Sundance Film Festival reviews


On her shoulders

'On Her Shoulders': Review

Dir/ed/cine: Alexandria Bombach. US. 2018. 94mins

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'Puzzle': Edinburgh Review

The world of competitive jigsaw puzzling leads to a shy romance between Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan


'Wildlife': Review

Carey Mulligan stars in actor Paul Dano’s directorial debut, an adaptation of the popular Richard Ford novel

Leave no trace

'Leave No Trace': Review

A father and daughter find their isolated existence threatened in Debra Granik’s moving drama

Lords of Chaos

'Lords Of Chaos': Review

Rory Culkin and Emory Cohen star in this real-life drama centred on the Norwegian death metal scene

We, the animals

'We The Animals': Review

Winner of the NEXT prize at Sundance, Jeremiah Zagar’s dreamy coming-of-age drama is captivating

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'Matangi/Maya/M.I.A': Review

Lively doc about the Tamil/London rapper premiered in Sundance before moving to Berlin


'Butterflies': Sundance Review

Three estranged siblings take a road trip home in this bittersweet Turkish drama

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'An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn': Sundance Review

Aubrey Plaza stars in Jim Hosking’s follow up to ‘The Greasy Strangler’

The cleaners

'The Cleaners': Sundance Review

This revealing documentary peers into the shadowy world of online content moderators

Time share

'Time Share (Tiempo Compartido)': Sundance Review

A holiday complex is anything but paradise in this sinister tale


'Tully': Sundance Review

Jason Reitman directs Charlize Theron as a harried mother of three


'Hereditary': Sundance Review

’Impeccable dread and lingering melancholy’ infuse this terrific horror debut from A24


'Search': Sundance Review

Sony has snapped up all rights to this fiendishly clever directorial debut starring John Cho

Madeline's Madeline

'Madeline's Madeline': Review

Original, but perplexing, Josephine Decker’s film focuses on a 16 year-old New York performer


'Ophelia': Sundance Review

Daisy Ridley and George McKay replay Hamlet as a feminist manifesto for director Claire McCarthy

The Tale

'The Tale': Sundance Review

An unflinching look at sexual abuse and the messy path to recovery which will elicit strong reviews and online commentary

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'The Miseducation Of Cameron Post': Sundance Review

Set inside a conversion therapy centre, Desiree Akhavan’s film demonstrates a wry sense of humour

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'I Think We're Alone Now': Sundance Review

Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning are reluctant companions for the end of the world


'Tyrel': Sundance Review

Mudbound star Jason Mitchell finds himself an outsider on a boy’s weekend in the woods