As the Sundance 2022 Merata Mita Fellow is announced, Letterboxd’s Indigenous editor Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) chats with Adam Piron (Kiowa/Mohawk), the interim director of the Sundance Indigenous Program, about the Native voices in this year’s fest.
Sundance senior programmer Charlie Sextro talks to Dominic Corry about the myriad genre films on display at this year’s fest, all of them sure to keep you up at home all night long.
Sundance Film Festival senior programmer and chief curator for the New Frontier selection, Shari Frilot, speaks with Mitchell Beaupre about the benefits of this year’s all-virtual festival.
Animation correspondent Kambole Campbell shares insights from the Aardman Animations team behind Netflix’s festive, felted treat, Robin Robin.
Ella Kemp sees out this year’s London Film Festival with a starry evening full of Shakespeare, dancing, and reflections on the thrill of being back with her people.
Alicia Haddick is up with the lark to see the best international films at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival, including the best film itself, Hit the Road.
Sundance 2022: The Full Lineup 79 films
Best of the Fall Fests 2021 14 films
With some attending in-person and others remotely, our Festiville team took in the best that 2021's fall festivals had to…
Beyond Fest 2021 Lineup 46 films
The feature film lineup for 2021 Beyond Fest, taking place in Los Angeles from Wednesday, September 29 to Monday, October…
AFI Fest 2021 Lineup 93 films
The full lineup for AFI Fest 2021, taking from November 10 to November 14, 2021.
1—5: Red Carpet Premieries 6—36:…
48th Telluride Film Festival 2021 63 films
The feature film lineup for the 48th Telluride Film Festival, held Thursday, September 2 — Monday, September 6, 2021.
Leo Koziol 18 films
ChiFilmFest 87 films
British Film Institute 238 films
TIFF 38 films
Horrorville 39 films
Film at Lincoln Center 38 films
There’s a lingering effect happening here that I’m calling “After After Yang.” Kogonada opened a door to some of my most repressed fears in a way that has left me feeling curious, patient, and in this moment, a little less afraid.
This is a stellar tell-most study. It would be nice if the reporting and editing here got some awards love.
Naturally the recollections and footage alike are disquieting and sometimes harrowing. But the arc of the slow, mostly fruitless attempts at progress and real rehabilitation is so gripping that this is a quite easy watch for me.
There's material for more hours, I'm sure, but the firm two hours makes it leave packing a punch given what's contained in the…
Attica is a gut wrenching examination of the uprising at Attica Prison and the massacre committed by law enforcement. It only happened fifty years ago.
I don’t normally give trigger warnings but the last half hour of this is horrific. It’s hell on earth. It reminded me of footage I’ve seen from the concentration camps from World War II. Yet this happened here in the supposed land of the free. It didn’t happen during a war or in formerly confederate…
This documentary is an absolute delight. Her story is already pretty interesting and they do a great job of covering most of the important details in what felt like a very comprehensive package (I knew very little about Julia going into this). It was also great (and extremely hunger-inducing) how they intercut modern footage using extreme closeups of delicious looking food from her recipes in slow motion with the older footage.
The real surprise here was how unexpectedly funny Julia…
Scad Fest #1
Did not expect one of the most moving scenes of 2021 to be Julia Child taking a pan off its hanger
I loved Free Solo so much it basically reinvigorated my interest in documentaries, so it's no surprise that I loved The Rescue, in which directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin deliver 114 minutes of PURE STRESS as they chronicle the Thai cave rescue from 2018. Unlike Free Solo and Meru, however, they weren't shooting the action as it occurred, but a treasure trove of footage from inside the cave combined with skillfully integrated reenactments—by the real-life participants—presumably shot by…
DOC NYC Virtual Screening.
Vasarhelyi and Chin are a perfect match for the subject. Every bit as thrilling and personal as their previous efforts on a cliff's edge. I imagine it will play even better as the story fades from our collective memory. Reenactments and animation serve the story well as tension mounts. A web of interviews effectively showcase an intimate circle of expert cave divers without overshadowing the enormous, seemingly impossible task at hand. I expect to see their…