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Have Your Say: What Favorite Classic Film Would You Like To See In 3D?

If I've ever put a more blasphemous title above one of these "Have Your Say" articles, I sure cannot remember it. The colouring-in of old black and white movies already makes my skin itch, so adding fake 3D effects in...

Gamera Obscura: A Triple Feature of STRANGER THINGS, PETE'S DRAGON, and THE WITCH

When you’ve seen way too many movies and TV shows, unlikely double and triple features start to suggest themselves. Any cinephile can tell you that—or, actually, they don’t need to. You know it already. How your brain is constantly programming,...

The Many Faces Of Tommy Lee Jones

This week, Dennis Gansel's Mechanic: Resurrection premieres, starring Jason Statham as the titular assassin. But a bit further down the cast list we spot Tommy Lee Jones, and that settles the question who to feature in this week's quiz! For...

Destroy All Monsters: Was This The Worst Summer We've Ever Had At The Movies?

The summer is dwindling to a close and film folks are taking stock of the season, both financially and creatively. It's looking tepid on both fronts. We'll lose some franchises that shouldn't have come as far as they have; and...

Roddy McDowall Gets Busted: An Exclusive Excerpt From A THOUSAND CUTS by Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph

I'm not the sort of person who is precious about my consumption of films. For me, the recent hubbub surrounding the death of 35mm projection has largely been white noise that confuses the method of consumption for quality. However, if...

Have Your Say: Is Arrow's FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION Boxset True Or Too Blue?

(Yo listen up, here is a story, about a little guy that lives in a blue world...) There is this issue buzzing around in Blu-ray forums about that Female Prisoner Scorpion boxset from Arrow. The extras and everything are nice...

MEDOUSA: George Lazopoulos Talks His Horror-Fantasy

A middle-aged but still very beautiful, dark-haired woman sits before a mirror admiring her reflection as she puts on the finishing touches of makeup. Through the mirror's view we see a young boy's eyes piercing the reflection of the woman....

The Many Faces Of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

This week, Travis Knight's Kubo and the Two Strings appears in cinemas, and it carries a strong word-of-mouth, like the review by our Jim Tudor. The latest animation by Studio Laika, the film blends stop-motion puppetry with computer graphics, and...

Pretty Packaging: Two PARASYTE THE MAXIM Boxsets Invade Your Space

Iwaaki Hitoshi's science fiction horror manga Parasyte was released in the late eighties and early nineties, but has recently been revived in two adaptations: two live-action films were released last year, but before that, in 2014, anime studio Madhouse made...

Destroy All Monsters: As The DCEU Burns, The Studio's Model Needs To Change

There are two general narratives among film fans with respect to superhero movies, which somewhat overlap: 1. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films are samey studio product with predictable beats and styles, lacking the stamp of directorial control; (I don't really...

Have Your Say: Which Film Best Captures The Spirit Of the Current Election?

It's almost hard to believe, but in three months time, the United States presidential election of 2016 will be a thing of the past. And the only thing which is sure at this point, is that there will be a...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION Boxset Carries A Pretty Sting

When distributor Arrow announced they were going to release a boxset of all four Female Prisoner Scorpion films, it was one of those moments when we raise flags here at Screen Anarchy central. I mean, these films are rightfully known...

The Many Faces Of Karl Urban

Currently in cinemas, David Lowery's remake of Pete's Dragon is a surprisingly decent piece of entertainment. As one of the reasons for this, Jim Tudor notes in his review that the film has a very solid cast, which includes the...

Sundance Next Fest 2016 Preview: Indie Film Indulgence Descends on DTLA

One of the coolest events in downtown LA the past few summers has been Sundance's version of a fun festival weekend: Sundance Next Fest. While Next Fest may not be the high-powered industry fest that its wintertime sibling is, it...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Film By Oshii Mamoru?

Yesterday, the Japanese director Oshii Mamoru had his 65th birthday. I've never made a secret of being a massive fan of his films, as his lesser efforts manage to keep my interest, while his strongest works have speared my heart...

Fantasia 2016: Watch Guillermo del Toro's One-Hour Master Class on Creature Design

During the 2016 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, director Guillermo del Toro was given the prestigious Cheval Noir award for his exceptional career in the cinema of the fantastic up to this point. This award was handed out...

The Many Faces Of John Saxon

While trying to figure out who of the motley crew that is in Suicide Squad we'd use to feature in this week's quiz, by chance my eye fell on John Saxon's birthday... which is today. Happy 81st birthday, Mr. Saxon!...

Fantasia 2016: Screen Anarchy Wraps The Fest With Our Reviews, Interviews, and Top Picks

  The king-sized 20th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has come to a close, and thus ends another year of 'summer-camp' for lovers of genre and intrepid explorers of the weird, and wild, undiscovered corners that lie...

Fantasia 2016 Exclusive: Why Guillermo del Toro Means So Much to Young Filmmakers

This little article is my most personal piece online to date. It's not quite news, but rather an editorial. However, ScreenAnarchy has always allowed its writers a voice, which sets us apart. I do feel a little strange writing and...

70s Rewind: BOUND FOR GLORY Sings the Praises of a True Hero

Antiheroes are all the rage these days -- witness Suicide Squad as the latest example -- but what about true, authentic heroes? Forty years ago, director Hal Ashby presented Woody Guthrie as such a hero in Bound for Glory. Typical...