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AnarchyVision: ALIEN: COVENANT, Cannes 2017, OKJA, LOVELESS, THE SQUARE

A look at the latest in the Alien franchise, as well as Cannes gems Loveless, The Square, and how Okja's Neflix nature has unsettled local purists....

AnarchyVision: Cannes 2017, Netflix and More!

A curtain-raiser for this year's Cannes Film Festival, with a slate that's got everyone talking. With Jury President Pedro Almodovar speaking of the "paradox" of having VOD-releases in competition, and Will Smith talking about how the likes of Netflix are...

Cannes 2017 Preview: 12 Picks from the Sidebars, Midnight, and Out of Competitioners

The Cannes Film Festival officially kicks off tonight! Yesterday we pointed out a few films in the Official Competition and Un Certain Regard. Today we conclude our previews by picking out some highlights from the rest of the official selection...

Cannes 2017 Preview: 12 Picks from the Official Competition and Un Certain Regard

It's Festival de Cannes time yet again and right beside the swanky yachts and expensive outfits, there is all kinds of money being spent on moving pictures as well. But while those deals are going down in the basements and...

Overlook 2017 Preview: 8 Unmissable Events from the Inaugural Horror Extravaganza

We've been counting down the days to the Overlook Film Festival since it was first announced as the successor to the ridiculously awesome Stanley Film Festival. Now that time is finally here as the fest kicks off tomorrow at the...

Hot Docs 2017 Curtain Raiser: A Deep Dive Into Toronto's Super-Sized Documentary Festival

North America's premiere documentary film festival kicks off in a few days in Toronto for its 24th edition. As is the norm, it features a daunting number of titles for lovers of standard, and not so standard, non-fiction cinema.  ...

Tribeca 2017 VR Roundup: A Killer New Crop of VR Debuts

It's unclear if it's the New York setting or where it falls on the calendar, but Tribeca has emerged as one of the very best places to debut new VR and 360 content and the 2017 program is no exception....

Tribeca 2017: Ten Notable Fest Selections

The Tribeca Film Festival returns for its 16th edition, running at various venues through April 30. As usual, it doesn't lack for boldface names and big events, opening with Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, a documentary about the legendary...

Chattanooga 2017 Recap: A Must-Visit Genre Fest

As a journalist, programmer, and filmmaker, I've been to my fair share of film festivals. I've just arrived home from Chattanooga Film Festival 2017, and.... WOW. Only in its fourth year, this incredible festival has managed to blow most of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Boston Underground 2017 First Wave: BITCH, PREVENGE, 68 KILL, THE VOID, TRINITY & More!

The weirdos at the Boston Underground Film Festival (Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA, March 22 - 26) unleashed its first wave of programming for its 19th year today --- and the selections are FANTASTIC. Features include previous BUFF alums, such as...

Sundance 2017 Wrap: Tracking Down the Buzz from the Festival that Was

The extra snowy 2017 edition of the Sundance Film Festival has long since been buttoned up and our late-landing reviews and coverage have just about all been filed as well (jump to the bottom for the full list). As a...

Sundance 2017: New Frontier VR Round-Up

VR has changed enormously since we explored the offerings at Sundance 2016. The HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Sony Playstation VR are all out and Google has jumped in big time with its Cardboard-replacing Daydream. One can only guess at...

Sundance 2017: Music On Film, A LONG STRANGE TRIP with Bob Weir, Steve Parish, Trixie Garcia and Director Amir Bar-Lev

Three episodes into this series, I’m confronted with the greatest example of why I’m in this genre of Music on Film. The film I am speaking about is a dream topic for me and entirely emblematic of my stock in...

AnarchyVision at Sundance 2017: Macon Blair, TROPHY, QUEST and More

The closeout of Sundance 2017 saw Macon Blair's film I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore take top prize - quite the coup for a guy we're all big fans of 'round here. 2017 was a tremendous year...

Spokane 2017: Spotlight On SpIFF 2017, AKA the Spokane International Film Festival

Friday marks the start of Eastern Washington's biggest little cinema celebration - the Spokane International Film Festival (Jan 27 - Feb 5). "It's SPIFFY!" Eastern Washington is sparse. Spokane stands alone as the only large(ish) city in the region; an...