A stellar high school comedy with an A+ cast, a brilliant script loaded with witty dialogue, eye-catching cinematography, swift editing, and a danceable soundtrack.
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A look ahead at the 2019 summer movie season, starring ten of our most anticipated films.
Reviews of five films that had their world premieres in Sundance's NEXT category.
A review of three comp films from the first full day of Sundance 2019.
A preview of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
A look ahead at the 112 films that will play the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019.
Reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival on the latest by Tim Sutton and Paul Greengrass.
2017 seems to have introduced an era of heightened awareness about female filmmakers and the importance of presenting female-oriented stories on big screens.
Margaret Betts on "Novitiate"; Alexandra Billings on transgender negativity; Visual language of oppression; Curious pleasure of TV edits; Collapse of "House of Cards."
Matt writes: With so many potential Oscar contenders vying for one's attention this season, I'd like to take a moment and recommend one that I absolutely loved. It is "Novitiate," a brilliantly acted and provocative drama written and directed by Margaret Betts. It revolves around a group of young women training to be nuns while under the strict guidance of their Reverend Mother (played by Melissa Leo in an Oscar-worthy performance). The ensemble includes some of the finest emerging talent in modern cinema, including Margaret Qualley, Liana Liberato, Morgan Saylor and Maddie Hasson. The film is currently in limited release and should definitely be sought out.
Writer/director Margaret Betts talks about her nun story "Novitiate."
A report from San Diego Comic-Con on sneak peeks at two Netflix original films, "Death Note" and "Bright."
A recap of Sundance 2017 that focuses on five films not getting as much buzz as they deserve.
Reviews from Sundance on three ambitious films based on original screenplays, "Novitiate," "Colossal" and "Bitch."
A preview of what's playing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including some recommendations from what we've seen so far.
Premieres, Midnights, Special Events and more have been announced for next month's Sundance Film Festival.
The competition titles for Sundance 2017 have been announced.
Julia Sarah Stone on "Weirdos"; My daughter is a stormtrooper; Gabrielle Union on Nate Parker; The great recession; Shia LaBeouf on Spielberg.