Dianna Agron

Sundance: ‘Landline’ doesn’t connect, but ‘Novitiate’ is worthy of praise

Sundance: ‘Landline’ doesn’t connect, but ‘Novitiate’ is worthy of praise

“The inauguration is over, so you can turn off your cellphones!”

That was the Sundance Film Festival’s director, John Cooper, introducing the Friday afternoon screening of Gillian Robespierre’s new comedy, “Landline.” For those of us who chose to bury ourselves in movies rather than pay attention to the events transpiring across the country, the mention of the inauguration jolted us briefly back to reality — a needle puncturing our cozy Hollywood bubble, if you will — shortly before the lights dimmed and a fresh distraction took over the screen.

Reactions to the inauguration seemed fairly muted in Park City, at least...

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