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Exclusive: Learn The Safe Word In Clip From Sundance Comedy 'Frank' Starring Michael Fassbender

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2014 8:30 PM
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Frank, Sundance
It's been quite a day already for movie lovers. Not only were the Oscar nominations announced this morning, but the Sundance Film Festival officially kicked off today, where the journey will begin for many of next year's Oscar contenders. And among the plethora of our 30 Most Anticipated Films in Park City, the most intriguing might just be "Frank." Seemingly ticking all the boxes in our wheelhouse that includes music, original comedy and things starring Michael Fassbender, it's one we're eagerly looking forward to over the coming days.

Watch: Abe Lincoln Works The Fields In New Clip From Terrence Malick Produced Sundance Film 'The Better Angels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2014 5:00 PM
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The Better Angels
Park City is slowly filling with celebs, journalists, photographers and more for the Sundance Film Festival, where over the next week or so, some of the year's buzziest films will make their debut. And one that is already gaining attention is "The Better Angels," because of two words associated with it: Terrence Malick.

Watch: Chris O'Dowd Can't Carry The Weight Of The World In First Clip From Sundance Film 'Calvary' With Brendan Gleeson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2014 4:02 PM
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Calvary
As the various Playlist team members assemble like Voltron in Park City, we're looking at our list of the 30 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival, eager to start making a dent into it. And one movie that we'll surely be getting to is "Calvary."

Exclusive: Flex With The Trailer For Sundance Short 'Master Muscles'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2014 3:09 PM
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Master Muscles
The high profile titles at the Sundance you likely already know or have read about in our 30 Most Anticipated Films list, but the festival is also a place where some of the fascinating work comes from unexpected places. And if this teaser trailer is anything to go by, "Master Muscles" could raise a few eyebrows.

Exclusive: Clip From Sundance Film 'Appropriate Behavior,' Writer/Director/Star Desiree Akhavan Talks Sex Scenes & More

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • January 15, 2014 4:02 PM
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Appropriate Behavior
One of the filmmakers making their debut at Sundance this January is Desiree Akhavan, a New York writer/director/actor who pulls triple duty in her feature film, “Appropriate Behavior.” Chronicling the romantic (and otherwise) misadventures of Shireen, a bisexual Iranian-American Brooklyn twentysomething in the wake of a devastating breakup, “Appropriate Behavior” is a funny and poignant look at this world through the eyes of a very specific perspective. We chatted with Akhavan before Sundance kicks off, and also have an exclusive clip from the film to check out before its debut.

Exclusive: The End Is Coming In Trailer For Animated Sundance Short 'Yearbook'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 3:03 PM
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Yearbook
While we've seen no shortage of movies over the past year that have seen man facing the end times ("The World's End," "This Is The End," "World War Z," and many more), few if any have stopped to consider what will become of Earth's history. But leave it filmmaker Bernardo Britto to explore just that question.

The 30 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 15, 2014 1:00 PM
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2014: Sundance Most Anticipated
So yes, tomorrow brings the Oscar nominations (and you can take a look at our predictions one last time here). But if there were ever any doubt, there's a double reason that tomorrow might be the biggest day of the year in the movie calendar, because in a piece of scheduling that's somewhat infuriating to those of us who like sleeping occasionally, Thursday also marks the start of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Thirty years on from its founding, Robert Redford's little Utah get-together remains the premier venue for American independent film, and while the quality of the line-up remains... inconsistent, it also invariably sees the arrival of a whole host of movies that will be talked about for the twelve months that follow.

Exclusive: Clip From Terrence Malick Produced Sundance Film 'The Better Angels' Sees A Great Future For Abe Lincoln

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 11:08 AM
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The Better Angels
While Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" showed us the president as an already great man striving to do good in a country divided by war and race, the forthcoming Sundance drama "The Better Angels" will look at the events that turned him into one of the most iconic leaders in American history. And under the guidance of producer Terrence Malick, it's sure to be something very special.

Exclusive: A Deal Is Made For A Dangerous Journey In Clip From Sundance Drama 'Liar's Dice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 10:02 AM
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Liar's Dice
The road movie is a genre that knows no national boundaries, and in the World Cinema section at forthcoming Sundance Film Festival, we'll get to see Indian actress turned filmmaker Geetu Mohandas take it on with directorial debut "Liar's Dice."

Exclusive: Meet The Man Who Inspired 'Lord Of War' In Clip From Sundance Doc 'The Notorious Mr. Bout'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 2:08 PM
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The Notorious Mr. Bout
The merchant of death. One of the most dangerous men on the face of the Earth. The man who inspired the Nicolas Cage flick "Lord of War." There has been nothing understated about the life of Viktor Bout, and now his tale will be told in the forthcoming "The Notorious Mr. Bout," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition category.

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