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...

AnarchyVision: KONG: SKULL ISLAND and THE LAST WORD

A look at Jordan Vogt-Roberts' mighty Kong: Skull Island and the Shirley MacLlaine/Amanda Seyfried film The Last Word....

AnarchyVision: #GIFF17, LOGAN, TABLE 19

A report from the 11th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida, checking out a few films with Canadian connections, Burn Your Maps and the Bulter Brothers' First Round Down. Then there's the indie comedy Table 19 and this...

Gasparilla 2017: What to Anticipate at Tampa Fest

For 11 years now Tampa has hosted the Gasparilla International Film Festival. Located in the historic Ybor neighbourhood, the fest provides a great mix of local fare, world class features and docs as well as its fair share of cinephilic...

AnarchyVision: Remembering Bill Paxton

Our tribute to Bill Paxton, a fine actor who we lost far too soon. The interview referenced in the video can be read here....

AnarchyVision: Oscars 2017 Edition

Certainly a night to remember! Plenty of craziness right until that unforgetable end. Here's my mid-event look at a few of the winners, and a quick reaction to the Best Picture mixup and how both La La Land and Moonlight...

AnarchyVision: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, A UNITED KINGDOM, GET OUT

In this week's video, we look at a couple films that provide very different views of mixed-race relationships, the historical drama A United Kingdom and the horror/dark comedy from Jordan Peele Get Out. We also consider I Am Not Your Negro,...

AnarchyVision: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 and PATERSON

Another fine week of fine films, including sequels The Lego Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2, as well as Jim Jarmusch's fine and poetic Paterson. Watch the video below....

AnarchyVision: JACKIE, THE RED TURTLE and Football Fun

On the night of the "big game," my latest video takes a look at Oscar contenders (Jackie, The Red Turtle) and the Marx Brothers' 1932 classic Horse Feathers....

Sundance 2017 Review: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Feels Both Fresh and Vintage

The word “sumptuous” doesn’t get bandied about very much during Sundance when describing films. In the land of ice and snow, things are either “quirky”, “dramadies” or “depressing as shit”, but they’re seldom languid, or bucolic. Perhaps that’s what elevated...

AnarchyVision at Sundance 2017: Macon Blair, TROPHY, QUEST and More

The closeout of Sundance 2017 saw Macon Blair's film I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore take top prize - quite the coup for a guy we're all big fans of 'round here. 2017 was a tremendous year...

Sundance 2017 Review: BUSHWICK, A Provocative and Chilling Picture of America in Crisis

Ever since I saw Cooties in 2014 and fought with our founding editor in order to review the film (I lost out, of course) I’ve been anxious to see how Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott would follow up on their...

AnarchyVision: Sundance 2017, Talking RUMBLE, WIND RIVER, Al Gore, More

This week's edition is live from Park City, Utah, where The Founder is chatted about, along with selections from the Sundance slate, including Wind River, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World and Al Gore's Inconvenient Sequel....