Results tagged “sundance”

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Sundance London, the high-profile indie film and music festival, will not be returning to The O2 this year.

Despite the success of the previous three events, which grew in scale and stature, Robert Redford's cultural organisation is taking a break from the capital.

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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.