This week we conclude our discussion of the best and worst of Sundance 2021, including CODA, Judas and the Black Messiah, Pleasure, and The World to Come.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and special guest Andrew Kendall (@DepartedAviator)
Sundance 2021 Films Featured on This Episode
- At the Ready (Maisie Crow)
- CODA (Sian Heder)
- Fire in the Mountains (Ajitpal Singh)
- Jockey (Clint Bentley)
- John and the Hole (Pascual Sisto)
- Judas and the Black Messiah (Shaka King)
- Luzzu (Alex Camilleri)
- Ma Belle, My Beauty (Marion Hill)
- Mass (Fran Kranz)
- Mayday (Karen Cinorre)
- The Pink Cloud (Iuli Gerbase)
- Pleasure (Ninja Thyberg)
- R#J (Carey Williams)
- Try Harder! (Debbie Lum)
- We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (Jane Schoenbrun)
- The World to Come (Mona Fastvold)
- Writing with Fire (Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh)
- Listen to part one of our discussion on Sundance 2021, featuring discussion of The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet, Flee, Passing, R#J, and more.
- Listen to our podcast episode on Ammonite
- We polled 39 critics on the best of Sundance this year. Flee, CODA, Passing, and The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet (all discussed on this episode) were among the top films receiving votes. Check out the link for the winner and all the other selections.
- Read Alex’s review of CODA
- Read Orla’s review of Pleasure
- Read Orla’s review of Try Harder!
- Read Orla’s review of We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
- Read Alex’s interview with Luzzu director Alex Camilleri
- Read Alex’s interview with The Pink Cloud director Iuli Gerbase
- CODA’s Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur, Judas and the Black Messiah’s Daniel Kaluuya, and Pleasure’s Sofia Kappel were among our picks for the best performances at this year’s Sundance. See why (and the other choices) here.
- See our picks for the ten best films of Sundance 2021