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10+ Years Later: Is TIME BANDITS Still One for the Ages?

Going back through the time portal, there was a point when Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits was practically an obsession. It had most everything to do with the director. For my close friends and I, Gilliam was part of an impeccable...

SXSW 2017 Dispatch: Coverage Wrap Up & Killer Poster Gallery

Reviews 68 Kill Review by J Hurtado Baby Driver Review by Peter Martin Bad Lucky Goat Review by Peter Martin California Dreams Review by Peter Martin David Lynch - The Art of Life Review by Zach Gayne The Disaster...

Have Your Say: Which Animation Won't Ever Be Remade In Live-Action?

Look away all you want, it won't change the fact that Bill Condon's live-action Beauty and the Beast hauled in a whopping 170 million dollars last weekend. And you know what that means: we'll be getting more of these. "These"...

AnarchyVision: TRAINSPOTTING 2, GOON 2 and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Two sequels and a remake (aka, new normal) yet still some surprises this week - a look at Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, T2: Trainspotting and Goon: Last of the Enforcers....

SXSW 2017 Dispatch: VR Convergence Highlights

It's hard to find a film festival these days that doesn't feature some sort of VR/AR programming and the tech-heavy SXSW is of course no exception. In fact, the festival featured a spin-off "convergence" program that was open to both...

Our Favorite Faces Of Ewan McGregor

Two of the most anticipated North American premieres this weekend were Bill Condon's new Beauty and the Beast and Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting (seen above), both of which have Ewan McGregor in them. It's not the first time that he...

70s Rewind: THE DISAPPEARANCE, Melancholy Blooms Slowly in the Winter

A man returns home after a business trip and discovers that his wife has disappeared. In the moody drama The Disappearance, directed by Stuart Cooper (Overlord), Jay Mallory (Donald Sutherland) appears to be a successful businessman, living on the top...

Screen Anarchists On KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Unless you've been living under a (skull-shaped?) rock, you're probably aware there is a new King Kong film in theaters. It's called Kong: Skull Island, and opinions about it within Screen Anarchy are divided, to say the least. Kwenton...

New Directors/New Films 2017: 6 Must-See Selections

The 46th edition of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films Festival screens from March 15 through 26. As always, it's an eclectic international showcase of interesting new talents and approaches to cinematic...

Destroy All Monsters: Peter Jackson's KING KONG Was Kong, Perfected

It's always a pleasure to write a sentence about a film that the filmmaker himself would recoil from in disgust, but here it is anyway: Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong remake is the best King Kong movie, surpassing the original....

AnarchyVision: KONG: SKULL ISLAND and THE LAST WORD

A look at Jordan Vogt-Roberts' mighty Kong: Skull Island and the Shirley MacLlaine/Amanda Seyfried film The Last Word....

Have Your Say: Which Monster Should Be Next?

As Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Kong: Skull Island is currently raking in the dough worldwide, you can safely assume more creature features are being planned. Indeed, Warner Brothers hasn't made a secret of having a Godzilla sequel AND a Kong vs. Godzilla...

Our Favorite Faces Of Samuel L. Jackson

(Insert m**********r joke at will...) King Kong has returned to cinemas worldwide in Kong: Skull Island, causing a wide variety of reactions among audiences. Our Kwenton Bellette hated the film and told us so in his review. Me, I had...

SXSW 2017 Preview: Narrative Competition, Spotlight, and More

So far, our SXSW preview series has taken a look at the Headliners, Midnight section, and narrative films in the Visions program as well as a tour of the festival's documentaries. Today we close things out ahead of tomorrow's festival...

SXSW 2017 Preview: The Documentaries

Our SXSW preview series continues, following-up on yesterday's look at the Headliners, Midnight, and Visions sections with today's tour of the documentaries of the fest. It's a great crop of films spread out across a number of sections. We couldn't...

10+ Years Later: SUNSHINE Is Still Waiting For The Light

With Danny Boyle's forthcoming revisit of the world of Edinburgh junkies, lowlifes and dropouts twenty years on, it would seem fitting that we have a look at Trainspotting (1996) and where it stands in the culture 20 years on. But we...

Destroy All Monsters: Myths Evolve Because We Need Them To, And Other Things I Learned From LOGAN

Spoilers for Logan. With Logan, the modern comic book movie finally enters its revisionist phase. The film is the conclusion of a cycle: not just of a phase of Hugh Jackman's career and of the X-Men movies in general, but...

SXSW 2017 Preview: Headliners, Midnight, and Visions

The annual festival of tech activations, unlimited BBQ, and a whole buncha great movies is almost upon us. Yes, SXSW kicks off this Friday and as normal, we'll be focusing the majority of our attention on the last of those...

Have Your Say: Which Film Would You Want To Forget... So You Could See It Again For The First Time?

Two weeks ago I saw Jacques Tourneur's classic horror film Night of the Demon, a first viewing despite me being curious about the film for over thirty years already. Surprisingly, after all that anticipation it didn't disappoint me. I loved...

AnarchyVision: #GIFF17, LOGAN, TABLE 19

A report from the 11th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida, checking out a few films with Canadian connections, Burn Your Maps and the Bulter Brothers' First Round Down. Then there's the indie comedy Table 19 and this...