Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sundance 2012: 'Goats' review

Generally speaking, Sundance's Premieres section is where they spotlight indie-ish films that will eventually get into theaters. They're not necessarily the most artistically adventurous films, but they're probably the most commercial offerings at the fest. And in the case of something like Goats, it means sitting through a mediocre movie that features stars you're pretty sure must have better things to do with their time. I don't mean to pick on Goats -- a so-so coming-of-age tale with David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga -- but it's indicative of a type of Sundance film I have little patience for. I reviewed the film for Screen International.