Have Your Say: Who Is Currently The Best Screen Fighter?

(And I fully expect the gloves to come off on this one...) This week has kind-of put me in a fighting mood, what with the Fantastic Fest Debates last weekend, and both Headshot and Boyka: Undisputed being the subject of...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's THE HUMAN CONDITION Boxset Stays Serious

Distributor Arrow is no stranger when it comes to releasing Japanese classics, but their UK branch just brought a title on the market which made us raise our eyebrows: Kobayashi Masaki's The Human Condition, a nine-hours-long contemplation on life and...

The Many Faces Of Hugo Weaving

This week, Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven has its premier, and with a cast that strong, I had no doubt that one in that group would end up being the focus of this week's quiz. But guess what? I was...

Have Your Say: What's Your Guilty Pleasure Anime?

Recently, I saw the first two episodes of the Cat Planet Cuties anime series, and noticed to my surprise that I was having a rather swell time with it. Its story is about a teenage boy who gets visited by...

Camera Japan 2016: Line-up And Recommendations

Next month, on Wednesday the fifth of October, the 11th edition of the Camera Japan Festival will start. Beginning in Rotterdam and moving a week later to Amsterdam for its last few days, it's a Dutch festival celebrating Japanese...

The Many Faces Of Jessica Lange

This week sees the premiere of Andy Tennant's comedy Wild Oats, about naughty older women living it up on an accidentally acquired five million dollar cheque. And one of these 'scoundrettes' is played by Jessica Lange. A model bursting into...

Have Your Say: Welcome To The Desert Of The Real

Last week, Clint Eastwood's Sully landed in cinemas, starring Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. And indeed, instead of being the third film in the Monsters Inc franchise, it tells the true-life tale of the "Miracle Of The Hudson",...

The Many Faces Of Winona Ryder

This week sees the theatrical release of Author: The JT LeRoy Story, a documentary by Jeff Feuerzeig about the famous troubled young writer, who, as it turned out, was a fictional character devised by writer Laura Albert and actress Savannah...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Korean Film You've Ever Seen?

Until this spring, we used to reminisce about the "Korean Wave", that glorious age of cinema which started about twenty years ago (opinions differ), and which had yielded us so many great titles. When the wave started, one thing which...

The Many Faces Of Salma Hayek

It's been a while since we featured an actress in our weekly quiz, and today gives us an opportunity which would have been criminal to miss: it's Salma Hayek's birthday. Not only that, but believe it or not, it's her...

The Dutch Camera Japan Festival 2016 Reveals Its Programme!

Alex Oost is the director of Camera Japan, a Rotterdam-and-Amsterdam-based festival which highlights Japanese culture, food, music... but most of all: films! And yesterday, Alex put the following message on his Facebook page: I wonder if we ever managed to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...