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 […]

Search film

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

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, a high […]

[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

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 Rush of […]

ophelia sundance 2018

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

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, Ophelia, finds […]

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

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 fearless women’s […]

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

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 story Jennifer […]

Bisbee '17

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

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 of Bisbee’s […]

American Animals

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

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 in the […]