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‘My Animal’ Review: Amandla Stenberg in a Moody Queer Werewolf Thriller

The 'Bodies Bodies Bodies' actress and costar Bobbi Salvor Menuez play two crazy small-town kids in love in Jacqueline Castel's feature debut.

‘Beyond Utopia’ Review: An Uneven but Gripping Doc About North Korean Defectors

Madeleine Gavin's film tells deeply personal stories about people attempting to defect from North Korea and a heroic pastor from South Korea making the dangerous escape possible.

‘Fancy Dance’ Review: Lily Gladstone in Native American Filmmaker Erica Tremblay’s First-Rate Feature Debut

Set in northeastern Oklahoma’s Indian Country, the film also features Shea Whigham and newcomer Isabel Deroy-Olson.

‘Fair Play’ Review: Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich Mix the Personal and Professional in an Assured Erotic Thriller

Writer-director Chloe Domont’s debut feature set in the cutthroat world of a New York investment firm sold to Netflix at Sundance for a staggering $20 million.

‘The Starling Girl’ Review: Eliza Scanlen in a Smart Study of a Teenager Torn Between Religion and Desire

The actress plays a 17-year-old evangelical Christian who has an affair with her youth pastor (Lewis Pullman) in Laurel Parmet's feature debut.

‘All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt’ Review: A Southern Woman’s Life Story, Told in Gorgeous Glimpses

The landscape of the rural South informs Raven Jackson's poetic film about a Black family, produced by Barry Jenkins.

‘Theater Camp’ Review: Ben Platt in a High-Spirited Mockumentary for Musical Theater Geeks

Acquired out of Sundance by Searchlight, this Christopher Guest-style mockumentary is an affectionate salute to the outsider kids who find community and shared passion in their love of the stage.

‘Food and Country’ Review: A Dynamic Doc Profiling the Precarious State of America’s Food System

Filmmaker Laura Gabbert partners with celebrated food writer Ruth Reichl to explore the impact of the COVID pandemic on America’s small farmers and independent restaurants.

‘Rye Lane’ Review: A Charming South London Love Story Gives the Rom-Com Genre a Fresh Spin

David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah star as two star-crossed lovers on the rebound in a film set in and around the Peckham neighborhood of South London.

‘Stephen Curry: Underrated’ Review: Apple TV+ Doc Offers an Unconventional Look at Basketball Stardom

'Homeroom' director Peter Nicks, with Ryan Coogler as producer, looks at Stephen Curry's journey from scrawny kid to small-college standout to NBA powerhouse.

‘Shortcomings’ Review: A Charming Cast Backs Randall Park’s So-So Directorial Debut

For his first feature behind the camera, the 'WandaVision' star adapted Adrian Tomine’s graphic novel about three Asian Americans navigating questions of love and identity.   

‘A Little Prayer’ Review: David Strathairn and Jane Levy Are Pitch-Perfect in a Low-Key Drama

‘Junebug’ screenwriter Angus MacLachlan returns to Sundance with his third feature as a director, a drama centering on a North Carolina family and its patriarch’s messy attempts to solve his grown children’s problems.

‘Magazine Dreams’ Review: Jonathan Majors Astonishes as a Bodybuilder Whose Championship Aspirations Become a Tragic Obsession

Writer-director Elijah Bynum’s unsparing account of a broken man’s pursuit of the American Dream is a grueling odyssey fueled by equal parts rage and despair.

‘Going Varsity in Mariachi’ Review: A Good Doc Feature That Might Have Made a Great Doc Series

Sam Osborn and Alejandra Vasquez's Sundance documentary 'Going Varsity in Mariachi' takes viewers inside the world of competitive high school mariachi in Texas.

‘Scrapper’ Review: Harris Dickinson in a Stylish but Strenuously Quirky Father-Daughter Dramedy

The 'Triangle of Sadness' leading man stars as an absentee dad who comes back to help out his plucky daughter in Charlotte Regan's feature debut.

‘Passages’ Review: Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw and Adele Exarchopoulos in Ira Sachs’ Searing Chronicle of Romantic Chaos

A German film director, his English husband and a Frenchwoman they meet at a club form a distorted love triangle in the indie filmmaker’s Paris-set drama.