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AnarchyVision: Cannes 2017, THE SQUARE, 120 BMP, THE FLORIDA PROJECT and More

Here's another look at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival as it started to wind down, including another shot at The Square (above), which won the Palme d'or; Lynne Ramsay's return with You Were Never Really Here; the amazing The Florida Project;...

Review: LOVE OFF THE CUFF Charmingly Caps Off the Trilogy

“n 55!w !” this string of characters is the first thing that fills the cinema screen. It is an especially important moment, as only fans of this rom-com trilogy will feel a knowing nostalgic flutter stemming from those random letters,...

Our Favorite Faces of Javier Bardem

The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film sailed into harbors all across the world last weekend, delivering its specific brand of witty banter, weak plot and supernatural big-budget shenanigans. Though reactions from critics worldwide range from lukewarm to seriously hostile,...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED), Rich on Dysfunctional Delight

While Cannes has not exactly been light on controversy this year, one film in its lineup was easily singled out as a suspicious inclusion when the official selection was first announced. After all, not only does The Meyerowitz Stories (New...

Blu-ray Review: DHEEPAN is Given the Royal Treatment by Criterion

This week The Criterion Collection released Jacques Audiard's Palme d'Or winning drama, Dheepan, and it's a film everyone needs to see. Dheepan, a Sri Lankan refugee and former Tamil Tiger, is on the run for his lafe after the Sinhalese...

Screen Anarchists On ALIEN: COVENANT

("And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" The Second Coming, 1919 - W. B. Yeats) Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant has arrived in cinemas, and a strange film it is indeed....

MAYHEM: Theatrical Release And Shudder Streaming For Joe Lynch's Office Tower Thriller

RLJ Entertainment and AMC's streaming service Shudder will be releasing Joe Lynch's action thriller Mayhem (read our very positive review here), starring The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun at the end of 2017 and into 2018. As you may read in the...

BUSHWICK: Check Out Three Teaser Posters For The Urban Invasion Thriller

Bushwick, an urban invasion thriller directed by Cooties' Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, played tonight at Cannes in the Directors' Fortnight Features program. Yesterday, Collider debuted three new teaser posters, running with the colors of American patriotism. You will find...

70s Rewind: STAR WARS Memories, What Are Yours?

Frankly, this is a slow news day, even on the international front, so I'm bowing to the Force and sharing my 'first time watching Star Wars experience,' in the hopes that you'll have something better to share in the comments...

Review: HERMIA & HELENA, Lovely Cinematic Playfulness

Matias Piñeiro's Hermia & Helena begins almost identically as his last film Princess of France, looking down at a soccer field. But they are two very different films. Even though his usual light-as-feather approach at twenty-something's bohemian lives and romantic...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE MERCILESS Punches Up Familiar Gangster Tale

After helming a low-key music drama (The Beat Goes On) and a romantic comedy (Whatcha Wearin'?), director Byun Sung-hyun finally shows off what may be his true colors in the brash and confident half gangster thriller, half prison drama The...

10+ Years Later: CODE 46 Showed Us That We Are All Replicants

With a new Blade Runner film on the way later this year, it seems an appropriate time to revisit a certain overlooked 2003 film that is as close to a prequel to Ridley Scott's seminal clone-noir as there ever was....

Crowdfund This: A Big, Big Reprint Of BEYOND TERROR

What makes for a good crowdfunding campaign? An interesting subject helps, a goal limit which is humble helps, giving something back for your contribution helps... Well, Fab Press' campaign for re-issuing Stephen Thrower's long-sold-out book about Italian director Lucio Fulci...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE BEGUILED, A Campy Anatomy of Lust

Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker whose work I've appreciated from a distance. I know she's a great director, but apart from Marie Antoinette, her stories of rich white people and their troubles has held little interest for me. But as...

WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND: A Harrowing Trailer Emerges From The Depths of a Dead Argentinian Tourist Trap

We eagerly await What the Waters Left Behind, the new horror film from Luciano and Nicolas Onetti, directors of giallo flicks Sonno Profondo and Francesca. As it makes its way through post-production, they took it to Cannes and presented the...

Pretty Packaging: Sculpting Time With The Andrei Tarkovsky Boxset

When we think of pretty packaging of DVD/Blu-ray releases, the usual disc-pimping suspects pop up: Arrow, CJ-Entertainment, Criterion (when so minded), Anime Limited, Eureka, Funimation, Wild Side Video, Sentai Filmworks... Curzon Arificial Eye will generally not be in that shortlist,...

Now on Blu-ray: Open Your Mind, Step Into THE VOID

Today marks the Blu-ray release of Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie's new horror film, The Void. Regular Screen Anarchy readers will recognize the co-directors as members of the renegade Winnipeg cinema collective Astron-6, but The Void is their first feature...

Crowdfund This: Phil Tippett's MAD GOD, Demented Stop-Motion Animation

I confess that the first two parts of Phil Tippett's Mad God completely passed me by, but now that a kind reader has tipped us off to the existence of Part 3, all I can say is ... wow! Tippett...

Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away

Sir Roger Moore, best known for portraying James Bond in seven installments of the spy series, has died, according to his official Twitter account. He was 89. Moore's screen career dated back to the 1940s and gained momentum through the...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: A Strong Year for the Sidebars

The main attraction at what might be the world's most bifurcated film festival is certainly the Palme d'Or competition. But there is always a film or two that finds a fair amount of buzz out of one of the primary...