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‘Nanny’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

Nikyatu Jusu's debut feature revolves around a Senegalese woman working as a nanny for a wealthy New York couple and haunted by frightening visions.

Lena Dunham’s ‘Sharp Stick’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

The 'Girls' star-creator's new film focuses on a sexually inexperienced young Los Angeles woman having an affair with her older employer.

‘Neptune Frost’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman's Afro-futurist science fiction musical centers on two misfits in Rwanda, a miner and an intersex hacker, who find each other through technology and dreams.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2021 (So Far)

THR's film reviewers pick faves from the first half of the year, including a South African drama about a gay soldier, a female buddy comedy featuring Kristen Wiig and an adaptation of an exotic dancer's tweetstorm about a nightmarish Florida road trip.

Best Films From Sundance 2021: Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick 15 Favorites

A crowd-pleaser about a majority-deaf family, a drama about race in 1920s Harlem and docs about COVID-19, ‘Black Woodstock’ and the underwater photographer behind 'Jaws' are among the standouts from the (virtual) fest.

‘Materna’: Film Review

David Gutnik’s debut feature 'Materna' tells the story of four women bound by a violent altercation on the New York City subway.

‘MLK/FBI’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Sam Pollard's documentary 'MLK/FBI' examines former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Holler’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Jessica Barden, Pamela Adlon and Becky Ann Baker star in Nicole Riegel's feature directorial debut 'Holler,' a coming-of-age tale set in working-class Ohio.

‘Antebellum’: Film Review

Janelle Monáe plays a dual role as a sexually abused slave and a present-day writer in Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz's horror thriller, 'Antebellum.'