Smells Like a Heck of a Meta Moment

Documentary director displeased with THR Sundance review lets it be known at THR Sundance Lounge

It started January 24. That’s when freelance film critic Boyd van Hoeij filed a mixed review of the Sundance Film Festival feature documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck for our sister publication THR.

Cut to a nearby Park City location not too long thereafter, where the director of said documentary, Brett Morgen (pictured), picked arguably the perfect place to express his feelings about an anything-but-nirvana slice of film criticism. From Chris Gardner’s THR report:

Morgen didn’t help matters by throwing a fit inside THR’s Sundance Lounge. His attitude was sparked by THR’s mixed review of the film, which debuts May 4 on HBO.

That’s not TV. That’s not Park City. That’s freakin’ hilarious!

P.S. Some of you may recognize the name of the critic from his efforts last year to document, on Twitter, every single film screening he attended. The 2014 total was ridiculous: 400+.
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@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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