Festivals: Sundance

SPEAK NO EVIL: Shudder Sets Streaming Date This September

Twas at the beginning of the year when we first found out that Shudder had acquired the rights to stream the Danish-Dutch horror thriller, Speak No Evil. Directed by Christian Tafdrup and written by himself and his brother, Mads, this...

RESURRECTION Teaser: Rebecca Hall Tears up Then Tears it up in Andrew Seman's Psychological Thriller

Andrew Seman’s psychological thriller Ressurection will be released by IFC Films in theaters and on-demand August 5th.    The teaser trailer was released yesterday and holy moly, does Rebecca Hall completely own this. Wow! It's going to play at Fantasia...

YOU WON'T BE ALONE: Watch The Second Trailer For The Acclaimed Sundance Folk Horror

Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, YOU WON’T BE ALONE follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch...

Sundance 2022 Review: SHARP STICK, Raunchy Yet Touching Gen-Z Female Empowerment

Kristine Froseth, Jon Bernthal and Luka Sabbat star in Lena Dunham's refreshingly sunny pandemic romantic dramedy.

Sundance 2022 Review: THE PRINCESS Captures Life and Death of Lady Di By One Thousand Lenses

Director Ed Perkins' documentary relives the fate, myth and media legacy of the late princess.

Sundance 2022 Review: Hungarian GENTLE Spotlights Female Bodybuilding

László Csuja and Anna Nemes directed the dramatic feature, starring Eszter Csonka, György Turós and Csaba Krisztik.

Sundance 2022 Interview: SIRENS Director Rita Baghdadi and Stars Lilas Mayassi, Shery Bechara Talk Metal

Allowing your life to become the subject of a documentary is a brave feat under the most comfortable of circumstances, yet in Rita Baghdadi’s Sirens, we’re treated to an intimate window into a badass band who dare to be themselves,...

Sundance 2022 Interview: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM Directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace and Author Lizzy Goodman Discuss

Considering the myriad of exciting topics and subtopics packed within the running time of Meet Me In The Bathroom -- Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s impressively dense adaptation of Lizzy Goodman’s loaded oral history of the New York music scene...

Sundance 2022 Review: PHOENIX RISING Breaks Heart-Shaped Glasses

In Amy Berg's documentary miniseries, Evan Rachel Wood goes on the record about her abusive relationship with shock rocker Marilyn Manson.

Sundance 2022 Review: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM, Culturally Loaded Artifact

Meet Me In The Bathroom, Lizzy Goodman’s oral history of the New York music scene that emerged from the ashes of the 20th century, is essential rock-and-roll reading for anyone with an even passing interest in modern pop culture… and...

Sundance 2022 Review: MAIKA, Vietnamese Kiddy Sci-Fi Charmer From Ham Tran

What if E.T. and CJ7 had a movie baby? Versatile director Ham Tran attempts to answer that question in his latest film, Maika, making its debut in the Kids section of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Tran has dipped his...

Sundance 2022 Review: NANNY, Immigrant Horror Elevated By Compelling Performances

Nanny, writer-director Nikyatu Jusu’s impressively-imagined, impressively crafted feature-length debut, brilliantly explores one aspect of the the 21st-century immigrant experience that’s too often left either unexamined or under-examined on film, TV, and cable. Wrapped inside cleverly executed supernatural/horror genre tropes with...

Sundance 2022 Review: MASTER, Campus-Set Horror Delivers More Ideas Than Scares

Regina Hall, Zoe Renee, and Talia Ryder star in the debut feature by director Mariama Diallo.

Sundance 2022 Review: DUAL, Triumphant Deadpan Satire

Riley Stearns directed the science-fiction thriller, starring Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul.

Sundance 2022 Review: WATCHER, Cautionary Tale Burns Slowly

Almost 70 years after Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window debuted in movie theaters, it remains the ur-text, the template or formula for practically every premise-borrowing film that’s followed in its wake. Any film, like writer-director Chloe Okuno’s (Slut) feature-length debut, Watcher,...

Sundance 2022 Review: ALICE, A Misfire By Any Other Name

Keke Palmer, Common and Jonny Lee Miller star in a drama, directed by Krystin Ver Linden.

Sundance 2022 Review: AFTER YANG, Profound Meditation on Loss, Grief, Family

Directed by Kogonada, the science-fiction drama stars Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith and Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja.

Sundance 2022 Review: EMILY THE CRIMINAL, Another Aubrey Plaza Showcase

Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi and Jonathan Avigdori star in a crime drama, directed by John Patton Ford.

Sundance 2022 Review: LIVING, A New Classic in the Making

Bill Nighy stars in an English-language drama directed by Oliver Hermanus, based on Kurosawa Akira's 'Ikaru.'

Sundance 2022 Review: EMERGENCY, Piercing, Trenchant Socio-Political Satire

There’s a moment in writer K.D. Dávila and director Carey Williams' (R+J) piercing, trenchant socio-political, feature-length adaptation of their award-winning Sundance Film Festival short, Emergency, where three big, tough-talking Black dudes drop all pretense of macho posturing once a drunk...