Sundance film festival

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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – Emma Thompson hires sex worker in charming comedy
Thompson gives an emotionally generous performance as a former teacher seeking sexual gratification in an amusing and compassionate two-hander

Peter Bradshaw

14, Jun, 2022 @4:03 PM

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Coda wins best picture Oscar
The Apple TV+ family drama, about a girl living with her deaf family, beat competition from The Power of the Dog and Belfast

Benjamin Lee

28, Mar, 2022 @3:34 AM

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Move over, silver foxes: Hollywood gets to grips with the age gap
The Sundance film festival revealed a growing challenge to the traditional casting of middle-aged men with much younger women

Wendy Ide

06, Feb, 2022 @6:15 AM

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From age-gap romances to a homemade Welsh robot: the best of Sundance 2022
Noomi Rapace as a Macedonian witch vies with Cooper Raiff’s latest gem and dapper Bill Nighy in this second virtual edition of the US indie festival

Wendy Ide

29, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Navalny review – shocking documentary of a Russian poisoning
A riveting new film, made in secret, details the harrowing ordeal of Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader poisoned with novichok

Adrian Horton

27, Jan, 2022 @8:59 PM

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‘Everyone was freaking out’: Navalny novichok film made in secret premieres at Sundance
Director Daniel Roher tells of panic after team recorded Alexei Navalny pranking one of his Russian poisoners into confessing

Shaun Walker

26, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Am I OK? review – Dakota Johnson excels in uneven coming out film
Directors Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne pair an intimate portrait of female friendship with the bittersweet revelations of coming out in one’s 30s

Adrian Horton

25, Jan, 2022 @9:39 PM

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Emily the Criminal review – Aubrey Plaza charges taut thriller
A gig worker turns to credit card fraud in a tense debut feature with an electrifying central performance

Benjamin Lee

25, Jan, 2022 @7:53 PM

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Palm Trees and Power Lines review – an unnerving, remarkable debut
The first feature from Jamie Dack, about a relationship between a 34-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, boasts a breakout performance for newcomer Lily McInerny

Adrian Horton

24, Jan, 2022 @10:05 PM

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Call Jane review – abortion drama is sensitive if not revelatory
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy’s film on the pre-Roe underground abortion network features strong performances but never rises to a rousing battle cry

Adrian Horton

24, Jan, 2022 @8:38 PM

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Cha Cha Real Smooth review – run-of-the-mill Sundance crowd-pleaser
Shithouse’s Cooper Raiff stumbles with his cloying sophomore feature about a 22-year-old piecing together his life

Benjamin Lee

24, Jan, 2022 @7:35 PM

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Sharp Stick review – Lena Dunham’s comeback is a misjudged experiment
The Girls co-creator’s first feature since 2011 on a 26-year-old’s sexual awakening has flashes of brilliance but is hobbled by infantilization

Adrian Horton

24, Jan, 2022 @5:18 PM

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