Results tagged “sundance”

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Frank
(15) 95mins
★★✩✩✩

Chris Sievey is a curious footnote in the history of alternative music and performance art. He was an animator, comedian and jobbing musician with various bands and appeared on a number of TV shows, mostly in the North West, during the '80s and '90s.

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Dinosaur 13
(tbc) 105mins
★★★★✩

Up until 1990, only 12 fossils of Tyrannosaurus Rex had been recovered, the best being 40% complete. The one miraculously preserved in the badlands of South Dakota Hills was 80% complete and a scientific marvel.

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Fruitvale Station
(tbc) 85mins
On general release on June 6
★★★★★

We know it's going to end badly. Genuine mobile phone footage captures the chaos and discord on the platform of the eponymous station where a bunch of lads are corralled by jittery transport police on New Year's Eve in Oakland.

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Blue Ruin
(15) 90mins
On general release from Friday
★★★★★

If you only see one film from Sundance, Blue Ruin might well be the one to choose. This attention-demanding 90-minute wonder is a taut, sharp rethinking of the revenge movie.

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Finding Fela!
(tbc) 119mins
★★★✩✩

Finding Fela! tells the tale of Fela Kuti, a Nigerian icon who instilled political aspirations in millions of people for decades through pointed-but-danceable music, before his death in 1997.