For the second year in a row, I won't be going to the Sundance Film Fest (for many of the same reasons I listed in this most popular blog post, 5 Reasons I'm Not Going to Sundance). But I will try to be their in spirit, and true to the age of blogger journalism, write about things second-hand. For instance, you might not even know I wasn't in Park City if I hadn't admitted it: You can read my interview with Philip Seymour Hoffman on the eve of his Sundance directorial debut "Jack Goes Boating" or short conversations with other high-profile Sundance directors Mark Ruffalo ("Sympathy for Delicious") and John Wells ("The Company Men").
In the coming days, I also plan to check out a handful of the simultaneous Sundance VOD/online premieres, including "The Shock Doctrine," "Daddy Longlegs" and "Bass Ackwards" (the subject of my latest Filmmaker article, When Does Plan B Become Plan A?). And given the line-up, the reliability of the auteur theory and the proclivities of taste, I can pretty much list my favorite films of Sundance 2010 without even having seeing them: Eric Mendelsohn's "3 Backyards," Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger's "Restrepo," Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's "Howl," Debra Granik's "Winter Bone," Jay Duplass' "Cyrus," and "Jack Goes Boating."
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