Monday, June 23, 2008

CineVegas wrap

The CineVegas film festival ended yesterday, and I managed to at least sleep in today even though I had some other, unrelated work to finish up. As usual, it was both a great time and tremendously exhausting, and I'm a bit relieved and a bit sad that it's over. Also as seems to often be the case, I missed a lot of the award-winning movies, including narrative Grand Jury Prize winner She Unfolds By Day and Documentary Jury Prize winner Beautiful Losers. And many of the films I liked the most were ones I didn't review, including Visioneers (which won the Dramatic Audience Award), a funny but surprisingly touching and serious dystopian fantasy with a great lead performance from Zach Galifianakis, and Last Cup, a rudimentary but very entertaining documentary about competitive beer-pong players. Here's a handy list of all my CineVegas coverage over on the Las Vegas Weekly website, if you'd like to feel like you were there too (eating bad food-court fast food will help enhance this feeling).

Women in Boxes
Your Name Here
Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' With the Godmother
Happy Birthday, Harris Malden
South of Heaven
Dark Streets
Hank and Mike
The Wackness
The Great Buck Howard

Blog posts:
Thoughts on shorts
Film critics gone wild
Style vs. substance
Regulating expectations
Three cheers for local filmmaking
Further thoughts on shorts
Faux drive-in better in theory than in practice
Rosario Dawson puts on the charm

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