AnarchyVision: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, A Visit To Wine Country

In this edition, I take an ambivalent look at Michael Bay's latest, a scuba scare flick that betrayed my ability to suspend disbelief, and the Niagara County wine-soaked flick The Colossal Failure of The Modern Relationship...

Exclusive Interview: Edgar Wright on BABY DRIVER

It’s always nice when a director complements you on your thematically on-point Simon & Garfunkel shirt, but Edgar Wright is nothing if not perceptive. He’s one of those rarified directors who clearly has a vision, managing within studio pictures, indies...

AnarchyVision: CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, MEGAN LEAVEY

There have been better weeks to watch films for a living, but such is life sometimes. In this edition, I look at Cars 3, the rough Rough Night and a film about a dog....

AnarchyVision: THE MUMMY, IT COMES AT NIGHT, CHURCHILL

In my latest report, I talk about a trio of movies that opened this past weekend, including one blockbuster misfire, one mismarketed genre piece, and a flawed yet somewhat fascinating take on a political hero. Watch the video below. ...

AnarchyVision: WONDER WOMAN, ABACUS, DRONE

Besides the (fine) entry to the comic book canon, a look at Steve James' Abacus and the Sean Bean flick Drone....

Exclusive Interview: Steve James on ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

Steve James has been consistently crafting some of the smartest, most groundbreaking, most effective works of non-fiction for decades. Vaulted to the public eye with the majestic Hoop Dreams, his works have ranged from intimate portrayals of troubled men (Stevie),...

AnarchyVision: Cannes 2017 Press Conference Interviews

Out of any major film festival, the Cannes press conference is the one to go to. In a place where glamour rules and access to some of the stars requires running quite a gauntlet, it's in the press conference that...

AnarchyVision: Cannes 2017, THE SQUARE, 120 BPM, THE FLORIDA PROJECT and More

Here's another look at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival as it started to wind down, including another shot at The Square (above), which won the Palme d'or; Lynne Ramsay's return with You Were Never Really Here; the amazing The Florida Project;...

Blu-ray Review: DHEEPAN is Given the Royal Treatment by Criterion

This week The Criterion Collection released Jacques Audiard's Palme d'Or winning drama, Dheepan, and it's a film everyone needs to see. Dheepan, a Sri Lankan refugee and former Tamil Tiger, is on the run for his lafe after the Sinhalese...

Screen Anarchists On ALIEN: COVENANT

("And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" The Second Coming, 1919 - W. B. Yeats) Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant has arrived in cinemas, and a strange film it is indeed....

AnarchyVision: ALIEN: COVENANT, Cannes 2017, OKJA, LOVELESS, THE SQUARE

A look at the latest in the Alien franchise, as well as Cannes gems Loveless, The Square, and how Okja's Neflix nature has unsettled local purists....

AnarchyVision: Cannes 2017, Netflix and More!

A curtain-raiser for this year's Cannes Film Festival, with a slate that's got everyone talking. With Jury President Pedro Almodovar speaking of the "paradox" of having VOD-releases in competition, and Will Smith talking about how the likes of Netflix are...

Screen Anarchists On: GHOST IN THE SHELL (Live Action)

I don't think we've ever featured a title more fit to be given a group-review than Rupert Sanders' live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. A huge-scale re-imagining of several beloved source materials, the film is literally surrounded by...

Review: COLOSSAL, Comedy, Drama and Monsters Smashing Things Up

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

Shinydisc Corner: 4K UHD Release of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

For fans of the Harry Potter franchise, there seemed to be a near endless well of backstories from the wizarding world worth exploring. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them forms a prequel of sorts. Set during Jazz Age New York,...

AnarchyVision: GHOST IN THE SHELL, OBIT and, Uh...

Nothing like having a brain freeze on live television, but if you saw the egregious film that escaped my brain you'd find it forgetable too. Ghost In The Shell is quite a bit of fun for those open to accept...

AnarchyVision: LIFE, WILSON and Kristen Stewart in PERSONAL SHOPPER

This week's segment looks at the Spacephalopod romp Life, Woody Harellson's misanthropic turn in Wilson, and Kristen Stewart in the ghostly Personal Shopper....

Equipment Review: Atmos, SVS Prime Elevations And The Quest For Audio Nirvana

Back in 1975 one of the first commercial parodies that SNL did was for “Triple Trac”. In a world where the two-bladed safety razor was all the rage the writers imagined the preposterous idea that if one added another blade...

AnarchyVision: TRAINSPOTTING 2, GOON 2 and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Two sequels and a remake (aka, new normal) yet still some surprises this week - a look at Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, T2: Trainspotting and Goon: Last of the Enforcers....

Screen Anarchists On KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Unless you've been living under a (skull-shaped?) rock, you're probably aware there is a new King Kong film in theaters. It's called Kong: Skull Island, and opinions about it within Screen Anarchy are divided, to say the least. Kwenton...