London Indian 2018 Review: VILLAGE ROCKSTARS Follows A Young Girl's Dream Of Becoming A Musician

Written, directed, and shot by young filmmaker Rima Das, Village Rockstars is a beautiful expression of passion and hope based in a small village in rural Assam in northeast India. The Western perspective of what it means to be a...

London Indian 2018 Review: MEHSAMPUR Is A Challenging, Bracing Hybrid Documentary

On March 8th, 1988, Punjabi folk music icon Amar Singh Chamkila and his partner Amarjot Kaur were shot and killed as they pulled into the Punjabi town of Mehsampur. The crime remains unsolved, and the killers were never caught. In...

Oak Cliff 2018 Review: I AM NOT A WITCH, A Superb Film From A Prodigious New Talent

A young girl, unremarkable in any way, is walking down a path in rural Zambia. Suddenly, a woman walking ahead of her carrying a large bucket or water falls to the ground, losing her load. As the fallen woman looks...

Oak Cliff 2018 Review: VIRUS TROPICAL Explores The Life Of One Young Girl Searching For Her Grand Adventure

From first time feature director Santiago Caicedo, Virus Tropical is a wonderful look at the challenge of growing up through the eyes of a middle class girl from Quito in Ecuador. The film is a black and white animated feature...

Trailer Time: Kamal Haasan Is Back With VISHWAROOPAM 2, Big Budget Terrorism Action

It's been a long time coming, but international audiences will finally see the second part of Indian superstar, Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam this August 10th. The first film released in 2013 around the world and created more than its fair share...

London Indian Film Festival 2018 Review: WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY Takes A Hard Look At A Clash Of Cultures

Director Iram Haq's What Will People Say is a powerful experience that has the potential to ruffle feathers on each side of the argument regarding the responsibilities of immigrants to assimilate into their adopted cultures. An Norwegian-Pakistani woman, here Haq...

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018: NEVER GOIN' BACK Trailer, Augustine Frizzell's Tale of Girls Growin' Up Grimy

Director Augustine Firzzell's debut feature, Never Goin' Back is the exuberant story of two girls living day-to-day whose only aspiration is a trip to the beach. Unfortunately for them, they are broke and everyone they know is a total loser,...

Review: HOTEL ARTEMIS, A Fun Bit Of Sci-Fi Action To Pass The Time

It's been an interesting summer for sci-fi pulp fiction. With Leigh Whannel's Upgrade taking critics by storm, and now Drew Pearce's Hotel Artemis hitting cinemas this weekend, there's a wealth of futuristic action for moviegoers to choose from. While the...

Review: HEREDITARY, The Haunted House That We Call Home

Ari Aster's Hereditary is an emotionally devastating family thriller, a terrifying supernatural mystery, and one hell of a complex horror film. This is the kind of film that builds tension for every one of its one-hundred-twenty-seven minutes, and when that...

Review: KAALA, Rajinikanth Speaks for the Slums

The Mumbai locality of Dharavi is the largest slum in Asia. Dharavi is home to three-quarters of a million people and also plays host to a bustling economy of nearly a billion dollars in manufacturing capacity and internal trade. It's...

Review: BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO Is A Vigilante Story With Bollywood Flair

Indian director Vikramaditya Motwane is responsible for some of this decade's most critically lauded Hindi language films, but his latest, the vigilante thriller Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, is a piece apart from his previous work. In Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, his fourth...

Review: UPGRADE, Smart, Violent Science-Fiction For Action Film Fans

A little bit David Cronenberg, a little bit Taylor/Neveldine, Leigh Whannell's Upgrade is a future-shock action horror film sure to keep fans of high intensity science fiction happy.   Logan Marshall-Green is Grey Trace, a technophobic retro-gearhead in a near...

Blu-ray Review: BLACK PANTHER, An Afrofuturist Wonderland In HD

As the superhero movie world shudders in the immediate wake of Avengers: Infinity War (a film I was pretty bored by), this week on store shelves lands Ryan Coogler's (Creed) Black Panther, one of the most successful films of the...

Sergio Corbucci's Classic Western, THE GREAT SILENCE, Coming To Blu-ray From Film Movement Classics

Fresh from its critically lauded theatrical revival, Sergio Corbucci's classic Spaghetti Western The Great Silence is heading to home video from Film Movement Classics this June. Starring the great Klaus Kinski and Jean-Louis Trintignant in one of the bleakest of...

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018: Feature Film Lineup Announced! Live Scores, TIGERS, & BAD REPUTATION, Oh My!

The 7th annual edition of the Oak Cliff Film Festival has announced its lineup and the programming for this event continues to be some of the most adventurous and interesting of any film fests in the Southwest. Hosted at the...

Win An ISLAND ZERO Poster Signed By Director Josh Gerritson & Writer Tess Gerritsen

Are you ready to win some cool swag?! Screen Anarchy has teamed up with the folks at upcoming indie horror Island Zero to offer a trio of signed posters for the film, which lands on VOD next Tuesday, May 15th....

Anurag Kashyap's SACRED GAMES Trailer Is Here. The New Gangster Epic Is Streaming Soon

Anurag Kashyap is India's most visible contemporary filmmaker in the west, and that is with good reason. His international breakout film, Gangs of Wasseypur was a smash at the Cannes Director's Fortnight in 2012, and he's continued making excellent cinema...

London Indian Film Festival Announces Awesome 2018 Line-Up!

The 9th annual edition of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival recently announced its lineup and it looks great once again. The festival takes place between June 21st and 29th this year, and features some of the most exciting...

A Vigilante Protects Mumbai Streets In BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO From Vikramaditya Motwane

Last week we shared the teaser for director Vikramaditya Motawane's fourth feature film, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. That first look was full of action and some pretty interesting imagery that pointed toward an all-out martial arts action film, but things are...

Now on Blu-ray: JCVD Then And Now, BLACK EAGLE and KICKBOXER: RETALIATION

One of the great action stars of our time, Jean-Claude Van Damme, "The Muscles from Brussels", has been having a renaissance of sorts over the last few years. After having largely disappeared from the limelight in the late '90s and...