IFC Films

‘Benedetta’ Review: An Erotic Takedown of the Patriarchy

Alan French reviews Paul Verhoeven's 2021 film, "Benedetta." It follows the true story of Benedetta Carlini, a nun who maintained a relationship with a woman in her convent in 17th Century Italy.

8 Great

‘The Novice’ Review: An Intense Look at the Dark Side of Our Pursuit of Accomplishment

A college freshman joins her university's rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.

8.5 Great

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: ‘The Beta Test’ Drives Hollywood Culture Over The Edge

An engaged Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, infidelity, and digital data.

8 Great

‘Werewolves Within’ Review: Prepare For a Cryptid Whodunit With Lots of Laughs

After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger FINN (Sam Richardson) a...

8.5 Great

Tribeca 2021 Review: ‘Werewolves Within’ Is An Amusing Mystery With Bite

When a snowstorm traps the residents of Beaverfield together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the pea...

7 Good

‘Undine’ Review: Christian Petzold’s Mythical Mermaid Love Story

Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return ...

6.5 Fair

‘Monday’ Review: A Sexy If Aimless Vacation Romance

A spark on a Friday can lead to a sizzling weekend fling, but what happens when you get to the inevitable Monday?

6.5 Fair

‘Moffie’ Review: A Beautiful Yet Brutal Story of Queer Identity in 1980s South Africa

A young man in 1981 South Africa must complete his brutal and racist two years of compulsory military service while desperately maintaining the secrecy of his homosexuality.

9 Amazing

‘My Salinger Year’ Review: A Bland Yet Inoffensive Tale of an Aspiring Writer

A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.

5 Average
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