Sundance update: Jeff Nichols' (Shotgun Stories) sophomore effort, Take Shelter, dazzled and is being touted as a serious contender for the grand jury prize. Star Michel Shannon is being talked up as a possible 2012 Oscar contender, and IndieWire's Eric Kohn is calling the film an "American epic."
Another film generating buzz is Man On Wire director James Marsh's documentary, Project Nim.
IFC Podcast reports on the highs and lows of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Street artist Banksy had a classic reaction to his Oscar nomination: I dont agree with the concept of award ceremonies, but Im prepared to make an exception for the ones Im nominated for."
In case you missed it last night: President Obama's State of the Union address:
The Washington Post's Ezra Klein responds to State of the Union address: "Lots of vision, but few policy specifics"
Rachel Maddow on Michele Bachmann's strange distant gaze.
Arianna Huffington: Heading to the World Economic Forum at a "crossroads moment" for the world.
Paul Krugman: The economic failure of the Euro.
Orson Welles' unseen masterpiece, 1972's The Other Side of the Wind, is finally set for release.
The Economist: The name's Bond, Eurobond.
Just leaked online: the amazing end-credit sequence for Blue Valentine:
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