Tag: sundance2020

Now Streaming: SHIRLEY Rises to the Level of Film Art

Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman and Michael Stuhlbarg star in director Josephine Decker's biographical drama par excellence.


The HotDocs film festival in Toronto opened yesterday, in its virtual edition, and it seems fitting to offer key art from a documentary. The poster for Once Upon A Time In Venezuela simply frames a still from the film, two...

Sundance 2020 Review: COME AWAY Disappoints on Almost Every Level

Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michael Caine star in an adventure directed by Brenda Chapman.

Sundance 2020 Review: SCARE ME Delivers Scant Meta-Horror Thrills

Aya Cash stars in writer/director/co-star Josh Ruben's feature-film debut.

Sundance 2020 Review: WENDY Proves That the Sophomore Slump Is Real

Writer-director Benh Zeitlin's long-awaited followup to 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' retells a children's classic in the modern day.

Sundance 2020 Review: THE ASSISTANT Delivers a Master Class in Corporate Complicity

Julia Garner stars in writer-director Kitty Green's ominous, chilling drama.

Sundance 2020 Review: HORSE GIRL Gives Alison Brie the Role of Her Career

Actress and co-writer Alison Brie combines forces with director and co-writer Jeff Baena for a consistently intriguing, occasionally brilliant, black comedy

Sundance 2020 Review: POSSESSOR Confirms Brandon Cronenberg's Status As a Singular Talent

Andrea Riseborough stars in Brandon Cronenberg's horror picture, which will leave even the most jaded, cynical audiences shattered, shook, and devastated.

Sundance 2020 Review: ZOLA, A Homeric Hoe-Trip Of Epic Millennial Scope

Long before the invention of the printing press, storytelling existed solely as spoken folklore, delivered through the medium of aural history. The quintessential example is the work of Greek author Homer, whose poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, were memorized...

Sundance 2020 Dispatch: Strong Docs Look to Launch Awards Bids

Sundance has increasingly become a very important place for documentary filmmakers to launch their movies -- and not just for the typical dice roll of a big money acquisition. With big players like Netflix and Amazon seeing the benefits from...

Sundance 2020 Review: THE NIGHT HOUSE Offers a Deeply Felt Central Performance Amidst Supernatural Scares

The haunted house/supernatural sub-genre often turns on grief and its discontents, transforming and externalizing its varied, contradictory effects into literal and literally terrifying manifestations of psychological ruptures or breaks from objective reality. It's difficult, if not impossible, to find a...

Sundance 2020 Review: LA LLORONA Delivers Much-Needed Cathartic Justice in Supernatural Form

Jayro Bustamente's horror film from Guatemala explores the nation's unresolved past.

Sundance 2020 Review: SHIRLEY Introduces Moviegoers to the Literary Horror Writer They Never Knew

Without Shirley Jackson, the author of the seminal 1949 short story, The Lottery, or her 1960 novel-length psychological horror novel, The Haunting of Hill House (adapted by director Robert Wise three years later into an acknowledged classic of the supernatural...

Sundance 2020 Review: SAVE YOURSELVES! Delivers a Fresh Spin on the Sci-Fi Rom-Com

Sunita Mani and John Reynolds star in a delightful alien-invasion movie from filmmakers Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson.

Sundance 2020 Review: AMULET, Horrors at War and Home

Horror and fantastic genre films are uniquely suited to stories about the trauma of war; these 'horrors' of war, be on the battlefield, on the homefront, and places in between, can often be more easily expressed or understood through horror...

Sundance 2020 Preview: The Dramatic Competitions

As the new year kicks off, so does the festival season. As always, the first major festival of the year is Sundance. The festival begins on Thursday and we've got a few previews to get you ready. Up first are...