Paper Heart (pictured) is an unusual hybrid of real documentary footage and staged scenes shot to look like a documentary, all to tell the story of comedian Charlyne Yi's search for true love -- or, more accurately, her quest to learn whether it exists. I reviewed it for Cinematical at Sundance and found it amusing, though to some extent it depends on how amused you are by Yi herself. At Rotten Tomatoes, the film stands at 66% positive. Opens today in the top 20 U.S. markets, more or less, expanding next week.
I Sell the Dead was Slamdance's opening-night film this year, and it sounds appropriate for that raucous festival. It's a zombie comedy starring Dominic Monaghan as a gravedigger recounting his past crimes. The reviews at Rotten Tomatoes are split between positive and negative; it might be for big fans of the genre only. Now playing in New York City.
Cold Souls stars Paul Giamatti as an actor named Paul Giamatti who takes advantage of a company that extracts people's souls and stores them. (You have less stress, guilt, and worry without the burden of a soul.) Cinematical's James Rocchi loved it at its Sundance premiere, calling it funny, beautifully shot and "more than a little bit moving." At Rotten Tomatoes, 83% of critics are thinking along the same lines. Now playing in L.A. and New York.