Toronto Japanese Fest 2017 Review: HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER

Futaba (Miyazawa Rie), a strict, but caring single mother, has an awakening when she is told she has an aggressive and terminal cancer that cannot be treated. With only a few months left to live she sets out to reconcile...

What The Film Festival 2017: A Japanese EVIL DEAD Remake, A Gorilla in Sunglasses And Cats Making CARRIE

Hey, Toronto. If you are in the mood to have your mind blown without the aid of recreational pharmaceuticals this Saturday then you will want to check out the What The Film Festival happening at The Royal this Saturday.  ...

CYBERTRONIC WARRIOR: Steve Kostanski's Awesome Music Video For The Cybertronic Spree!

Stop everything you are doing, right now. The Cybertronic Spree, the hair metal band that dresses up like the classic Transformers and plays songs from the animated movie, have just dropped their first original single, Cybertronic Warrior, and it is...

Toronto Japanese Fest 2017 Review: HIMEANOLE, A Violent Condemnation of Bullying And Inaction

Okada Susumu (Hamada Gaku) works part time cleaning buildings with his friend Ando Yuji (Muro Tsuyoshi). Ando asks Susumu to be a go between for himself and Abe Yuka (Satsukawa Aimi), a cafe worker. When they go to the cafe...

WATCH THE SUNSET: Watch The Intense Trailer For Aussie Single Take Thriller

Not a lot of filmmakers are rushing to make contributions to the single-take film style. Apart from being very difficult to pull off without a tonne of preparation beforehand you have to have something compelling in that single shot will...

Toronto Japanese Fest 2017 Review: DANCHI, A Superb Example of Subdued Comedy

After their son’s tragic death the Yamashita’s, Hinako (Fujiyama Naomi) and Seiji (Kishibe Ittoku), sell their herbal medicine store and move into an apartment complex, a Danchi, in Osaka,. The building is maybe half full and most of the residents...

Frontières@Fantasia: Second Wave Announced. Making The Move to Feature Length And a Focus on Female-Driven Projects in Canada.

As the Fantasia Film Festival gets ready to roll out it's twenty-first edition so does the Frontières co-production prepare for it's ninth edition. We announced the first wave of titles the other week and quick on its heels has the...

Festival Watch: Bloody Mary Film Festival, Open For Submissions, Celebrating Canadian Women Filmmakers in Genre Cinema This November!

Our friends at the Blood Mary Film Festival have announced the dates for their sophomore festival this November. The two day festival celebrating Canadian women in genre cinema runs at the cozy Carlton cinema on November 30th and December 1st. ...

Exclusive Clip: Joe McClean's THE DRAMA CLUB Now Available on VOD

Joe McClean's film, The Drama Club, was made available on VOD yesterday from Leomark Studios. ScreenAnarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you per chance it entice you to check out the drama for yourself. We have...

RLJ Entertainment Acquires THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME 1 For North America

Good news for fans of rollicking science fiction movies. Shane Abbess` The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1 has been picked up by RLJ Entertaintment for distribution in North America. That means for our American readers that you will get...

NOWHERE TO HIDE: Canadian Dates For Iraqi Medic Doc

Canadian dates have been announced for the North American release of Zaradasht Ahmed's documentary Nowhere to Hide. The award winning documentary will open here in Toronto and in Vancouver on June 30th. We have included the trailer below.   Canadian...

Fantasia 2017: First Wave of Titles Announced!

As summer has finally shown up, our thoughts turn to our neighbors in Montreal as they prepare for the three week cinematic onslaught that is the Fantasia International Film Festival. Our friends at the festival have been hard at work...

Exclusive Clip: In AMERICA HAS FALLEN, Getting Digits Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

I am not bragging, but never once have I been given some digits only to find out they are for a local falafal cookhouse. Never have I, because you need a certain amount of testicular fortitude or drunken courage to...

Festival Watch: Mayhem Film Festival, Looking For Short Films And Early Bird Passes on Sale

If I lived back in my native land of England then the Mayhem Film Festival would surely have become a stop on my annual cinematic pilgrimage around the country. Perfectly timed as a lead in to the Halloween season in...

Festival Watch: Sixth Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival Focuses on Women Filmmakers Around The World

Hey Toronto, if your weekend is free and you are a keen supporter for women filmmakers, locally and globally, then consider heading over to the Royal Cinema this Friday and Saturday for the Breakthroughs Film Festival.    Over the two...

Giveaway: Win a Copy of The CAMERA OBSCURA OST on Vinyl

Chiller Films is releasing Aaron B. Koontz's horror thriller Camera Obscura on VOD and Digital HD tomorrow. The film opened in U.S. cinemas on Friday. ScreenAnarchy has one copy of the Camera Obscura soundtrack, composed by Steve Moore, to give...

Toronto Japanese Fest 2017 Review: FUELED: THE MAN THEY CALL PIRATE

Fueled: The Man They Call Pirate is a rousing, and slightly nationalistic, period drama directed by tentpole director Yamazaki Takashi (Returner, Space Battleship Yamamoto, Parasyte). Filmed from a screenplay he adapted from the novel A Man Called Pirate by Hyakuta...

Black Fawn Films Looks to Break Into Television With New Series THE CLEANERS

No doubt there has been a rise of horror related television of late. With the popularity of zombies, necronomicons and horror stories if anyone else wants to dip their toes in this bloody pool the time is now.    The...

KILLING GROUND: Watch This Harrowing Trailer For The Aussie Survival Thriller

Kililng Ground is the debut feature film of Australian writer/director Damien Power. IFC Midnight will release the film in Theaters and On Demand on Friday, July 21st and they have released their trailer to mark the release.   A couple’s...

THE SUMMONER: Help is on The Way, Punching Demons in The Face

I have to admit that there is something neat about this trailer for The Summoner a short film from James Secker. Perhaps it has triggered my nostalgic side, but it goes beyond the reliable lure of 80s synth pop. I...