Review: I.T., A High Tech Throwback

Since nowadays we can’t go two seconds without checking our cell phones and everyone seems to be spending enormous amounts of time online, cautionary tales about our overdependence on technology have suddenly become all the rage. I.T. is the latest,...

Lima 2016 Review: A Couple Reopens Old Wounds In LA ULTIMA TARDE

Estranged couple Laura (Katerina D’Onofrio) and Ramón (Lucho Cáceres) meet up after 19 years to sign their long overdue divorce papers. A bureaucratic mishap -- anyone who’s ever been to a public office in Peru sadly knows how common those...

Lima 2016 Review: In EPITAFIO, Man Dares To Defy Nature

In 1519, Spanish conquistador Diego de Ordaz was tasked by Hernán Cortés – then in the midst of conquering Mexico – with ascending to the top of the Popocatepetl, the second highest volcano in the country, at over 17,000 feet...

Lima 2016 Review: LA LUZ EN EL CERRO, A Morality Play in the Andes

As Lima Film Festival’s 20th edition kicks into high gear this week, it’s been refreshing to see that most of the Peruvian films both in and out of competition are all pretty solid; it’s a sign that local cinema is...

PUEBLO VIEJO: See the Peruvian Wild West in New Trailer

Pueblo Viejo (Old Town) is a first for Peruvian cinema: a full-fledged Western that substitutes dusty, tumbleweed-strewn streets and rowdy saloons for a remote town in the Andes. Directed by first-time filmmaker Hans Matos Cámac and shot on location in...

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...

Review: MARAUDERS, No Better or Worse Than Your Average Crime Thriller

On the surface, Steven C. Miller's Marauders is yet another movie about a gang of crooks and the determined lawmen tracking them down. It really wants you to think otherwise, though; its loftier aim is to be the next Heat....

MALIGNO: Visit a Haunted Hospital in First Trailer

Production company AV Films has quickly become a specialist in genre films being made in Peru. They were responsible for ushering in a new wave of local horror films with the found footage fright flick Cementerio General, also the first...

Review: INTRUDER Is A Variant On The Home Invasion Thriller

Home invasion thrillers have become so numerous over the past few years, they're pretty much their own genre now. It's easy to see why they work; they prey on our most basic fear of not even being safe inside our...

Dreaming Awake In The Trailer For EL SOÑADOR

Director Adrián Saba turned some heads with his first movie El Limpiador (The Cleaner) a minimalist drama with sci-fi elements that showed the relationship between an orphaned boy and the man in charge of cleaning up after the corpses left...

Review: HOSTILE BORDER, A Reversal Of The Immigrant Experience

Claudia (Veronica Sixtos), 22 yeards old, is a pocha, slang for a Mexican who has left their country (mostly for the U.S.), turned their back on their culture, and can't speak Spanish. Claudia's just fine with living abroad, until she...

Screen Anarchists On BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

(The gloves come off as our team becomes a league, FOR JUSTICE!) Sweeping the world faster than Superman, but tanking harder than the Batmobile on the review front, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently the topic of...

Review: BLEED, A Mixtape Of Horror Genres

Tripp Rhame's Bleed is a backwoods horror film, and with a prologue set in the 70s, you keep expecting the Sawyer clan to rear their ugly heads at any moment. However, it very quickly becomes a bit more than that....

Review: EXCESS FLESH Makes You Uncomfortable To Make A Point

Jill (Bethany Orr) is a typical misfit, a painfully shy girl who doesn't fit in in L.A., much less in her own apartment, which she shares with the superficial, abusive Jennifer (Mary Loveless), a class-A bitch who wolfs down bags...

Review: ALL HALLOWS' EVE 2 Needs More Evil Clown

Anthology movies are a dying breed; the days of Creepshow and others of its ilk are long in the past. Finding good ones is becoming more of a chore, at least in the mainstream world; low-budget indie filmmakers are still fanning the...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at ScreenAnarchy, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it...

Screen Anarchists On: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

(Yay, we've gathered the troops, yet managed to avoid spoilers!) A week ago Star Wars: The Force Awakens landed with a planetary surface-shattering impact, and it was an event too big to ignore for us here at ScreenAnarchy. Hell, most...

Screen Anarchists On: SPECTRE

(Bond may be back, but so is the nefarious organization known as Team ScreenAnarchy!) Last week, Sam Mendes' second Bond film Spectre got its wide release in the United States, and loads of other places as well. By sheer...

Interview: Tom Sanchez Goes Back To His Roots In THE BLADE OF DON JUAN

Walter and Mario are two brothers living in the working class neighborhood of Breña in Lima, constantly at each other's throats over ownership of a knife which used to belong to their late father. An arm wrestling match is the...

Demonic Possession, Peruvian Style In Second Trailer For NO ESTAMOS SOLOS

Back in July, a brief teaser was released for No Estamos Solos, a new Peruvian horror movie which looked very much like a haunted house/ghost story. Now, a second trailer is available and as it turns out, there was more...