Sundance Film Festival

How documentary cinema is reframing the Civil Rights era

By Nick Joyner

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, three films broadened our understanding of the fight against racial discrimination.

This year’s Sundance showcased a different kind of high school movie

By Thomas Flew

A trio of documentaries revealed different aspects of the American education system.

Prisoners of the Ghostland – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Nicolas Cage and director Sion Sono team up for a rollicking post-apocalyptic battle royale.

Jockey – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

This poignant character study from writer/director Clint Bentley is centred in the world of professional horse racing.

We’re All Going to the World’s Fair – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Jane Schoenbrun’s unnerving debut, about an internet role-play phenomenon, nails the online adolescence experience.

Pleasure – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature delivers an intimate perspective on the adult entertainment industry.

All Light, Everywhere – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Rat Film director Theo Anthony delves deep into the myriad ethical quandaries concerning mass surveillance.

Misha and the Wolves – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

The truth proves far stranger than the fiction in this constantly surprising Holocaust chronicle.

‘For some people, simulation theory is not a joke’ – Rodney Ascher on A Glitch in the Matrix

By Isaac Feldberg

The documentary maker on the deep existential concerns at the heart of his latest project.

Mass – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

The aftermath of a school shooting is the focus of first-time director Fran Kranz’s stark portrait of familial grief.

In the Earth – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Ben Wheatley’s pandemic-themed psychedelic fever dream is the love child of Kill List and A Field in England.

Passing – first-look review

By Leila Latif

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson star in this slow-paced but perceptive race drama from Rebecca Hall.

The Sparks Brothers – first-look review

By Ed Gibbs

Edgar Wright delivers a deliciously infectious, suitably absurdist ode to his unsung musical heroes.

Superior – first-look review

By Brianna Zigler

Familiar thematic elements come together in Erin Vassilopoulos’ riff on the doppelgänger genre.

How It Ends – first-look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

There’s shades of Miranda July in Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein’s deadpan end-of-the-world comedy.

Cryptozoo – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Dash Shaw’s entrancing animated fable imagines a utopia filled with a dazzling array of mythic creatures.

On the Count of Three – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Two best friends make a suicide pact in first-time feature director Jerrod Carmichael’s uneven black comedy.

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