Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: The Unbearable Lightness of TONI ERDMANN

German filmmaker Maren Ade's third feature, Toni Erdmann, about an estranged father connecting with his adult daughter in increasingly unorthodox and aggravating ways, garnered glowing critical praise when it premiered in competition at Cannes this past spring. While there is...

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

There is a lure to the film camera that is almost primal. It draws you in, ever closer, a potent combo of machine and magic. Pressed against your ear and cheek, the click-whir miracle of celluloid is god calling you...

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 for new viewers, while previous enthusiasts of her opaque and minimalist oeuvre will be elated by this...

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

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...

Review: COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS Dreams with Insight and Ambition

When we are faced with our dreams, not the ones we toil for in life, career, or romance, but the ones we are bathed in during sleep (and they very well may be the same ones as in waking), a...

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...

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...