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Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: ScreenAnarchy Writers Choose Our Top 10 Most Anticipated Films

This is our favorite time of the year. It's Fantastic Fest time when our enormous group of ScreenAnarchy writers descends on the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar to watch a ton of great movies and eat and drink way too much....

Fantastic Fest 2016 Dark Corner VR Preview

It's nearly impossible to find a film festival that isn't dipping its toes into the uber exciting world of VR storytelling and Fantastic Fest is right on board as well. However instead of the typical festival program of a little...

Destroy All Monsters: The Normalized Atrocities of Julia Ducournau's RAW

Last Monday night's screening in the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival gained a week's worth of notoriety when The Hollywood Reporter announced that three people had fainted during the show and were taken away in an...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: DISHOOM REIGNS! 6 Reasons to Set Your Sights on the Indian Sidebar

The theme of this year's Fantastic Fest is Dishoom Reigns, the wild and wonderful world of Indian genre cinema, so it should be no surprise to our regular readers that I am crazy excited for this event. For those...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from Masters, Discovery, Platform, & More

It's all happening on the streets of Toronto as the Toronto International Film Festival is kicking off today. We've already taken you all on a quick tour of the Galas and Special Presentations, the Midnight Madness and Vanguard, and the...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from TIFF Docs & Contemporary World Cinema

Just one more day until Toronto International Film Festival explodes all over the capital of Ontario. If you've been following along, you've already seen our previews of the Galas and Special Presentations and the Midnight Madness and Vanguard sections. Now...

Destroy All Monsters: Cinephiles, TIFF, and the Entitled Fury of Learning You're Not the Audience Any More

I live in Toronto, and for most of my 20s and half of my 30s, the Toronto International Film Festival was one of the major milestones of my year - so much so that even today, the vast majority of...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from Midnight Madness & Vanguard

The Toronto International Film Festival gets going on Thursday! Yesterday we took a quick look at the Galas and Special Presentations. Today we turn our attention to two of our favorite sections: Midnight Madness and Vanguard. This was really hard...

L'Etrange 2016: Special Focus and Homage - Imamura, Henenlotter and Zulawski

Paris’ premier fantastic festival L’Etrange is kicking off on Wednesday and on top of a huge Competition Section comprised of 22 features there’s a whole range of high profile events. Top of the must-watch list come three tantalising retrospectives from...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from Galas & Special Presentations

It's time once again for the Toronto International Film Festival! The big Canadian fest kicks off Thursday and we've got a few days of previews in store for the Screen Anarchy faithful. These are just a few of the over...

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...

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...

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...

Guanajuato 2016 Dispatch: Demián Bichir on Jorge Michel Grau's 7:19

The opening night film for the second half of Guanajuato 2016 (the one that takes place in Guanajuato Capital) was Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19, a drama set in the historic morning of 19 September, 1985, when Mexico City suffered a...

Fantasia 2016 Interview: Adam Nimoy Remembers Leonard in FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK

The name Nimoy is very well-known in the worlds of celebrity, pop culture, and sci-fi fandom; Leonard Nimoy was a titan of all of these worlds, and is one of the most recognizable --- and beloved --- figures of them...

Traverse City Film Fest 2016: 5 Can't Miss Picks

Northern Michigan's Traverse City Film Festival was founded in 2005 by documentarian Michael Moore with the mission to bring "just great movies" to his hometown. With a board of directors that includes Larry Charles, Jeff Daniels, Tom Morello, and numerous...

Karlovy Vary 2016: Central and East European Cinema in the Spotlight

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival wrapped its 51st edition and the display of new Central and East European cinema with the award-giving ceremony. Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu was picked for the Grand Prix in the main competition for his independently...

Fantasia 2016: ScreenAnarchy Raises the Curtain on Top Picks

Every year, those who don't already live in Montreal descend upon the city for what I like to call "summer movie camp." Fantasia hosts three glorious weeks of kung-fu, kaiju, sci-fi, horror, awards, short programs, live events, and its awesome...

Preview: Japan Cuts 2016, As Dynamic as Ever

Japan Cuts, Japan Society's annual festival of contemporary Japanese cinema, turns 10 this year. What the value of a film festival is may seem easy to talk about in terms of age and program focus. It  can also be hard...