Sundance Film Festival

Never Rarely Sometimes Always – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Beach Rats director Eliza Hittman offers an unflinching look at the troubling reality of reproductive rights in the US.

The best new documentaries from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

By Ed Gibbs

This year’s Sundance docs explored political and personal vendettas so brazen, you couldn’t make them up.

Possessor – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Brandon Cronenberg sets late-capitalism in his crosshairs in this effective – and very gory – social horror.

The Nest – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Jude Law and Carrie Coon shine in Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin’s eerie psychological thriller.

The Last Thing He Wanted – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Dee Rees and Anne Hathaway tackle Joan Didion’s novel of the same name, with disastrous results.

Wendy – first look review

By Dilara Elbir

The director of Beasts of the Southern Wild returns with a novel if underwhelming take on the Peter Pan fable.

Minari – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Lee Isaac Chung’s beautifully observed drama follows a South Korean family who relocate to rural Arkansas.

Downhill – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus hit the slopes in this miserable remake of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure.

Dick Johnson Is Dead – first look review

By Brianna Zigler

Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson crafts a comedic elegy to her deteriorating but still very alive father.

Worth – first look review

By Dilara Elbir

Michael Keaton plays a lawyer tasked with putting a value on human life in Sara Colangelo’s post-9/11 drama.

Kajillionaire – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Miranda July’s charming, unconventional crime drama follows a family of lowly LA con artists.

Herself – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

A mother rebuilds her life after escaping her abusive husband in Phyllida Lloyd’s urgent drama.

Shirley – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Josephine Decker’s biography of famed gothic novelist Shirley Jackson is a sumptuous period psychodrama.

Promising Young Women – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Carey Mulligan is on blistering form in Emerald Fennell’s darkly comic, provocative debut feature.

Zola – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Based on an infamous Tweetstorm, Janicza Bravo’s wild drama offers a fascinating perspective on female relationships.

The Painter and the Thief – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Oslo-based artist Barbora Kysilkova finds herself innately drawn to the man who brazenly stole her work.

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

One of the world’s biggest music artists bares her soul in this intimate, earnest docu-portrait.

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