Sundance 2017 Review: I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, One Hell of a Ride

Most of us met Macon Blair onscreen as a the bearded, disheveled lead of Blue Ruin. Homeless and hapless, the character soon evolved into one of the more startling and indelible in indie cinema, a bravado performance that justifiably gained...

AnarchyVision - Best of 2016!

This week, with nothing new opening, it's a fine time to look at five of the best films of 2016....

Review: PATERSON Charts A Remarkable Journey

A driver named Paterson in a town called Paterson played by a man named Driver - the rhyming seems almost too perfect. Yet Jim Jarmuch's latest, a delicate, poetic, often delightful musing on creativity and the art of listening, is...

Screen Anarchists On ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

(Do anarchists like rogues and rebels, or is there a disturbance in The Force?) Earlier this week I managed to get into a 3D IMAX screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and I was surprised to notice...

Last Minute Shopping Guide: ALIENS, UHD Discs And More!

As we pass the solstice and firmly get into gift giving season it’s exactly that time when a cold panic sets in and you remember all the things you’re supposed to pick up last minute. At the same time, when...

AnarchyVision: ROGUE ONE and Zsa Zsa's Curtain Call

A new Star Wars film hit screens this weekend and we're here to talk about Rogue One! Also, a shout-out to the career of Zsa Zsa Gabor on her passing....

AnarchyVision: BNAT18 Film - SILENCE, JACKIE, MISS SLOANE

Here is my report from Austin, Texas, after 26+ hours of movie madness fun, including a brief take on Martin Scorsese's Silence, a look at new releases Jackie and Miss Sloane, and a shout out to Toronto Film Critics Association...

Review: LA LA LAND, a Captivating Treasure

La La Land is a series of dichotomies, existing as both a delightful flight of fancy and a broad relationship drama. It’s a film oozing with both nostalgia and contemporary energy, feeling both classic and of the moment in the...

AnarchyVision: From Whistler 2016, Talking LA LA LAND, SLED DOGS & I AM BOLT

This week's movies hit from the slopes of Whistler, BC, site of their sixteenth anual international film festival. A fantastic showcase for American Indies, Canadian premieres and loads of docs, it's kind of a "Sundance North", full of energizing conversations,...

Los Cabos 2016 Review: LION Is Sickly Sweet Awards Bait

On its surface Lion is little more than awards bait, the kind of saccharine, melodramatic mess that gets trotted out to garner attention and weepy audiences. With the powerhouse Weinsteins behind the project, along with a retinue of actors such...

Los Cabos 2016 Review: THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES Takes A Fascinating Look At A Remote Community

The notion of cultural relativism is one that goes back to the late 19th century and is one that’s often simply conflated to mean “you have your way, I have mine”. It was an attempt, through its sister moral relativism,...

AnarchyVision: Live from Los Cabos Edition! CHRISTINE, ARRIVAL, LOVING

My latest report comes from the decadently sunny Los Cabos International Film Festival, where a number of premieres and festival faves come to play in an area they're building up as the "Cannes of Mexico". After giving up at Sundance...

Los Cabos 2016 Review: WHILE THE WOLF'S AWAY Loses its Way

While the Wolf’s Away, the debut from Joseph Hemsani, is a strange collision of motifs and references. With significant echoes to the work of fellow countryman Guillermo Del Toro, this coming of age-meets dark thriller at times feels like it’s...

Review: ELLE, Sordid Without Being Exploitational

Paul Verhoeven is one of the more unique directors in cinema history. As perhaps the most famous Dutch auteur, he's gone from ribald little European films to the biggest of Hollywood bangs, incorporating his unique wit, visual sense and narrative...

Review: LOVING, Civil Rights Brought Home, Beautifully

There may be no more subtle, beautiful and accomplished film this year than Jeff Nichols' Loving. There might also be no film more in need of help being championed, a work surely going to be stampeded in a year where...

AnarchyVision: Talking MOONLIGHT, THE HANDMAIDEN and More

In this weekend at the movies chat, I talk about the fantastic Moonlight, Park Chan-Wook's terrific The Handmaiden, the great music doc Oasis: Supersonic and, uh, Inferno....

Exclusive Interview: Talking THE HANDMAIDEN With Park Chan-Wook

For several decades now Park Chan-Wook has been at the forefront of Korean Cinema that’s finding International audiences. His films are often breathtaking and full of bravado, solidifying sensuality and revenge in equal measure to craft works that both thrill...

Toronto 2016 Review: LA LA LAND Gives Our Senses a Feast

La La Land is a series of dichotomies, existing as both a delightful flight of fancy and a broad relationship drama. It’s a film oozing with both nostalgia and contemporary energy, feeling both classic and of the moment in the...

Toronto 2016 Review: COLOSSAL, A Film of Many Moods, Not to be Missed

Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo is no stranger to readers of these pages, his films Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial and Open Windows have held sway over many in the genre film community. In many ways Colossal however is his most accomplished and in...

Review: IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE, An Exceptional Scandinavian Thriller

I think it's pretty hard not to completely adore Stellan Skarsgård. From his achingly perfect performances working with Lars Von Trier to comic book blockbusters like Thor to the original Insomnia, he's one of the great actors of this or any...