Sundance Film Review: Bitch

Sundance Film Review: Bitch
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Bitch is a film for anyone who has felt trapped by the societal pressures that somehow still manage to dehumanize us. Marianna Palka has a unique and refreshing voice, and it will be interesting to see what she comes up with next. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Person to Person

Sundance Film Review: Person to Person
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Comprising a series of vignettes shot entirely in a nicely textured and nostalgic 16mm, Person to Person brings an unassumingly hilarious and real, life-sized take on several characters as they contend with both the humdrum and the unexpected. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Manifesto

Sundance Film Review: Manifesto
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In Manifesto, Cate Blanchett takes center stage in a stunning homage to some of the most emphatic declarations of 20th-century art and art history. Blanchett takes on 13 different roles, examining how these truths hold up in our contemporary world. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Brigsby Bear

Sundance Film Review: Brigsby Bear
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For many career comedians, the transition from sketch comedy to motion pictures isn’t always successful. Usually we end up with a decent idea that is frantically held together by dick jokes, but that’s not the case with Brigsby Bear. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Bushwick

Sundance Film Review: Bushwick
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It doesn’t take long for Bushwick’s visceral action to kick in—after about five minutes of everyday routine, our characters are thrust into a deadly conflict that is raging across Brooklyn. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Sueño en Otro Idioma

Sundance Film Review: Sueño en Otro Idioma
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In Sueño en otro idioma, linguist Martín travels to a rural area of Mexico to record conversations between the last speakers of Zikril. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Beatriz at Dinner

Sundance Film Review: Beatriz at Dinner
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Selma Hayek delivers a spellbinding performance as Beatriz in Beatriz at Dinner, allowing her to beam with energy and balance amid an aggravating situation. … read more

Sundance Film Review: The Hero

Sundance Film Review: The Hero
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Brett Haley is one of the few filmmakers who appears genuinely interested in the lives of people over fifty. In this year’s The Hero, he takes another close look at faded glory and second chances. It’s a quiet film with well-placed spurts of humor and vulnerability, and it’s a continuing testament to the acting abilities of the legendary Sam Elliott.

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Sundance Film Review: Crown Heights

Sundance Film Review: Crown Heights
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Based on the true story of Colin Warner, Crown Heights is a harrowing reminder of just how little has changed in the U.S. by way of race, law enforcement and criminal justice. … read more

Sundance Film Review: The Incredible Jessica James

Sundance Film Review: The Incredible Jessica James
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Director Jim Strouse decided to write an entire film tailor-made for Jessica Williams in the lead. The result is a lighthearted indie comedy that shines—especially through the effortlessness with which Williams commands each scene. … read more