[""Frozen River," written and directed by Courtney Hunt, won the Grand Jury Prize for best film drama, and "Trouble the Water," from directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, was named best documentary among the entries in Sundance's U.S. competition."]
[""Tonight, the cynics who believed that what began in the snows of Iowa was just an illusion were told a different story by the good people of South Carolina," Mr. Obama told a euphoric crowd here after the results came in. "After four great contests in every corner of this country, we have the most votes, the most delegates and the most diverse coalition of Americans we've seen in a long, long time.""]
["Christian Brando, the troubled son of late actor Marlon Brando, has died in a Los Angeles hospital, according to published statements by Brando family representatives. He was 49 years old."]
4. Genevieve Yue reports on the Rotterdam Film Festival for Reverse Shot, two parts so far: One & Two.
["Like Takeshis before it, Kitano's latest exploit is at times maddening and utterly indecipherable. And though it may be, as many critics have charged, naval-gazing at its worst, the self-reflexive magnifying glass here seems to have the effect of aiming concentrated light at the subject, gradually burning away the man at its center."]
5."How much is too much?": Alan Sepinwall ponders the 5-day-a-week scheduling of the new HBO series, In Treatment. Click here for a behind-the-scenes feature from The New York Times. Heather Havrilesky reviews the series for Salon.
["But even I recognize the kind of commitment you need to make with this show. I know daytime soap fans watch their shows every day, and fans of shows in other formats ("Jeopardy," Conan, "The Daily Show") do that, too, but it still feels like a lot. There's some modularity to it—if you only care about Blair Underwood, you could probably just watch his episodes—but there's enough crossover from patient to patient (something that happened with George may affect Byrne's behavior with Underwood the next day, that kind of thing) that you'd feel like you were missing out if you didn't watch it all."]
Quote of the Day: Groucho Marx
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
Image of the Day (click to enlarge): Cover of the 1st issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Clip of the Day: Barack Obama's victory speech in South Carolina
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