Sundance Film Festival reviews


Queen Of Hearts

'Queen Of Hearts': Sundance Review

A successful lawyer embarks on an affair with her teenage stepson

Top End Wedding

'Top End Wedding': Sundance Review

Feelgood comedy reunites ‘The Sapphires’ director Wayne Blair with actor/writer Miranda Tapsell

Corporate Animals

'Corporate Animals': Sundance Review

Demi Moore stars in this tale of a corporate retreat gone badly wrong

Little Monsters

'Little Monsters': Sundance Review

Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad fight the undead on a kindergarten school outing


'Wounds': Sundance Review

Babak Anvari follows up ‘Under The Shadow’ with some shockingly uninspired jump-scares

The Hole In The Ground

'The Hole In The Ground': Sundance Review

A shocker from Ireland, with a standout performance from Seana Kerslake


'Cold Case Hammarskjöld': Sundance Review

An arresting, troubling investigative work into the death in 1961 of the UN Secretary General

Fighting With My Family

'Fighting With My Family': Sundance Review

Stephen Merchant’s directorial debut lands a punch

Official Secrets

'Official Secrets': Sundance Review

Gavin Hood’s smart political drama stars Keira Knightley as an Iraq War whistleblower.


'Animals': Sundance Review

A notable lead performance from Holliday Grainger opposite Alia Shawkat as boozed-up baristas in this adaptation of a novel by Emma Jane Unsworth


'Relive': Sundance Review

This Blumhouse multiple timeline thriller stars a convincing David Oyelowo

Velvet Buzzsaw

'Velvet Buzzsaw': Sundance Review

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this Netflix art-world parody and horror film rolled into one


'Honeyland': Sundance Review

A stark cinema-verité documentary captures a vanishing world

Them That Follow

'Them That Follow': Sundance Review

Alice Englert and Olivia Colman anchor this tale of repression in an Appalachian sect

Blinded By The Light

'Blinded By The Light': Sundance Review

Gurinder Chadha adapts Sarfraz Mansoor’s memoirs to the soundtrack of The Boss, delivering a feelgood potential hit

Judy and Punch

‘Judy & Punch’: Sundance Review

Man and wife come to blows in this live action take on the classic puppet show


'The Souvenir': Sundance Review

Joanna Hogg makes a semi-autobiographical film starring Tom Burke, Honor Swinton-Byrne and Tilda Swinton


'Luce': Sundance Review

Naomi Watts and Tim Roth navigate a racial, and marital, minefield


'Photograph': Sundance Review

Nawazuddin Siddiqui stars in Ritesh Batra’s return to Mumbai after ‘The Lunchbox’

The Report

'The Report': Sundance Review

A well-made political drama starring Adam Driver about the CIA’s post-911 torture programme