Sundance London: A.C.O.D.

A.C.O.D. or Adult Child of Divorce is the directorial debut by Stu Zicherman, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah followed by the international premiere at Sundance London this weekend. A.C.O.D. is a very special film, with a tender and sweet heart at its centre and although it doesn't come off completely as it should, all the ingredients are there for a classic indie comedy in the making. Featuring an all star cast of Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jessica Alba, Amy Poehler, Richard Jenkins, Clark Duke and Catherine O'Hara, there is certainly no lack of acting talent in a film, which tries to make a joke of divorce.

Sundance London: Touchy Feely Review

A loose psychological character study, Touchy Feely looks at the lives of two unfulfilled siblings, a masseuse who becomes suddenly averse to touch (Rosemary DeWitt) and a dentist who, equally suddenly, finds his touch to be healing (Josh Pais.) With these sensory transformations as the catalyst, Shelton explores a disaffected family unit, (Ellen Page stars too as Pais’ son, and Scott McNairy as DeWitt’s boyfriend,) struggling to cope with the latent lack of fulfilment in all of their/our lives.

Sundance London: God Loves Uganda Review

A good issue documentary should educate as well as incense, and as much as the content contained is pertinent and its message valuable, Roger Ross William’s God Loves Uganda contains little actual information that the general news coverage of the atrocities of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexual campaigns had not already revealed. What it does offer is an angle, the unsurprising but nevertheless exasperating harmful role of the Christian right.

Sundance London: Peaches Does Herself Review

Who would have thought that a film that could fairly describe itself as a gender-bending, genital-waving, cabaret ‘cock-rock-shock-opera’ could be quite so boring? Watching Peaches ‘do herself’ is not anywhere near as titillating as it might sound and 70 minutes feels like a lifetime in Peaches directorial debut. Part autobiographical pseudo-provocation, part concert film, full bore. “Fuck the pain away” indeed.