sundance review

Sundance Review: Alli Haapasalo’s ‘Girl Picture’ is a frank and funny look at the power of female friendship [Grade: B+]

The need to be seen and how the pressure of society affects how you behave and color yourself is ever-present… Read More

January 29, 2022

Sundance Review: Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion winner ‘Happening’ is intense, visceral filmmaking at its best [Grade: A-]

Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei) is a brilliant Literature student. She’s at the top of her class, deep in her studies, and… Read More

January 26, 2022

Sundance Review: Not even a charming Dakota Johnson can save bland coming out rom-com ‘Am I OK? [Grade: D]

It has taken Hollywood a long time to embrace the full breadth of the queer experience, only recently discovering that… Read More

January 25, 2022

Sundance Review: ‘Emily the Criminal’ is a lean, mean thriller with Aubrey Plaza’s most subversive performance ever [Grade: A]

If a film’s logline refers to the protagonist as someone who “gets caught up in the criminal underworld in Los… Read More

January 25, 2022

Sundance Review: Jono McLeod’s doc ‘My Old School’ threads a fine line between humor and pain, truth and lies [Grade: B]

Exactly a year removed from the premiere of the acclaimed documentary Flee at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, comes My… Read More

January 24, 2022

Sundance Review: Julian Higgins’ ‘God’s Country’ is a showcase for a powder keg performance from Thandiwe Newton [Grade: B]

Ashes in the snow. That is what we see in the beginning of Julian Higgins’ slow-burn thriller, God’s Country, as… Read More

January 24, 2022

Sundance Review: Riley Stearns’ sci-fi satire ‘Dual’ gives us a killer double dose of Karen Gillan [Grade: B+]

Riley Stearns was one of my favorite discoveries at SXSW 2019. Nearly every writing and directing decision in The Art… Read More

January 24, 2022

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