My last day of Sundance was also it’s most intense! I saw 4 movies, after skipping my first one to recover from my previous days illness. It was a pretty weird day, as far as the kinds of movies I saw, but I think we should all have come to expect that by this last day of reviews. Here they are, my last set of Sundance 2016 reviews:
So Monday was an odd day at Sundance for me. I only saw 2 movies, and was fairly sick actually with a helluva cold. But both of the movies I saw were excellent and of particular interest. Especially How to Tell You’re a Douchebag, which, full disclosure, my parents were executive producers and which I attended a test screening for last year before the film was in the festival. Anyway, let’s get into it.
Day 3 of Sundance was a weird day. I saw some weird movies, received some very bad personal news which affected my memory of the day and of the movies I saw, and offered a lot of whiplash for both reasons. None of the movies here scream “brilliant”, but I certainly have something to say about all of them because they’re all a bit odd. Let’s get to it:
I hope you enjoyed Day 1 yesterday, I know I certainly did. Saturday was my first day actually watching 4 movies in a 24 hour period, but it was certainly enriching. It was also possibly the best day of the fest, since it contained 2 of my favorite movies that I saw (while Friday only had 1 in Swiss Army Man) Let’s get right to it.
So this was my first Sundance! Also sort of my first film festival. My parents have been attending Sundance for years now, and this year is special, because they have actually executive produced a film that was in the festival this year (How to Tell You’re a Douchebag)! As a bit of a celebration they brought me along, and so I’m going to be cataloging all the movies I saw with little reviews, along with bigger reviews for any of the pictures I see that I think deserve it. Friday was my first day, and I was able to see three movies. Belgica, Morris from America, and the already controversial Swiss Army Man. Let’s dig in!