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Sundance 2021

How Amy Berg Approached Filming Evan Rachel Wood/Marilyn Manson Doc ‘Phoenix Rising’

Even before Evan Rachel Wood publicly named shock rocker Marilyn Manson as her alleged abuser for the first time in early 2021, she began working on a documentary that would incorporate her claims of surviving domestic violence at his hands, says director Amy Berg. Berg (An Open Secret, Deliver Us From Evil), who knew Wood […]

‘The Night House’: Film Review

Rebecca Hall stars as a widow who digs into the dark secrets of her recently deceased husband and the lakeside home he built for them in David Bruckner's supernatural mystery.

“We’re Not Deaf Actors — We’re Actors, Period”: ‘CODA’’s Watershed Moment in Representation

After theaters had reopened following a year-and-a-half blackout, Marlee Matlin returned to the multiplex to watch Disney’s Cruella with her family. Shortly after the film started, she could tell something was wrong. Matlin knew music was a big part of the movie — an ’80s-inspired punk take on the classic Disney villain — and she […]

‘CODA’ Lands August Release on Apple+ and in Theaters

Apple Original Films paid a record $25 for the acclaimed drama, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Berlin: How COVID-19 Has Changed Onscreen Storytelling

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how movies are being made, but the new crop of films that screened at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals are evidence that the global pandemic is also having an impact on the stories filmmakers want to tell.

Berlin: Domestic Deals for Alex Camilleri’s ‘Luzzu,’ Tracey Deer’s ‘Beans’

Kino Lorber has picked up North American rights to Sundance title 'Luzzu,' with FilmRise acquiring Berlin 2021 title 'Beans.'

‘R#J’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Desktop film promoter Timur Bekmambetov produces an update of 'Romeo and Juliet' for the Instagram age, mixing Spotify playlists with Shakespearean dialogue in 'R#J.'

‘Knocking’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

In a psychological horror film from Sweden, a woman is certain she hears distress signals through her apartment walls, and struggles to be believed.

‘Hive’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

A Kosovo war widow fights her patriarchal village for an independent life in this Sundance prizewinner.

‘Coming Home in the Dark’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

A family hiking trip on New Zealand’s remote coastline becomes a nightmare of bloodshed and retribution in debuting director James Ashcroft's white-knuckle psycho thriller, 'Coming Home in the Dark.'

‘Ma Belle, My Beauty’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Marion Hill's jazzy feature debut, winner of the Audience Award in Sundance's NEXT sidebar, explores a Franco-American polyamorous relationship.

‘Superior’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Erin Vassilopoulos makes her directorial debut with a dramatic thriller about estranged twin sisters reuniting when one is in danger.