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Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 2

Moving into the 1990’s Golden Harvest would once again make an attempt for American success. Unfortunately their first American made film of the decade was the poor China O Brien (1990), an attempt by Golden Harvest to launch star Cynthia...

NYC Weekend Picks, Feb. 24-26: Jordan Peele Curates, Oscar Nominated Shorts and Best Picture Winners, and Doc Fortnight 2017

This Oscar weekend's offerings include:  At BAM Rose Cinemas, the continuation of the series "The Art of the Social Thriller," curated by Jordan Peele (half of the brilliant sketch duo Key & Peele), of films that inspired his feature directorial debut Get Out,...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 1

Throughout the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Hong Kong cinema produced many films that to this day are considered to be the best action films ever made. Films like Police Story (1985), The Killer (1989), Once Upon a Time in China...

Dublin 2017 Review: NAILS Slam The Coffin Shut In This Horror Hospital

The current decade has been a very good one for Irish horror. While they haven't quite reached the same kind of transgressive peak that extreme French horror did in the last decade with Frontiere(s), Inside, and Martyrs, Ireland's current horror...

CARGO: Watch The Engrossing First Teaser For The Belgian Crime Drama

Though there are no English subtitles on the first trailer for Gilles Coulier's Belgian crime drama Cargo there really aren't any required to capture the attention and demonstrate that there just may be something special going on here. Veteran Belgian...

Interview: Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton Talk WE GO ON, Now On Shudder

In their chilling sophmore feature, We Go On, filmmakers Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton explore life's biggest question through the eyes of a supernatural thriller. In the film, a young man in the throws of an existential crisis publishes an...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's MILDRED PIERCE Stuns

What exactly is Mildred Pierce? Is it a drama? A film noir? A proto-feminist declaration? You could argue that the Hollywood watermark is all of the above. Directed by Micaael Curtiz and starring the indomitable Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce is freshly out on...

Review: A SINGLE RIDER Subtly Ponders the Small Regrets of Life

A few months after the explosive period spy thriller The Age of Shadows from genre maestro Kim Jee-woon, Warner Bros is back with its second Korean production, A Single Rider. Though both films share star Lee Byung-hun, who appears as...

Watch Lauren Ashley Carter And Lauren Ashley Carter in Trailer For IMITATION GIRL

Imitation Girl, a new feature film from Iranian-American filmmaker Natasha Kermani has been included in the Official Selection of the Cinequest Film & VR Festival 2017, and will celebrate its world premiere in March. Her new film features indie horror...

Review: BITTER HARVEST Is Bad Canadian Borscht

In between the two World Wars, the then nascent Soviet Union, in a barbarous act of mismanaged nation building, starved north of seven million Ukrainians to death, all the while violently appropriating the land and the crops from the 'bread...

Exclusive: Someone is Always Watching in THE EYES Trailer

Our friends at the veteran-run indie label Parade Deck Films will release Robbie Bryan's suspense thriller, The Eyes, in select U.S. theaters on April 7, 2017. ScreenAnarchy has the exclusive debut of the movie's trailer, which you can find below. ...

10+ Years Later: Is ROBOCOP Still Arresting?

Gleaming as ever like some kind of well armed brushed-metal action figure, Paul Verhoeven's 1987 RoboCop continues to reflect striking truths amid daft action. Although now considered a sci-fi classic, one can be forgiven for initially assuming a certain b-movie...

Review: THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, A Heady Mix of Arthouse, Genre and Zombies

Opening with the eponymous girl locked in a cell and counting upwards to a thousand, The Girl With All The Gifts may as well be ticking off the sheer number of zombie films that a fan of the genre is...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: WÙLU Shows A Thoughtful Rise To Criminal Power

In Malinese director Daouda Coulibaly's crime drama Wùlu, we follow the rise of Ladji, a bus driver in Mali's capital city Bamako, who decides to use his street-savvy for becoming a career criminal. Cheated out of a years-in-the-making promotion because...

Review: DRIFTER Runs Out of Gas in a Trope Tainted Wasteland

Christian von Hoffman's wasteland thriller DRIFTER starts strong only to be betrayed by a weak second half

Check This Prologue Clip For ALIEN: COVENANT

Well, that is new: 20th Century Fox has released a five minute prologue short for Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien Covenant on-line, and it plays like a big character introduction promo. We check the crew of a giant spaceship having a...

Brian Lonano Transforms The BFF GIRLS!

Geeky girls turned Japanese superheroes to battle an evil tampon monster? What's not to like about that, right? Particularly when it comes from the crazed mind of Crow Hand director Brian Lonano! Behold the madness of BFF Girls! A new...

THE NARROW WORLD: Watch Brent Bonacorso's SciFi Short Film Now

Director Brent Bonacorso last graced these pages back in 2013 with his fantastic short film West of the Moon - a film loaded with imagery taken from dreams described to the director by children - and he returns now with...

Behold The Wonders Of BLACK HOLES And Give Them Your Money To Make More Wonders!

We have been raving about David and Laurent Nicolas' animated short film Black Holes since before its world premiere as part of the Sundance Film Festival and now is the time to stop reading what we think about it and...

THE GREAT WALL Interview: Zhang Yimou on Its Meaning and Misconceptions

When the man who gave us such critically acclaimed, award-winning epics as Red Sorghum, Hero, and Raise the Red Lantern makes a self-described “popcorn flick,” it’s a pretty big deal. Director Zhang Yimou had a brief chat with me about...