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Polite Society movie review: Priya Kansara shines in this fun yet uneven comedy

Polite Society movie review: A young woman sets out to save her older sister from a leery arranged marriage in this enjoyable but patchy British comedy.

Priya Kansara stars as schoolgirl Ria Khan in Nida Manzoor's Polite Society.
Published on Apr 28, 2023 02:14 PM IST
BySonal Pandya

Against the Tide review: Men at crossroads in Mumbai's Koli fishing community

HT at Sundance | Against the Tide review: Competing in the World Cinema Documentary Competition category at Sundance Film Festival, Sarvnik Kaur's stark, unrelenting film based on the indigenous Koli fishing community in Mumbai won the Special Jury Award for Verite Filmmaking.

A still from Against the Tide.
Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:48 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Joyland review: Desires run wild in controversial film that Pak wanted to ban

HT at Sundance | Joyland review: Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan and Sarwat Gilani deliver terrific performances in Saim Sadiq's bitingly democratic study of desire.

Ali Junejo and Alina Khan in a still from Joyland.
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 05:12 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Slow review: This raw, intimate study of asexuality resists easy resolution

HT at Sundance | Slow review: Lithuanian director Marija Kavtaradze's sophomore feature is powered by two resonant performances from Greta Grinevičiūtė and Kęstutis Cicėnas.

Marija Kavtaradze's Slow premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 01:52 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Passages review: Ira Sachs' relationship drama dazzles and frustrates

HT at Sundance | Passages review: Ira Sachs' brutally honest yet frustratingly reserved study of modern relationships is a messy, exalting triumph.

Passages premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Published on Jan 28, 2023 09:08 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood review: One of the best documentaries of the year

HT at Sundance | Smoke Sauna Sisterhood review: Taking place inside a sauna in southern Estonia, this intimate and empowering documentary cuts deep.

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood is part of the World Cinema Documentary Section at Sundance Film Festival.
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 11:45 AM IST
BySantanu Das

L’Immensità review: Penelope Cruz cannot save inconsistent drama

HT at Sundance | L’Immensità review: Penelope Cruz stars as a tormented Italian housewife in director Emanuele Crialese's L’Immensita, an inconsistent and laboured drama set in 1970's Rome. It was showcased in the Spotlight section at Sundance Film Festival.

Penelope Cruz in a still from L’Immensita.
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 03:38 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Cassandro review: Gael García Bernal triumphs as a gay wrestler

HT at Sundance | Cassandro review: Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Cassandro stars an electric Gael García Bernal as the Liberace of lucha libre, powering the uplifting yet predictable biopic directed by Roger Ross Williams.

Gael García Bernal in a still from Cassandro.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 01:37 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Fancy Dance review: Lily Gladstone is sublime in well-crafted tale on resilience

HT at Sundance | Fancy Dance review: In Erica Tremblay's directorial debut, the subtext of disappearance of indigenous people establishes the need for healing and resilience within a community.

Isabel Deroy-Olson and Lily Gladstone in Fancy Dance,
Published on Jan 26, 2023 07:43 PM IST
BySantanu Das

The Disappearance of Shere Hite review: Who says a woman cannot talk about sex?

HT at Sundance | The Disappearance of Shere Hite review: Nicole Newnham's documentary on the groundbreaking work of feminist icon Shere Hite thrillingly reveals the flamboyant spirit of the woman who would change the discourse on female sexuality forever.

The Disappearance of Shere Hite premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Published on Jan 26, 2023 04:41 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Eileen review: This unhinged mix of Carol and Hitchcock ultimately disappoints

HT at Sundance | Eileen review: Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway cannot save William Oldroyd’s frustratingly impatient and gloomy adaptation of Ottessa Moshfegh's work.

Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway in a still from Eileen.
Published on Jan 26, 2023 12:22 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Poacher review: Richie Mehta crafts an atmospheric tale on illegal ivory trade

Poacher review: Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew, Dibyendu Bhattacharya and Kani Kusruti star in this suspenseful and vividly atmospheric procedural investigation in the jungles of Kerala.

Poacher premiered its first three episodes at the Sundance Film Festival.
Published on Jan 26, 2023 07:01 AM IST
BySantanu Das

Fair Play review: Chloe Domont's erotic financial drama is an instant classic

HT at Sundance | Fair Play review: Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich can't get enough of each other in a cutthroat, explosive thriller that isn't afraid to take ugly twists along the way.

Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich in a still from Fair Play.
Published on Jan 25, 2023 10:54 AM IST
BySantanu Das

Marlee Matlin, other Sundance jury members leave screening after captions fail

Sundance Film Festival jurors Marlee Matlin, Jeremy O Harris and Eliza Hittman walked out of the world premiere of Magazine Dreams after the closed captioning device for Marlee, who is deaf, did not work. The Jonathan Majors-starrer was shown in competition at the festival on Friday.

