The Infamous "Zola" Story is Officially a Film That's Coming to Sundance

The Infamous "Zola" Story is Officially a Film Coming to Sundance

If you're wondering why the name Zola sounds familiar, there's a solid chance it's for a very unexpected reason. In 2015 a woman named Aziah Wells (by the nickname Zola) began a Twitter thread in one of the most shocking discussions found on social media. Zola shared a story about a horrible trip to Florida […]

[Sundance 2019] The Inventor Review: The Slow Motion Train Wreck that was Theranos

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley looks to examine how a company worth $9 billion dollars managed to completely flame out in a matter of years. Director: Alex Gibney Summary: Elizabeth Holmes arrived in Silicon Valley with a revolutionary medical invention. She called it "the Edison": a small, hyper-sophisticated black box that performed […]

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[Sundance 2018] Search Review: Overcomes its Gimmick to be Truly Thrilling

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Search: overcomes what should have been a goofy premise to be legitimately thrilling and enjoyable. Director: Aneesh Chaganty Summary: After a five-minute sequence of the Kim family's online activity that beautifully relays a decade of their shared lives, Search drops us into the current online existence of family patriarch David and daughter Margot, […]

[Sundance 2018] The Jury and Audience Awards

The Sundance Film Festival is getting ready to close out another year — that means it's time for awards. There are two types of awards that come out of Sundance: the jury awards, chosen by a group of filmmakers, actors, and the like; and the audience awards, where regular audience members are polled for their […]

White Fang

[Sundance 2018] White Fang Review: Beautifully Animated Retelling of the Classic Story

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] White Fang is a beautifully animated telling of the classic story all of us read in grade school. Director: Alexandre Espigares Summary: Based on Jack London's classic novel White Fang, this contemporary adaptation is an adventure-filled tale that explores the relationship between humanity, nature, and the animal kingdom. Set during the Klondike Gold […]

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[Sundance 2018] Ophelia Review: Revisionist Shakespeare at its Best

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Ophelia takes one of the most misunderstood women in classic literature and gives her new dimensions as we look at the world through her eyes. Director: Claire McCarthy Summary: Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the queen's brightest lady-in-waiting, […]

[Sundance 2018] Seeing Allred Review: A Humanizing Look at a Polarizing Figure

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Seeing Allred aims to humanize one of the polarizing figures in recent memory by showing us where she came from and where she gets her drive. Directors: Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman Summaery: To some, Gloria Allred is a money-grubbing, shrill feminist prone to tawdry theatrics; to others she's the most effective and […]

[Sundance 2018] The Tale Review: Breathtaking, Uncomfortable, and Incredibly Vital

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Tale is a deeply personal and at times hard-to-watch story of a woman coming to terms with her own sexual assault as a child. Director: Jennifer Fox Summary: Jennifer, a globetrotting journalist and professor, lives an enviable life with her boyfriend in New York City. That is, until her mother finds a […]

Bisbee '17

[Sundance 2018] Bisbee '17 Review: Drags Its Feet to a Satisfying Ending

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Bisbee '17 doesn't entirely work because of pacing issues, but watching a small town come to terms with its own dark past is fascinating. Director: Robert Greene Summary: It's 2017 in Bisbee, Arizona, an old copper-mining town just miles from the Mexican border. The town's close-knit community prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary […]

American Animals

[Sundance 2018] American Animals Review: A Heist Movie with a Harsh Dose of Reality

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] American Animals starts off like a fun heist movie — until reality comes crashing down in a tonal shift that has no right to work as well as it does. Director: Bart Layton Summary: Lexington, Kentucky, 2004: Spencer and Warren dream of remarkable lives beyond their middle-class suburban existence. They head off to colleges […]