Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: RE: BORN Hails the Bloody Return of Tak Sukiguchi

Japanese action star Tak Sakiguchi makes a welcome return to the screen in this stripped-down action thriller that sees a deadly super soldier forced out of seclusion and back to his old ways of precision destruction. After a somewhat sluggish...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Brings the Pain, In and Outside the Ring

Scott Adkins brings redeemed Russian MMA fighter Yuri Boyka back to the screen for the third time, delivering another helping of blistering bloody bouts of carefully choreographed carnage. Outside the ring, director Todor Chapkanov fails to complement the action with...

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....

Avert Your Eyes! It's Nikkatsu's ROMAN PORNO REBOOT Trailer

45 years after Nikkatsu switched its focus from making yakuza movies to focusing on softcore erotica, the celebrated Japanese studio returns to the titillating genre with its Roman Porno Reboot project, and has attracted some pretty heavyweight talent along for...

The Many Faces Of Winona Ryder

This week sees the theatrical release of Author: The JT LeRoy Story, a documentary by Jeff Feuerzeig about the famous troubled young writer, who, as it turned out, was a fictional character devised by writer Laura Albert and actress Savannah...

Kyoto Film Festival to Debut Never-Before-Seen Ozu Short

This year's Kyoto International Film Festival will host the World Premiere of a newly restored version of The Straightforward Boy, a 1929 short directed by master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. Available only in fragments before now, this early work from the director...

Review: Hanks Sticks the Landing, But SULLY Fails to Soar

Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood helms this big screen reenactment of the “Miracle on the Hudson", when US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency landing on New York’s Hudson River in January 2009. Tom Hanks plays Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who...

Now on Blu-ray: ROAD HOUSE, BEWARE! THE BLOB, FIXED BAYONETS!, & MY BODYGUARD From Kino

A curious quartet of Blu-rays recently appeared from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Today I'm looking at Road House (1948), Beware! The Blob, Fixed Bayonets!, and My Bodyguard. Each film is interesting it its own way and all are worth owning....

SHIN GODZILLA Stampedes Into US Theaters This October

Toho Studios’ 29th big screen outing for their favourite atomic kaiju, Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence), makes its way to US shores for a limited theatrical engagement this October, courtesy of the good people at Funimation.    Shin Godzilla -...

The Many Faces Of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

This week, Travis Knight's Kubo and the Two Strings appears in cinemas, and it carries a strong word-of-mouth, like the review by our Jim Tudor. The latest animation by Studio Laika, the film blends stop-motion puppetry with computer graphics, and...

KES, TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING and More Join Masters of Cinema

In the past few days our good friends at Eureka! Entertainment have announced a bevy of new titles, which they will be releasing in the coming months. Chief among these are new additions to their Masters of Cinema series, including...

The Many Faces Of John Saxon

While trying to figure out who of the motley crew that is in Suicide Squad we'd use to feature in this week's quiz, by chance my eye fell on John Saxon's birthday... which is today. Happy 81st birthday, Mr. Saxon!...

Watch a Gorgeous New Trailer for Kubrick's PATHS OF GLORY

Eureka! Entertainment unveiled this gorgeous new trailer for Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory earlier this week, which will be joining the Masters of Cinema collection on 19 September in a new Blu-ray edition. Kubrick's early anti-war classic stars Kirk Douglas as...

BiFan 2016: Local Hits THE WAILING and KARAOKE CRAZIES Lead Award Winners

The winners have just been announced at the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea, with Na Hong-jin's fantastic thriller The Wailing scooping The Best of Bucheon award in the Bucheon Choice competition, as well as the NH...

CAFE SOCIETY, ELLE, WILDERPEOPLE and More at Hong Kong Summer Film Fest

This year's Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival - curated by the HKIFF Cinefan programme - revealed its line-up this morning, with Woody Allen's Cafe Society announced as opening film and Paul Verhoeven's Elle closing festivities which run from 16-30...

BiFan 2016 Preview: Recommendations and Anticipated Delights

This Thursday ScreenAnarchy is heading to Korea for the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, the largest celebration of genre cinema in all of Asia. A grand-scale championing of everything cinematic and fantastic on a normal year, this 20th anniversay...

Exclusive: First Look at Mikhail Red's BIRDSHOT

From the creative team behind American Serial Killer in Manila, Filipino director Mikhail Red, producer Pamela Reyes and co-writer Rae Red have offered ScreenAnarchy an exclusive first look at their new project. Birdshot, a Philippine-Qatar co-production supported by the Doha...

FOR A FEW BULLETS: China Lion Targets 22 July for US Debut

China Lion continues its winning run of bringing hot new releases from mainland China to North American audiences this month with the release of Pan Anzi's Far East Western For A Few Bullets on 22 July. Starring Zhang Jingchu (Aftershock,...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2016 Part 1

With the first half of 2016 now in the can, it’s time to take my customary glance back over the Asian cinematic offerings from the past six months. There have been an encouraging number of successes in 2016, as well...

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...