Melbourne 2016: ScreenAnarchy Does MIFF

Celebrating its 65th edition, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has revealed its full program. With the festival now less than a week away, let's take a look at the highlights, some personal recommendations, and ScreenAnarchy reviewed gems from festivals...

OPERATION AVALANCHE Trailer: The Guys Behind THE DIRTIES Fake the Moon Landing

Filmmaker/jester/rabblerouser Matt Johnson and his Toronto-based cohorts have been favorites around these here parts since their debut feature The Dirties won big out of Slamdance in 2013. A faux-documentary that charts the crumbling relationship between two high school movie geeks...

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...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2016

One year ago, we arrived at the mid-year point in high spirits. We all marveled at the new Mad Max, got turned Inside Out by Pixar, and were seduced by Ex Machina. So we published our favorites as a nice...

Watch New Radiohead Video Vignettes By Yorgos Lanthimos and Richard Ayoade

Such a direct headline is probably all you'll need to click play. Radiohead's collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of The Lobster, and Denis Lavant, Leos Carax's on-screen alter ego, is today's entry in what the band is calling a...

The Many Faces of Jeff Goldblum

This week sees Independence Day: Resurgence appear all over the world, and as fun as it sounds to see an Independence Day film in a 3D Imax, reports haven't exactly been favorable. Check Pierce Conran's review for example, which is......

Go Way Out West in the Trailer for Andrea Arnold's AMERICAN HONEY

Winning the Jury Prize just last month at Cannes, Andrea Arnold's first stateside film, American Honey, starring newcomer Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough, is coming later this year courtesy of A24. Our own Ryland Aldrich declared the film...

Preview: New York Asian Film Festival Celebrates 15 Gonzo Years

Picture it: The early part of the 21st Century. Dial-up modems sing shrilly throughout our homes. Bush & Cheney plot and scheme like Batman villains. A young Canadian music and movie enthusiast starts a website to talk about the stuff...

Get An Eyeful Of The New York Asian Film Festival Trailer

This is simple: Subway Cinema and the Film Society of Lincoln Center present the New York Asian Film Festival. The New York Asian Film Festival presents their trailer. And considering they are celebrating 15 years it's a darn good one...

Exclusive: Check Out These Motion Posters For Tim Sutton's Stunning DARK NIGHT

In anticipation of its New York premiere as BAMCinemaFest's closing night selection, the filmmakers behind Dark Night were kind enough to share with us today a trio of nifty motion posters. Following a day in the lives of a cornicopia...

Slamdance Presents Picks Up Indie Sci-fi Darling EMBERS

Science Fiction with vision -- and done on a budget no less -- is one of our favorite kinds of cinema to give attention to here at ScreenAnarchy. Claire Carré's feature debut Embers is exactly one of those indie sci-fi...

New York Asian Film Festival 2016 Announces Full Lineup

The New York Asian Film Festival, affectionatly known around these parts as NYAFF, returns this summer for their 15th edition, and par for the course, they are packing their program full of fresh exports from all across Asia, as well...

Review: FYNBOS, Brilliantly Anti-Cathartic Cinema

A young white woman in high heels walks down a street in a black working-class neighborhood. Though clearly on edge, she walks with a purpose. She pauses at a row of trash cans. Clothes billow in the wind, threaded on...

Review: I AM THALENTE Skates With Soul

We all know the sound. That clack-scrape-whoosh of a skateboard on the sidewalk. For many of us it is as close to the sport as we get. When we hear that sound most of us move out of the way...

Review: LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT, A Wandering Christ Parable

Director Rodrigo García's minimalist Christ-centered parable on fathers and sons pivots the holy man as everyman and observer. It's an approach that feels of merit: one that ultimately doesn't see earth-bound humanity and a more intangible sense of spirituality as...

Dances With Films Presents Their 2016 Narrative Lineup

Veteran DIY Fest Dances With Films shuffles out on the stage today the full narrative feature and short film lineup for their 19th edition, which bows June 2 - 12 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. This year's theme...

Review: THE DRIFTLESS AREA, A Metaphysical Marvel

We humans often like to think of ourselves as creatures of habit. It helps to compartmentalize our world, making order out of chaos. As someone who operates quite often from his head, habits are important. Writing movie reviews, attempting to...

LA Happenings: RAW Film Festival Gets Fresh With Shorts

From late night restaurants to bookstores and galleries hidden within parks, train stations and other public spaces, Pop-up culture seems to be both a remedy for and proponent of our digital age. It would only be a matter of time...

LA Film Fest 2016 Announces First Titles

Always a comfy stop on the summer fesitval circuit, the LA Film Festival, announced today the first batch of titles for their 2016 edition, which takes place at the Culver City Arclight Cinemas, June 1 - 9. The Buzz section...

LA Film Fest 2016 Announces First Titles

Always a comfy stop on the summer fesitval circuit, the LA Film Festival, announced today the first batch of titles for their 2016 edition, which takes place at the Culver City Arclight Cinemas, June 1 - 9. The Buzz section...