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Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Dos Estaciones’

It might be said that terroir is at the heart of Juan Pablo González's stark and subtle drama Dos Estaciones. It is, in many ways, a film about the crafting of tequila...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Resurrection’

Andrew Semans’ Resurrection explores themes of power and control, pride, gaslighting and motherhood as a woman faces a manipulative figure from her past.

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power’

As a filmmaker, now I am asking myself, where does the camera go? What am I looking at? Am I showing what it feels like to be looked at? Am I showing...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’

In the opening sequence of Goran Stolevski's haunting and philosophical new film You Won't Be Alone, a mother comes face-to-face with an awful spirit, a witch, a legend, an old wives' tale,...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Marte Um’

Gabriel Martins's Marte Um (Mars One) opens with a slim teenager, Deivinho (Cícero Lucas), gazing up at the stars he longs to reach. He is seemingly unaffected by the fireworks going off...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Master’

Hey, did you hear? Your alma mater's founders sold slaves to keep the doors open. It was built by slaves. It was named for a slave trader. Its law school was paid...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Speak No Evil’

An invite to the Dutch countryside turns into a trip from Hell in Speak No Evil.

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Fire of Love’

While researching the Icelandic landscape for her film The Seer and the Unseen (2019), director Sara Dosa and her team came across spectacular footage from volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, which led...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘The Princess’

Perhaps you've heard this story. How, once upon a time, a beautiful, young woman—a nanny of all things!—met and married a prince in an incredibly lavish ceremony observed by the whole world....

Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals Cancel In-Person Screenings for 2022

Well, it’s official. We just can’t have nice things these days. That dastardly old Omicron variant has given COVID a whole new flavor to kick off 2022, and the surge it’s set...

Sundance and Slamdance Announce 2022 Lineups for Dueling Park City Film Festivals

Sundance and Slamdance have released the lineups for their 2022 film festivals. The dueling events—one which has grown since its inception into an international spectacle and the other which adheres strictly to...

Sundance 2021: ‘Wild Indian’

Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.'s first feature, Wild Indian, opens with a brief historical sequence, tracking the final days, maybe moments, in the life of an Ojibwe man, stricken with smallpox. He's weak...

Sundance 2021: ‘John and the Hole’

John is the quintessential child of white privilege. His family of four is more than comfortable in their modernist house and no one ever feels the need to talk about the labor...

Sundance 2021: ‘The Pink Cloud’

So, it could be worse. We could be confined entirely to our homes, windows and doors shut tight, a candy colored airborne toxic event spreading just outside, killing anyone exposed to it...

Sundance 2021: ‘Cryptozoo’

Dash Shaw's adult animated feature Cryptozoo is a visually dazzling if somewhat familiar tale of the risks and ethical challenges of intervening in, managing and preserving wildlife. In this case, though, the...

Sundance 2021: ‘Misha and the Wolves’

Nazis took Misha Defonseca’s parents away, and, at 7 years old, she made her way through miles of wilderness in hopes of finding them—or so the story goes. Misha and the Wolves...
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