Actor Marlee Matlin attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 12:44 PM IST

Magazine Dreams review: A volcanic mix of Travis Bickle and Jake LaMotta

Magazine Dreams review: Jonathan Majors delivers the performance of a lifetime as a self-destructing bodybuilder in Elijah Bynum's uncompromising character study. It premiered at the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at Sundance Film Festival.

Jonathan Majors stars as fictional bodybuilder Killian Maddox in Magazine Dreams.
Published on Jan 23, 2023 07:35 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Shayda review: A powerful semi-autobiographical debut for director Noora Niasari

Shayda movie review: Actor Zar Amir Ebrahimi gives a shattering performance in filmmaker Noora Niasari’s semi-autobiographical debut about a mother trying to rebuild her life in a women's shelter in 90's Australia.

Zar Amir Ebrahimi and Selina Zahednia in a still from Shayda.
Published on Jan 23, 2023 04:56 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Nocturnal Burger review: A rich, layered snapshot of the cost of liberation

Premiering in the Short Film Program section at the Sundance Film Festival, Reema Maya's second short Nocturnal Burger unfolds over the course of one night at a local police station in Mumbai.

A still from Reema Maya's Nocturnal Burger.
Published on Jan 23, 2023 02:33 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Sometimes I Think About Dying review: Belonging is a task in this tender drama

Sometimes I Think About Dying review: Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, this tender and delicately realized drama centers on the anti-social and introverted Fran (Daisy Ridley) as she has trouble connecting to people around her.

Daisy Ridley stars as Fran in Sometimes I Think About Dying.
Published on Jan 22, 2023 05:14 PM IST
BySantanu Das

Dakota Johnson cracks joke about Armie Hammer wanting to ‘eat' her

Actor Dakota Johnson presented filmmaker Luca Guadagnino with the International Icon award. In her speech, she joked that she was initially offered the role of a peach in the director's Oscar-winning film Call Me By Your Name.

Dakota Johnson and Armie Hammer worked together in Wounds.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 03:14 PM IST

Senior Programmer Charlie Sextro on the hopes and joys of Sundance Film Festival

Ahead of the Sundance Film Festival that will take place from January 19- 29, Senior Programmer Charlie Sextro talks to us about the approach in the selection of films and the many joys in the process.

Charlie Sextro speaks with Hindustan Times.
Published on Jan 19, 2023 07:23 AM IST
BySantanu Das

Reema Maya on her second film Nocturnal Burger premiering at Sundance festival

Nocturnal Burger, directed by Reema Maya, will have its world premiere soon at Sundance Film Festival 2023 and this is her second film to premiere at the festival. In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, she talks about exploring the subject of child abuse in the short film.

A still from Reema Maya's short film Nocturnal Burger that premieres at the Sundance Film Festival 2023..
Published on Jan 18, 2023 09:12 AM IST

Sundance Film Festival to go virtual due to Omicron surge

The rise in COVID-19 cases, fuelled by the Omicron variant, had the film festival do away with the in-person event.

Sundance had planned to institute COVID safety measures such as requiring booster shots as well as negative test results, plus banning food and drink at screenings.(Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 05:34 PM IST
ANI | , Washington

I think some people hire me only for my eyes: Shefali Shah on craft, passion and the Delhi Crime Emmy win

“At the Sundance Film Festival, I heard a couple of people ask, ‘Is she the real cop who cracked the case?’ I felt that was a win,” the 47-year-old actor says.

(Arsh Sayed)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 07:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Lights, camera... creche! Cannes gets red carpet nursery

Kids had previously been a very rare sight at the annual celebrity-filled festival, which thrives on glitz and glamour but has done little to meet the practical needs of movers and shakers with babies or toddlers in tow.

For the first time this year, the festival has opened the special day care centre to lend a hand to parents in the film industry.(Festival de Cannes/Instagram)
Updated on May 17, 2019 10:52 AM IST
Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse, Cannes, France

“The word love is terribly heavy-handed!” says André Aciman

Author of Call Me By Your Name explains why he hates the word love and why he prefers to create someone who doesn’t know whether he loves or not!

André Aciman’s seminal 2007 debut novel, Call Me By Your Name, became the toast of the town with its movie adaptation in 2017(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Delhi’s dreamcatcher: Anamika Haksar on films, penury and making it to Sundance

The 59-year-old’s first feature, Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon, has been picked for the exclusive New Frontier section at Sundance.

Anamika Haksar, a veteran theatre director, says she sold her Delhi home and took loans from friends and family to fund the making of her film.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 04:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Here’s when Hereditary, the horror film with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is releasing in India

Hereditary was screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it received positive buzz. The film has a 100% ‘fresh’ rating on review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes.

Toni Collette stars in Hereditary.
Updated on May 28, 2018 04:36 PM IST
Indo Asian News Service | By, New Delhi

Watch Priyanka Chopra’s 3-second appearance in A Kid Like Jake trailer

Priyanka Chopra stars in her second Hollywood movie, A Kid Like Jake. Watch the first trailer here.

Priyanka Chopra plays a friend to Jake’s parents in A Kid Like Jake.(YouTube)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 01:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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