Sundance Film Festival

Emily the Criminal – first-look review

By Jourdain Searles

Aubrey Plaza delivers a stand-out performance as a struggling artist with a criminal record who becomes involved with a credit card scam.

Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul – first-look review

By Jourdain Searles

Adamma Ebo offers a glimpse into Southern Baptist culture – specifically the corporate greed of megachurches and celebratory pastors.

Tantura and Descendant reckon with troubling elements of Israeli and US history

By Adam Solomons

Two of the best documentaries at Sundance probe the messy legacies of nations’ founding epochs.

The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future – first-look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Francisca Alegría presents an environmental fable with elements of magical realism.

Sharp Stick – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A naïve 26-year-old sets her sights on a sexual awakening in Lena Dunham’s brash and honest second feature.

Am I OK? – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Dakota Johnson grapples with her sexuality and the potential loss of her best friend in Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne’s romantic drama.

God’s Country – first-look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Thandiwe Newton plays a college professor who faces off against a group of hunters in Julian Higgins’ precise and prescient debut.

You Won’t Be Alone – first-look review

By Ariel Klinghoffer

Goran Stolesvski weaves a strange and sumptuous tale of womanhood against the backdrop of ancient Macedonia.

The Cathedral – first-look review

By Daniel Schindel

Ricky D’Ambrose roots a child's personal narrative in the context of wider American change in his impressionistic feature.

Girl Picture – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Alli Haapasalo creates an intimate coming-of-age story about two best friends on the cusp of adulthood.

Cha Cha Real Smooth – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Cooper Raiff plays a postgrad party starter who falls for an older woman in the writer/director/actor’s frustrating second feature.

Alice – first-look review

By Leila Latif

KeKe Palmer plays an enslaved woman who makes a shocking discovery in Krystin Ver Linden’s misjudged thriller.

Something in the Dirt – first-look review

By Anton Bitel

Filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead discover an ominous paranormal entity in their meta fifth feature.

When You Finish Saving the World – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Jesse Eisenberg makes his directorial debut with an adaptation of his own highly-praised podcast drama.

Fresh – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

It’s a classic tale of boy eats girl in Mimi Cave’s directorial debut, but the flavour profile is off.

Nothing Compares – first-look review

By Ed Gibbs

A direct and intimate look at the turbulent life of Irish singer Sinead O’Connor.

We Met in Virtual Reality – first-look review

By Ed Gibbs

The first feature doc to be shot entirely inside the world of social VR is a rich, uplifting experience.

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