Have Your Say: Sweet, Sweet Divisiveness...

Darren Aranofsky's elaborate mindfuck thriller mother! has landed in cinemas, but instead of making a splash it's sort-of hop-skipping along the surface. Opening day audiences even gave it the dreaded "F" score on CinemaScore. Ouch... Interestingly, reviews are more mixed,...

Our Favorite Faces Of Harry Dean Stanton

Last Friday, character actor extraordinaire Harry Dean Stanton left us, at the age of 91. Even though he got his first television role at age thirty, his career in front of the camera spans sixty years and is a hair's...

Pretty Packaging: Germany Primps OLDBOY, Korean Style

When DVDs started conquering the world, twenty years ago, the then-recently-invented "special edition" started to thrive like never before. One country especially started creating elaborately decorated boxes filled with bling and trinkets. That country was Korea. Well, to be honest,...

Camera Japan 2017: Line-up And Recommendations

Next Wednesday, Rotterdam gets the start of the Camera Japan Festival, which will move to Amsterdam for its second half a week later. This year the fest's theme is based around the island of Kyushu, the source of much of...

Pretty Packaging: The French GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND-ALONE COMPLEX Boxset Looks Ace

My fandom of (slash obsession with) Mamoru Oshii's adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is not exactly a secret here at Screen Anarchy (cough), so it will probably not come as a surprise when I say that I like Kamiyama...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Book-To-Film Adaptation Ever?

Andy Muschietti's It is breaking box-office records, and as has been famously pointed out a million times everywhere, it is based on the book of the same title by Stephen King. In his review, J. Hurtado lauded the film and...

Our Favorite Faces Of Javier Botet

This weekend, Andy Muschietti's big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It broke all sorts of records, especially if you look at the horror genre, or even all R-rated films. Critics and audiences alike took to it as well, and our...

Pretty Packaging: It Is OK To Pick Up The Boxset Of IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?

Confession time: people often think I'm a bit of an anime expert, but I'm really not. There are some series and films I love, and many I like, but I'm terrible at keeping up-to-date with what's currently hot or not....

Crowdfund This: Kevin McTurk's Puppet Epic THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN

That guy on the right? He's a puppet. Really. If you check the picture closely, you can see the hand that moves his arm. Director Kevin McTurk has won many awards already with his amazing work in the past, most...

Have Your Say: Fun With Sequel Titles

And now for something silly. I was discussing films with a friend, as happens, and we started talking about obscure horror films. And my friend mentioned that over in Germany, director Oliver Krekel actually made a sequel of sorts to...

Our Favorite Faces Of Alicia Vikander

This weekend saw the premiere of Justin Chadwick's long-awaited period drama Tulip Fever, a film with a cast worth at least several boxes of black bulbs. In it we see Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Judy Dench, Kevin McKidd,...

Pretty Packaging: THE TAISHO TRILOGY Boxset Pays Proper Homage

In February of this year, we lost the Japanese filmmaker Suzuki Seijun at the venerable age of 93. His work lives on of course, and UK distributor Arrow will be releasing (re-releasing on some cases) his films in a collection...

Have Your Say: Well Begun Is Half Done

A popular Dutch saying is "Een goed begin is het halve werk", which means something akin to "The first blow is half the battle", or "Well begun is half done". If it were always true, it would mean some films...

Our Favorite Faces Of Salma Hayek

Last weekend wasn't a great one box-office wise in the United States, and saw The Hitman's Bodyguard secure the top spot for a second week, even though it barely scraped past the 10 million. Hats off to Lionsgate/Summit for stellarly...

This Art For Abolished Project FUNGUS Looks Pretty Awesome

Peeking behind the scenes of filmmaking is fun, but can also be heartbreaking at times. Checking cinemas to see what's playing is one thing, knowing what films were planned but (just) didn't manage to get made is another. One of...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Film Heist Ever?

Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky has hit cinemas, and while it hasn't run off with the box office yet, fans of the quirky director sure get their money's worth. In his review, Jim Tudor says: "Your mileage may vary, but it's...

Our Favorite Faces Of Ryan Reynolds

This weekend, Patrick Hughes' The Hitman's Bodyguard became quite a hit itself, scoring big with audiences and netting itself a nice box-office. And this happened despite decidedly lackluster reviews, slamming the film for lack of originality and the leads for...

Have Your Say: What Is The Best GODZILLA Film?

Last week, Anno Hideaki's Shin Godzilla got a theatrical release in the United Kingdom. At the same time, it got a DVD and Blu-ray release in Germany and the Netherlands, which is how I finally got to see it. And...

Our Favorite Faces Of Tom Hardy

In a crowded field of summer blockbusters and event films, Christopher Nolan's war evacuation epic Dunkirk has done pretty damn well for itself, netting more than 340 million USD in worldwide box-office in just over three weeks. Our Pierce Conran...

Have Your Say: Who Wants Another VALERIAN Movie?

Last Saturday I returned home after two weeks of vacation with the family, and I immediately checked the local venues to see where Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was playing. I'm a huge fan of...