25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

From a doc on Joan Jett to corporate satires, gritty indies and a psycho Nic Cage – our picks for this year's must-see Sundance titles

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'Tyrel'
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'Tyrel'

It was a year ago that Sundance premiered Mudbound and had us leaving with the notion that Jason Mitchell could be one of his generation's major actors – and this simmering, character-based social thriller sounds like it's about to give him a plum paranoid-as-fuck role. His title character has accepted an offer to go away with a buddy for a weekend up in the Catskills, where a bunch of dudes are going to relax and drink beer. Once he gets there, a few things become immediately apparent: 1) he is the only African-American there; 2) a lot of booze often means loose inhibitions; and 3) you know how there are folks that don't seem obviously racist sometimes can reveal their true colors once they're in groups (see: the last presidential election)? Fillmaker Sebastian Silva (Crystal Fairy) is working with a hell of a set-up here. Not to mention that he has the best director's bio in the fest's catalog this year.

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