Category: Screen

Fantasia 2019 Review: BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON Examines A Hollywood B-Movie Mystery

Al Adamson wasn't what you'd call a superstar filmmaker. Toiling in the world of super low budget B- and C-grade drive-in fare from the early '60s through the early '80s, Adamson was responsible for inflicting more than thirty films upon...

/ July 17, 2019

Fantasia 2019 Review: MYSTERY OF THE NIGHT, A Woman’s Scorn Awakens A Dark Spirit In The Phillipine Forest

Played out against a backdrop of political strife and religious domination, director Adolfo Alix, Jr.'s Mystery of the Night is a gripping tale of love and loss in the early 20th century Spanish-occupied Phillippines. An island nation under the thumb...

/ July 16, 2019

Fantasia 2019 Review: DREAMLAND Plays Free Jazz With Genre Conventions

In Dreamland, the ubiquitous Stephen McHattie plays a weary, nameless, assassin, who does the dirty work for a mid level gangster named Hercules. Disgusted to find out that his boss is getting into the human trafficking of young children involving...

/ July 15, 2019

Fantasia 2019 Review: COME TO DADDY Delights in Putting Elijah Wood Through The Ringer

I am drawn to father-son stories like a moth to flame. The difficult communication barriers, awkward processing of emotion. The silence and the rage. In the movies, these stories often culminate in the father expressing a deep pride or love...

/ July 14, 2019

Fantasia 2019 Review: JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY Will Smash Your Brain To Pieces

Truly original artistic voices are few and far between. When it comes to contemporary genre cinema, a few innovators come to mind when one thinks about the 21st century. Filmmakers like Khavn from the Phillippines, Q from India, Sono Sion...

/ July 13, 2019

Fantasia 2019 Review: THE DEEPER YOU DIG Is A Fascinating Micro-Budget Psychological Horror With A Great Origin Story

A mother, Ivy (Toby Poser) and her daughter Echo (Zelda Adams) live alone out in the country. They seem to share an unusually close relationship, despite the fact that Echo is of the age where a young girl would be...

/ July 12, 2019

Edinburgh 2019 Interview: Richard Dreyfuss Talks Aging and ASTRONAUT

With a career stretching back to the 1960s and screen credits including American Graffiti, Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, actor Richard Dreyfuss needs little introduction. In his latest role, the actor play an elderly widower, Angus, in...

/ July 11, 2019

Notes on Streaming: ASTRA LOST IN SPACE, Sci-Fi Winners

What happens when you are unmoored from familiar surroundings? Astra Lost in SpaceSimulcast episodes now streaming weekly, every Wednesday, on Funimation and Hulu. When you're young, getting lost can be a terrifying feeling. Now magnify that a thousand fold, and...

/ July 10, 2019

London Indian 2019 Review: GHOST OF THE GOLDEN GROVES

An avant garde ditych set in the jungles of West Bengal, Ghost of the Golden Groves is a trippy Indian sci-fi fantasy sure to engage more adventurous viewers. Made in two parts by directors Roshni Sen and Aniket Dutta, known...

/ July 9, 2019

Review: TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG, Hazy, Coming-Of-Age Mood Piece of a 90s Chilean Summer

Dominga Sotomayor’s Too Late To Die Young is a coming-of-age drama that takes place during the halcyon summer of 1990 in Chile, a time when the nation was slowly emerging from the shadows of a violent military regime. Against a...

/ July 8, 2019

THE WRETCHED Trailer: Some Neighbors Are Creepier Than Others

The Wretched, from filmmakers Brett and Drew T. Pierce is having its world premiere at Fantasia this Summer. Here is the brand new trailer! There is a Tauntaun joke somewhere in there. You won't have to wait long for it. ...

/ July 5, 2019

Someone is a Real Stickler For Tenant Rules in This 1BR Clip

David Mamor's debut film, the horror thriller 1BR, will have its world premiere at Fantasia in less than two weeks. The first clip from his film was released and we have right here for you. In the clip, Sarah (Nicole...

/ July 5, 2019

NYAFF 2019: Komatsu Nana on the East-Meets-West of SAMURAI MARATHON

Debuting at the tender age of 18 in the darkly disturbing THE WORLD OF KANAKO, Komatsu Nana made it clear she was serious about her transition from teen supermodel to actress.  An impressive array of films, including Director Martin Scorsese’s...

/ July 5, 2019

Blu-ray Review: MIA AND THE WHITE LION, Born in Captivity

Are good intentions enough? Mia and the White LionNow available on Blu-ray/DVD from Shout Factory. Watch an interview before the movie -- that's a suggestion I've never given before. In an interview included on Shout! Factory's excellent new Blu-ray, out...

/ July 4, 2019

Review: INTO THE DARK: CULTURE SHOCK Is An Attempt To Wake Up From An American Nightmare

America is a nation at war with itself. Just like an distressingly ballooning number of countries around the world, the United States is growing ideologically fractured at an alarming rate. The political middle is dropping away almost entirely in favor...

/ July 3, 2019

A Liquidator’s real story after he survived Chernobyl

In 2010 I found out about a group of Russian scientists that did some weird stuff on a remote Greek Island. The same year I met them and decided I am very interested in the "weird stuff" they did. I...

/ July 2, 2019

ScreenAnarchy’s Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2019

A complete list of all the titles can be found at the end of our countdown. And speaking of a countdown: here we go! Click on the edge of the pictures to scroll through them, or at the center of...

/ July 1, 2019

Edinburgh 2019: FARMING and AURORA Take Top Awards

Ahead of Sunday night's Closing Gala, Edinburgh International Film Festival announced this year's award winners. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje picked up the festival's prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature for his film Farming. The writer-director looked to his own childhood...

/ June 30, 2019

GWEN: RLJE FILMS And Shudder Pick up William McGregor’s Debut Thriller

RLJE Films and Shudder have announced that they will handle the theatrical and streaming release of William McGregor's debut feature film, the thriller Gwen.  Gwen is a young girl whose life seems to be collapsing around her. Struggling with her...

/ June 29, 2019

Review: YESTERDAY, A Truly Fab Tale Full of Magic, Mystery, and a Tour

In Danny Boyle’s new music-driven romantic comedy, Yesterday, a long-struggling singer/songwriter wakes up to discover that he’s the only one who remembers The Beatles.   The fact that a premise that stupid works so well here can only mean that...

/ June 28, 2019