Daily Podcast: The Best Films Of Sundance 2021

On the February 2, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to run down some of the best movies they've seen so far at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Opening Banter: Brad can't be with us today, but we'll link to all of his reviews in the show notes. We're going to each talk about three movies.In Our Feature Presentation:

  • HT's Three:
  • 'Coda' Review: A Coming-of-Age Charmer That Makes a Familiar Tune Feel New Again [Sundance 2021]
  • 'Luzzu' Review: A Heartbreaking Neorealist Fishing Drama About A Man Caught in the Tides of Change [Sundance 2021]
  • I Was a Simple Man
  • Chris's Three:
  • 'Wild Indian' Review: A Powerful, Unforgettable Drama That Simmers With Raw Emotion
  • 'Passing' Review: Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga Deliver Exceptional Performances in Rebecca Hall's Directorial Debut 
  • 'In the Earth' Review: Ben Wheatley Gets Wild in the Woods With a Pandemic Horror Film That Assaults Your Senses
  • Ben's Three:
  • 'Summer of Soul' Review: A Joyous Celebration of a Forgotten Music Festival
  • 'Eight for Silver' Review: Boyd Holbrook Hunts Werewolves in Atmospheric Thriller
  • 'R#J' Review: 'Romeo & Juliet' Retold Across Phone Screens
  • Other Articles Mentioned:

  • Mass
  • The Sparks Brothers
  • On the Count of Three
  • Street Gang
  • Try Harder!
  • President
  • Mother Schmuckers
  • All the other stuff you need to know:

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