The New Trailer For RAAKSHAS Promises A Dark Fantasy In The Indian Jungle

2017 was kind of a light year for genre films in India. There were a few stand out productions, but the general mood in the country was pretty tense, and that seemed to lend itself more toward either dramas or...

Review: DEN OF THIEVES, Gerard Butler Begs For Respect In This Overlong Crime Drama

There is a danger that a film critic takes on when endeavoring to review any film releasing in the third week of January. Traditionally, this time of year is where studios dump their ill-conceived ideas to die, typically out of...

Blu-ray Review: I, DANIEL BLAKE, a Triumph of Compassion

It's a bit embarrassing to admit, but before watching I, Daniel Blake for this review, I had never seen a single Ken Loach film. I hadn't been avoiding them, they had just never been in front of me at the...

Review: Anurag Kashyap's MUKKABAAZ, The Tale Of A Boxer Fighting For What's Right

These are tense times in India, and that tension has been increasingly reflected in their popular art even when the art isn't necessarily about the sources or direct effects of conflict. The biggest source of enmity and division in the...

Review: THE COMMUTER, Liam Neeson Fighting Strangers On A Train

It's hard for me to believe that it's already been a decade since audiences were Taken aback by Liam Neeson's cinematic metamorphosis from "serious" actor to mainstream action superstar. Yes, he'd dabbled in genre films (heck yeah, Darkman!) over his...

Now on Blu-ray: Say Happy Birthday to Elvis With This Trio of Gems in HD!

We may be a day late, but it's never the wrong time to celebrate the birthday of the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley! A lot of people take cheap shots at Elvis' movie career, and he was never...

Now on Blu-ray: Umbrella Entertaintment Leads The Charge With More Ozploitation in HD!

Australian distributor, Umbrella Entertainment, has stepped up their game over the last 18 months in their efforts to not only bring quality catalog titles to the market down under, but also be the first to release classic Aussie exploitation films...

Now on Blu-ray: A Merry BLACK CHRISTMAS To The UK From 101 Films

Several years before John Carpenter struck gold with his low budget marvel Halloween, Canadian journeyman Bob Clark created the template for what would become known as the slasher film with 1974's Black Christmas. This horror film was among the first...

Review: HOSTILES, A Dive Into the Complicated Soul of a Man Possessed by Hate

Writer/director Scott Cooper's latest film, Hostiles, starts with a bang and ends with a whimper, but it's what happens in between those diametrically opposed sensations that makes this one of the most engaging and complex films of 2017. Cooper hits...

J Hurtado's 16 Favorite Indian Films of 2017 (With a Few Bonus Choices)

2017 has now come and gone, and it was a turbulent year for cinema in India with neverending battles between the Indian authorities and the artists trying to make something special. The CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) saw dozens...

ScreenAnarchy's Favourite Films of 2017

Another year over, and what an annus horribilis it proved to be in so many ways. But away from the political atrocities that took place in pretty much every country you care to mention, and the sexual harassment scandals that...

Friday One Sheet: The Best Posters of 2017

We are only into the second entry of this column, but it is the season, so please enjoy the best 10 posters of 2017 (and a single reason why they were selected) in the gallery below....

Blu-ray Review: LE SAMOURAƏ Examines A Solitary Life Lived In Gunmetal Grey

It's a bit intimidating to be the one tasked with delivering an opinion on one the most beloved gangster fims ever made. The legendary Jean-Pierre Melville is one of French cinema's most revered filmmakers, and with good reason. Working adjacent...

Trailer Time: Anurag Kashyap Is Back With MUKKABAAZ, A Love Story Told Blow By Blow

A few days ago we shared Paintra, the first song from the new film by Anurag Kashyap, Mukkabaaz (The Brawler), with the assumption that a proper trailer was a little ways off. However, yesterday we were proven wrong when the...

Severin Films to Bring Post-Nuke Cult Classic THREADS to Blu in January '18!

Our friends at Severin Films have recently announced that they'll be releasing cult TV movie classic, Threads, on Blu-ray for the first time worldwide this upcoming January. I've never seen Threads myself, but the general reaction from the cult film...

Trailer Time: Amit Kumar's MONSOON SHOOTOUT Gets a Unique Interactive Trailer

Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, it's been a long road to Indian cinema screens for Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout. The film, which stars Vijay Varma as a rookie cop making a fateful decision, has...

Revel in the Pitch Black Humor of EE.MA.YAU, the New Film From Lijo Jose Pellissery

A few days ago we posted the first few teasers from Lijo Jose Pellissery's Ee.Ma.Yau, a dark satire of the class and religious divides in Kerala, India based around a Christian funeral service. The film has since released in Kerala...

Check Out The First Footage From MUKKABAAZ (THE BRAWLER), The Latest From Anurag Kashyap

Indian indie superstar Anurag Kashyap is back after his festival hit Psycho Raman with a brand new, slighty more polished and less grimy looking film, Mukkabaaz (The Brawler). The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and...

Review: AVAL Turns Indian Horror On Its Head With A Topical Possession Story

While India hasn't exactly been a hotbed of internationally recognized horror films at any point in its long cinema history, the perception that all the country has to offer are glitzy musicals is slowly beginning to give way to the...

Teaser Time: Lijo Jose Pellissery Is Back With EE.MA.YAU, Putting The FUN in Funerals

Lijo Jose Pellissery is one of India's most interesting and talented directors, and with his second feature of 2017 hitting theaters in Kerala this Friday, he's quickly becoming one of the most prolific mainstream directors out there. In the spring...