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‘Enys Men’ Review: A Woman’s Mind Unravels in Mark Jenkin’s Hypnotic Folk Horror

Following a single living character on an island off Cornwall, the poetic drama toys with time and memory.

‘You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder’ Review: Ewan McGregor and Daughter Clara McGregor in an Uneven Parent-Child Drama

Inspired by the father-daughter duo's real-life stories, the indie film premiering at SXSW explores addiction and restoring family bonds.

‘All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt’ Review: A Southern Woman’s Life Story, Told in Gorgeous Glimpses

The landscape of the rural South informs Raven Jackson's poetic film about a Black family, produced by Barry Jenkins.

‘Joonam’ Review: A Scattershot Documentary Inquiry Into Iranian Identity

Mother-daughter dynamics and cultural heritage are at play in a sporadically revealing personal story from Sierra Urich.

‘Flora and Son’ Review: Eve Hewson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Make Music Together in John Carney’s Latest Irish Charmer

A Dublin single mother falls for a guitar teacher in L.A. while dealing with her difficult teen son in the latest from the 'Once' and 'Begin Again' filmmaker.

‘Bad Behaviour’ Review: Jennifer Connelly and Ben Whishaw Seek Enlightenment in Alice Englert’s Savvy Comedy-Drama

Set at a spiritual retreat, an accomplished first feature combines cultural satire with a mother-daughter story.

‘Battleground’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

Cynthia Lowen's documentary goes inside the anti-abortion movement to reveal its political strategies.

Rebecca Hall in ‘Resurrection’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

The actress stars alongside Tim Roth in Andrew Semans' psychological thriller about trauma, grief and madness.

Princess Diana Doc ‘The Princess’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

Using archival news clips only, without recent commentary, Ed Perkins' 'The Princess' recreates Diana's shattered fairy-tale story as the media told it then.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick Festival Favorites

Eye-opening roles for Oscar Isaac, Penélope Cruz and Benedict Cumberbatch, a slightly bonkers Princess Diana biopic, and gems from Palestine, Mexico and the Philippines are among THR critics’ fall faves.

Melissa McCarthy in ‘The Starling’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Chris O'Dowd and Kevin Kline also star in Theodore Melfi's latest drama, which centers on characters dealing with grief.

‘Three Minutes — A Lengthening’: Film Review | Venice 2021

A 1938 home movie of a Polish town becomes a documentary, co-produced by Steve McQueen, about loss, memory and film itself.