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....

Review: ALIEN: COVENANT Uses Horror to Mask Its Shortcomings

Ridley Scott returns to fill in the blanks of the maligned horrors of space, with plenty of screaming and more than enough people around to hear it in Alien: Covenant. His familiar fated take on the Alien genesis, however, sticks more...

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...

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...

Review: KONG: SKULL ISLAND, A Lifeless Creature Feature

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts does not believe in subtlety, does not relish the glorious curious reveal of a brand new creature; an iconic symbol of the movies that hundreds of man-hours were spent to animate and bring to life. This is...

Review: BEFORE I FALL, A Refreshing, Respectable YA Adaptation

The term Young Adult (or YA) tends to result in a groan, particularly with all the non-Hunger Games style future dystopia films that have saturated this market since Jennifer Lawrence killed stuff with a bow. Despite the sophistication of the...

Melbourne Queer 2017: Full Program and Guests Announced

The sexually charged, dynamic and fun full program for the 2017 edition of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival has recently been announced. This diverse cocktail of loud and proud cinema guarantees to be eye-opening and represents the pinnacle of queer...

Madman Entertainment Champions Release Of Ex-Ghibli Studio Ponoc's MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER

Studio Ghibli will never die, and although the studio is technically no more it is a relief that the essence of the company remains intact. Last year brought The Red Turtle, and this year two Oscar nominated former Ghibli staff...

Review: In SPLIT, M. Night Channels His Best Uncanny Work Through James McAvoy

Split has it both ways; it is a film that creatively capitalizes on the thriller genre, and an excellent example of the quality and innovation the much-maligned director was initially lauded for. Through directing epic-scale flops (The Last Airbender), smaller...

Melbourne Queer 2017: Trailblazers and Award Winners in the Latest MQFF Program

The MQFF (Melbourne Queer Film Festival) has been telling engaging and important LGBTIQ stories since its inception, and in its latest year, Program Manager Spiro Economopoulos will revisit what sparked queer cinema; more after the bump. Announcing the first eight...

Review: LIVE BY NIGHT, Ben Affleck's Uneven Gangster Epic

For Live by Night, Ben Affleck returns to the directing chair for the first time since the highly-acclaimed Argo (2012) and proves he has lost none of his directing chops. Almost polar opposite from that tense, realistic depiction of a...

Interview: Unpacking The Technicolor Radiance Of THE LOVE WITCH With Director Anna Biller

The Love Witch opened in Los Angeles this past Friday and premieres in New York next week. It was easily one of my favourite experiences in the cinema this year and it was a privilege to see it at the...

SHIN GODZILLA Emerges This October In Australian Cinemas

Madman Entertainment has finally announced that they will be releasing the latest Japanese Godzilla entry into Australian cinemas this October 13th! Of course, this comes as no surprise as Madman's history, dedication and impressive array of releases of all things Gojira...

Hey Australia! Like ATTACK ON TITAN? Win a Mega Movie Pack on DVD!

To celebrate the release of the Attack on Titan live-action movie collection and the three-part miniseries on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia, we are giving five lucky ScreenAnarchy readers the chance to win a DVD pack containing them all, thanks to...

DEATHNOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD Coming Soon to Screens Down Under

Before we bear witness to Adam Wingard's (The Guest, You're Next) live-action remake version of the extremely popular long-form anime and manga series Death Note, Shinsuke Sato (the Gantz films) takes a shot with Light Up The New World. Please...

Melbourne 2016 Review: OUR HUFF AND PUFF JOURNEY, Cathartic Kawaii

Daigo Matsui’s latest bubble gum pop nightmare is thankfully a more restrained but no less creative effort from the director with a music video background. Comparable to the loose Wonderful World End, this relatively linear road-trip narrative is brought to...

KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV Dub Hits Aus & NZ Cinemas 27 August

Square-Enix have gone all out with the latest Final Fantasy game primed for release later this year. To increase the hype and keep the particular world of XV fresh in everyone's heads they have released a number of products such...

Melbourne 2016 Review: 11 MINUTES Stylishly and Confidently Embraces its Concept

A new film from Polish master Jerzy Skolimowski, this 78 year old auteur shows no signs that he has slowed down in his latest thrilling venture. It is nearing 5:00 p.m. on an austere but sunny day in Warsaw, Poland...

Melbourne 2016 Review: WHAT'S IN THE DARKNESS Reveals Deeply Ambiguous Nostalgia

What's in the Darkness is a murder mystery, a coming-of-age film and a directorial debut for Wang Yichun. Unfortunately, its poor direction and muddled plot uses far too many metaphors for what is really going on. This deeply nostalgic film is...

EMO: THE MUSICAL Gets Exactly That With Brand New Trailer

Emo: The Musical will have its world premiere at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival next month. We covered the Pozible campaign campaign here, and are excited that the film got the funding it needed. A review of the angst ridden...