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Sundance Film Festival Reviews

‘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…

‘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.

‘El Planeta’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Amalia Ulman's droll first feature 'El Planeta' stars the writer-director opposite her real-life mother as an impoverished pair shrugging off destitution in a post-financial crisis town on the…

‘The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

A young Argentine man comes of age, and Earth endures a calamity, in filmmaker Ana Katz's elliptical black-and-white drama.

‘Cryptozoo’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Cartoonist Dash Shaw's psychedelic second feature, 'Cryptozoo,' is a fantastical animated action thriller about the fight to save a utopian sanctuary for mythological creatures from a military plan…

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…

‘Philly D.A.’: TV Review | Sundance 2021

In this eight-part series, 'Independent Lens' goes deep on the election of progressive civil rights attorney Larry Krasner as Philadelphia district attorney.

‘All Light, Everywhere’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

In his second feature-length documentary, 'Rat Film' director Theo Anthony explores our blind spots when it comes to the role of surveillance in our lives.