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Podcast: Talkin' Flicks With Pals Ep 1 - Talkin' Toronto 2017

Hello, and welcome to Talking Flicks With Pals, a new ScreenAnarchy podcast that aims to capture a bit of good old fashioned screen-related conversation. Should these first few episodes yield quality talks that film pals from around the world consider...

AnarchyVision: #TIFF17 Edition!

A look at a slew of Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) films, from Darren Aronofsky's Mother! to the fantastic I, Tonya, The Shape of Water and Jane, as well as Canadian indie Porcupine Lake....

Toronto 2017 Review: NINA, A Child's Story For Adult Audiences

Juraj Lehotský´s drama Nina marries Dardenian vérité style to child´s unsterile POV amid a divorce proceedings with a pinch of Hanekenian social horror.

Toronto 2017 Review: Kitamura Ryuhei's DOWNRANGE, A Lean and Mean Horror Thriller

Six college students on the way home in a carpool are stranded on an isolated road (in the middle of BFE as one puts it so eloquently) when a tire blows. Just when one of them realizes that this is...

Toronto 2017 Review: THE CRESCENT, A Visionary Fusion of Horror Tradition and Originality

Late in Seth A. Smith's The Crescent, there is a hushed shot of the lead character, who happens to be a 2-year-old toddler, sitting on a beach, framed inside an hollow wreck of an old seaside house. The camera slowly...

Toronto 2017: The First-Look Clip From Kitamura's DOWNRANGE

The new poster and a first-look clip debuted from Ryuhei Kitamura's upcoming thriller Downrange. It is his fourth film that will play in the Midnight Madness program of TIFF. The world premiere is this Friday.    In the film, six...

Toronto 2017 Short Film, Short Review: GREAT CHOICE

A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial. That is the helluva succinct elevator pitch for Robin Comisar's short film that recently graced the Ryerson screen of Toronto's Midnight Madness.  Great Choice meticulously recreates said Red Lobster advert from...

Toronto 2017: Watch This Clip From Brian O'Malley's THE LODGERS

The world premiere of Brian O'Malley's gothic horror flick The Lodgers has just bowed here in Toronto. And while we wait for word to trickle out of the screening a clip from the flick was dropped earlier today which you...

Toronto 2017: New I KILL GIANTS Clip, Why Are You Sweating?

Are giants real? That's the essential question at the heart of a new clip from I Kill Giants. The film tells "the story of Barbara Thorsen (Madison Wolfe), a teenage girl who chooses to escape the realities of school and...

Venice 2017 Review: UNDER THE TREE, Reason Eclipsed in Dark Icelandic Social Satire

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson third feature, a social satire Under the Tree, aptly embodies the present times when primal urges emerge coagulating the state of civilization into homo homini lupus-type of society when populism and other forms of extremism cast thick shadows over reason.

Toronto 2017: Exclusive MOTORRAD Clip, Beware the Quiet Before the Motorcyles

Our exclusive clip from Motorrad begins on a quiet note before roaring into action. "In a remote part of Brazil," says the brief synopsis, "a group of young bikers is lured onto a remote trail. On it, fun, sex and...

Toronto 2017: Exclusive Clip for Danish WINTER BROTHERS

Playing in the Discovery section at this year's Toronto Int'l Film Fest is the North American premiere of Danish director Hlynur Pálmason's premiere feature, Winter Brothers We've got an exclusive clip to premiere for you ahead of the screening. Here...

Toronto 2017: In PUBLIC SCHOOLED Clip, Judy Greer Says Goodbye

Judy Geer is a treasure, whether she's lighting up a comedy or strengthening a drama, so whenever she appears in a film, it means that attention must be paid. In a fresh clip from Public Schooled, her sad, soulful side...

Toronto 2017: LES AFFAMES Clip, Because Even Zombie Killers Need a Theme Song

It's a cool, overcast day. A breeze is rippling gently through the air. An anonymous car pulls to a stop. The radio plays a pleasant French-language tune. Then a stranger lurches into view. And then WAM! WAM! WAM! WAM! Beware...

Toronto 2017: Watch New THELMA Trailer and Be Electrified

We're big fans of Norwegian director Joachim Trier, whose past features -- Reprise, Oslo, August 31st and Louder Than Bombs -- have demonstrated his ability to weave deeply personal themes into sharply provocative dramas. His latest, Thelma, promises a bit...

Anarchyvision: Toronto 2017, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, TULIP FEVER, More

In the videos below, I take a look ahead to the beginning of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as well as the long-gestating Tulip Fever and the return of Close Encounters of the Third Kind to the big screen....

Toronto 2017: Watch The Dark And Eerie Trailer For Brian O'Malley's THE LODGERS

Wtih the world premiere of Brian O'Malley's The Lodgers coming up on Friday here in Toronto the trailer for the Gothic horror flick was released over at Deadline. Have a look and tell us what you think.    The Lodgers...

KISSING CANDICE: Watch The Visually Stunning Trailer For Aoife McArdle's Debut

High level commercials director Aoife McArdle makes the step to features with her Toronto selected debut Kissing Candice and while the film may have been funded via the Irish Film Board's low budget Catalyst program she certainly hasn't allowed the...

Toronto 2017: There Will be Many Tears Over Spilled Milk After This Clip From LATCHED, Count on it

Here in Canada there is a campaign stating that it is okay to cry over spilled milk, countering the old adage, because Canadian dairy products are awesome and their loss should be mourned like the passing of a family member...

Toronto 2017: THE SWAN Exclusive, An Emotional And Visually Poetic Trailer Debut

Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir's feature film debut, a coming-of-age story called The Swan, will have its world premiere here in Toronto during the opening weekend of the festival. Hjörleifsdóttir will be in town to present her film.    Screen Anarchy is...