10 Best Things We Saw at Sundance 2015

From a 17th-century horror movie to the definitive Kurt Cobain doc, here are our best of the fest

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'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'
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'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'

Director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture) delivers the definitive Kurt Cobain portrait with this "fully authorized" documentary that includes the first on-camera interviews with Cobain’s parents and sister. (Frances Bean is credited as an executive producer). Morgen forgoes the usual treatment — tons of talking heads, pro forma label politics — and instead returns the iconic Nirvana frontman to human status by relying on Cobain's art, journal entries, and unreleased music to frame the narrative. At the same time, fans are treated to a much closer look at his life via intimate footage from both his childhood and the years leading up to his tragic death. More than two decades on, hearts will break all over again. PR

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