Aubrey Plaza delivers a stand-out performance as a struggling artist with a criminal record who becomes involved with a credit card scam.
Adamma Ebo offers a glimpse into Southern Baptist culture – specifically the corporate greed of megachurches and celebratory pastors.
Two of the best documentaries at Sundance probe the messy legacies of nations’ founding epochs.
Francisca Alegría presents an environmental fable with elements of magical realism.
A naïve 26-year-old sets her sights on a sexual awakening in Lena Dunham’s brash and honest second feature.
By Matthew Eng
Ramin Bahrani’s latest is a fitfully interesting, by-the-numbers account of a curious figure on the fringes of American law enforcement.
Dakota Johnson grapples with her sexuality and the potential loss of her best friend in Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne’s romantic drama.
Thandiwe Newton plays a college professor who faces off against a group of hunters in Julian Higgins’ precise and prescient debut.
Goran Stolesvski weaves a strange and sumptuous tale of womanhood against the backdrop of ancient Macedonia.
Ricky D’Ambrose roots a child's personal narrative in the context of wider American change in his impressionistic feature.
Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack shine in this insightful pas de deux about the joys and the shame of sex.
By Ed Gibbs
New York’s pre-9/11 music scene is revisited in this suitably lo-fi documentary from the makers of Shut Up and Play the Hits.
Alli Haapasalo creates an intimate coming-of-age story about two best friends on the cusp of adulthood.
Cooper Raiff plays a postgrad party starter who falls for an older woman in the writer/director/actor’s frustrating second feature.
By Leila Latif
KeKe Palmer plays an enslaved woman who makes a shocking discovery in Krystin Ver Linden’s misjudged thriller.
By Anton Bitel
Filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead discover an ominous paranormal entity in their meta fifth feature.
Oliver Hermanus presents an understated reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, written by Kazuo Ishiguro.