it here in the US.
#3 - The Go-Getter - This is the one movie I keep thinking of when I remember Sundance. I really want to watch it again, but it was the mellow beauty of Zooey Deschanel's character that really pulled me further into it.
#4 - Angel-A
#5 - Delirious
Honorable Mentions: King of California / Fido / Waitress
Complete Sundance 07 Review List:
(Sorted by rating - out of 10)
9.5 - The Good Life (Dir: Steve Berra)
9.0 - Clubland (Dir: Cherie Nowlan)
9.0 - King of California (Dir: Mike Cahill)
8.5 - Angel-A (Dir: Luc Besson)
8.5 - The Go-Getter (Dir: Martin Hynes)
8.5 - Son of Rambow (Dir: Garth Jennings)
8.5 - Waitress (Dir: Adrienne Shelly)
8.0 - Delirious (Dir: Tom DiCillo)
8.0 - Fido (Dir: Andrew Currie)
8.0 - Interview (Dir: Steve Buscemi)
8.0 - The Savages (Dir: Tamara Jenkins)
8.0 - Snow Angels (Dir: David Gordon Green)
7.5 - Fay Grim (Dir: Hal Hartley)
7.5 - Rocket Science (Dir: Jeffrey Blitz)
7.5 - Teeth (Dir: Mitchell Lichtenstein)
7.0 - An American Crime (Dir: Tommy O'Haver)
7.0 - Chasing Ghosts (Dir: Lincoln Ruchti)
7.0 - Eagle vs Shark (Dir: Taika Waititi)
6.5 - Padre Nuestro (Dir: Christopher Zalla)
6.0 - Chicago 10 (Dir: Brett Morgen)
6.0 - Year of the Dog (Dir: Mike White)
5.5 - Slipstream (Dir: Anthony Hopkins)
5.0 - Manda Bala (Dir: Jason Kohn)
5.0 - Red Road (Dir: Andrea Arnold)
5.0 - The Pool (Dir: Chris Smith)
4.5 - Smiley Face (Dir: Gregg Araki)
4.5 - The Ten (Dir: David Wain)
4.5 - Weapons (Dir: Adam Bhala Lough)
4.0 - The Good Night (Dir: Jake Paltrow)
4.0 - The Nines (Dir: John August)
2.0 - On the Road with Judas (Dir: J.J. Lask)
Sundance 07 Daily Coverage:
Day 10 Wrap-Up: The End Has Come - 31 Films Down
Day 7 Wrap-Up: Quieting Down-
Day 6 Wrap-Up: Record Setting 6 Films in One Day!
Day 5 Wrap-Up: Fay Grim
Day 4 Wrap-Up: The Good Life, The Nines, The Pool
Day 3 Wrap-Up: Teeth, Waitress, Clubland, Interview
Day 2 Wrap-Up: Weapons, Red Road
Day 1 Wrap-Up: Chicago 10, Delirious, An American Crime
Sundance 07 Kicks Off Today
Sundance Film Fest 2007 Daily Coverage Coming Soon from FS.net
Sundance 07 Interviews:
See you next January in Park City!
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