Apr
02

The Danton Case: Reframing History in Wajda’s “Danton” (1983)

  About half an hour into Danton, Andrzej Wajda’s 1983 film about the period of the French Revolution known as the Reign of Terror, the movie’s two main players finally come face to face. Georges Danton (Gérard Depardieu) has invited Maximilien Robespierre (Wojciech Pszoniak) to a private meeting over dinner. Danton, the latest target of […]

Feb
08

Sundance Film Festival 2021 Diary: Final Day and Wrap Up

  Day 7: February 3, 2021 / Wrap Up Well, friends, we finally made it to the end of the festival! Before I get into my wrap up, I want to mention the three awards winners that I made time to catch up with on day seven. Animated documentary Flee (World Documentary Competition Grand Jury […]

Feb
05

Sundance Film Film Festival 2021 Diary: Day 6

  Day 6: February 2, 2021 I made it to my final full day of screenings! I’ll be catching up on a few awards winners on the official last day of the festival, and I’m also working on a short wrap up post; so keep your eye out for one more dispatch after this one. […]

Feb
02

Sundance Film Festival 2021 Diary: Day 5

  Day 5: February 1, 2021 On day 5, I got to play catch up with a few films I had heard excellent things about over the past few days. I started with Fran Kranz’s Mass (Premieres), one of the best-received films of the festival so far. This chamber piece features knock-out performances by Jason […]

Feb
01

Sundance Film Festival 2021 Diary: Day 4

  Day 4: January 31, 2021 I stayed busy on day four with six movies, a new record made possible by the increased scheduling flexibility of the on-demand second screenings. By the final movie, I had surrendered and decided to watch on my laptop in bed. (I did not fall asleep during the film, though, […]