Slamdance 2017 Unveils Final Films

The Slamdance Film Festival is gaining ground for its 23rd edition in Park City, Utah, running from January 20 through 26. Last week, we gave word on the Narrative and Documentary Competition slate. Today, we have news of their final batch of films, which includes the Beyond Program for 2nd and 3rd time directors, a plethora of Short Films and their Special Screenings.

Review: THINGS TO COME, Philosophy Teacher Isabelle Huppert Contemplates the Future

French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve, best known for tales of youth Eden and Goodbye First Love, teams up with iconic actress Isabelle Huppert for Things To Come, a quietly affecting story about a bourgeois middle-aged philosophy teacher and the big changes in her life.

Sundance 2017 Unveils Competition and NEXT Titles

The Sundance Film Festival has announced their first batch of flicks for the 2017 edition, happening in Park City, Utah, January 19- 29.

Slamdance 2017 Announces Narrative and Doc Competition Slate

The Slamdance Film Festival is revving up for its 23rd edition in Park City, Utah, running from January 20 through 26. The first titles out of the gate for 2017 are the full lineups for both Narrative and Documentary Feature Competition.

Exclusive Trailer: Pop! Goes Cinema... It's Kadokawa Film at Japan Society

The name Haruki Kadokawa may be new to you, but in the Japanese film industry it is the name of a controversial giant. Kadokawa, the rapscallion heir to publishing house Kadokawa Shoten, came onto the film scene in the late...

Review: CHRISTINE, An Essential Report on the Art of Self-Destruction

A finely measured paranoia and depression weighs heavily at the heart of Antonio Campos' third feature, with Rebecca Hall giving a career best performance as ambitious and self-destructive news reporter Christine Chubbock.

Fantastic Fest 2016 Wrap: Screen Anarchy's Massive Team Picks The Best

Goodness gracious Fantastic Fest has been over for nearly a week and we're all still recovering. But the show must go on and that begins by looking back on the amazing festival that was. You've seen this before, what...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: The Unbearable Lightness of TONI ERDMANN

Maren Ade's Palme d'Or nominated film works marvelously as both an awkward study of a father-daughter relationship and as an immersive look into the corporate politics of post-wall Europe.

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: ScreenAnarchy Writers Choose Our Top 10 Most Anticipated Films

This is our favorite time of the year. It's Fantastic Fest time when our enormous group of ScreenAnarchy writers descends on the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar to watch a ton of great movies and eat and drink way too much....

Review: OPERATION AVALANCHE, Reel Emotion and the Faking of the Moon Landing

Matt Johnson's sophmore feature is a bold and inventive love letter to cinema via faux-documentary, tomfoolery and the faking of the moon landing.

Venice 2016 Awards: THE WOMAN WHO LEFT, LA LA LAND and More

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival came to a close this evening with their annual awards ceremony. It was a big night for the Philippines and the prolific Lav Diaz as his latest picture, The Woman Who Left, took home...

Toronto 2016 Review: THE DREAMED PATH, A Minimalist Masterwork

German director Angela Schanelec's latest look at the nature of migration, stasis and loneliness should prove an equally striking and challenging cinematic event.

Toronto 2016 Review: THINGS TO COME Ponders the Wilderness of Self with Supreme Gentleness

French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve teams up with iconic actress Isabelle Huppert for a quietly affecting story about a bourgeois middle-aged philosophy teacher and the big changes in her life.

Review: COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS Dreams with Insight and Ambition

It is hard to deny the wealth of imagination and craft apparent across all five dreams featured in this omnibus work.

Hey, LA! Win Tickets to See Visionary Sci-fi Film EMBERS

There are few greater pleasures than discovering a talented filmmaker at the start of what promises to be a dynamic career in storytelling. Claire Carré is one of those filmmakers, and her directorail debut Embers is one of those films....

Review: EMBERS, Fresh and Fascinating Sci-fi

When we talk about ourselves with others we often talk about impressions we have of the world, our opinions of it. But more often than not we talk about our memories. The time you fell off your bike and scrapped...

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...