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FBLA knows that even if our readers can’t go to Sundance, you still need to be able spout all the gossip/conventional wisdom/buzz about the offerings. So, we’ve rounded up the best–feel free to pass off any cogent remarks as your own.

Sundance 2007
David Poland says it’s the worst ever. Logan Hill makes a case for kinkiest.

Grace is Gone seems to be the biggest hit thus far, which isn’t saying much. The Weinsteins have picked up this homespun drama, starring John Cusack as a family man whose wife gets killed in action in Iraq.

The Hollywood Reporter thinks Savages from Tamara Jenkins is the festival hit. Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman turn in strong performances as siblings taking care of their aging father.

Hounddog, aka the Dakota Fanning rape project, got a lot of pre-festival press. Audience reactions remain to be seen.

Richard Corliss, writing in Time, confirms what the rest of us think: Sundance movies are their own genre.

The program is heavy with earnest studies of emotional accommodation.

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