Sundance Film Festival

Thelma – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

June Squibb is a delight in this sweet comedy about an irrepressible 93-year-old who won't take being scammed lying down.

Handling the Undead – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Three families reckon with the dead returning from the grave in Thea Hvistendahl's glacial horror drama.

I Saw the TV Glow – first-look review

By Esther Rosenfield

Jane Schoenbrun's sophomore feature is an unnerving take on loneliness, isolation, and the enduring mysteries of children's media.

Between the Temples – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Jason Schwartzman and Carol Kane are a magnificent double act in Nathan Silver's thoughtful take on grief and faith, which sees a cantor in crisis reunite with his childhood music teacher.

You Hurt My Feelings – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Nicole Holofcener reteams with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a gentle comedy about a writer who discovers her husband doesn't like her work.

Scrapper – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A recently bereaved 12-year-old girl is forced to reconnect with her absent father in Charlotte Regan's charming feature debut.

Landscape With Invisible Hand – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Cory Finley returns with an eccentric sci-fi dramedy about a pair of teenagers who scheme to livestream their relationship for a curious extra-terrestrial audience.

Eileen – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Thomasin McKenzie plays a repressed prison worker who becomes infatuated with a female colleague in William Oldroyd's take on Ottessa Moshfegh's novel.

Fair Play – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor play a young couple clawing their way up the corporate ladder in Chloe Domont's dour thriller.

Magazine Dreams – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Jonathan Majors delivers a blistering performance as an amateur bodybuilder on the brink in Elijah Bynum's aching but underwritten drama.

Cat Person – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Based on Kristen Roupenian's much-lauded 2017 short story, this twisted tale of gender politics is a major letdown in conception and execution.

Infinity Pool – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Alexander Skarsgård has a pretty bad trip in this vacation nightmare from body horror wunderkind Brandon Cronenberg.

Passages – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Ira Sachs returns with an intimate, intense three-hander about a Fassbinder-like film director played by the great Franz Rogowski.

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.

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