There’s Still Some Substance In There Somewhere

As Sundance ’05 steamrolls its way to a star-studded conclusion, Geoff Pevere decides that he has seen some spectacular films, but notes that it’s the little Hollywood overindulgences that will likely stay with him: “Slumming superstars. Californians in general. Recovery junkie Californians in particular. Movies about making movies. Ordinary people with extraordinary abdominal muscles. Dysfunctional families (is there any other kind?). The 1970s. The Tarantino Factor. Quirk. Handheld. Emo-folky soundtrack music. Freeze-frames. Creative swearing from cute kids.”