It’s been a rough week for titles referencing darkness, as the new season of “Black Mirror” and X-Men movie “Dark Phoenix” both stumbled with our critics. But for every post-“Bandersnatch” disappointment, there’s an exciting new documentary or a Sundance smash being released. Keep reading for a roundup of all of IndieWire’s reviews from this week:
David Ehrlich writes that the lackluster X-Men flick was doomed from the get-go by its lack of a raison d’etre.
Mindy Kaling’s Sundance hit adapts a time-honored formula to comment on our changing world, earning a B+ review from Kate Erbland.
To David Ehrlich, this less-than-stellar thriller serves as a reminder of how good Korean crime cinema has become. It may not live up to comparable entries to the genre, but some excellent performances make it watchable.
David Ehrlich contributes to the near-universal praise for this Sundance darling about Bay Area gentrification.
This documentary, about the infamous ‘reality TV without the TV’ experiment, is far more thought-out than the nutty endeavor that inspired it.
The long-overdue fifth season is short but sweet, and serves as a good setup for a potential movie, writes Tambay Obenson.
Zendaya gives a career performance in a deeply unsettling series that shows a clear vision while working out its rookie mistakes, writes Ben Travers.
The latest episodes of Charlie Booker’s ever-expanding anthology are…not good, according to Ben Travers.
This solid reboot offers something for everyone in the LGBTQ community, writes Jude Dry.
IndieWire rounds up our weekly film and TV reviews every Friday.