Your Sundance 2015 Cheat Sheet
Get these 10 films on your radar now
The movies premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, which is happening this week in Park City, Utah, can slip under the radar. (We almost forgot that Whiplash and Boyhood, both up for Oscars next month, were big hits at last year’s festival.) So get in touch with your indie side and take note of these 10 promising films.
Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn play an itinerant nomad and a distressed gambler who travel to New Orleans together to make it big in a poker tournament. (Sienna Miller and Analeigh Tipton also make appearances.)
"The Stanford Prison Experiment"
This film is based on the real life experiment of Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, assigned 24 undergraduates at Stanford to play prisoners or prison guards to examine the psychology of confinement. The experiment took an ugly turn and remains one of the most controversial studies in academia.
"The D Train"
Jack Black is back as a former nerd who becomes the passionate and animated head of his high-school reunion committee. His quest to make up for his high-school days leads him to risk his adult relationships.